Hailing from Chicago/Oakland Baro Records will make their first showcase appearance at the Bottle tonight and will be featuring a plethora of emerging ambient and experimental artists. Their intriguing roster features envelope-pushing musicians from all across the U.S.
Los Angeles-based producer MATTHEW MCQUEEN, aka MATTHEWDAVID, will be headlining tonight's affair and wooing the audience with his dizzying beats. Having previously worked with FLYING LOTUS, MDAVID’s magnetic live performance is all together spiritual and exotic, with mystifying soundscapes that seem other-worldly. His magical compositions feature densely layered warm tones merged with ghostly dreamscapes that combine to create a mosaic of nostalgic pop music. Bay Area producer/DJ DAVID MADSON is ODD NOSDAM. Having been integral to the early creation of Baro Records, this visual artist and Anticon veteran is known for his role in the group cLOUDDEAD, as well as his countless collaborations with many of tonight's performers. Fellow former Anticon rapper SERENGETI will be joining the party as a well-versed MC with “songwriting that dispenses with the gutting personal drama of his proper canon without sacrificing his penchant for involved storytelling and detailed lyrical exactitude.” Pitchfork goes on to say of his alter ego KENNY DENNIS, that “Kenny’s mulling over minutiae is as much a product of Serengeti’s own hyper-specific songwriting methodology as it is of Kenny’s middle-aged pining for glory days.” Oakland artist D.A. FISHER, who operates under the name BRE'R, has collaborated with most of the artists on tonight’s bill and, as a result, is known for creating lush tapestries of charming soundscapes that will be the perfect soundtrack for your summer. Relying on deep personal feelings, FISHER generates warm sonic creations that will both hypnotize and soothe you. ANT'LRD is the project of Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and collage artist COLIN BLANTON. Blanton is the Director of Operations for Baro Records and originally hails from Birmingham. His live show combines glitchy loop-based production with mind-numbingly fast drumming. CALIDONIA COUNTY is located in northern Vermont and is also the name of IAN FERGUSON's ambient project. A visual artist based in Chicago who operates under the name HYDeon, FERGUSON was the one who "re-designed" our green room walls and he is the beloved founded of Baro Records. His ethereal tones are equal parts art and music.