Beats Antique, Axel Thesleff, Beauflexx

Thu Feb 14 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane

919 W. Sprague Avenue Spokane, WA 99201

All Ages

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  • Beats Antique

    Beats Antique

    Dance/Electronic

    It’s impossible to describe Beats Antique using just a single genre. One listen to their forthcoming album, Shadowbox (released on their own Beats Antique Records imprint), and their unique hybrid of sound makes perfect sense; their ability to blend so many different kinds of music in to an incredibly vibrant, distinctive and peerless album is what this band has been doing for the past ten years.

     

    Based in Oakland, California, Sidecar Tommy, David Satori and Zoe Jakes make up Beats Antique, who released their 10th album on October 5th 2016 to commemorate their tenth year as a band. They’ve mounted a larger-than-life cross-country tour that will take their vision to theaters across America. “Shadowbox is both the title of our new album, the theme of our tour, and our new store front in Berkeley CA. We decided to bring it all together on this release.“

     

    Mostly recorded at their studio in Oakland (which has been around since the 50s), the Bay Area band also recorded in Russia and Israel. “We were lucky to record in both Moscow and Tel Aviv, because we had shows there and wanted to connect with the local artists. We had amazing sessions in both locations; In Moscow we recorded on the outskirts of the city in a wild Industrial complex. We ended up going through strange corridors into this plush bamboo-floored-Hare-Krishna-owned recording studio with state of the art gear. When we were in Tel Aviv, we gave a call to a local legend Yossi Fine and he helped us get time at Pluto Studios, which is one of the best in the city. We recorded with Talya Solan and her amazing group of musicians. We used elements of the Tel Aviv session to create our track “Bdna Salam,” which is raising money for Syrian refugees.” Along with Talya other features on Shadowbox include Lafa Taylor, Alam Khan, Tatiana Kalmykova, brasshouse trio Too Many Zooz (who are touring with Beats Antique), Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dana Elle, Madoline Tasquin and Medium Troy Orchestra.

     

    Shadowbox is a retrospective of sorts, with Beats Antique pulling from all of their previous work as almost a homage to the first ten years of their career. “This will be our first full album produced in Beats Antique’s recording studio/dance performance space. We feel like Shadowbox touches on all our styles from down-temp Middle Eastern influences to cinematic orchestral arrangements. The songwriting process is also different for every song. Sometimes David will come in with a melody and Sidecar will add the bass and beats, and vise versa. One thing that always makes the songwriting process unique is that Zoe creates and arranges music based around stories she wants to tell though dance, so sometimes the performance aspect influences the creation of the music.”

     

    In June, the group premiered the first single, “Killer Bee,” featuring Lafa Taylor, on Billboard.com. The track is “about standing up to prejudices. Just because someone calls you a killer bee, doesn’t mean you need to kill. We want people to define themselves and not be defined by what people think they should be.” In addition to being a ‘killer’ track, with a compelling music video directed by Kyrian Bobeerian, Beats Antique donated a percentage of the proceeds from their July 1st show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre to The Honeybee Conservancy, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of bees.

     

    An enthusiastic touring band, a new album also means a new tour, and since Beats Antique is all about the ‘concept,’ Shadowbox (the album and the idea) is another opportunity for them to get the creative juices flowing for the live shows. The band plan to use shadows, light, Indonesian shadow puppetry, custom-created lanterns, dance, story telling, crowd participation and more to make sure this is an unforgettable visual spectacle for their audience. Shadowbox, an album that is an amalgamation of the history of Beats Antique, merged with a tour that will both tease and excite the senses, shows off what this band does best – transform, innovate and revolutionize what you think you know about music.

  • Axel Thesleff

    Axel Thesleff

    Dance/Electronic

    Axel Thesleff is an electronic musician and producer based in Helsinki, Finland. His style is very diverse, ranging from bass-heavy bangers to more relaxed and deep tracks, never forgetting about the emotion and story behind each piece of music. His tunes will make subwoofers purr, but also deliver an emotional impact which resonates with your soul.

     

    Axel’s popularity has been paced up by his 2014 release, Bad Karma. Which has been streamed more than 300 million times on Youtu be and millions more on Spotify and Soundcloud. Also, his other releases have been noticed by BBC Asian Network, Kiss Fm Romania, Ylex Finland and lots of other radio channels around the world. Several club gigs,

    festival performances, and interesting coll aborations are just a beginning of this skilled, but humble musicians career.

  • Beauflexx

    Beauflexx

    Dance/Electronic

    Originally from Seattle and currently residing in Spokane, WA, Beauflexx has been exercising dance floors across the greater northwest for over a decade. He started making mix tapes at a young age while aspiring to be a radio DJ. At the age of 17 landed his first gig DJ'ing at an all ages club. Growing up listening to 80's break beats, hip hop and funk prepared him for his first first EDM concert featuring Donald Glaude. Seeing the connection with the crowd formed by this EDM legend paired with his innovative sound and performance inspired him to explore the EDM scene further where he fell in love with the music of Z-Trip, Rusko, Pretty Lights, Flux Pavilion and Bassnectar.

    Playing a broad range of sounds, including a large variety of eargasming bass music, moombathon, dubstep and trap, Beauflexx is outfitted with an vast arsenal of sound to exert any crowd. Hailed as DJ of the year 2 years in a row in Spokane, WA and being one of the few to bring edm to the inland north west on a large scale, Beauflexx has played an integral part in the rise of EDM both locally and throughout the area. Playing for crowds of thousands alongside the likes of Datsik, Crizzly, Steve Aoki, Felix Cartal and Dirty Phonics, Beauflexx consistently delivers an unforgettable experience. Look for his forthcoming EP dropping Summer 2013.

KNITTING FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT

Beats Antique, Axel Thesleff, Beauflexx

Thu Feb 14 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane Spokane WA
Beats Antique, Axel Thesleff, Beauflexx
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