#wepresentCHURCH LA's SUMMER SESSION party is on Saturday 22 July at Resident DTLA
Mark de Clive-Lowe Trio featuring Nia Andrews + guests
GB (Gifted & Blessed) + Seano
«If Duke Ellington had been a DJ, this might be what he would have done.” (LA Weekly)
Join us for a night of jazz and beats mashed up with the dancefloor — very special live performances and DJ sets at one of our favorite LA venues in the heart of the Arts District. Music to move your body and lift your spirits… we call this CHURCH!
(be quick to get some of the limited early bird and discount presales!)
— MARK de CLIVE-LOWE — Musical polymath Mark de Clive-Lowe seems an impossibility at first sight — juggling piano, synths, live sampling and beat making all on-the-fly, brought to life with a casual ease that’s mind-boggling. In his formative London years, the half-Japanese New Zealander helped evolve broken beat, establishing himself as an undeniable voice in progressive electronic music. Since 2008, MdCL has called Los Angeles home where his acclaimed club night CHURCH has taken his brand of technology and beat-infused jazz mash-up from coast to coast and around the globe. Equal parts jazz musician, composer and live production wizard, MdCL’s sets are a treat for the listeners, the dancers, the progressives and the purists alike — as he casually erases the lines between genres and eras. Whether he’s remixing classic Blue Note Records in real time, on stage joined by the likes of Kamasi Washington, Nia Andrews or Eric Harland, improvising solo piano or creating live soundtracks to classic film material, MdCL is an artist in constant evolution, reaching for that next level.
“a musical force unlike any other” — Popmatters.com
— PEGASUS WARNING — Pegasus Warning aka Guillermo E. Brown currently features every night on the Late Late Show With James Corden as the drummer in Karen, the show's house band. Guillermo's main project, Pegasus Warning, is a supernova of experimental R&B and soulful synths conceived while touring with Jamie Lidell. Since then, Guillermo's dynamic visions have prompted collaborations with artists such as Twin Shadow, Das Racist, Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, Saul Williams, Mocky, Spoek Mathambo and many more. After a year-long hiatus, PW is set to release a new batch of work this year under his own imprint, Melanin Harmonique Records.
»Pegasus Warning has a divine ability to shapeshift through many mediums: percussionist, vocalist, writer, producer, performance artist, visionary. His sound similarly takes on the most unlikely of forms, straddling the line between funked-out mutant R&B, experimental rock, stunning to-the-gut soul, «broken electronics, strange textures and pulsing rhythms»
«Step into a territory that's been heavily trodden recently – R&B fractured with rock and avant-garde influences – and make it as intimately personal as a fingerprint.»
— GB (GIFTED & BLESSED) — Gifted & Blessed is the home of producer Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker, who releases music most commonly using the monikers GB, The Abstract Eye, The Reflektor, Frankie Reyes and Julian Abelar. Most recently, he's half of The Steoples with new music out via the Stones Throw label.
— SEANO — CHURCH co-producer and resident DJ Seano is one of the DJs in the thick of LA's music scene shaping sounds and vibes from behind the decks. He's also regularly on the airwaves sharing new sounds on 11th House (Worldwide FM along with MdCL), The Tree House (dublab) and Soundwaves (KPFK).