Yellow Alex, Baron von Luxxury, Yung Skeeter, Chilly

The Satellite presents

Yellow Alex

Baron von Luxxury

Yung Skeeter

Chilly

Mon, January 21, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

FREE!

This event is 21 and over

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Yellow Alex
Yellow Alex
Yellow Alex & The Feelings fuse Motown bass lines, psychedelic guitars, and ambient texture to create strange new flavors of classic soul and new age pop. Choreographed live performances take cues from 60's R&B, while yellow spins and coos a pop falsetto. Emotionally charged. Visually arresting. Short enough to fit on a 45.

The son of a Jamaican father and Polish mother, Yellow Alex's influences ar...e eclectic and disparate: the Jimi Hendrix experience, John Frusciante, Brian Eno, Curtis Mayfield, Prince, Gyorgy Ligeti, Nile Rodgers, Madonna, and et cetera.

A native Angelino, Yellow Alex returned to LA in 2007 after leaving Trick & the Heartstrings, a NY punk-funk trio. He developed a new style, which led to the formation of a septet, The Feelings. Longtime friend Daniel Brummel (formerly of Ozma) joined first on bass, and within a few months, included Sergio Flores (Symphonic Circles), Kim Haden (Light FM), Leonard Nimms (Ballerina Black), Brandon Scott (you may recognize him from "Grey's Anatomy" and Toyota commercials) and BRIT (aka "B/HIVE", event promoter for LA art events). Yellow Alex also spends time working as a producer and co-writer for several acts based in LA.
Baron von Luxxury
Baron von Luxxury
Los Angeles based electro-disco producer Baron Von Luxxury recently released his full-length "The Last Seduction" on Manimal Vinyl (Warpaint, Bat For Lashes). Dubbed the "post-post synth pop king" by LA Weekly, BvL is interested in the divide between the underground and the pop
mainstream. In his day job as a published songwriter/producer, BvL writes with chart toppers from Little Boots to Dr. Luke protege (and "California Gurls" co-writer) Bonnie McKee. At night he runs the beloved blog DiscoWorkout.com and has done remixes for TRUST, Austra, HEALTH, Glass Candy, Marianne Faithfull, and many more. Referencing New Order and Steely Dan with equal respect on his upcoming album, BvL seeks that fine line dividing what is cool from what is deeply embarrassing.
"The Last Seduction" taps into a classic Moroder-esque disco vibe but with more modern electronic influenced bedroom pop feel, evoking equal parts Twin Shadow and Pet Shop Boys, with nods to Sparks, Empire of the Sun, and YMO as well as ELO. As BvL spends as much time crooning a la Bowie as he does falsetto-ing up a storm, there is a darkness and an edgy wit rarely heard in electronic music outside of LCD Soundsystem. But while the music is bathed in dark beats with shimmering synths and his beloved 16th notes, at the end of the day these are 10 pop songs with clever lyrics, a catchy chorus and sexy, hooky melodies for days.
The album openers "The Lovely Theresa" and "Alice Underground" are about his friends Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake, who committed suicide in the summer of 2007. "Half the album is me trying to sort out losing two people who had been like a sister and brother to me. The other half is me trying to balance those darker songs with some light." For example, "Terry Richardson" is a smooth, untrustworthy narrator-style "yacht disco" song co-written with LA producer Keenhouse. The single comes with remixes from up-and coming SF disco producer Loose Shus and DFA artist Altair Nouveau as well as a 3D
video (with a mystery cameo). Title track "The Last Seduction" and "Women of a Certain Age" dip into "Time"-era
ELO territory with a contemporary Empire of the Sun-esque electro sheen, while "Rosebud Was The Name of His Sled" has just spoiled Citizen Kane for anyone who has yet to see the classic Orson Welles tour-de-force. A slow burning disco funeral pyre evoking Washed Out as much as Sisters of Mercy, it's another tribute to Theresa and Jeremy, complete with a melancholy sax solo that would make Sergio proud.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/