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Real Choruses and Synthetic Beats



Dance, electronic and other groove-based musics typically feature the artist-as-magpie—picking influences & sounds from unexpected sources. This show features two blocks of new(ish) music that groove & inspire movement using radically different tools. The first block focuses on choruses and choral effects.

The artists are DD Dumbo, Damon Albarn, the Capital Children’s Chorus (covering Crystal Castles), and a collaboration between Frank Ocean, Diplo, Mick Jones + Paul Simonon. The second block features synthetic sounding, in-your-face beats distinguishing an era where most music is made in the airless environment of a computer. You’ll hear Lil B, Shamir, Sophie, Liars and recently deceased Chicago footwork artist DJ Rashad collaborating with friends. The show closes out on a more peaceful and easy feeling note — a classic (dance) track from Frankie Knuckles & plain old classical music from Arvo Pärt.
 

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