On Thursday, September 27, Decibel Festival brings you three chillwave artists who have recently exploded at the Jet Jam showcase: Starslinger (who actually runs Jet Jam), Baths, and Shlohmo. Jet Jam’s aim is to create dance parties showcasing some of the biggest genera (house, hip-hop, electro) alongside the most obscure (trap, moombahton, future garage), so you can be sure this will be a DANCE party.
While somewhat of a newcomer to recognition, Shlohmo has been making beats since high school. He released Bad Vibes last year and grabbed the attention of bloggers and electro fans alike with his lo-fi obscurity drenched songs. He’s also headlining the Friends of Friends showcase on Sunday. Ever heard his remix of Kelsi’s “Milkshake”? You should probably grab a listen...
Baths, who is second for the night, has been making music since he was born, and after receiving a classical musical education turned to electronic music. He’s worked as Post-Feotus as well as Geotic, and released his most recent album under the new monkier Baths. Totally unorthodox in sound, he doesn’t pull samples just from other musicians, but has been known to use the sound of pens clicking and scissors snapping.
Bringing the night together is Starslinger, who’s done some of the most beloved official remixes for bands like Toro y Moi, Air France, The Go! Team, and Alex Winston. He’s toured with chillwave faves like Washed Out and Memoryhouse - but all of this isn’t to say that Starslinger doesn’t have his own sound. Danceable beats are punctuated by throwback subject matter, funky, r&b, and he prefers glitter akin to Passion Pit instead of overly heavy bass beats. He stopped by KEXP back in 2011, you can hear that session here.
See these three musicians on Thursday September 27th @ Neumos. Doors open at 9:00pm. Get more information here.