Make a PeaceTreaty

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Josh Anaya and Angelo Patino-Patroni make up the duo called PeaceTreaty. Many have heard them and their songs, but not many know where or how this group came about. How did these guys come to fame so quickly? How did they achieve those hard-hitting electro beats? And their original productions? Massive! So since, Florida has been blessed with PeaceTreaty’s presence this week (this past Saturday in Orlando, and this Friday in Tallahassee), let’s dive into the what makes up this unbelievable team.
From the depths of Chino Hills, Calif., Josh Anaya discovered the greatness of the electronic music world in 2009, immediately starting production and playing at warehouse parties. Seeking advice from a high school friend Angelo Patino, the two automatically became a pair.
Armed and dangerous with not only a handful, but a sack full of music, PeaceTreaty has exploded on the scene, with recognition from, most notably Steve Aoki, who signed them to Dim Mak Records.
PeaceTreaty believes that one of the last places that peace and unity can be found is on the dance floor, thus the name. Their music is featured in professional DJ sets all over the world, and they are officially apart of the electronic movement in the U.S.
Most recently, they have remixed R3hab, Moby, Diplo and Oliver Twizt, have done an EP for Sebastian Ingrosso’s Refune Label, and are preparing for a full-length album to be released this summer under Dim Mak.
With their hands full, PeaceTreaty has nowhere to go but forward. Headlining shows and festivals and going on their own tour is just the beginning. Get a taste of PeaceTreaty this Friday night in Tallahassee.

 

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The Trash Bash

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An Aussie from down under, Tommy Trash has been at the top of the charts as soon as he hit the Australian dance scene about three years ago. Yet he has only recently grabbed the attention of U.S. fans this past year. It’s funny how music travels over time.

“The End”, his latest single, has gained him international recognition with a remix by Swedish House Mafia. Superstars like Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Tiesto and David Guetta started integrating the single into their sets. According to the information section on his Facebook, Tommy has over 45 original songs and remixes that show off his electro house talent. He has mixed multiple Ministry of Sound compilations and has released music with numerous record labels, exemplifying his diversity. His heavy-hitting bass somehow is transformed and merged into a soothing sound, making you want more and more.

Tommy Trash is now based out of England but can be found traveling all over the globe. He is currently starting his United States tour today, and with six shows in Florida alone (four in Miami), it should not be hard to catch this unique up and comer. There are also multiple dates in California, New York and Canada, along with stops in thriving electronic music scenes like Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., Austin and Las Vegas. Click HERE for specific dates and venues.

Thankfully, DJ’s have realized that most of their audience are college students, thus giving towns like Gainesville and Tallahassee the advantage of seeing artists like Tommy Trash. Committee Entertainment & Limitless Entertainment are bringing you The Trash Bash featuring DJ Crespo and DJ Vi at The Vault Nightclub on February 22, 2012! Tickets are available HERE.

 

 

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One Big, Gigantic Night

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Big Gigantic’s show in Gainesville this past Thursday was a show to remember… or to not remember, depending how many substances you consumed. The night was eccentric and alive with emotion. The crowd was crazy; in synch with each other, and the music, and completely electric.

Big Gigantic put on the show of the year thus far. The Vault was packed to the rim. A bouncer mentioned how 700 pre-sale tickets were sold!

“It was by far the best show I’ve ever seen at The Vault,” Kayti Agnelli said.

Everyone was pleased with the show. Big Gigantic has been known to play some generic dubstep shows and the crowd appreciated that it was a live saxophone, drums and electronic synth based performance.

The new light setup that the band incorporated into their live shows is nothing but mind-blowing. When Big G played their last song of the night, the club was filled with chants of “One more song! One more song!,” prompting the band to continue the crazy night.

Big Gigantic is still on tour and may be coming to a town near you. Not only does their tour go through June, but they will be at some major festivals this upcoming festival season. Be wary; tickets have sold out to some of their shows already. Get yours now!

 

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Zach Deputy

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Zach Deputy has proven himself to be musically talented, not only through the way that he uses looping technology, but he also knows how to play multiple instruments. This jam band crowd favorite has been known to play many festivals and shows across the U.S. and some international gigs as well.
Zach Deputy is, to say at the very least, soulful. From the dirty south (South Carolina, to be more specific), his music roots from a blend of Calypso rhythms, folk songs, R’n’B and more powerfully, soul music, with inspirations like legends Ray Charles and James Browns. This blend of unique sounds makes Zach Deputy stand out.    

 

I was lucky enough to run into him at Blackwater Music Festival, have a quick word and part our ways. He is a friendly guy, with an infectious smile and polite enough to talk to someone who he didn’t even know. Later that night, he played an unplanned set on the docks of the campsite’s until 5-6 a.m.
A lighthearted attitude towards life and his career in music has helped him make his way as a pioneer, refusing to give up. His website dubs his music as “island infused drum n’ bass gospel ninja soul”. Every time I’ve heard about or seen Zach Deputy live, it has been a great time filled with fun, friends and funk. 

 

His latest album, Another Day, is properly named, as some of his old fans may not identify with this new sound. Zach Deputy actually makes it work though. If you have not seen or heard this amazing one-man show, be sure to make time to make it out to one of his upcoming shows.

 

Glory Days Presents has given Gainesville the treat of Zach Deputy this Wednesday at Double Down Live. Zach Deputy will be on tour for most of this year. You can find information on all of his shows, music, store and promo/contact info on his website. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Zach Dep in Florida; he won’t be coming back until Wannee Music Festival on April 20th.

Paradise Found

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If paradise is lost, Sleigh Bells and Diplo have come pretty close to finding it. The recent Paradise Lost Tour kicked off this past Friday at The Florida Theatre here in Gainesville. Here are the dates left for this exclusive Florida show:

02-06 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
02-07 Tallahassee, FL – The Moon
02-09 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
02-10 Orlando, FL – Firestone
02-11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
02-14 Miami, FL – Grand Central
Unfortunately, no professional photography was allowed at this show, so we have no eye candy for you guys. However, if you still have the opportunity to catch one of these remaining shows, I highly suggest it, to experience this tour first hand. Two completely different groups, the indie/rock crowd and the electro crowd, came together to make the night light up with a diverse glow.
Sleigh Bells rocked the crowd. Not knowing much about them going into the show, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The electric, hardcore, deep songs established the connection between the guitarist, the singer and the audience. At some point, I was sure there was going to be a mosh pit. I was very impressed with how Sleigh Bells is able to intertwine rock with electronic and indie all at once. Their sound is definitely something to keep an eye on; It is bound to blow up at in the near future.
As Sleigh Bells wrapped up, you could see the physical change in the crowd as the hipsters left and the ravers came in. Diplo’s set was surprisingly refreshing and impressive.
Now seeing him more than the average concert-goer, I was afraid that his set was going to be too similar to his show that I saw for the Holy Ship! pre-party. Boy, was I wrong.
Diplo restored my faith in him and his skills as a DJ and producer. Playing one banger after the next, Diplo was able to keep the crowd as rowdy as possible the whole night. Of course, he threw in some hip-hop, but instead of rolling my eyes, it seemed like he was giving the audience (and me) a break to prevent fainting, heat and physical exhaustion, dehydration, etc.
At the end of the show, Diplo started playing what seemed like “Levels” by Avicii. I was extremely disappointed just because I, personally, do not like Avicii. At all. However, it turned out that Diplo was playing original Etta James samples as somewhat of a tribute. The night ended and Diplo was nice enough to talk and sign some shirts for fans.

We would like to thank Glory Days Presents, Diplo, Sleigh Bells and The Florida Theatre for throwing another successful event!

 

“Melodies are voices and lyrics are represented by visuals.”

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As most of you know, Tycho is on tour right now. He passed through Gainesville for the first time with his band members last week and we were lucky enough to have a little chat with Scott Hansen via telephone.

Currently in the middle of your tour, how has it been so far? Is this your first time in Florida?

 

It’s been great. It’s our first proper tour in the US, or anywhere really. We have been able to work out bugs and figure out what we want the show to look like. I’ve done laptop sets in the past with the band in Tampa and Orlando, but this is the first time I’ve played both in St. Augustine and Gainesville.

 

What music did you grow up listening to? Any records your parents played around the house? How do your childhood music roots tie in to your music as Tycho?

 

I was turned on to music like The Doors and Led Zeppelin. In high school, I was into metal, like Black Sabbath. College was where I finally got introduced to electronic music along with drum and bass, etc. There is a rock, folk aesthetic that overlays the music. Definitely Boards of Canada define what I thought electronic should be and it was my favorite avenue of electronic music.

 

Tell us a bit about Command Collective and the role you played in it.

 

Oh wow! We did years and years of shows of electronic music with an affiliated group of friends. There was nothing going on in Sacramento having to do with the electronic genre. The first shows [I played] were a great introduction to the world of live performances and I realized I wanted visuals and production to be part of the live show. I’m still friends with some of them. Dusty Brown, who was the core of the group [Command Collective] and cousin of Zach Brown, will be collaborating and performing on the next album.

 

Some of your long time fans have been confused on how to describe your music. How would you describe it?

 

It’s hard to be objective. I don’t know how much value there is in anything. To people who have never heard my music, I would say it’s ambient, psychedelic, very intricate and layered.

 

How do you connect your music to the audience on a personal level?

 

In a live context, I worked hard at laptop and visual sets. It is hard to engage people with no visual angle to tie what they’re hearing. We put more people up there [the stage] and had more of a traditional archetype of what a band is; drummer, bass, guitarist. Next, we figured out what do they [the audience] take away from the songs with the deep layering. It’s impossible to perform 100% of the songs, so we pick and choose what parts of songs they remember. What they’ll be humming in their head the next day. We started with rhythm and bass, something to feel that’s in your chest. Then we added the intricate melodies and guitar.

 

What is the connection between your music and your visuals? Any images you are trying to achieve?

 

I see visuals and design as the same thing as music. They express a singular vision. The visuals role is to fill in the blanks and be the backdrop for the music. I feel like I’m scoring the visuals at the same time.

 

Do you intend for your visuals and graphic designs to provide your audience imagery for your music?

 

I envision these spaces while creating song and hearing them later puts visions to it. There are not lyrics so there’s something to tie everything together. The visuals I create define the space. Melodies are voices and lyrics are represented by visuals

 

What do you think is the key to producing music?

 

Uhh for me it’s, I’m really detailed. Spending the time to go through and truly understand the music gives it texture. You have to be careful with not conflicting with the music. It’s about understanding it, then producing it. It comes with time. A lot, a lot of time.  

 

How did you meet the bass player and drummer for the recent tour? why not tour solo?

 

I’ve been working with Zach for quite awhile. He played in the last album on guitar and bass. We started working with the drummer more recently, He’s been great and we’ve really liked what he had to offer. We are going to try to mold as more of a band for the next album.

 

After finishing your most recent album, Dive, which you considered an end to a chapter in your life, what are your plans for 2012? What should your fans and fans-to-be expect from you in the future?

 

Right now, I’m focusing on redoing the visuals with director, Charles Bergquist. I plan on doing some new shooting and sequencing. That’s what I’m most focused on now. Hopefully, I can get an EP done, if not, an album.

As you can see, Hansen has a very insightful view on electronic music. He is smart, well-articulated and passionate about what he is doing via music and graphic design. There are still more tour dates to come. Check out his website for more information.

 

via Bionic Beatlab