JACQUES GREENE & EVIAN CHRIST :: SHINE
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
346 Water Street
In less than two years, these enigmatic young house producers from have given the current musical landscape progressively deeper ideas of what house music can mean in the new decade.
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Thursday, May 29th 2014
364 Water St.
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In less than two years, this enigmatic young house producer from Montreal has given the current musical landscape progressively deeper ideas of what house
music can mean in the new decade. With a slew of remixes and original releases that haven’t skipped a beat, the talented songwriter has already collaborated with Radiohead, Katy B, and Jimmy Edgar among others.
As new artists compete with each other so brutally for attention these days. Jacques simply toured. Playing top European venues such as Fabric Live, Plastic People,
Panoramabar and major festivals like Sonar, MUTEK, the Bloc Weekender and Bozar Electronic Weekender, he steadily conquered each crowd with his undeniably
potent songs and infectious demeanor. With “Another Girl”, all the hype came to him. Tearing down the gate with two EPs on LuckyMe and Nightslugs, and nothing short of an anthem on the latter’s Allstar compilation, he grew as the best artists do.
With quality releases and unforgettable live shows.
As the initial disbelief at how young he was, his love of heart aching RnB, his mysterious appearance, and what he uses to record begins to sink further and further back into the pages of Google, the initial hype will be followed by better and better music.
Limited run white labels, a jaw-dropping analog live show, and the launch of his own imprint Vase- already heralded for its brilliant releases- have further established
his vision. A new EP “Ready” for Martyn’s label 3024 and a North American tour run opening for The XX has kept his name and aura spreading in 2012. This plan was a long time coming.
Buzzed about producer and recording artist, Evian Christ will release his forthcoming, anticipated EP “Waterfall” on March 17, 2014 via Tri Angle Records.
The EP will be available at all digital retailers. Additionally, Evian will release a limited edition vinyl copy of “Waterfall”, featuring artwork by David Rudnick, on April 1st Waterfall marks the first offering from Evian since his debut mixtape, “Kings and Them.”
It’s safe to say since his emergence at the tail end of 2011 Evian Christ, aka Joshua Leary, has had a whirlwind two years. Off the back of his breakthrough mixtape “Kings And Them” which came out on Tri Angle Records in February 2012, the 24 year old, Ellesmere Port, UK native has produced on Kanye West’s “Yeezus”, collaborated with acclaimed conceptual artist Matthew Barney, released the notably abstract sound-piece Duga-3, performed around the world alongside the likes of Purity Ring, Actress and Four Tet and garnering positive reviews and features in global tastemaker press including Details Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Pitchfork and VIBE amongst many others.
Most notably, Evian Christ has signed a publishing deal with DONDA, run by Kanye West, where he will continue with his work as a producer.
His latest EP “Waterfall” finds Evian Christ exhibiting a creative restlessness that continues to make it harder to pigeonhole this young, evolving artist. On “Kings And Them” Evian Christ conjured up a sound that was influenced by hip hop as it much as it was by more ambient forms of music. On “Waterfall” Evian Christ has taken his unique sound into a far noisier and more aggressive territory.
The lead track from “Waterfall”, the hip hop laced ‘Salt Carousel’ may open the record with the sort of dreamlike serenity that typified the vast majority of Kings, but it’s really the quiet before the storm as harsher, more abrasive elements rush in and dominate. On ‘Fuck Idol’ huge walls of digital distortion clash with code red beats that grow more and more frantic as the track progresses, while the title track is a blast of metallic dancehall dread that mutates multiple times over the space of 4 minutes into something truly epic.
Having spent the past year experimenting and challenging himself, and in refusing to simply duplicate a sound that garnered him so much attention to begin with and led one of, if the not, the world’s biggest hip hop artists to seek him out, “Waterfall” finds Evian Christ growing in confidence as a producer and continuing to elude any sort of easy categorization.
Recorded partially in his hometown of Ellesmere Port and partially in New York, “Waterfall” was mixed by Noah Rubin (Pusha T, Wu Tang Clan) and mastered by Heba Kedry (The Mars Volta, Liturgy, Fis). Track 2, ‘Propeller’, contains a sample of ‘Nine’ by close friend and affiliate producer, Lukid.
To celebrate the release of “Waterfall” Evian Christ will be throwing another Trance Party in London on March 21st event which brought together the likes of Arca, Holy Other and Jam City, Evian Christ has put together another impeccable line up; Travis Scott (Live), Millie & Andrea (aka Andy Stott and Miles Whittaker) (Live), Lil Silva, Sophie (Live), Powell and Mssingno.