Thu Oct 14 2021 at 08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
First Unitarian Church | Philadelphia, PA
About this Event
George Clanton first became a known in 2011 as an early leader in the sample-based subgenre “Vaporwave” using the anonymous moniker “ESPRIT 空想”. His 2014 release Virtua.zip is considered by many to be the first vaporwave album composed wholly of original compositions. In 2015, Clanton temporarily dropped the monikers and released an album of vocal-driven pop songs. This record, 100% Electronica was named one of top 10 albums of 2015 by Gorilla Vs Bear. In 2016, Clanton was invited to open for Sophie and Charli XCX at Gorilla Vs Bear’s 2016 SXSW showcase, which Yahoo Music called “the best thing we saw at SXSW all week.”
Following that performance George Clanton formed a record label with his girlfriend Negative Gemini, also called “100% Electronica.” They have been touring and releasing new music from other notable internet niche artists ever since. One of the most notable releases was Clanton’s own remix album 200% Electronica, which sold all 1000 copies within a month of its release in November 2017.
On August 18th 2018, George premiered his latest album Slide in front of a sold out audience at Brooklyn New York’s “Elsewhere”. Shortly after selling out all copies on pre-order reservations alone, Slide went on to receive positive reviews from Pitchfork and The Needle Drop where Anthony Fantano deemed it “orgasmic.”Magdalena Bay
Magdalena Bay is a pop duo comprised of Mica Tenenbaum (songwriting, vocals) & Matthew Lewin (songwriting, vocals, production). The Miami-born, LA-based duo began writing together in high school and started making pop as Magdalena Bay in 2016. Inspiration is drawn from retro pop songwriting and contemporary production—the result has been a collection of upbeat and synth-driven singles. The band bring retro aesthetics into the contemporary era, mixing 80’s and 90’s music-making and style with contemporary songwriting & production. From Madonna and Britney to Grimes, Charli XCX and beyond, they’re influenced by artists who make fun and clever pop; pop of the past, and pop of the future. Tired of hearing sad songs on the radio, Magdalena Bay is here for fun.Vitesse X
Vitesse X is respiratory in nature- a full breath of extraction and coalescence. It is the intersecting point between all corners of the music landscape I have at one point inhabited.
Where is it happening?First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, United States