LA-based dreamscape engineer Nosaj Thing plays a Noise Pop 2013 pre-party this Thursday at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Bay Area soundsmith Giraffage also plays, and there will be DJ sets by Joaquin Bartra, Chad Salty, and Brogan Bentley going on throughout the building's many fascinating rooms. It's a special edition of the weekly NightLife party hosted by the Academy, and it looks like it's going to be all kinds of awesome.
Seriously, like, stupid awesome. From the NightLife web page:
In honor of Noise Pop’s 21st birthday, NightLife presents “Now that You’re 21, Let’s Talk Liquor,” an in-depth look at the origins behind the booze behind the bar, and the botany that goes into it.
Noise Pop is bringing their own lineup (BYOL) to the party: Nosaj Thing, whose upcoming release Home builds on a highly acclaimed first album, Drift, and follows numerous collaborations with artists like The XX, Flying Lotus, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and others; and Giraffage, the creation of 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist/producer Charlie Yin, evoking a woozy yet familiar feeling that keeps fans coming back for more.
Nosaj Thing has a fantastic new album, Home, out now on Innovative Leisure, following a slew of crazy good remixes and collaborations with the likes of The xx, Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar, and more. So to prep you all for the Noise Pop NightLife party, here's two key tracks from Home that feature Nosaj Thing hooking up with some stellar guest vocalists.
First, Nosaj Thing teamed up with the Bay Area's own Chaz Bundick (aka Toro y Moi) for "Try", a soothing downtempo number. The vocals are so smooth, they're almost like another synth dropping into the mix:
And here's the video for "Eclipse/Blue", which features Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino supplying some gorgeous, shimmering vocals.
The homey Tim Draut recently wrote about the new Giraffage single "Close 2 Me" right here on this very site. Stream it below, and start to get very stoked about Thursday night.
Noise Pop NightLife
Nosaj Thing, Giraffage, with DJ sets by Joaquin Bartra, Chad Salty, Brogan Bentley
California Academy of Sciences
February 21, 2013