Future Archive Recordings Presents:
Little People Landloper Tour
Genre: downtempo electronica
Tickets: adv. $13 / dos. $15 ***On Sale Friday, 1/11 @ 10AM***
Show: 10PM (Doors: 9PM)
NEW LITTLE PEOPLE ALBUM - LANDLOPER - OUT ON JANUARY 11 2019:
Tickets go on-sale 1/11 at 10am!
CONNECT WITH LITTLE PEOPLE:
You could be forgiven for thinking that growing up in the Swiss alps in the 90′s wouldn't exactly be the best place to be exposed to some of the best underground hip hop New York had to offer at the time. However anglo-swiss producer Laurent Clerc AKA Little People, argues he couldn't have been in a better place. Thanks to the forward thinking programming of Laurent's local radio station and a DJ with his finger on the pulse of a golden age in the making in New York – Laurent's musical education in all things hip hop was of the highest order. An old Mac and a stack of old LPs were mere catalysts for Laurent to try and emulate the sounds from across the pond.
A subsequent move to the UK introduced electronica to his broadening taste and influenced his own sound. Then followed work soundtracking short films and theater productions which added a cinematic element to his repertoire. Following a disheartening stint doing some production work for a Paris based hip hop label convinced Laurent that he should be doing things on his own terms. A self released EP led to being picked up by Illicit Recordings in London – through which "Mickey Mouse Operation" was eventually released. This was 2006 and his debut album only made a very modest splash. Over the past 4 years it has however turned into something of a sleeper 'hit' – gathering fervent support in the US and slowly climbing the US iTunes electronic chart in the process. Laurent seems to have timed the release of his second album perfectly – due to drop in Spring next year just as the interest in his first album is peaking.
Little people's sound is part beats, bleeps and snippets of other people's music. Stemming from hip hop, it effortlessly combines warm synths, intricate melodies and string arrangements. The cinematic quality of his sound led to his music being used on CSI and other shows in the US and UK
DJ Marley Carroll
Hailing from the misty mountains of Asheville, NC, Marley Carroll has been making waves as a thoughtful, sophisticated electronic producer with a penchant for melancholy melodies and warm, silvery vocals. Known as “the producer’s producer,” Carroll commands respect among his peers and a steadily-growing audience of fans. A classically trained pianist and percussionist, but never content to color inside the lines, he became the youngest ever to win the title of Best Scratch DJ for his home state of North Carolina – at 17. In the years since, he has never stopped evolving, undergoing a full transformation into a veteran producer, DJ, and dynamic live performer.
His self-produced 2007 debut album Melanaster was the result of meticulous bedroom alchemy, recalling a lost Radiohead LP submerged in ten feet of saltwater. The album’s sonic signature can be found somewhere between the beautiful haze of early ’90s shoegaze rock (My Bloody Valentine) and early 2000s IDM (Autechre, Squarepusher). Smeared, melancholy pop songs tethered to abstract electronic rhythms, or what NPR called “gorgeously subdued glitch-pop.”
In 2011, Carroll truly came into his own as a producer and live performer. He developed a solo PA set to bring a more raw and improvisatory vision of his music to live audiences, combining vocals, turntables, hardware controllers, and analog Moog synth. His onstage performances are exercises in understated talent that mix live vocals with stunning and unorthodox turntablist skills over a bed of sophisticated electronica. In 2012, he toured with forward-thinking producers like Shigeto, Dabrye, and Emancipator, and appeared at groundbreaking music festivals across the country (Moogfest, Decibel, Coachella). The galvanic dance floor energy of larger audiences infused his drum-driven 2012 EP R&S / Cedars, and its title track garnered a favorable feature from XLR8R. Steadily, national attention was building for Carroll’s unique style of subtle and compelling dance music.
In December 2013 he released Sings, a new full-length LP that combines the best of his recent instrumental work with his considerable skills as a songwriter. A densely propulsive electronic album rooted in forest imagery, Sings received universal critical acclaim, drawing praise from tastemakers like Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Bandcamp and Impose Magazine. Sings was named NC’s Best Album Of 2013 by YES! Weekly.
“Marley Carroll is connoisseur of groove, a tastemaker with a diverse palette and great attention to detail. Gifted in the dark arts of composition, production and turntablism, Marley Carroll is a veteran in the making.” - Emancipator
Marley Carroll is currently unsigned. He releases music via Melanaster Records, a self-run label.
Koresma (Ryan Lindberg) is an electronic producer based in the mountains of Asheville, NC. Koresma creates a blend of chilled electro-acoustic music centered around a strong drum groove. Inspired by landscapes and their influence on sounds, Koresma is currently working on a four part album based on the theme of a compass. The first EP of four, East, is out now and West is on the way. Stay connected for the for the journey at any of the socials linked.
Captain EZ - The Vibe Conductor
Captain EZ - The Vibe Conductor is the creator of the PIMP SMOOTH sound which morphs in many directions from underneath the umbrella of FUNK. It's a distinctive genre-bending blend of All Things Squishy, Chill-out, Drum and Bass, Funk, Funky Lo-Fi Slinky House, Future Bass, Ghetto Funk, Glitch, Glitch-Hop, Hip Hop, Liquid, Lounge, Nu-Funk, Psy-Dub, Psybient, Rare-Groove, Sacred Bass, Soul, Weird Bass, and much more.
Captain EZ started DJing in 2000 in Boston and has always worked hard behind the scenes producing dynamic underground events. He is a tone-setter and has fine tuned the science and practice of what it takes to play an opening set. Whether it's late night or early morning, and independent of what genres are being played before or after him, Captain EZ - The Vibe Conductor will lay down the necessary groove.
Fondly referred to as the Stepfather of Funk, Captain EZ has shared the stage with nationally touring acts including Desert Dwellers, Govinda, Kaminanda, Kayla Scintilla, Ott, Too Many Zooz, and many more; regional heavyweights like Ployd, Raga Sutra, and Subsqwad; and countless local and regional acts. Captain EZ has also rocked burns, festivals, and other large events such as Alchemy, Burning Man, Euphoria, Five Elements Festival, Kinnection Campout, Living Asheville Arts Festival, Asheville Santacon, Serendipity, The Happening AVL, and Transformus. He has played venues both large and small throughout the Southeast and Northeast. He especially enjoys playing music produced by friends and also performing alongside the amazing talent located within his region.