The Bowery Presents
Disclosure / TNGHT

Disclosure / TNGHT

Julio Bashmore

Tue, August 6, 2013

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

SummerStage, Central Park

New York, NY

$30 advance / $35 day of show

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This event is all ages

Proceeds from this concert help make possible the free programs of SummerStage

Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

Disclosure have hit the top of the UK Album Charts in the first week of release of their debut LP, 'Settle'. After a close-run battle with Queens Of The Stone Age, the brotherly duo of Guy and Howard Lawrence pipped Josh Homme's outfit to the #1 spot by around 7,000 copies, closing the week on just shy of 45,000 sales, and in the process heralding a changing of the guard by ending Daft Punk’s three week reign at the top of the charts. The duo also demonstrated their international appeal, with strong sales around the world landing them in the US iTunes Top 5, and the national Top 5 in Australia.

The pair told the Official Charts Company:

"We're absolutely delighted with the result. Proudest moment of our lives. We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has bought the record."

The feat caps a phenomenal 2013 so far for the pair, who had already bagged two Top 10 singles with 'White Noise' and 'You & Me', and have been busy playing live to packed-out audiences around the world. Their movements even in the space of the last week epitomise their hard work ethic, celebrating the album's launch in association with Boiler Room on Monday, appearing on 'Later... With Jools Holland' on Tuesday and Friday to perform 'Latch' (with Sam Smith) and 'Confess To Me' (with Jessie Ware) respectively, stopping in to Radio 1's Live Lounge on Wednesday to perform tracks from 'Settle' along with a special cover version of Duke Dumont's 'Need U (100%)', and on Saturday played a triumphant live set at Parklife Festival in Manchester.
Below an iconic logo on a bright red Abstract Impressionist sleeve, TNGHT are described as “Hudson Mohawke X Lunice”. The multiply sign is intended. This is not the sound of two producers bouncing off each other. This is the sound of 2 of the very best new producers in the industry amplifying each other.

Hudson Mohawke and Lunice were already some of the hottest names in new electronic music and hip hop. With a string of independent releases for Lunice, and a world’s worth of touring – he met Warp Records rising star, Hudson Mohawke, back on early club touring in 2008. Now, pooling their talents as TNGHT, they are helping to redefine the state of new pop, dance music and hip hop in a wholly fresh fusion; born of this A.D.D generation looking towards the internet but equally born of vinyl culture, sample chopping and digging.

Flashback to mid 2011. Locked down in a small basement studio underneath Soho, London, the duo sank a bottle of cheap whisky and produced some of the most exciting, unashamedly bombastic club music of the year. The 5 track debut came together in a matter of nights – finding its home in a suitably collaborative fashion between Warp & LuckyMe Records.

The project debuted with a small show at SXSW 2012, their thundering productions inadvertently shattering a huge glass wall and causing an explosion of glowing press from Pitchfork to MTV to Rap Radar. The hype took hold in the few months lead-in to the July release, culminating in a packed out debut London show, complete with security desperately defending the booth from armies of riotous stage invaders. In the 6 months following the debut show, their live shows transitioned from 250 capacity club events to headlining major festival stages.

Promo videos made from footage of the launch night, cut with atmospheric New York shots, took the group and their stage production into a sort of mythic YouTube status, clocking in well over 2 Million combined views across the 5 short ep tracks, with TNGHT’s ‘Higher Ground’ now having more views than Stevie Wonders anthem of the same name.

Come release date, the 5 track instrumental rap EP had even dipped its toes into the US Billboard chart, the tracks made surprise appearances in Kanye West’s Paris fashion show, MTV’s VMA Awards ceremony and the duo were approached to provide the official remix to Waka Flocka’s single Rooster in my Rari.

They were featured in print from Dazed to Interview to The Guardian to Vice to Notion – and many more in between. DJ support flooded in from across the spectrum, from Kanye West to Calvin Harris, the indie / dance transcendent Thom Yorke to techno god Richie Hawtin.

It’s undeniable. TNGHT have emerged to take the helm of hip hop & pop music. And with a depth and all together fresher frame of reference and an air of boundless ambition, who knows where this could end up.
Julio Bashmore
Julio Bashmore
Ever since ‘Everyone Needs A Theme Tune’ on PMR Records stormed the scene early on in the year, Julio Bashmore has been at the forefront of Bristol’s electronic army. An artist who has expertly fused his city’s bass roots with a deep appreciation for the classic house sound, Bashmore consistently imbues his productions with tangible emotion without losing sight of the dancefloor. The notable ‘Batty Knee Dance EP’ on 3024, was followed by Futureboogie’s inaugural release ‘Father Father feat. Javeon McCarthy’ back in April, with a number of stand out remixes for the label as well as the huge remix of ‘Into The Valley’ by Classixx. Bashmore has been an unstoppable force on the global circuit endowing his sets with a vital eclecticism that was showcased in his mighty contribution to the ubiquitous Essential Mix series on BBC Radio 1 at the end of the year.
Julio may have appeared to burst on to the scene in late 2009, but the lead up to the Julio Bashmore EP for Claude VonStroke’s highly influential Dirtybird label was essentially a lifetime in the making. Siphoning the tastes of his older brothers through hip-hop cassettes, Julio’s interest in electronic music began in earnest after hearing Daft Punk’s “Da Funk”, which was handily around the time that turntables arrived in the house via his elder sibling. There was something Julio warmed to in the typically French approach Daft Punk and Cassius took to house music composition, and his earliest vinyl purchases reflected this. Aged 14, a battered old PC and a copy of Reason became Julio’s very first ‘instruments.’ He later experimented with synthesizers and guitars, playing in bands for a brief period, but by the time he was old enough to experience club culture first hand, Julio had made the realisation that DJing was the true vehicle in which to deliver his music.
Perhaps indicative of Bristol’s fascination with low-frequencies, Julio began to gravitate towards the bass- indebted sounds of the Dirtybird label. After spending considerable periods of time sharpening his mixing and productions skills, Claude VonStroke’s label tellingly signed an EP’s worth of Julio’s material for the Julio Bashmore EP. This breakthrough also meant a difficult decision: on the cusp of leaving for university Julio decided instead to remain in Bristol and install production and DJing as his primary focus.

What happened next is the reason you’re reading this. Night Slugs, Ten Thousand Yen, PTN, Dirtybird, fabric and Soul Motive were among those who housed Julio’s early productions/remixes—and this list of forward-thinking labels seemed fittingly representative of Julio’s future-facing output. But what is it about his sonic approach that has created so much fever around the name Julio Bashmore? It’s difficult to say exactly. But bounce to blissed-out Garage of “Footsteppin”, lose your shit to his Mosca remix, or turn out the lights for “Batak Groove” and you’ll realise, simply, that it’s just something you feel and with 3 cuts on Jessie Ware’s highly anticipated debut album (including ‘Running’ and ‘110%’), a Radio 1 show as part of their INDJsWT brand and fresh music for his newly imprinted label Broadwalk Records on the horizon, 2012 is shaping up to be and even bigger year than the last.
Venue Information:
SummerStage, Central Park
5th Ave at 69th Street
New York, NY, 10065