Kaiotic Music is presenting its first showcase at The Paper Box in Bushwick this Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. Doors are at 8, first act goes on at 9. $5 dollars at the door or online. Come support some rising local artists and check out acts that I’ve been excited about. RSVP on facebook if you so desire.
Here’s a little synopsis of what you’ll see and a playlist with the artists below:
Matthew White is a student at Colombia, A member of an acappella group, and a young NYC transplant. Oh wait, he’s also putting out some incredibly nuanced, sexy, romantic and UK influenced Electronic Soul and R&B under the moniker Mattheu, and it forces us to beg the question- how do you find the time? Breakout track Sanguine is what really placed Mattheu on the blog circuit, and I’m proud to have his Brooklyn debut at The Paper Box. Come see this fresh face before his stocks start skyrocketing. Oh also, check out his cover of Rihanna’s Diamonds to feel his stunningly sexy vibrato as he gives the track a Sade remake.
The Ophelia Featuring Theodore is an amazonian woman fronted duo writing and producing otherworldly R&B that transports listeners from a smoky manhattan nightclub to a beach in the 80s- from city chic to tropical funk. It’s abstract at times yet approachable over all, with lyrics that clearly come from a lady locked in a room with her feelings begging for release, and production that is finely in tune and on the pulse of what’s trending in retro electronic soul. Think Jessie Ware with more edge and a touch of ethereal, and think model/singer/future world dominator.
Kodacrome has been one of my favorite NYC outfits recently, a synth-pop duo comprised of Elissa and Ryan, artists, collaborators, lovers. The beauty of their relationship shines through in their complex and edgy pop songs, framing Elissa as the narrator for tales in pop trappings. This duo is poised for great things in music, and I’m honored and proud to have them join the line-up at Tropical Paradiso.