Friday, May 4
After releasing a critically acclaimed debut album for Ninja Tune Records in 2010, Eskmo continues to light up MP3 players with his recently released remix EP, We Got More. The lead single from his self-titled debut, along with his track “Moving Glowstream” have been graced with remixes by the likes of Amon Tobin, Sluabed, Throwing Snow and more, shifting the focus from massive hip-hop beats to liquid layers of sound and house rhythms. The San Francisco based producer, a.k.a Brendan Angelides, is a prolific remixer himself, working with tracks by artists like STS9, Bear In Heaven, and Bibio, and citing 1990s electronic producers like Aphex Twin, Frankie Bones, and the Chemical Brothers as major influences. He’s also a believer in the postive, transformative effects music can have. “I want to bring that out for people, and whatever that might activate for them,“ Angelides says. “If someone is in a transitional phase, going through life difficulties or in a raw space, I want to direct [that energy] to a [more] productive space.” Last time he came to Buffalo he brought a lot of that positive energy with him. Expect the same when Eskmo makes his return to Soundlab on Friday (May 4) with special guests Papi Chulo and Stuntman. —cory perla
7:30pm. Soundlab, 110 Pearl St. (440-5907 /bigorbitgallery.org/soundlab). $17 advance.