With a sound that “would have made it perfectly at home on the radio in 1983”, Dance Assault is a Minneapolis-based electro-pop group blending equal parts synth-pop & funk. The group originated as a one-man project, but has since evolved into a 3-piece band whose songs are entirely written and produced by their front man, Carson, who also plays synthesizers ad sings lead vocals in the group.
Lady Lark is a Minneapolis artist with a sound reminiscent of 90’s R&B and Classic Pop that transports you back to roller skates and your favorite radio mix tapes. Her songs are contagious and blend two decades of pop, soul, dance, and funk into a sexy package.
Human Heat is the new Minneapolis-based project from Alex Schaaf, former Yellow Ostrich bandleader and touring member of The Tallest Man on Earth. Featuring synth-inflected R&B, swirling around dark melodic soundscapes and warm harmonies, a debut full-length is being readied for later in 2017. The live band includes local musicians Matt Vannelli (Haley Bonar, Van Stee, Warehouse Eyes), Kevin Scott (Eric Mayson, Hotelecaster, Warehouse Eyes), and Mike Gunvalson (On An On, Val Son, Warehouse Eyes).
Meinong’s Jungle is a Minneapolis-based live electronics duo made up of Sam Rivkin and Eric VanderVorste. Using a vast array of sound sources and Ableton Live as a looping and FX vehicle, the two produce non-stop sets of Glitch-Hop, Dubstep, House, and Experimental music. Everything is made on the spot and in a 100% improvised format using no pre-recorded material.