Today’s Daily Stream is in honor of this week’s Together Boston festival! Listen to the following tunes for an idea of who’s who at this year’s event.
1. Fred Falke
2. Art Department
3. Crystal Castles
4. Case & Point
5. Duke Dumont
8. Flying Lotus
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Together Boston is a week-long celebration of music, art and technology. Though grounded in nightlife and electronic music, the festival is also comprised of daytime panels, demonstrations, discussions, seminars and film screenings. In the end, all pieces come together to transform both sides of the Charles into a more forward-thinking destination.
Tiga don’t need a calculator to know dat he gonna see YOU later!
Taken from his non-stoppable new mix CD Tiga Non Stop the single was co-produced by Matthew Dear, starting as a freeform jam session and ending as something that works equally well as an underground club anthem and literally everybody’s track of the year. It also features what Tiga is privately calling his greatest vocal performance to date.
“’Plush’ was inspired by 80s dance TV shows like Pelvic Gold and The Bandana Patrol, as well as my undying love and respect for the city of Detroit,” says the Montreal musician from his home in Montreal. “It’s the first of what I know will be many collaborations with Matthew Dear, a sort of musical friendship bracelet that will bind us unto eternity.”
As is the custom in contemporary dance music, Tiga handpicked and handpaid UK legend Jacques Lu Cont and German duo Ame (Kristian Beyer & Frank Widermann) to create two remixes of the new track. Drawing on his alleged stint as Madonna’s choreographer, Lu Cont pumps up the tempo for the biggest rooms you could possibly imagine. Meanwhile Ame aims for a more minimal, hypnotic approach, sure to enthrall the geniuses who frequent Germany’s hottest underground dance holes.
One of the most inexhaustibly creative and exhaustingly revered musicians in electronic music, Tiga has consistently garnered as much critical acclaim as anyone could reasonably hope to garner. Two decades deep into his career and going for it like each decade could be his last, he remains a pioneer of the electronic underground.
“This song comes 100% from a universe 1000% my own. I don’t mind being thought of as ‘The Different Guy,’ so long as all the right people love me. And they do, because it’s their right to be right all night, a’ight?”
Chilly Gonzales sits on that fine line between insane and genius. He might look a little like a hobo, but hes a classical pianist who has written songs for Peaches and Feist.