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East India Youth

East India Youth

Julia Lewis, Matt Hubert

Sat, May 2, 2015

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$13 ADV - $15 DOOR

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This event is 21 and over

East India Youth
East India Youth
William Doyle's self-extraction from the physical and creative confines of his former four-piece indie-rock band was the start of an emotionally draining three years, culminating in the arrival of East India Youth and a debut album appropriately titled 'TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER'. The work brings together glorious orchestral pop, noise and motorik Detroit techno, threaded together with ambient and contemporary classical passages. At once uplifting and bleak, both brutally cold and gloriously buoyant, 'TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER' reaches for new heights in electronic music. and surpasses them.

Collating a world of diverse influences, 'TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER' sounds like it could only have been made now, by one particularly driven individual, marking the arrival of a significant new voice in British music. And it is Doyle's voice on the four vocal tracks that continues to enthral since the album's release on Stolen Recordings in January 2014, its centrepiece – 'Heaven, How Long' – described by Pitchfork as "a heart-spinning, utterly exhilarating supernova", expressing melancholia, desperation and unbridled joy, all in the space of a verse. The Guardian – whose Breakthrough of 2014 list East India Youth topped – spoke of "a hugely self-assured debut from an artist who knows exactly what he's doing, marking Doyle out as a rare, idiosyncratic talent" and Time Out – who awarded him their Album of The Week – advised "Its legend is well-deserved: a brilliant bedroom album of piercing electronic pop."

The crescendo of East India Youth's year came in October when he was shortlisted for The Mercury Music Prize, alongside FKA Twigs, Anna Calvi, Royal Blood and Damon Albarn.

As Uncut said, in their 9/10 review; "A major new British talent is born."
Julia Lewis
Julia Lewis is a San Francisco-based music producer and artist named Benjamin Falik. Experiencing the world through his ears, Benjamin grew up studying Jazz, and learned to express himself playing piano, bass, guitar, and saxophone. In addition to jazz, he fell in love with funk, gospel, RnB, hip hop, and some forms of dance music. Having a passion for music, but not one particular instrument, he channeled his desires by making arrangements and writing full songs. He was enthralled with the sonic possibilities of electronic music, and since has become a music producer and artist. Like many young producers, he started working with Fruity Loops, transitioned to Reason and Pro-tools, and finally landed on Ableton with Max4Live. Using an array of analog and digital synthesizers, as well as drum machines, worldly samples, and live-recorded instruments, he makes emotive, danceable music that continues to evolve with time.

Benjamin released his debut "Asymmetry" EP as Julia Lewis in 2013, for which he drew inspiration from the likes of SBTRKT, Dam Funk, and James Blake, amongst others.

Today, Julia Lewis is working on his second EP (early spring 2014), as well as doing production and songwriting work for various groups and artists. Julia Lewis is a part of the trio Saint Tiimbre, along with Amp Live (of well-known Hip Hop duo Zion I), and singer/dancer Natasha Adorlee Johnson.
Matt Hubert
He is an up and comer in the production game, but to those who know him well, he is more than a Dj, he is a music connoisseur. Matt is just starting to come out of his shell as a producer, but trust me when I say that he is ahead of the game when it comes to musical taste. With influences that range from the deepest holes of Berlin to the techno throughout the rest of Europe, one thing is for sure and its that our boy Matt Hubert is progressive.
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