Though the end of Summer is rapidly approaching, NYC still sees no hint of it cooling down. On August 30th, the Full Moon festival will take place at Beekman Beach Club, celebrating some fantastic music acts. Described as an immersive experience of the senses, the festival will be featuring performances by Yacht, Sneaky Soundsystem, Gigamesh, Tesla Boy and DJs JDH & Dave P from Fixed. We would normally recommend you to see any of these acts at their individual gigs, but to have them all together in one night is like a dream come true.
YACHT was originally formed by Portland-based Jona Bechtolt. With the addition of Claire L. Evans and their first release on DFA Records in 2008, the duo crafted a great mix of avant-garde electronic music and rock that sky-rocketed them to notoriety. Their latest album, Shangri-La, was released last year also on DFA Records. Below is one of the highlights of their 2008 album, See Mystery Lights.
Coming from Sydney, another duo that has made it into our hearts (and playlists) is Sneaky Soundsystem. Their 2011 album From Here To Nowhere is an incredible example of how pop and house music can live together—no need to fight against each other. Their songs are catchy and fun, yet elaborate and very sophisticated.
We have talked about Gigamesh before many times, and during this Summer we gathered people to see him take over the decks at Hudson Terrace. We will never get enough of this guy and it will be lovely see check him out once more amongst such great acts.
The Russian synth-pop band Tesla Boy is also making an appearance and will be performing their sweet tunes from their debut album, Modern Thrills. They are in NYC for the first time ever for a series of gigs and we stoked to see these guys live.
Finally, Grandlife has prepared a great mix by Air Zaïre with songs from all four performers. You can listen and download it while we anxiously wait for next Thursday.