From viral covers of Madonna songs to charting on Rolling Stone’s top 50 albums of the year, both The KDMS and Darshan Jesrani have public acclaims that are well-deserved for their respective musical and production abilities. Both are teaming up for a memorable night at Le Poisson Rouge, along with Arthur’s Landing and a DJ set by Artur8, that is not to be missed.
We were first introduced to The KDMS when their beautiful disco version of Madonna’s ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ hit the internet and got some serious press. The duo, comprised of Polish producer Max Skiba and accomplished house and disco singer Kathy Diamond, made a splash with 2012’s disco gem Kinky Dramas and Magic Stories. Diamond’s vocals are a nod to an era passed, reminiscent of the disco divas of the 70s while Skiba’s beats are funky, slick and pull together the songs quite nicely. This is the KDMS’ first performance in New York, and with new material on the precipice for the duo, we’re likely to hear some KDMS favorites, a few of Kathy’s own solo hits, as well as some new songs from the group.
Darshan Jesrani has worked along with Morgan Geist for the past 15 years as Metro Area, an underground dance sensation that made waves with their debut self-titled album in 2002. Jesrani has produced for the likes of Tracey Thorn and had a sleeper hit with his remix of Escort’s ‘Starlight.’ Currently he is working on his own recording studio in a Brooklyn loft. He’s started his own label, Startree Records, and continues to produce and DJ solo as well as with Geist as Metro Area. His style of music was driven by a love of 80’s rock and nu-wave like Devo and Thomas Dolby, which has parlayed into a blend of funk and sensuality found in his music.
The KDMS and Jesrani will be joined by Arthur’s Landing, a band that record and performs the songs of the late Arthur Russell, and Berlin DJ Artur8, who DJs along with Max Skiba as King of Kong.