If you have either been reading our weekly Towleroad column, The OXD Mirror, or been to our previous events, then you know we are huge fans of French Express, the Perseus-founded label that prides itself on “cultivating the sound of feel good.” Naturally, we were ecstatic to find out that their collective of artists will be on tour at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Bowl next month. We gathered at Le Bain for Moon Boots back in July, and this time he’s joined by label-mates Chris Malinchak and Jonas Rathsman, so get ready to Occupy The Disco. Check out more information on the artists below, and make sure to RSVP on our Facebook Event page so we know to look out for you.
Jonas Rathsman made a huge impact on the house music scene when French Express released ‘Since I Don’t Have You,’ a fierce house track that relies heavily on falsetto vocals and production reminiscent of St. Etienne. The 32-year-old Sweden native Jonas Rathsman releases ‘Since I Don’t Have You’ as his third solo single on the label, following the buzzworthy ‘Tobago.’ Combining disco and classic house styles, it’s clear Rathsman’s style is meant to get your feet moving and head bobbing. Aside from his music and production, Rathsman is also a graphic designer and partner behind sustainable fashion line Uniforms For The Dedicated. Impressive resume!
Chris Malinchak is a New York City-based artist that has been gathering an ever-growing house music fan base over the past year. Following his latest EP, Ironbound, Chris Malinchak has released quite a few tracks. His latest, “So Good to Me,” was recently highlighted by Pete Tong as an essential tune of the week on his popular Radio One show and it’s not hard to imagine why. Malinchak has perfected the dreamy disco/house sound, and we look forward to checking it out live next month.
Moon Boots, the alter ego of Peter Dougherty, is a Chicago-based artist that is also heavily influenced by R&B and underground disco, as evidenced by his recent releases,’Running From,‘ and his remix of Alison Valentine’s ‘Peanut Butter.‘ ‘Sugar,’ his latest track, follows in suit with its sample of Janet Jackson’s 90’s hit, ‘If.’ We had an absolute blast when we heard Moon Boots last July and have no doubt he’ll bring the house down in Brooklyn.
In addition the tracks above we’ve also included mixtapes by each artist, to give you a better idea of what to expect at Brooklyn Bowl.
*Special thanks to our friends at Hard Candy Music, for the Moon Boots mixtape.