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Kiss & Tell: Superstition

Star Eyes [ Chaos Clan/BK ]
Safety Scissors aka Matthew Patterson Curry [ BPitch Control ]
James Friedman [ Throne of Blood, Kiss & Tell ]
Lovatron [ ]

In honor of our favorite time of year, the season of the witch, we are having a special gathering at Bossa Nova Civic Club. Seze has invited some of her most treasured talented friends, each from their own particular type of coven of darkness. Our guests include: Brooklyn's Star Eyes, Safety Scissors, Throne of Blood label king and now Kiss & Tell resident James Friedman, and our favorite crystal carrying techno witch Lovatron. Expect to hear our guests play specially curated, very eclectic sets for this Kiss & Tell. You are bound to hear (but not limited to) a deep cauldron full of: dark disco, italo, darkwave, coldwave, synthpop, post punk, electro and other weird and spooky autumnal gothy favorites.

Dress to Impress in your witchy best!

Thursday October 6, 2016
8pm - 4am
Hosted and party pics by Seze via Seze Devres Photography


Star Eyes Brooklyn's "queen of heavy bass" is known for causing mayhem with subversive, low-end drenched music that connects the dots between regional American bass sounds and the hardcore continuum. Star Eyes' tracks – which can be heard on labels including Trouble & Bass, SMOG, Seclusiasis, Hot Mom, and Frite Nite – move across BPMs, but remain deeply inspired by jungle, grime, goth, old-skool rave, and the illegal L.A. warehouse parties in which she was raised. She is one of the founding members of Trouble & Bass (RIP) – NYC bass music pioneers and winners of the NYC Red Bull Soundclash 2013 – and currently runs the record label and event series Chaos Clan, as well as releasing new tracks lauded by Mixmag, Spin, and THUMP. Star Eyes is also the host of the United States of Bass show on RBMA Radio and has brought her exciting DJ sets and troublemaking attitude everywhere from Sonar, Outlook Festival, EDC and Rinse FM to Cape Town, Singapore, Berlin and beyond. Tonight she plays a special witchy seasonal set bridging between goth/industrial, wave, acid and dark disco with a wave of the wand. Photo by Jayne Lies |

James Friedman has turned down a lot of opportunities to make underground electronic music more than a passion project. In 2005, he opted to take a dayjob instead of relying on corporate gigs and fashion parties to make rent. In 2009 he ended his stint as a resident at Mister Saturday Night, which has become one of New York’s best known and most-beloved dance institutions. He voluntarily walked away from a busy touring schedule to devote his time to Throne of Blood Recordings, a label that is built to take no ownership of its artists’s music. Designed as a creative platform rather than a business, Throne of Blood has released original music and remixes from an insane who’s who of modern electronic music: The Rapture, Simian Mobile Disco, Zombi, Bicep, Prins Thomas, Tuff City Kids, Roman Fluegel, Daniel Avery, Andrew Weatherall, Call Super, Tim Goldsworthy, Naum Gabo, Waze & Odyssey,Red Axes, Chloe, Hieroglyphic Being, Kim Ann Foxman, Richard Norris, Ivan Smagghe, Scott Fraser, LA4A, Man Power, Steve Cobby & Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Volatire), Mark E, and many more. Though it’s never operated at a profit, Throne of Blood has connected a global community of musically adventurous misfits, and enabled Friedman to perform everywhere from Rex in Paris, Fabric and Secret Sundaze in London, and too many sweaty basement jams to count.

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Safety Scissors is Matthew Patterson Curry, an artist born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for a short while in order to attend San Francisco Art Institute. Curry then decided to focus more on music and eventually joined Belief Systems/Context Records where he began working with Kit Clayton, Sutekh, and Twerk. Curry also performs with Seth Horvitz (aka Sutekh) under the name Moron. Curry has released three full-length albums, Parts Water in 2001, Tainted Lunch (released on Stefan Behnke's ~scape label) in 2005, and Pigeon Funk Presents!!! with Sutekh and Kit Clayton. Parts Water was described by CMJ New Music Monthly as "a perfect headphone record", including what reviewer Tim Haslett called "possibly the first attempts by a techno artist to write pop tunes". He also collaborated with Kit Clayton on an EP entitled Ping Pong, which sped through three dozen tracks in less than twenty minutes. Ping Pong was part of Carpark Records' sports-FAN series, so named because each release was pressed on a Fan CD. From 2001 until 2006, Curry ran his own label Proptronix which was dedicated to fake electronics.

Lovatron is Brookyn-based DJ Angie Jenkins. She often plays at Bossa Nova Civic Club, and also at 99Sense, STAY, Savalas (no longer open) and a few private parties for organizations at NYU and at the Red Maple in Baltimore. She maintains creative blog Lovatron, collecting everything from edgy tracks by upstart producers and sensuous found web images, to intensely personal musings, dreams and sage observations of relationships. Music has been an ever-present part of her life, beginning as a toddler bouncing to her mom’s disco records, to finding full expression as a teenager immersed in the rave scene and later the Berlin techno community, Angie distills one key element: the ability to tell a story with music-- sometimes light and fun, sometimes dark and brooding. Her musical excursions can fix a bad day or make a good one better, but above all, they will make you dance.