Come join us for another edition of Show And Tell, a biweekly live electronic music night showcasing the Northwest’s rich array of talented producers and live PA performers. Our next edition on Wednesday, January 26 at Living Room features new works from two of Seattle’s finest producers who create dynamic and densely textured tracks yet have distinctive styles of their own: WD4D and Retic!
One of THE hardest working D...Js/producers in showbizness in Seattle, WD4D returns for his second live set at Show And Tell since last summer. Winner of the 2009 Battle of the Megamixes DJ competition, WD4D expertly blends an amalgam of various genres while maintaining a solidly constructed hip-hop oriented backbeat. His productions are no exception – which makes his upcoming live set at the Living Room that much more compelling. Here’s more from The Stranger's Dave Segal:
“An ursine, bespectacled 33-year-old, Dungan has been on his grind for 15 years, gradually becoming one of the city's most in-demand selectors, beatmakers, and remixers. His other main DJ residencies—Soulectro with DJ ShoNuff and Zulu Radio with Khazm—happen every second Wednesday at Capitol Club and Saturday nights on KBCS, respectively. He also contributes productions for Gabriel Teodros and Air 2 a Bird, and cut a collaborative EP of innovative hiphop instrumentals with Dead Noise (aka Sean Suttikeeree) titled The After School EP1 on Fourthcity. Typically, he has loads of projects in the works. In April, he dropped an EP of remixes via Bandcamp for three of his favorite female Seattle artists—Choklate, Lisa Dank, and Canary Sing—called Post-Hyphy-Romanticrunk. Dungan's wrapping up an EP with Khingz MC Khalil and another EP earmarked for L.A. rapper Subtitle's BriEfcAse Rockers label. He's nearing completion on a split single with Introcut and is planning a live set for what Dungan describes as an "'80s soul-funk" group called Game Show Winners, featuring 17-year-old vocalist Jusmoni.”
Show and Tell regular Retic returns for the first time in nearly a half year for his third Show And Tell showcase with brand new material! His last sets at Show And Tell were absolutely stunning, filled with warm synth flourishes, cinematic arrangements, and, of all things, expertly placed samples from 70s yacht rock chestnuts and 80s jangly guitar pop music.
“Retic predominantly works in classic downtempo-IDM mode, evoking the best aspects of Casino Versus Japan, Boards of Canada, and the more chill moments of Plaid. His sound design is mazelike and amazing and his rhythms subtly funky, helping him to enliven a style that peaked over a decade ago.” – Dave Segal, The Stranger
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