We like the promotional matchup behind a show at the Funky Buddha in Boca on Saturday, February 18. The evening, dubbed the "Boca Shindig," is a group collaboration between South Florida Music Obsessed, Jolt Radio, and Brotherly Love Productions. If you don't know, they are, respectively: a new, high-energy blog devoted to all musical happenings in the area; a streaming online radio station covering the same; and a promotion group specializing in shows by underground live acts across genres. In other words, all folks devoted to making cool things happen in the tricounty area, for the love of music rather than any other BS.
This event takes an interesting stylistic turn. Instead of the jamcentric acts BLP often books or the indie-type bands often favored by SFMO and Jolt, this show is all live, low-end-centric electronic music. Live performances come courtesy of locals Dusthead, Freq, and Sounduo.
Of the three, Sounduo is probably the one with the strongest following so far, and deservedly so. Helmed by Miami-based producers Will Mills and Zach Morillo, the group makes a moody, nuanced form of glitch-hop meets dubstep -- the kind befitting the genre's early experimental sensibility. You'll hear lots of hip-hop and reggae influences here rather than the easy, obvious wobbles and bass drops, and tracks like "All Jungalists" reach back further toward dubstep's roots.
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Check out the pair's track "The Spell" below, and check them out on the 18th in Boca.
Sounduo. With Freq and Dusthead. 9 p.m. Saturday, February 18, at the Funky Buddha, Admission is $10; age 18 and up. Click here.