Adventurous wax purists, unite! Listen to a bizarre sampling of musical obscura from around the globe during Radio-Active Records' "Continental Drift" event
featuring the Bally-Hi Soundsystem on Saturday.
Sounds from all over the map -- both
geographically and stylistically -- make up this audio game of truth or
dare that could end up as the best night a pair of Asian pop- and
psych-rock enthusiasts might ever hope to have. In public, anyhow. The
cocktails will be alcohol-free, but the atmosphere itself will be
intoxicating. Films of a complementary nature showing during the event
will ensure that the instinct to just lie on the floor with one's eyes
shut will just not do. Interact, react, and reflect as "The Terragroove"
washes over your unsuspecting ears with samplings of folk, jazz, and
microgenres like "Musica Cincitta" and "Vodou." No clue how "nature
sounds" will fit in, but we're confident that they will.
The idea for Continental Drift was developed by myself and Paul P. of Radio-Active Records as a means to disseminate some of the more exotic and
underground music that is both sold at the shop and of which both of us are much
interested in. "Journey Into the Terragroove" is a concept which I developed
in order to present music from around the world that shares a similar theme:
funky, jazzy, folkish, and definitely different. Labels such as Sublime
Frequencies, Subliminal Sounds, Crippled Dick Hot Wax, and Analogue Africa are a
definite influence as these labels specialize in regional funk, afrobeat,
Pakistani moog pop, Asian & Indian music: in other words, music that is hip
to its specific region but basically unknown in the west. It is our intention
with this first event to spotlight these types of sounds and also throwing in a
healthy mixture of traditional sounds, French & Italian pop, and cool jazz
sounds from the likes of Lloyd Miller, Madlib, Pharaoh Sanders, and whatever
else we are feeling.
In order to keep the event from being a typical "DJ" event we have also
developed a non-alcoholic "drink" menu consisting of juice drinks of our own
creation, sporting names such as Jacques Cousteau's Kinky Sidewinder, the
Tai-pei Tournado, and the Cone of Uncertainty. We will also have the party area
decorated in a festive atmospheric manner and will also be showing docu. films
covering themes relevant to the music being played
runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at Radio- Active Records, located at 1930B E.
Sunrise Blvd. in the Gateway Shops Plaza in Fort Lauderdale. Call
954-762-9488, or visit radio-active-records.blogspot.com. Sat., Aug. 21, 7 p.m., 2010
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that would not usually be played in clubs or at parties or heard on the radio.
It is also an opportunity for lovers of these styles of music to come together
in a small and ambient setting. We are currently planning on making Continental
Drift a monthly event with a different theme being showcased each month. Future
events will include a deep jazz night entitled "Afro Futurism," a soul night
entitled "Soul For Your Earhole," a hauntology event entitled "Hauntology:
Inspirations in Folklore," and an ode to the classic "Yacht Rock" You Tube films
entitled "Smooooth Sailin'." The common theme is to present music that is
unknown or seldom heard. This is Continental Drift.
source of promotion. It will be Bally-Hi Soundsystem on Facebook. I will update
you on each new event as the details are finalized. Please email me any
questions and I will (this time!!!) promptly get back to you. Thank you so much
for your interest in our events and I look forward to speaking to you soon.