Dusthead Brings Otherworldly Electronica to FAT Village Art Walk

Imagine taking a stroll through a dreamscape where sound comes at you in the shape of stoned dragons, crazed sirens, and limping hobbits. This is kind of what it's like to listen to the electronic yet timeless music of Dusthead, A.K.A. Bill Le.

The artist says of his work, he's "bringing

sounds of the future and visions from the past to create a performance

that's spiritually and mentally stimulating." He manages this incredible feat by incorporating tribal and orchestral elements. The Miami artist will perform for the first time at FAT Village Art Walk this month. "It's a good opportunity for me to spread more sound-waves and emit cosmic vibrations throughout the Broward community."

Along with the Telekinetic Family, a creative arts collective, Dusthead hosts

nights and festivals like Occupalooza, Envision/Confunktion, and the

monthly event Ancient Footwork which aims to elevate the underground.

This art walk, he'll be performing with drummers and dancer Marissa Alma

Nicks, and alongside Free Like Me.

On bringing his music to

non-traditional and arts locations, Dusthead remarked, "The atmosphere of

the arts setting is very pure to me. I highly enjoy playing at venues,

but there's nothing like performing around the galleries and streets.

It's intimate, and you connect with the audience in different way."


and the Telekinetic Family often include art and dance in their

performances. "Dancers add essence and character to the sounds

produced. The dancer is expressing the story of the song through the

movement of her body." He says, "At this show, Marissa Alma Nick will be

presenting a divine and special dance piece." Also involved at the art walk performance will be

Jerry Oviedos on the sitar and beatboxing wizard Kamakaze.


is also socially conscious. He lived and performed at Occupy Miami for

months. Though they were recently evicted from their campsite, he says

he still sees the familiar faces of other occupiers at his shows. "It

was so much more real," He says of playing at the Occupy camp. "The

protestors had a powerful message that they wanted to release. Even if

the sound system wasn't so great and there was a chance of getting

arrested, they would get super into it, venting everything."

Dusthead will be releasing a new album in late April called

The Auditorium Of Alchemy. Catch his performance on Saturday, February 25 at NW 1st Ave & NW 5th St., Fort Lauderdale.

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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