Philly beatmaker and sonic architect RJD2 dropped a remix today of “Would It Not Be Nice” by indie supergroup Divine Fits, who are in town tonight for a show at Union Transfer. The remix sets Britt Daniel’s husky howl against glitchy 8-bit synth jamming; it’s like how the Divine Fits might have existed on an old school NES cartridge. Listen to the remix over at RCRD LBL, and get information and tickets for tonight’s show here.
This weekend, the always-adventurous Disco Biscuits are taking over The Mann Center for the Performing Arts for their first City Bisco festival. As we’ve reported already, the lineup is a slammin’ mix of nimble beatmakers and instrumentalists, from hit-maker Diplo and turntablist A-Trak to local electronic mainstay RJD2 and the Biscuits themselves. You can check out the full schedule here; tickets and more information are available here.
And today, readers of The Key, you’ve got your chance to win weekend passes to City Bisco. Just comment below and let us know who you’re most excited to see on the lineup. Leave your first and last name – we’ll choose a winner tomorrow at 10 a.m. and contact them via e-mail. Get in the mood for the show by checking out The Disco Biscuits’ City Bisco Spotify playlist here.
Electronic hip-hop producer RJD2 teamed up with his Soul Position buddy Blueprint to record a new song in conjunction with Stoli’s Orgnl.tv web series. The new track, called “The Good Life,” can be streamed below and downloaded via Soundcloud. RJD2 will perform at this weekend’s City Bisco at The Mann Center. The Disco Biscuits headline both nights of the event, with Diplo, A-Trak and more also playing. Tickets can still be purchased here. And while you’re at it, take a listen to The Disco Biscuits’ special City Bisco Spotify playlist here.
|The bright lights and electro-rock vibes of the extended Disco Biscuits family will set up camp at The Mann Center this weekend for the Biscuits’ inaugural City Bisco festival, happening on Friday October 5th and Saturday the 6th. It gathers together an eclectic array of artists – some have performed with these innovative Philly-based electronic jam rockers (the very like-minded Brothers Past), others are movers and shakers whose own beats and textures are perfect compliments to the Biscuit’ vibe (the funky RJD2, eclectic hitmaker Diplo). Tickets and information on the festival can be found here. This week, we enlisted the Disco Biscuits as guest contributors to The Key; check out their Spotify playlist to your left, and read a festival overview below.|
Hey guys – it’s Aron Magner from the Disco Biscuits, bringing you our first guest post on The Key in honor of City Bisco! Our first-ever urban Bisco extravaganza goes down this weekend at the Mann Center, where we’ll be joined each day by an all-star lineup.
There’s a lot of thought that goes into picking artists for a festival that we’re curating. Our wish list is always large and there are a ton of moving parts, but at the end of the day we are consistently proud of the full lineup we present when these events come together, and CITY BISCO is no exception. These are all artists you should know about if you don’t already, so I’ve put together a little playlist with some favorites for you to check out. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading
The Disco Biscuits just announced they are curating a two-day, multi-stage music festival at the Mann Center on Fri. Oct. 5th and Sat. Oct. 6th. The Biscuits will headline City Bisco and the festival line-up will feature special guests Diplo, RJD2, A-Trak, Paper Diamond, Papadosio, Aeroplane, Tipper, Cinnamon Chasers, Ott and the All Seeing (Live Band), Tiger and Woods, Brothers Past, Nadis Warriors, Wyllys and additional artists to be announced soon.
Tickets to the all ages festival go on sale Friday, July 20th at noon. Single day tickets are available for $47.50 and two-day passes are $75 each. Visit the Mann Center website here for tickets and more information.
Check out the Disco Biscuits song “We Like to Party” below.
The Beatles, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Heatwave, Blue Oyster Cult and the Mahavishnu Orchestra are just some of the bands whose music you’ll hear on a new radio “station” hosted and programmed by RJD2 on Slacker Radio. You can listen to it here. RJ’s recent release is his collaboration with Aaron Livingston as Icebird on the album The Abandoned Lullaby.
Icebird, featuring rjd2 and Aaron Livingston, performed at Union Transfer this past Friday night and recently released their debut Iast week called The Abandoned Lullaby. They’ve announced a remix competition for the song “Charmed Life” from the album and have made the stems of the song available to remix. The deadline for “Charmed Life” remix competition is 11:59 p.m. ET on October 31st and the winner will be selected by rjd2 and Livingston. Download the album version of “Charmed Life” here. For more information about the Charmed Life remix competition go here.