Ocean Disco :: Sports Junction :: January 17th
Tue, Jan 17, 2017 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Ocean Disco started out on the streets of New Orleans playing jazz, New Orleans funk, second lines, and all the New Orleans favorites for all the tourists, even playing daily shows at city park for Mr.Allen Toussaint. Hinson started working with guitarist Frenzel in bringing back to life some old songs written years before in the livetronica, funk, ambient, post rock genera, previously known as Ocean Disco. Heavily influenced by the festival jamband circuit, and now into their second U.S. tour of around 40 shows and an international tour of South East Asia marked for fall of 2017, Ocean Disco is back with some of New Orlean's finest musicians, ready to make their mark.
Influenced by STS9, Tycho, RJD2, DJ Shadow, Umphrey's McGee, Boards of Canada and the New Orleans funk music scene. Ocean Disco melds together these influences using dance, funk and hip hop beats to create a truly unique musical atmosphere. Using a combination of electrified instruments, digital samples, and analogue synthesizers, the band strives to create an interactive musical odyssey at their live shows. Capturing the full spectrum of emotion their music seems to continually evolve within itself from one moment to the next. Heavily improvised live sets is where the band shines as they constantly push their own boundaries to assure that each Ocean Disco show is a one of a kind experience. Anthems of ocean, space, time and the natural world are channeld throughout Ocean Disco's work, including excerpts from broadcasts, accompained by atmospherics to capture a specific moment or mood. Overall the mixture of electronic synths,live instrumentation and natural clips , creates a very relatable, earthy, organic sound.
"We grew up going to music festivals,listening to bands like Boards of Canada, STS9, EOTO, String Cheese Incident, DJ Shadow, ATB, Big Gigantic, ect.. We love hanging out at music festivals and other events with our friends and enjoying the amazing music on stage and off. We love great music and the great vibes. Thanks for all the love! We are looking forward to partying with you!"
- Ocean Disco