Autograf + Stayloose (LIVE)
DJ DIALS & 1015 Folsom present
The Un-Official Treasure Island Music Festival Pre-Party!
AUTOGRAF + STAYLOOSE (LIVE)
Friday October 12th / 10pm - 3am / 21+
Combining two art students and a derivatives trader into an all-encompassing art project was surely a novel concept. Autograf -- formed by Jake Carpenter, Louis Kha, and Mikul Wing -- craft a shimmery mix of futuristic electronica with a D.I.Y. ethos that melds the skills from their former day jobs. The trio put their talents together at a gallery exhibition, where Carpenter, a sculptor and painter who worked as a welder in a fabrication factory, and Wing, a street artist, created an installation that included a homemade robot. As the electronic music scene reached a certain peak in 2015, the group wanted to bring some sexy back to the genre. After remixing songs by a string of prominent artists like Lorde and Pharrell, they released their first original song, "Dream," a languidly sensual track that recalled the most positive Avicii output. A month later, they dropped the electronic disco "Running," another glittery jam, which featured original artwork to accompany the release. The third track in as many months, "Metaphysical" again featured Autograf-designed cover art, as well as vocals from sultry alt-R&B singer Janelle Kroll. Autograf's future philosophy and artistic talents led them to create their own instruments and stage installations, which they hoped would revolutionize the electronic music scene. In early 2016, the trio released their debut EP, Future Soup. A handful of remixes occupied their time later that year before Autograf returned in early 2017 with a pair of singles. First to arrive was the WYNNE-assisted "Nobody Knows," followed shortly by "You Might Be," which featured vocals by Lils.
Denver Colorado based artist StayLoose found internet success in 2014 with the release of his critically acclaimed 4 track EP, The City, on Australian label, Die High Records. Coming right at a time when future bass was in its infancy, StayLoose has been regarded as one of the early acts on the scene pushing the sound forward. With notable remixes for the likes of Doja Cat, Odesza and Jaymes Young and early support from heavy weights such as Bassnectar, Zeds Dead, Alison Wonderland and A-Trak, StayLoose quickly garnered a core following and was signed to Casablanca/Republic records where he would release his genre defying debut self-titled album in 2017.
After working with multi-platinum hit-maker Ryan Tedder, StayLoose collaborated with Bryce Fox on the crossover single, “Sociopath,” which gained airplay on alternative radio stations across America, further establishing his multi-genre talents. Since then the young producer has been showcasing his skills on the road, performing live sets while playing electric bass and keys alongside a full band, including a landmark performance at Lightning In A Bottle last year. With his multi-talented abilities, versatile ear and a slew of singles and remixes scheduled to drop throughout 2018, StayLoose continues to break genre barriers with his unique blend of electronic music.