Midnight Lovers with Chaos In The CBD
Mark your calendar for a night of ear-catching rhythms – Midnight Lovers brings you Chaos In The CBD in the Monarch basement on Friday, August 9th.
// Chaos In The CBD //
Chaos In The CBD is the house moniker of New Zealand brothers Ben and Louis Helliker-Hales. Though their music evokes the time-honoured heritage of classic house, their interpretation of jazz brings a unique inventiveness to the genre.
In 2015, the duo released Midnight In Peckham on the South London dance party and record label Rhythm Section. The EPs poetic production and mournful horns (played by Isaac Aesili) seems to thaw the ice and grime of their new adopted home and embodies the borough’s thriving, vibrant music community. Early 2016 saw two releases with revered Japanese label Mule Musiq, further enhancing the pair's ear for complex drum patterns that create visceral listening experiences.
The brothers’ ceaseless momentum led to the start of their own label In Dust We Trust, a collaboration with childhood friend Jon Sable. The label’s first offering, Accidental Meetings, exemplifies their considered production; energetic progressions that mature as the motifs develop.
With ever-strengthening production credentials, and infectious, joyous rapport while performing, Chaos In The CBD have marked themselves as one of the most eminent underground house artists to emerge out of the South Pacific. The pair split their time between the studio and performing around North America, Europe and the UK, as well as closer to their native home in New Zealand.
-- About Midnight Lovers --
Midnight Lovers is a monthly underground extravaganza that brings the radiant shades of house, disco and techno to the darker and brighter corners of Los Angeles and the world.
Launched in late 2014, ML has become known for its intimate vibes and artful curation—pairing emerging and veteran selectors with precise and lush production. Over the years, they have brought the likes of Move D, Red Axes, Rampa, Soul Clap, Adam Port, Omar S, Octo Octa, Francois K, Session Victim, Ivan Smaggeh and more.
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