Moullinex, Da Chick, Wild & Free + Overjoy
Friday January 19th, 2018
If there is an underlying trait in all good music, it must be its ability to crush boundaries between genres, dancefloors and couches, twelve inches and YouTube clips. Enter Moullinex, Lisbon and Munich-based Luis Clara Gomes. Originally from a small countryside town in Portugal, he was surrounded by music and musicians during childhood and since an early age has been solely dedicated to the pursuit of his own sound, refusing to adhere to a specific genre or scene, but taking comfort in disco and house as a starting point. That being said, if there is a common trait between his productions, it must be the careful craft of melodies, a strong degree of human touch in machine- based music, unpretentious synthesizers, desperate guitars, striking basslines, and beats reminiscing from a not so distant dancefloor past. Luis often collaborates with friends - in fact, most of the electric bass you’ll hear in his productions is responsability of renaissance man Luis Calçada (yes, another Luis), and the guitars are crafted by Bruno Cardoso, the creative force more commonly known as Xinobi.
While Luis has seen his work has received the acclaim of his peers, press and fans worldwide, with remixes for Cut Copy, Sebastien Tellier, Two Door Cinema Club (the list goes on and on...) and collaborating with Peaches for a disco-tastic rework of the classic track Maniac, he managed to find time to co-found the Discotexas imprint, together with Xinobi, now responsible for a flawless release catalog, along with a residency in one of the most sought-after clubs in Europe - Lux, Lisbon. Started in 2012, The Discotexas Band is label’s very own in-house band, reminiscent of old Soul & R&B bands from the Motown era, where Moullinex, Xinobi & Da Chick perform the label’s tracks along with their own.
If you think this is too much, wait: there’s more: the music videos for Moullinex are responsibility of Luis Clara Gomes and Luis Calçada. They have been praised everywhere, for use of ground-breaking technology and creativity.
w/ Support From
"I am freak, I'm Da Chick, it is time for you to know me.."
With passion and straightforwardness Da Chick knows what she wants. She brings the old school Funk, the eternal groove of Soul and jumps to the Boogie Disco rhythm with a cocktail in her hand, singing sugary words on delicious beats.
In 2012 edits her first EP - Curly Mess out on Discotexas and since then the Lisbon artist never stopped throwing amazing live shows and new hit songs. In 2013 releases a new single - Lotta Love, and in 2015 her first debut album Chick to Chick, produced alongside Moullinex, Xinobi, Cut Slack & Isac Ace. The stage is her arena and she is invited to open for live acts such as Earth Wind & Fire or Maceo Parker, two massive funky legends. And she kills it!
Wild & Free
A Musical Collaboration Between Drew & George | Debut album ‘Shapes On Shapes’ OUT NOW ON Discotexas 🔴▫️🔸🔵 Discotexas.lnk.to/ShapesOnShapes
w/ Special Guest
Overjoy emerged from the reeds in 2015 with clear vision and a blank canvas. The Los Angeles-based trio has since built a devout following – harnessing a certain ability to evoke emotion through the speakers, Overjoy blends cinematic vocals, smart percussion and lush synth work, pushing dance music’s potential into new territories.
The outfit of longtime friends unveiled their debut ‘Breakfast EP’ last year via Sweat It Out. Hailed by THUMP for its “feel-good vibrations,” the two-track release displayed Overjoy’s dynamic range of sound design by mixing drums, keys and guitar into their electronic productions. Likewise their live performances are far from standard DJ sets and incorporate keyboard, drum machine, and tambourine anchored by songstress Lex serenading the crowd with her soothing croons.
Even prior to their 2015 debut EP, Overjoy’s shimmering singles had won worldwide radio love from Los Angeles to Berlin - seeing regular play by tastemaker stations Triple J, KCRW and Night Flight, as well as earning plaudits from artists RUFUS DU SOL, Sinden and Bag Raiders.
Overjoy continues to make waves in the indie-dance space with their sophomore EP, “Another”, released fall 2016, attracting love from DJ Mag, Dancing Astronaut, Indie Shuffle & more. The trio is back in the studio developing their sound, crafting the next release, and perfecting their live show.
Doors at 10PM / 18+
Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/lamoullinex
4067 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles