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Space Kadet Album Release Party w/ lespecial + Andy Bruh


Space Kadet (Simulated Reality album release party)
Friday February 8th
Aisle 5 Atlanta, GA
w/ special guests lespecial + Andy Bruh

:: Space Kadet ::

Space Kadet explores many genres on the electronic instrumental spectrum with a deep emphasis on creating a spacey atmospheric sound, always leaving the listener in a trance. The band taps into a variety of genres ranging from high energy driven electro-funk to hip hop infused drum and bass into trap, deep dub, house, break beats and more. Recently, the band has shared the stage with praised acts such as The Floozies, Manic Focus, Ekali, Russ Liquid Test, Break Science, Zoogma, Sunsquabi, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Werks as well as playing acclaimed festivals such as Purple Hatters Ball, Imagine Festival, Sweetwater 420 festival and Zen Awakening. Space Kadet came together to form an always changing, never ending, groovy space odyssey.

A note from the band-

When Space Kadet started as a band 4 years ago, we set out a goal to create an album that embodies everything Space Kadet represented as a whole. On Simulated Reality, we have songs that we have had in the vaults since the inception of the band as well as brand new tracks that came to fruition as recent as late 2018. We sought out to cover a wide range of genres on this album but aimed to establish Space Kadet's "core sound". Although Space Kadet started as a jam/electronic band, over the past 4 years we have grown as a band and our tastes in electronic production with instrumentation has reached a higher level and we feel that this translates to it's biggest potential on this album. Genres on the album range from downtempo electronic, world fusion, drum and bass, house, electro-funk to even psytance/psydub and future bass. We have been honored to work with some very special guests on certain tracks as well. We are pleased to present you our debut LP "Simulated Reality"….

:: lespecial ::

The New York and Boston-based rock power trio, lespecial, carves their own path in contemporary rock music, veering from hip-hop to metal, prog to house, pensive indie-rock to apocalyptic dub... and yet somehow still present a unified musical vision.

These three childhood friends from Connecticut play off of a lifetime of shared experience in their writing and performance. In a power trio, it's essential that each of the players can utterly captivate you at any given time. Each individual has a lot of weight to carry and is only as strong as the weakest link. In the studio, as on stage, it seems at first blush that Jon Grusauskas—delivering lyrics that call for your attention and seamlessly moving from guitar to keys to samples—is handling the entire upper end of the spectrum… until you consider how broad the melodic embrace of rhythmatist Rory Dolan and low end wizard Luke Bemand: injecting splashes of color and wicked chops into their heavy groove foundations or driving assaults, this dynamic battery simultaneously eases and propels lespecial through fractious changes of mood and tempo.
The band’s fearless pursuit of a synthesis of the musical idioms that inspire them has, thus far, culminated with the release of their second album, cheen, on October 31, 2017. Pole vaulting over traditional genres, cheen is a snapshot of a band flexing their remarkable creative muscles. In a traditional sense, cheen is a risky album: it asks the listener to suspend a categorical approach and dig into their own eclectic unconsciousness, to adapt a phrase, and appreciate the flow of the record from start to finish, as it moves guided by an unseen plan. If there is an underlying thematic structure, it is one that is anchored—musically and lyrically—by horror flicks, 1980s video games and lespecial’s indictment of the current cultural state of affairs. Not overtly political, angry or morose, cheen seems to observe the zeitgeist and respond to it. lespecial’s willingness to take this risk of presenting an album full of flavors and feels is a reflection of the respect they have for their fans, present and future: they simply don't underestimate the listener, and that itself is refreshing.
Never willing to sit back and settle into a groove, lespecial pivoted quickly from touring in support of the release of cheen into a whole new format: collaborating with and supporting the iconic Bay Area hip-hop emcee and producer, Zion I, on tour dates and a forthcoming album. There are also plans to release remixes of cheen tracks from some of their producer friends who hold lespecial in the highest esteem.

:: Andy Bruh ::