Too Many Zooz

Too Many Zooz (9:30 PM)

DJ Val Fleury (8:15 PM)

Wed, May 31, 2017

8:00 pm

$20.00

This event is all ages

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Too Many Zooz - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Too Many Zooz
With the snowballing trend towards electronic instrumentation in music, it's easy to forget where it all first started: on street corners with real instruments, playing for tips, that is until you've heard Too Many Zooz. One part New Orleans Jazz, one part Caribbean Calypso and two parts fun, Too Many Zooz is a three-piece "brass house" band comprised of Matt Doe, Leo P, and King of Sludge. The group found their voice playing for change on New York's subway platforms, honing extremely danceable rhythms and melodies.

A video of one of their frenetic subway performances was posted to Reddit and went viral to the tune of over 1.8 million views, and in a very short time amassed a large fan base. Additional videos have hundreds of thousands of views, and Facebook likes now surpass 200,000.

This is all for good reason, too. Their music is infectious, impossible to stay still listening to. As old-fashioned as their musical approach is, – if one were to call live instrumentation old fashioned – the structure of their songs follows very closely to any hit EDM track, hence their self-prescribed "brass house" genre. The drums provide a rhythmic base, the saxophone a bass line and the trumpet serves as the melody, guiding you to a gradually increasing, precipitous crescendo, where all the instruments come together only "drop" from a dizzying height, clashing together in an explosive climax of sound. Too Many Zooz will definitely force you to reconsider the way you think about jazz music.
DJ Val Fleury - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
DJ Val Fleury
Val Fleury is a Liberian-born and LA-based DJ/ producer and co-host on Dash Radio. As a curator of sound, she has garnered attention for her innate love of music, style, and international culture. Val has spun for various audiences across the USA and abroad: Vegas and Shanghai nightclubs, fashion events in New York, Palm Springs pool parties, music festivals in San Francisco and Stockholm, LA underground raves, bars in Sydney and Paris as well as tour dates with Elliphant, Kat Dahlia, Gavin Turek and Goldroom.

Since her debut in 2013, Val has built buzz for her performance power, mixing mastery, and multi-dimensional sets that openly mix House, Future Bass, Nu Disco, Indie Dance, and throwback faves. Val’s mixes and remixes (Cobrastarship x Jeffrey Tonnessen, Saint Motel, etc) have also earned raves from top music and style publications like Noisey, Refinery 29, Popular, Galore, NYLON and more. Hear her debut single "Rain Dancing" here, and follow up Remixes EP here.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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