The Glass is Always Full 'n' Sweet with Glass Candy
What do you get when you mix together two Jewels and one No?... Good Disco!
Both these artist manage to recreate and maintain the essence of 70's disco tendencies yet infuse their own touch with new sounds, making their work fresh and contemporary.
Portland, Portland, Portland... why are so many good things coming out of that place? I wonder if people over there think the same about the things that are going on in Toronto? Hahaha...probably not.
Portland-based label Italians Do it Better founded by Glass Candy's Johnny Jewel with Mike Simonetti, is by now one of my favourite labels. Pretty much all of their releases have been solid, and they've establish themselves as the champs of disco-inspired labels (at least to me).
They have also maintained a unique sound within their artists that gears more towards the calm, sweet, seductive, eerie at times disco using lo-fi techniques but still managing to move you on the dance floor.
Together, Portland's Glass Candy with Cali girl Ramona Gonzalez aka Nite Jewel and a couple of our best local DJ's will trip you out into a great living room-feel dance party that will sooth your winter.
Here is a little preview playlist I made for you guys to get you in the right mind frame for the show, enjoy! Check out the Rubies remix featuring our own Feist! Great release form Italian Do It Better.
Also, to further exemplify what I'm talking about, here are two great videos that visually portray the sound of these artist.
WRONGBAR, 1279 Queen St W
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 10:00pm
Glass Candy Photo by Nina Manson-Campbell
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