Johnny Jewel graces MFNW with two of his lavishly dreamlike electronic projects: Chromatics and Glass Candy. Join the experience on September 7th at the Wonder Ballroom as both acts take the stage for a night of head-bopping and futuristic beats.
Chromatics are the reflection on the dark side of the street. With Night Drive, they were barely there but they seemed to weigh a ton. Beautiful vocals giving life to city phrases, rhythms that keep everyone moving but not quickly enough to miss the crash. There are times when you can’t listen anymore to them because it hurts too much, and then you press play again. There’s an intimate distance to their music, with just enough separation that you don’t really know what’s going on.
Crazy like a rabbit and happy like the new year, Glass Candy make music that is, as the Wall Street Journal put it, “irresistible.” On Beatbox, producer Johnny Jewel made beats fitting of his Hustletown hometown, and there aren’t many MCs who can ride a track like Ida No can, slippery but never sliding, full of highs and lows but never any flat lines. Glass Candy sound like a poet on a cloud floating above the discotheque, and the whole dance floor can’t stop reaching for them. Glass Candy’s new album Body Work is scheduled to be released in 2013.