Empire of the Sun
The Australian electronic music due from Sydney, gained international success with their debut album “Walking on a Dream” released in 2008. Chances are you know a few of Empire of the Sun’s hits from that album such “Walking On A Dream”, and “We Are The People” as they have been remixed and used by many popular DJs in sets over the last few years. More recently their hit “Alive” from their album “Ice on the Dune” has been used by the likes of Martin Solveig in recent international festivals. The blend of live music, an electronic sound and elaborate almost Cirque Du Solei style presentation make Empire of the Sun a must see this weekend.
Klingande (pronounced “Kling-ond”) is a French deep house producer. His music is inspired by contemporary Swedish House Music, which is why his track titles are in Swedish. He loves Swedish landscape, people and the spirit. He is also very inspired by Swedish House Mafia, Coldplay, and Oasis. Klingande really focuses on using instruments such as the sax, some acoustics, and the piano as well as vocals. Klingande gained his popularity with his track “Punga”, which he self-released in 2013. The song hit the charts in France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Afterwards, he released “Jubel”, which gained international chart success. “Jubel” reached over 112 million listens on YouTube, and 20 million plays on SoundCloud. This track and this year’s released “Riva” feat. Broken back, are tracks he is known for. Klingande matches up the beats to a harmonica in this track. It is very catchy, and is truly a summer hit since it has a “feel good” tone. Klingande should definitely be on top of the list to see at Mamby!
Farley Jackmaster Funk:
Chicago is the birthplace of house music. When one of the originators of Chicago House music comes to play, you don’t miss it. Farley Jackmaster Funk, ‘The King of House music’, one of the founding members of the legendary ‘Hot mix 5’, was also part of the legendary house label Trax Records and longtime friend of the Godfather of House music Frankie Knuckles. Take a trip into the history of Chicago House music by checking out his set on Saturday.
If you are looking for an epic live electronic performance, Royksopp is not to be missed on Saturday. This Norwegian duo is well known for their performances with live instruments and vocalist, allowing them to fully play their deep discography of warm and luscious hits. Featured on Geico’s Caveman commercials, their hit “remind me” joins many others such as “eple”, “what else is out there?”(Remixed beautifully by Thin White Duke) and “Poor Leno”. Recently released is their album “The Inevitable End” featuring the beautiful track “I had this thing”. We guarantee this will be the performance of the weekend.
With mainstream fans hyping up Krewella and Flosstradamus to no end, it would seem hard to break out as a new mostly tropical house sounding group from Chicago. WRONG! In what seems to be no time at all Autograf — comprised of Jake Carpenter, Louis Kha and Mikul Wing have exploded onto the scene with a new refreshing sound and live instrument element. From underground techno parties, party busses and even Electric Forest, Autograf innovates and elevates a vibrant Chicago electronic music scene. Having several No.1 releases on Hype Machine and millions of listens on their soundcloud seems to only be the beginning. If you want to see the next big thing that we can be proud of from Chicago, don’t miss Autograf’s set at Mamby Saturday July 11 from 2:15-3:00.