Y La Bamba, Lynx
December 31, 2012
Doors at 7:30 pm
Show at 8:30 pm
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
$46.25 day of show
(not including fees)
STG presents Beats Antique at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on Monday, December 31, 2012. Show is 21+.
End of the World Ambiance provided by Circus Contraption.
Acclaimed experimental world fusion and electronic music trio Beats Antique are set to release their fourth full-length album Elektrafone on October 4 on the band’s own Antique Records. The new album follows their 2010 album, Blind Threshold, which debuted at #2 on iTunes electronic charts and was praised by MXDWN as “meticulously crafted with an array of sounds and a variance of melody.” Earlier this year, Beats Antique premiered their latest video for the song “Revival,” off their latest album Blind Threshold, on the YouTube Music Homepage. Created by director and animator Ivan Landau, who called the experience, “a collaborative dream” and illustrator Leighton Kelly, the short film travels through surreal landscapes meeting mythical creatures that depart on a far-reaching journey to revive dance from the dead. Landau comments, “This video started as a little dream. It’s been amazing watching it materialize from subconscious to screen.”
Formed in San Francisco in 2007, Beats Antique is the musical alliance of producers David Satori, Tommy Cappel and world-renowned belly dance performer and producer Zoe Jakes. Satori and Cappel both trained classically before venturing to locations including Bali, West Africa and Serbia. With extensive backgrounds in multicultural music production, they command the spectrum of live and digital instrumentation with skills born of hip-hop and jazz. Jakes adds a third dimension as the multi-cultural and disciplinary dance counterpart, with her professional experience in two major Bellydance troupes. All of this sets the scene for the group’s stage show which has impressed audiences at festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good, Wakarusa, EDC Las Vegas, Outside Lands and Electric Forest.
Beats Antique is best imagined as an innovative creature built from the cumulative heritage of the world’s music chasing its tail. However vivid that image, when a marching band groove crashes into bluesy folk chords only to be accompanied by heavy bass, electronic beats and Middle Eastern melodies, you’ll still be surprised.