“Don’t let their punny name (and boyish good looks) fool you, the Philly-based duo of Tyler Minford and Logan Zoghby make seriously good music—a refreshingly funky blend of R&B, jazz and more electronically inclined elements,” raved Interview a couple of years back. Minford has since gone solo, creating official remixes for big names like Mos Def, Logic, G-Eazy, Future and Wiz Khalifa. But he insists that “genres don’t define me.” An eponymous EP (stream it below) arrived two years ago. “Philly producer Louis Futon has dropped off his self-titled EP, and simply put—it’s quite good,” said Hypebeast. “The electronic producer delivers on four original and undeniably entertaining tracks, as three remixes also join the party.” He’s been working on new material, and you can see him at the late show tomorrow at Mercury Lounge. NYC singer-songwriter Sam Setton opens.
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Heavily influenced by hip-hop (plus jazz and R&B)—and straight out of Philly—producer Louis Futon’s been bringing his electronic beats across the country for only a couple of years, but he’s already done official remixes of big names like Wiz Khalifa, Future and Kanye West and Logic. Somehow using melodies, electronic tones and drums, he’s been able to make music that doesn’t easily fit into one genre. In fact, he’s got “Genres don’t define me” on his Facebook page. Last year he released a seven-track eponymous EP (stream it below), impressing blogs across the land. Earmilk succinctly put it: “Louis Futon destroys it with self-titled EP.” And fresh off dates with Big Gigantic, he brings his dance party to Rough Trade NYC tomorrow night. Join the party.
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Wiz Khalifa/Snoop Dogg – Terminal 5 – December 5, 2011
Passing the torch is a popular theme in hip-hop. And Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are the most recent example of this. The two lanky rappers brought their laid-back style to Terminal 5 last night in the form of their “High School” tour, a coheadlining affair that doubled as a preview of their straight-to-DVD movie, Mac and Devin Go to High School, due out in early 2012.
Scenes of Snoop’s character introducing Wiz’s to weed (a more literal passing of the torch) and Wiz making snow angels served as a the perfect lead-in to Snoop’s 45-minute set of hits, which featured “P.I.M.P.,” “The Next Episode,” Biggie Smalls’ “Hypnotize” and more. The West Coast icon’s classic flow got the crowd buzzing, and young gun Wiz Khalifa followed suit. While his modern beats were an abrupt change from Snoop’s groovier sound, Wiz eased into his set, waiting until the end to turn things all the way up with “Taylor Gang.”
The highlight, though, was the combined set that Snoop and his self-proclaimed “nephew” did to cap off the night. The two bounced around on each other’s biggest tracks, like “Gin and Juice” and “Black and Yellow,” with Wiz Khalifa still looking almost starry-eyed as he rapped along on Snoop’s verses. Snoop kept fanning those flames, too, hyping up Wiz to the crowd like the proud mentor he’s been, as he passed one more torch (this one actually lit) to Wiz to smoke. —Sean O’Kane