You can have a chance to open up for Randy Garcia at the Empty Bottle! And we all get to vote.
He plays an upbeat, melodic blend of low-fi / 8bit / glitch/ IDM combined with live instrumentation and is currently on tour to support his new album to be released in April, Resurgens which features a vocal-heavy approach, bolstered by the guest talents of NNXT, DiViNCi (of S.O.S), Plusses and Ups, Tricil, Labtob and long-time collaborator Threv.
RANDY GARCIA’S MUSIC: http://randygarcia.com/wp/music-2/listen
– Confirm that you will be available to play on Sunday April 10 at 7 or 8pm
– Upload a DJ mix or Live PA of about an hour that shows your typical performance by Sunday, March 13 and mail the link to [email protected] Please do NOT use a free download service like Megaupload where you have to download the whole file to listen to it. Some great free services to host DJ mixes & live sets: http://www.mixcloud.com or http://www.soundcloud.com
– We’ll sort through the submissions and choose the finalists
– Then you guys get to vote on your favorite submission. There will be two opening slots.
– Voting will end on Saturday March 19
DETAILS FOR THE SHOW:
Sunday, April 10, 2011
R_Garcia [Nophi, subVariant] + TBA
7pm – 10pm Empty Bottle, 1035 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Brought to you byChicago Innovative Electronic Music [CIEM]and subVariant
R_Garcia (Randy Garcia), born April 20th, 1977 in Miami, FL, is a
modern electronic composer, producer and multi-instrumental performer.
Currently based in Atlanta, GA, Garcia heads the seminal Nophi
Recordings, as well as the annual Nophest Summer Music Festival. In
addition to his solo work, he composes and tours as part of the
critically acclaimed art-rock band, Nerd Parade.
Known primarily for his involvement in the genesis of the American IDM
(Intelligent Dance Music) movement, R_Garcia has long employed a punk
rock ethic in his musical endeavors, often eschewing traditional
industry practices in favor of a DIY philosophy.
“In 1998, Nophi Recordings was founded by R_Garcia and Mic Mell.
Nophi’s focus would be instrumental and electronic music, relying
heavily on a handmade aesthetic and grass-roots promotion. Nophi flourished through the 2000′sbefore finally undergoing an overhaul in 2009 — when the label won Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta 2009 awards for “Best Record Label (Readers Choice).”
RECENT & CURRENT
Beginning in 2007, R.Garcia released an onslaught of both new and
previously unreleased material. Among those recordings are three of
Garcia’s most adventurous works: A Delicate Bashing, which introduced
his live band, Nerd Parade; The largely acoustic I Used to Write on
Walls; and the Critically acclaimed LP of instrumental love songs,
Everything Ever. All three recordings heavily tied Garcia’s affinity
for live instrumentation to electronic production and set the stage
for the future of his music.
By 2010, R_Garcia had been invited to score a television commercial
for Kelloggs and work closely with Grammy Candidates 3KStatic on
Evolver, a unique sample and loop CD for Sony Creative Software. He
also produced recordings and remixes for Pearl Future, Kevin Max (of
DC Talk), Pop Will Eat Itself and Julie Slick (Adrian Belew). In April
of 2011, Garcia will release his next LP, Resurgens which features a
vocal-heavy approach, bolstered by the guest talents of NNXT, DiViNCi
(of S.O.S), Plusses and Ups, Tricil, Labtob and long-time collaborator