OBaH premieres the track, "I Dream of Rio," today with Okayfuture. It's from his debut EP, Cross Fade, out March 7th. With the intense winter weather we've had lately, we too are dreaming of Rio.
Hit the dance floor with OBaH in the DJ booth every Monday and Tuesday from 6-11pm at The Top of The Standard, the penthouse lounge at The Standard, Highline in New York City. On March 13th, he joins Rich Medina’s monthly NYC party, Little Ricky’s Rib Shack, at Louie & Chan for his official EP release party.
Hot off the presses with their second full-length release entitled Voices, the Upstate New York duo brought that boom to a sold out room.
The night kicked off with a mild dose of dream pop by opener White Sea. Fronted by the sultry M83 vocalist, Morgan Kibby, their 80’s-esque tunes wafted through the theater as the cool kids piled in quickly, eager to be close for the headliners. The trio played a near seamless set of agreeable tunes, including “Mountaineer,” just mellow enough to classify as chill, but gallant enough to command attention through bold falsettos, and confident drumming.
But even with garnering fair attention from an audience eager for the main event, the showstopper of White Sea’s set wasn't their nocturnal, yet dancy “Cannibal Love,” but rather Kibby’s gold Wonder Woman belt and midnight purple pants-gown that drew eyes to the stage.
...and then there was that one group.
With her donning a cropped black and white leather jacket and him sporting crisp white button up and classic Fender guitar, Sarah Barthel, and Josh Carter, better known as Phantogram, brought their unparalleled sound machine to a very excitable Oakland crowd.
Starting off the night was Tondrae Kemp, who brought some Louisiana funk and blues to the stage. The crowd quickly warmed to his soulful voice, lively band, and songs about love, heartbreak, and everything in between. He gripped the crowd with his version of the Isley Brothers' "Footsteps in the Dark (Parts 1&2)" which led nicely into an Ice Cube sing-along of "It Was a Good Day." Hip hop wasn't the only unique influence in Kemp's set: there were hints of reggae and New Orleans Jazz throughout, making for a lively time.
DJ Jon Oliver of I Love Vinyl and East Village Radio kept the crowd buzzing between acts.