Official Lotus After Party with Beard-o-Bees & Luke the Knife
Lotus performs three nights at Brooklyn Bowl, April 14-16, and Giant Step is pleased to present the official after party on Wednesday night at the Panther Room. Join us as Beard-o-Bees (Jesse Miller) and Luke the Knife (Luke Miller) keep the party going until the early morning.
Jesse Miller (bassist/composer for Lotus) takes "button pushing" to a whole new level as Beard-o-Bees. Using several LED grid controllers, his own custom designed software, Moog synths, and a melodica, he plays parts and builds beats in real time, manipulating and mixing sounds for a truly unique electronic performance of original music and remixes.
The latest Beard-o-Bees release, Imperfect Grid, is built upon melodies, bass lines and sounds crafted using Miller's analog synthesizer collection and meticulously edited to create dance-oriented electronic music. Tracks such as "Juneau Empire" contrast catchy synth hooks with quick cuts over a four-to-the-floor beat while "Lomi" is a cinematic piece of minimalism built on a deep, gritty two-step beat and expanding with layers of piano, cello, and glockenspiel.
Luke the Knife (Facebook)
After nearly 10 years of composing and playing guitar and keyboards for the band Lotus, Luke Miller turns his musical skills and experience towards the DJ booth. The idea was to bring funk and disco back to the dance floor in an EDM world that's sounding more and more digitized. In the Fall of 2012, Luke started working on remixing and re-editing tracks, and by the end of December, Luke the Knife was born.
Performing both standard DJ sets and live sets that incorporate guitar and keys along with guest drummers, percussionists, and saxophonists, Luke the Knife started with a few packed shows in Colorado, where he currently resides. For the first show outside the state, he sold out B.B. King's Lucille's Room in Times Square for a 2 1/2 hour dance party that left people asking for more, even at 4 in the morning. Now, he is hitting the road to open up for Chicago's electronic rock stalwarts Future Rock on select dates, including New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago.
Harkening back to the days when editing tape required an X-Acto Number 2, Luke's cuts merge the old and the new, utilizing modern production techniques to give a bigger punch to the funky tracks of yore. Luke has released over 20 remixes/re-edits and 8 continuous mixes that have been streamed and downloaded on SoundCloud. The response has been strong for both releases and live shows, with The Untz stating, "This is booty-shaking music," and Live for Live Music proclaiming, "[Luke] blends a healthy mix of Funk, Disco and Dance for a mind-blowing performance."
Advanced Price: $10.00
Door Price: $15.00