Matoma: Party At Your Place! Tour

Matoma: Party At Your Place! Tour

Two Friends, The Aston Shuffle

Sat, February 11, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Terminal 5

New York, NY

$28 advance / $30 day of show

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Matoma
Matoma
Norwegian electronic music star Matoma’s innovative ‘Hakuna Matoma’ album project – available via Big Beat Records/Parlophone – continues to go from strength-to-strength as it expands and evolves over time on streaming media platforms. With over 280 million streams to date and more than 7.5 million regular monthly listeners on Spotify, Matoma is proving that his unconventional approach is paying dividends.

Matoma’s latest single, ‘False Alarm’, is a collaboration with British singer /songwriter Becky Hill who topped the charts as vocalist and co-writer of Oliver Heldens’ ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’ and has collaborated with the likes of Rudimental and Wilkinson. The blissful ‘False Alarm’ captures the shimmering, summery side of Matoma’s sound, which presents an immediately captivating hook with his uplifting brand of dance music.

‘Hakuna Matoma’ demonstrates Matoma’s ability to reach beyond the confines of house with elements of urban, dance, pop and Caribbean sounds within its palette. The album’s highlights include guest appearances from Washington D.C. rapper Wale and Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan on the feel-good ‘Feeling Right (Everything Is Nice)’; ‘Try Me’, a collaboration with global superstars Jason Derulo and Jennifer Lopez; the jubilant ‘Wonderful Life’ as featured on the Angry Birds soundtrack; Matoma’s inspired reimagining of Coldplay’s ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’; the HypeM #1 ‘Knives’; and the gorgeous ‘Running Out’ with MTV Music Europe Award winner Astrid S. The track ‘Paradise’ features Sean Paul and KStewart and was launched during Matoma’s festival-highlight set at Coachella 2016, where Sean Paul was on hand to reprise his performance on the track.
Two Friends
Matt Halper and Eli Sones, the young masterminds behind Two Friends, have quickly revamped from high school bedroom producers to one of the most promising dance music duos of 2016. Known for their viral remixes of "Trap Queen", "I Miss You" and "Cool", the two have, in unprecedented time, mastered a wide range of genres from deep, melodic house to harder progressive cuts. With their Spotify and SoundCloud views now exceeding 17 million and with eleven #1's on Hype Machine, the boys are well on their way to becoming the next big dance act to come out of America.
The Aston Shuffle
Multitasking can be quite easy, if all the tasks are fundamentally enjoyable. Just ask The Aston Shuffle.

The Australian duo—Vance Musgrove and Mikah Freeman—have been making music together for a decade, and in this time have established themselves as forerunners of the Australian scene. Equally skilled as producers, remixers, selectors, and mentors, the guys have forged an ever-growing presence on the world stage since meeting in their native Canberra.

The duo rose to prominence on the power of their standout remixes, and quickly became regulars on the famed Ministry of Sound compilations. The Aston Shuffle remixes of tracks by artists including Claude Vonstroke, London Grammar, and Empire of the Sun were blogosphere sensations, and Sunrise, a 2013 collaboration with fellow Aussie Tommy Trash, hit #1 on Beatport. 2014’s Photographs debuted at #12 on the Australian album chart and demonstrated the duo’s ability to lean into the pop realm while still keeping the sound cool and club-worthy. Their newest output marks a return to the sound closest to their hearts—house.

“We wrote house music when we first started out,” Freeman says, “and even though we’ve gone through a lot of paths during our evolution, the things that still excites us most is house music.”

The newest The Aston Shuffle output plugs in neatly to the current worldwide house music renaissance. January 2016 track High With You, along with the forthcoming Don’t Let Go, were selected by house maestro The Magician, who sought on The Aston Shuffle via Soundcloud, for release on his taste-making Potion label. The tracks have since gotten play by a wide range of prominent DJs and tastemakers worldwide, from dance legend Pete Tong, future house upstart Oliver Heldens, all the way to main-room monster Martin Garrix. While clearly the output of experienced producers, these sexy, effervescent tracks are also infused with the fresh energy and joy that brings the sound to life.

“Audiences can hear it when you’re having fun in the studio,” Freeman says. “Ultimately, it’s about making people dance.”

In addition to producing, Musgrove and Freeman have established themselves as ace selectors. Their weekly triple j show, The Friday Night Shuffle, reaches a million listeners every week and is the most popular Friday night radio program in Australia. The program gives listeners another snapshot of Musgrove and Freeman’s long track record of picking emerging talent. Acts such as Flume and RÜFÜS DU SOL, now among the world’s most exciting electronic acts in 2016, were tapped for remixes – and as a tour support act in the case of RÜFÜS DU SOL – when they were still fledgling projects.

The guys have also expanded the scope of their work as writers and producers to incorporate a variety of both up-and-coming and established Australian acts. It’s a role that allows Musgrove and Freeman the opportunity to make genre-spanning music while focusing on what they’re most passionate about as The Aston Shuffle.

“We both know it when we hear something that’s for us,” Freeman says. “You just get that feeling in your gut and know that it’s special.’”

The guys have an arsenal of new tracks they’re preparing for release, and the coming months will find them utilizing all of their talents in the studio, on the radio, and out in clubs.

“Right now,” Freeman says, “it’s all about focusing on what we find fun.”
Venue Information:
Terminal 5
610 W 56th St
New York, NY, 10019
http://www.terminal5nyc.com/