Mark de Clive-Lowe at Nectar

By , January 21, 2011 11:31 am

This is a repost of my entry for my friends over at Rust and Rum:

Mcguirk met up with me to check out Mark de Clive-Lowe at Nectar in Fremont. MdCL is not necessarily a DJ as much as a beatmaker, with a bunch of drum machines and keyboards around him on stage that he uses together, and he does it really well. The music was awesome, and the vocalist who was with him, Sy Smith, was on everything perfectly, even doing some a capella dj-ing of her own.

There definitely seems to be this strand of electronica that’s jazzier and a little less driving than other linear, hypnotic trance and techno, and I definitely dig it. My main resource for it is City Soul Radio, a program on KBCS 91.3 that is put on by Sun Tzu Sound, a local DJ collective, but watching MdCL do his thing last night made me want to get more into it. Here’s a clip I got from Mcguirk that does a pretty good job of showing what we saw last night:

And here’s another song that I would put in the same genre. I heard this a long time ago and still want to buy it, but so much of this stuff is impossible to get in the U.S. I may just have to pony up the money to buy an import…

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