The Brain Trust & Beandream Productions Present:
Ben Silver & Black Data
Wednesday, 3/22, 9pm
You might know Ben Silver as one-third of Orchard Lounge, the long-running Chicago DJ collective that also includes Spencer Lokken and Bethany "Queen B" Lokken. The trio's tag-team sets pack in bass-dropping techno and house, sunset chill-out grooves and other futuristic sounds. Orchard Lounge has had residencies at clubs around the country, including Smartbar in Chicago, Vagabond in Miami and Love in New York. They’ve gigged at established venues like Red Rocks and Hammerstein Ballroom, and major festivals, including Lollapalooza, Coachella and Electric Zoo.
Ben Silver's solo project has him spinning psychedelic house and techno as well as producing original material alongside songwriting partner David Hammond. In fall 2015 he released the well-received "Solar" and "Lunar" DJ mixes—in October, Beatport named “Solar” one of the "Top 10 Mixes of the Month.”
Ben is also readying the release of his debut EP, which is a collaboration with David Hammond. It's tracks are suitable for a wide range of styles, with some parts harder hitting and others more exploratory.
Black Data emerges from a deep, orphic place in the human condition. The dj/producer duo are intent on slowly infiltrating a listener's musical mind with music crafted with a severe attention to detail. Meant to be assimilated as avant-guarde tales, Black Data’s pieces compel you to move in tandem with the meticulous intention fused at it’s core. It is suggested that one comes prepared for sounds both eccentric and stirring. Matt Kenny and Kyle Roberge have grown together as musicians for years in Philadelphia, Connecticut and currently in Boston. Black Data is the natural progression of experiments in understanding the sounds they love, allowing them to now operate in that space beyond. The musical influence of the Black Data project is both offbeat and raw. A calculated listen to one of their mixes will unearth elements of trip-hop, classic blues, tech, dark country, and house. Under various monikers, they have cued up tunes on most dancefloors in the Northeast including Brooklyn’s Verboten; sharing bills with the likes of Abakus, Soul Clap, Tiger and Woods, Edit Murphy, Tipper, Orchard Lounge, Blockhead, and Treasure Fingers. Music muddled with emotion and patience can be expected from Black Data. As for their next move, it is sure to remain seductively cryptic.
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