Posts Tagged ‘Benoit & Sergio’

Watch Benoit & Sergio’s Video for “Your Darkness”

The last time Benoit & Sergio released an EP, the deep house-rooted D.C./Berlin duo had pop on their minds. Their latest, the Your Darkness EP, brings them back to the club.
The title track—whose Japan-set video premiered today on Billboard—is moody, streamlined, and Moroder-esque, with a slinky synth hook and sampled vocals from the Italian artist Silvie Loto. Some of Benoit & Sergio's best songs have [...]

Arts Roundup: Turn! Turn! Turn! Edition

Folk musician and activist Pete Seeger, who once worked with Alan Lomax at the Library of Congress' Archive of Folk Song, is dead at 94. [Post, Smithsonian, Post, Spin]
National Portrait Gallery installs a photo of Seeger, on view indefinitely. [AP]
Woolly Mammoth's Stupid Fucking Bird dominates 2014 Helen Hayes nominations. [Arts Desk]
Introducing D.C.'s first Funk Parade. [DCist]
Studio Theatre [...]

ToDo ToDay: Fête des Lumières and Cool “Disco” Dan

When the residents of Lyon, France, survived the plague in 1647, they celebrated by lighting candles and offering tributes to the Virgin Mary. More than three centuries later, the display has evolved into a sweeping lights party that draws millions of tourists to the town in early December. Now, with the help of Alliance Française [...]

Listen: Benoit & Sergio’s Adjustments EP

"The tyranny of the kick." It's a force that can hoover all the joy out of making dance music, says Benjamin "Sergio" Myers in a recent interview with Resident Advisor. But take it away, and... you're not making dance music anymore. Right?
Well, probably not. But listening to the latest EP from Myers' duo, Benoit & Sergio, it [...]

Arts Roundup: Nu-Metal Edition

The Dutch-born D.C. area producer Martyn on today's popular electronic music: "I think the sound of dubstep and electro-house took hold of the U.S. and it didn’t evolve into club music. It evolved into stadium music. It sounds more like nu-metal." [Post]
CulturalDC announces a new public-art project at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library [Art 202]
D.C. band [...]

ToDo ToDay: Benoit & Sergio! Todd Glass! Chelsea Wolfe!

Don’t hate Benoit & Sergio for making it look so easy: The two house-music makers radiate the kind of leisurely, I’m-on-a-boat, what-of-it? chill-bro ennui that might make working-class house practitioners tear off in search of even the lowest quality Trax Records 12-inch. But queue up Benoit & Sergio’s two fabulous recent EPs, A Bridge So [...]

How’d D.C. Do in the Village Voice’s Music Poll? Not So Hot.

The Village Voice's annual Pazz + Jop list of the year's best albums and songs isn't the only way to measure a given city's musical impact on the wider culture, and it's certainly not the best method. But this year's poll, which included ballots from hundreds of critics, certainly tells you something about how much (or [...]

Listen: Benoit & Sergio, Bridge So Far

It's not officially out till February, but Benoit & Sergio's latest 12-inch EP, Bridge So Far, has hit the Internet. The two-songer is the D.C./Berlin duo's first release for the Hot Creations label, and it's typical Benoit & Sergio through and through: "Bridge So Far" is a subdued slow burner; the flip, "$100 Dollar Bill," [...]

Listen: Benoit & Sergio, New Ships EP

Is there a D.C. EDM sound? Not a consistent one, no.
D.C.'s suburbs birthed Dave Nada's Moombahton, a genre that mashed squealy Dutch house with reggaeton. Meanwhile, local label Future Times has no discernible musical link to D.C.'s most obvious musical exports: go-go and harDCore, despite Mike Petillo and Andrew Field-Pickering's time in local punk bands. (Disclosure: [...]

Arts Roundup: Local Music Edition

XLR8R loves local record label Future Times. [XLR8R]
Berklee College of Music publication Berklee Today talks to Bluebrain about their album/app The National Mall. [Berklee Today]
Today's at-work listening: Benoit & Sergio do a summer-themed podcast for Resident Advisor. [Resident Advisor]
A deep talk with Frau Eva about their new album, Underneath Eyelids [All Our Noise]