May 12 - Kornél Kovács and Nick Garcia at 9910
Friday, May 12th
Night Vision and Beam Me Up present:
Kornél Kovács and Nick Garcia
We are so excited to present Sweden's Kornél Kovács for the first time in Edmonton. We've been huge fans of this man and his label Studio Barhus for a while - you're in for a real treat!
Joining Kornel on the decks is Night Vision's long-lost American team member Nick Garcia! Nick has been a vital part of our label and is one of our favourite producers. He also happens to be a huge Kovács fan making him the perfect choice to open things up.
≈≈≈≈ Kornél Kovács ≈≈≈≈
Kovács had always written about music, and this, which he did for his own mp3 blog and various culture and music magazines, was joined by a DJ residency at Stockholm's legendary Paradise night, as well as a weekly radio show on P3, Sweden's Radio 1 equivalent. An unsurprisingly important stint at Red Bull Music Academy in 2008 was followed by the formation of Studio Barnhus with his best friends Axel Boman and Petter Nordkvist. At first a studio space and DJ trio, and a year later a record label, Studio Barnhus has now charted 50 releases and counting – the initial Good Children Make Bad Grown Ups EP was Kovács' first appearance on vinyl.
The collective's successes have drawn reams of prestigious press coverage in the years since and worldwide DJ dates for its three members, as well as giving Kovács the artistic space that eventually fostered 2014's Szikra, the track Kovács admits was what made him realise he could “actually make music that people appreciate”. Given all this, it would be wrong to describe last year's Pantalón, on Glasgow's Numbers imprint, as any kind of “breakout” moment. Its irresistible, snapping drums and Spanish-language vocal did get people talking and dancing though, while an appearance on Hamburg's esteemed Smallville imprint in the same year saw him connect with another of Europe's electronic music powerhouses.
Kovács' debut album, The Bells, is out on Studio Barnhus in August and was recorded during an intensive two-week session in Gothenburg with his great friend (and great studio engineer) Matt Karmil. Giving your debut LP the same name as the most influential techno track in history certainly takes balls. But after hearing how the album draws together Kovács' natural festive musicality and his long-standing love of club rhythmics, and then factoring in the juggernaut trajectory that's taken him from tea-making record store jester to globally acclaimed producer and DJ, you can certainly forgive his confidence.
≈≈≈≈ Nick Garcia ≈≈≈≈
[Night Vision / Lifted Contingency]
DC based producer and composer Nick Garcia creates left-field house music that often hints at classic electro and experimental/glitch music. His love affair with synthesizers and samplers has yielded records that have landed on labels like Edmonton deep house imprint Night Vision and Boston’s bass music outfit Lifted Contingency. In 2017, Nick released his Fenix EP on Night Vision, which received support from Pillowtalk, Joyce Muniz, and more, and went top 20 on Beatport. Aside from his work as a solo artist, Nick is well known as a post production engineer and composer, most recently having co-composed the theme music to NPR’s 1A with Will Eastman.
With support from Night Vision DJs:
Adam Johan & Sahib
Tickets will be available online, at Foosh, or from any of the Night Vision DJs
9910 Address: 9910 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB
Doors at 9 PM.