VARIOUS ARTISTS - PHILADELPHIA MANETO LIMITED EDITION VINYL EP
This limited edition, silk-screened, hand-numbered EP features songs by Nicos Gun, The Downtown Club and Instamatic which originally appeared on YRO18, 2013's Philadelphia Maneto compilation. Each track is remixed by DJ Apt One will appear on a limited run vinyl release available at brick-and-mortar record stores in the Philadelphia area and by mail-order via turntablelab.com and the Young Robots discogs store.
Philadelphia stores stocking the record includ: The Marvelous, Long In The Tooth, Creep, AKA, Philadelphia Record Exchange, Borderline.
Mastering by Mark Trewella. Artwork by Quae Long.
DJ Apt One
DJ Apt One is and has been on the forefront of many important movements in dance music over the last ten years.
He was a part of the multi-genre style of DJing that catapulted his adopted Philadelphia to the pinnacle of the DJ world in the early 2000s. His years of seasoning as a DJ have seen him play all styles imaginable all across the US and Europe.
As a part of the duo RCMP, his work foreshadowed the emergence of Nu-Disco before the genre even had a name. He is an internationally renowned disco edit-maker, appearing on compilations alongside the likes of Todd Terje and Tom Moulton. He has officially remixed global stars as diverse as Wiz Khalifa and Gregor Salto.
He is also is one of the OGs of "Moombahton" - the polyglot global EDM movement that saw DJ Apt One find fame on the BBC, NPR and elsewhere along with pioneers Dave Nada, DJ Sabo, Dillon Francis and more. He is also a founder and executive of Young Robots Records.
DJ Apt One has shared stages with some of the best talents of this generation, including The Rub, Diplo, Tittsworth, Juan Maclean, Treasure Fingers, Nick Catchdubs, Gigamesh, Big Freedia, Blaqstarr, DJ Sega, Sammy Bananas, Spank Rock, Dave Nada, Wale, Dillon Francis, Peanut Butter Wolf, De La Soul, !!!, RJD2, Bonde do Role, DJ Neil Armstrong, The Budos Band, The Flaming Lips, Flosstradamus and more..
"With oodles of talent, an incredible live show and a super-sized love for Prince many things rhythmic, Nicos Gun brings together elements of New Wave with electronic dance music. File under: not afraid to entertain." - Paste Magazine
Nicos Gun has toured extensively, sharing stages with The Roots, Earth Wind and Fire, Weezer, Janes Addiction, Cut Copy, Diplo, Ariel Pink, Free Energy, Morning Teleportation, Yeasayer, Ratatat, DFA 1979, Holy Ghost!, Wiz Khalifa, Big Boi, Rusko, and many more. As studio players and session musicians they have worked with The Roots, Zoe Kravitz, Kelly Clarkson, 50 Cent, American Babies and more.
This is Nicos Gun's second release on Young Robots. In 2012 they released We Could Die, with remixes by DJ Apt One, Peter Dragontail and Kutcorners.
The Downtown Club
The Downtown Club is April Harkanson (Vocals, Guitar/Keys), Travis Regan (Bass), and Dan Welsh (Drums) a 3-piece band formed in Philadelphia in 2010. Their sound incorporates hauntingly beautiful vocals over ESG-styled post punk rhythms - altogether an entrancing and danceable sound.
Instamaticformed in 2008, growing out of the Philadelphia DJ/production duo Crimp Yr Hair.
After spinning for years and remixing artists like Crystal Castles, Yelle and Matt & Kim, TJ Adams and Rick Mitchell decided to expand what they had in the studio into a live performance.
They joined forces with Amanda Blank collaborator Steven Haslam and Philadelphia scene veterans Philip Schorn and Matt Coogan to write electronic anthems - and actually play them. Instamatic's tracks reflect the spirit of their Philly punk-rock past and their shows are an aural assault of speakers, synthesizers and sequencers.