XPN Welcomes & Fig Presents: Second Sky w/ Andrew D. Yeager & VJCA
Trip hop and dub
July 23, 2015 · 8:00pm
WXPN Welcomes and Fig Presents: Second Sky
The evening will be opened with an opening set by Andrew D. Yeager spinning vinyls. VJCA of Aortic Valve will also be on hand to provide visuals during the show.
Second Sky is the trio of Billy Medina, Wes DiIorio and Bill Lascek-Speakman. The sound they create blends past with future, and organic with electronic.
Based in Dub and Trip-Hop, Second Sky mixes elements of Soul, Pop, Middle-Eastern, Afrobeat, and Indian music styles (among others) into something that always manages to come out sounding distinctly Second Sky.
Though only three members comprise the core of the group, Second Sky regularly employs the talents of friends from home and abroad to contribute to both their studio productions and live performances, including sitarist Harry Payuta and Second Sky’s regular horn section of Todd Fulginiti, Darnell Scott and Alex Banias.
Second Sky is known for their attention to both quality songwriting, as well as creating lush, psychedelic soundscapes. Regular collaborations with a variety of artists including label-mates Thomas Blondet and Farid, continually broaden their ever evolving sound. The band has also remixed work by artists including Thievery Corporation, Cornershop, and Balkan Beat Box, producing dynamic recreations for the dancefloor, the lounge and the living room alike.
The band’s drummer/producer Bill Lascek-Speakman explains; “Remixing gives us a chance to more fully explore some of our favorite genres like Bhangra, Samba, or Soundtrack Music to name a few, while working with some of our favorite artists”.
This fusion comes naturally to Billy, Wes, and Bill, who revel in the sounds of classic Bollywood soundtracks and early electronic music. The subsequent effect is a sonic world of sultry beaches, thrilling car chases, exotic scenery, and lost scenes from imaginary films.
Ultimately, the band looks to share it’s love of all forms of music with their friends and audiences worldwide; creating more than a sound, but a complete experience through rhythm and culture.
VJCA of Aortic Valve will be providing video and visual elements for the entire show.