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Liaison Room at Front Street Cafe
1253 N. Front St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
Let's get this year started right! Another year, another Wonderlust party!
This time we're back with another one our friends, local breakbeat extraordinaire Jay Shok. Joining him for the opening vibes will be Phil Yeah, we guarantee you'll love his infectious techno vibes!
As always you can also catch another weird and groovy set by us, The Wonder Bars.
Only $5 at the door!!! We can't wait to start 2018 with a new night in The Liaison Room. Listening presented to you by Funktion One speakers and all the good vibes to to make you smile.
More details to come…
~The Wonder Bars
For almost a decade, the Wonder Bars have consistently been pioneers of Philadelphia's live electronic music scene. Mainly inspired by legends as Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin and Kraftwerk (who would eschew the DJ paradigm and instead chose to perform their music using their own sequenced studio equipment), The Wonder Bars began performing at a time when DJing dominated people’s ears and House’s most talented producers were, for the most part, unknown or obscured. As the tools for live electronic performance matured to a reliable point, The Wonder Bars and many other solo/group «controllerists» began composing and performing music on MIDI controllers and with Ableton Live. Today, almost all of the new faces in electronic music have in fact been performing their music using a sequencer and MIDI controllers rather than simply spinning their tunes on turntables/CDJs, and as a result House as well as every other form of EDM has skyrocketed into the ears of the mainstream music world.
But The Wonder Bars aren’t just known for their technical abilities. They are themselves an improvement upon today’s solo act-dominated electronic music landscape. Instead of simply cueing sampled loops, producer Tom Phoolery opts to recruit the finest musicians from Philadelphia’s diverse music scene, to achieve a level of improvisatory capability that allows the band to be as free-form with the music as possible, while still remaining in the format of danceable, repetitive-yet-ever-changing EDM. Combining multiple levels of improvisation (from solo work to song form) and a long-form “DJ set” mentality (where the individual songs make up the hour-or more-long work as a piece in and of itself), The Wonder Bars stretch the concepts of House music, and dance music in general, to their farthest reaches. Remaining one of Philadelphia’s largest electronic ensembles, The Wonder Bars continue to strive for the progression of dance music in all of its forms.
The Wonder Bars are:
Tom Phoolery on Production + Vox
Timmy «Dubz» Waller on Bass + Synths
Ray Waller on Guitar + Synths
Ryan «DJ HA” Aloisi on Keys + Percussion + Vox
For over a decade, Jay Shok has been an essential part of Philadelphia’s EDM culture. Working tirelessly to provide positive vibrations, he has more than shown his love through both his music and work within the scene. Since taking over Light It Up Productions, Jay has worked with a variety of people to spread the sound and energy of EDM culture. And you can be sure, whenever he is throwing down, it’s bound to be memorable. Delivering some of the freshest mixing Philadelphia has seen in years, Jay Shok takes house, breaks, and electro and makes them his own. He has shared the stage with such acts as DJ Craze, Simply Jeff, Keith Mackenzie, Sporty O, DJ Fixx, AC Slater, Taurus, Vagelli, Mason, D Star, Jeff Heart, Sleepy C, DJ Ivy, Chris B, DJ Funk, Atomic Babies, Dylan, Skynet, and DJ Pauly to name a few. He really is one of Philadelphia’s best kept secrets
Part of the LEFT RITE crew, Phil Yeah dominates the dance floor with his unique brand of bass-heavy, driving techno. From center city clubs to secret outdoor engagements, Phil throws down a vibe that commands the entire night.
A. Phil, yeah.
Q. Oh, you remember? You remember him?
Q. Okay. All right, good. Did you actually meet with Phil at some point?
A. No. Never met him.