Monday, June 22, 2009
Stereoluxxx - Friday - Phonotropic (Crofoot Lounge)
Stereoluxxx - 6 / 26 -
Last week I read somewhere that over-bloated, blowhard Rush Limbaugh mentioned that Flint would be better off bulldozed. Sure Flint has more than its share of problems, but com’on bulldozed! I can’t come up with a long list of things to keep Flint around. But, there are a few bands from the downtrodden city worth seeking out. One of them being the innovative Stereoluxxx.Like that song you really don’t want to remember, Stereoluxxx truly are a combination of ebony and ivory that make perfect harmony. Singer Tunde Olaniran was a former member of Funkstorung, providing vocals that soar, recalling some of the better house music vocalists, or, even Prince’s funkier moments. Brian Preczewski, also known as Controller, provides the music behind Stereoluxxx.
Playing guitar, synthesizers and other instruments, Controller creates a backdrop of electro synth-pop and funk for Tunde. Think Pet Shop Boys with Prince singing minus the attitude, stiff lyrics, and adding in a whole lot of fun. Not shying away from their ambitions, Stereoluxxx, released “Eros” their debut as a concept record. A concept record that actually works in telling the heartbreaking, and at times, uplifting story of Jane, a woman looking for love in all the wrong places. The songs shift from funky dance to shimmering electronic, the constant being Tunde’s smooth vocals.
Presented by the website/podcast, Most People Are DJs, you can experience Stereoluxxx live along with DJ sets of indie-electro on Friday, June 26th, at Vernor’s Lounge (inside the Crofoot) for Phonotropic Fridaze.
Posted by jeff milo at 11:24 AM