February 6, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: experimental multimedia duo Keebs and electronic funk & house duo Tasty Prizes. Sound by Jon Monteverde.
Keebs consists of 23-year-olds Kiera Stevens and Mathew Cunningham. Kiera uses synths to create sounds influenced by genres such as jazz, rock and hip-hop, while Mathew creates visuals influenced by Soviet montage theory and experimental cinema.
Keebs went from a nickname to a stage name for Kiera after leaving college in October 2013. She taught herself how to play a keyboard and went on to release her first EP in January 2014. With Mathew being skilled in film editing, he naturally took an interest in doing music videos for Kiera. After working together on Kiera's first two EPs, the couple decided to officially become a multimedia duo. Currently, they are working on a short film titled, "Two" and the fourth Keebs EP. Both are due in early 2015.
For their Transistor set Kiera was engulfed in Mathew's experimental, brain-melting visuals while she provided chant-like vocals for her synth-heavy grooves.
Visit Keebs on Soundcloud.
Also available: a previous Keebs Transistor recording from August 9, 2014.
Tasty Prizes consists of members Lech Simmons (drums/textures) & Tom Langan (keys/synthesizer), who, after being in the soul group The Feel!, found a common interest in electronic music. They are influenced by artists like Caribou, Blondes, The Field, Daft Punk, Nigel Rodgers, James Murphy, Herbie Hancock and the styles of Chicago house, Detriot techno, jazz fusion and disco soul. These two talented musicians improvise big synths and textures over classic house beats with a nu-disco twist.
Visit Tasty Prizes on Soundcloud.
Also available: a previous Tasty Prizes Transistor recording from November 14, 2014.
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