Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nicolas Jaar LIVE, Nick Hook

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

Nicolas Jaar LIVE, Nick Hook

Heathered Pearls

Sat, November 10, 2012

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$35 for 1-day / $65 for 2-day (for all BEMF venues)

This event is 21 and over

Nicolas Jaar LIVE
Nicolas Jaar LIVE
Nicolas Jaar has spent his youth wandering. He was born in New York City, but raised between Santiago and SoHo. At seventeen, he began releasing music on the Brooklyn imprint Wolf + Lamb, and was catapulted into the Atlantic dance music scene.

But he always wanted to slow down and grow as an artist. Instead of finding a creative home, Nico decided to make his own by founding Clown & Sunset, an outlet for his most honest work.
Nick Hook (DJ Set)
Nick Hook (DJ Set)
Nick Hook is a St. Louis born, now New York based, producer, DJ, and collaborator extraordinaire. He’s a multi-instrumentalist who’s as comfortable playing the guitar or keyboards as he is producing Hip Hop tracks or DJing House music. Typically the man behind the scenes, Hook’s approach to production has caught the ear of artists across the board leading to collaborations with the likes of El-P, L-Vis 1990, Bootsy Collins, A$AP Ferg, and Azealia Banks to name a few. For his forthcoming solo project Hook looks to make a name for himself as a musician who produces music to stand the test of time.

Hook’s first major label record deal was in 2004, when he joined the electro-pop group Men, Women, & Children on the keyboards and released a full-length album of the same name on Warner Brothers in 2006. Following the band’s split, Hook met Tiombe Lockhart while working at a New York City sake bar and the two went on to form Cubic Zirconia, signing to Fool’s Gold with Lockhart as the lead singer and Hook producing and co-writing.

Hook made the transition from band member to producer in 2011, when London based producer L-Vis 1990 enlisted him to produce and co-write his Neon Dreams LP on Island Records. In the same year, Hook was selected for the Red Bull Music Academy where he met and collaborated with music greats like Bootsy Collins and Tony Visconti. Since then, Hook’s producer credits have included Azealia Banks’ hit “212” and “Jumanji,” which he teamed up with fellow Music Academy alumnus Hudson Mohawke to co-produce.

Equal parts instrumentalist, producer, dj, and art director, Hook tremendously values the collaborative process because it offers him the ability to bring people of different scenes together, and the opportunity to cultivate raw talent to its full potential. His track record of working with ground breaking artists to produce music outside of industry constraints, has most recently linked Hook with fellow New York producer Harry “Baauer” Rodriguez. Hook is currently serving as executive producer for Baauer’s forthcoming debut album.
Heathered Pearls
Heathered Pearls
"The Polish-born Brooklyn transplant stitches a flecked tapestry of sounds with Loyal, steeped with intricacies and a restless fury underneath the surface."
-Consequence Of Sound

"...'Beach Shelter' feeds off the same kind of unsettling ambience as Tim Hecker’s Ravedeath, 1972, where the sense of a malevolent force lurking just beneath the surface is prevalent throughout."
-Pitchfork

"... the perfect winter soundtrack... layering soft synthesizers, indistinct loops, and hazy who-knows-what ..."
-SPIN
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/