In Too Deep is a monthly series curated by electronic music duo KYN (Josh Casey & Yari Bundy) in association with Studio Grand. Occurring every 2nd Saturday, the series features local artists specializing in the darker side of dance music. Incorporating Bay Area experimental traditions and the sounds of Berlin’s underground dance scene, In Too Deep seeks to create a space for those left wanting more from the current sound of commercialized electronic music, and to present an audiovisual landscape incorporating rhythm, noise, and atmosphere. Expect live electronic music that moves you physically and spiritually. In an effort to create a truly immersive experience, each performance will be accompanied by live visuals from some of our favorite local artists.
Roche's sound is the sound of improvisation and spontaneity, the distillation of innumerable live sets and studio jams. Carrying with him a new portable live rig, always experimenting and innovating: crafting the sonic glue of synthesized psychedelia and warm drums that recall his past as a producer of hip-hop and breaks, Roche links the past with the future.
In 2012, Roche dropped a pair of well-received 12"s, one for L.A.'s burgeoning 100% Silk imprint and the other for Hieroglyphic Being's wonderfully weird Mathematics Recordings out of Chicago. His works frequently stretch past the seven-, eight-, and nine-minute marks, showcasing his love for exploratory, long-form composition paired with classic house and techno sounds.
Since then, Roche has been busy in the studio exploring new sounds, playing shows and DJing all the while. In that time he released a 12" single on Icee Hot, an 12" EP on Jacktone Records, a second 12" and a cassette EP on 100% Silk, a second 12" on Mathematics, and most recently a 12" on the Hobo Camp label. He's also amassed a slow-but-surely growing number of online mixes and self-released tracks on Bandcamp, SoundCloud and YouTube.
KYN was born out of the shared experiences of Josh Casey and Yari Bundy during and after graduating from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Both came to music later in life, Yari beginning with DJing and turntablism in high school and Josh with classical piano, music production and DJing while attending community college. Since their formation in 2015, KYN has been honing a sound that evokes emotional minimalism, visceral imagery and deep introspection. Since releasing their debut EP Worlds in April 2016, they have been performing around the Bay Area, collaborating with dancers, and touring in the US and overseas. After returning from Berlin in November 2016 from a crowdfunded project to attend the Ableton Loop Conference, they were reinvigorated and inspired to create a kind of music that explores themes relating to trauma and anxiety while simultaneously creating addictive grooves and sounds that explore the full spectrum of emotions. Bringing together their education in experimental electronic music from Mills with their love of rhythm and atmosphere, they perform live shows that not only highlight their undeniably infectious chemistry but their ability to create immersive sonic landscapes that seamlessly maneuver between sound design, dance and ambient music.
Paul Clipson (visuals)
Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who often collaborates with sound artists and musicians on films, live performances, and installations. His Super 8 and 16mm films aim to bring to light subconscious visual preoccupations that reveal themselves while working in a stream of consciousness manner, combining densely layered, in-camera edited studies of figurative and abstract environments, in a process that encourages unplanned-for results, responding to and conversing with the temporal qualities of musical composition and live performance. His work has screened around the world in festivals and at sound & film events such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The NewYork Film Festival and the Cinémathèque Française.
DOORS 9:00 PM; MUSIC 9:30
$10-15 sliding scale