Jacques Greene performs live and curates a night celebrating his influences from house and techno to hip-hop, RnB and electro. He invites multi-faceted frontman, artist and performer Lunice, musician and producer Lone ft. leading visual artist Konx-om-Pax, electronic pioneer Pional, peerless DJ Eclair Fifi and enigmatic multi-instrumentalist and force-to-be-reckoned-with Yves Tumor to play an all-nighter at Electric Brixton for Convergence’s Closing Party.
Toronto-based DJ and producer, Jacques Greene is one of dance music’s most captivating talents. The young house and RnB producer has given the current musical landscape progressively deeper ideas of what house music can mean in the new decade. Jacques Greene has produced for vocalists Tinashe and How To Dress Well and remixed Radiohead, Autre Ne Veut and Shlohmo. His sparkling original productions include the genre defining ‘Another Girl’, a house anthem with future RnB leanings that would go on to inspire countless imitations. Following a series of acclaimed EP releases, Jacques Greene will be releasing his highly anticipated debut album in 2017 on LuckyMe.
Wildly known for his paramount energy and visceral live performances, Lunice Fermin Pierre II has erupted in recent months with high-profile, cult appearances and releases that have adhered to the legacy set by the young Canadian - a true embodiment of DJ and producer as a multi-faceted frontman, artist and performer. This summer will also see the release on his long-awaited debut album on LuckyMe, with collaborations ranging from Azealia Banks to debuts from young rappers from the Montreal scene, CJ Flemings and Speng.
Whether it’s his long-standing love of 90s hip-hop, passing penchant for the bright lights and sounds of hardcore, or career defining old school house releases, Lone’s music is steeped in nostalgia. Studio or club born, he teases a dance floor ready sound from the in-between places of your consciousness, making you feel warm and fuzzy without quite knowing why. The golden imperfections of all Lone tracks have transported many a bedroom listener to aural planets unknown, but the experience is completed by seeing Lone interpret his own music in the flesh. His live set weaves the best and brightest of his entire discography into an audio-visual tapestry, gilded by visual artist Konx-om-Pax and live drummer Chris Boot.
Pional aka Miguel Barros is probably Spain’s best-kept secret when it comes to electronic music production. The young multi-instrumentalist first burst onto the scene with a 12” on the Barcelona-based Hivern Discs, the label owned by his friend and acclaimed musician John Talabot, unveiling a slo-mo disco anthem –“A Moot Point”- that aroused enormous interest.
Eclair Fifi's sets traverse Latin Freestyle, italo, techno, hip hop and RnB - fearlessly peppered with emergent unsigned demos. The Scottish artist and illustrator started DJing at 16-years-old on pirate radio at InterFACE FM in London, and has since gone to host an In New DJs we Trust residency on BBC Radio 1 airing to over a million live audiences, the LuckyMe show on Rinse FM and now, NTS.
Yves Tumor is the inspired and conflicted persona of Tennessee-raised producer/performer Sean Bowie, a conduit for a distinctly bold personal aesthetic that has wrought the entrancing 'Serpent Music' LP (out now on PAN), and a burgeoning reputation for bruising, invigorating live performance. The Yves Tumor live experience offers a thrilling, jarring counterpoint to his recorded self, designed to detonate in a range of contexts from a punk pit to low-lit club: a wild card one-man-show that confronts sonically and gesturally, ripping preconceptions asunder... the fangs of Serpent Music bared and bloodied.
Plus Revenu, one of Gilles Peterson's Future Bubblers, opens the Convergence Closing Party. Revenu is all about sounds and musical ideas that wouldn’t normally be put together, soulful, imperfect, outside the box music. His DJ sets promise electronic music to get lost in… the dusty gems you missed or forgot about, the off-kilter imperfect selections that just feel perfect for the dance floor.