Thursday [1.07] – JSTJR + Saint @ Yost Theater
Yost Theater | 307 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana CA 92701 [8:30pm-2am, 18+]
JSTJR – JSTJR’s music is best represented by imagery and emotion rather than derivative subgenres and labels. Walk into the most thumping nightclubs and sweaty, wall-shaking basements from Lisbon to Los Angeles to Lima and you’ll understand the 24-year-old producer’s global sound that has earned him official releases on dance music’s top labels including Mad Decent, Fool’s Gold, and SMOG. Hailed as the US ambassador of Buraka Som Sistema’s zouk bass movement in America, the New England native has forged a love for regional sounds from around the world with his inherent tendencies for hip hop and experimental electronic production. This unique, hybrid and inclusive approach to dance music in a growingly homogenous market has earned him nods from an elite group of producers including Skrillex, A-Trak, and Diplo – the last of whom JSTJR worked with directly as a credited artist on Major Lazer’s Peace Is The Mission in 2015.
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Saint – One of the most intriguing rising talents of the West Coast dance scene, Saint’s musical and artistic palette is as diverse as the city he calls home- Los Angeles. From vocal-heavy rap tracks, to experimental bass music, traditional house to club music bangers, the producer tackles a wide array of sounds- all with the defining flair and signature bold aesthetic he’s known for. It’s no wonder the producer’s work has been supported by a wide array of the community’s biggest artists and publications. Seeing releases from underground staples Main Course and Get Right, as well as titans Mad Decent and Dim Mak, Saint represents a balance entirely his own.
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