Published on May 2nd, 2012 | by Alessandra Calderin0
Review: Warper Party’s 6 Year Anniversary Event
WARPER PARTY’s 6th anniversary event showcased some unique NYC talent back to back and double time for a supportive group of music enthusiasts last Thursday. Here are some notable acts I made it to. WerkBench 1.0 Demo (upstairs) Karl Scholz demoed his upcoming app, first going it alone and eventually getting the crowd to chime in with a note or two. While most shyed away, a few brave souls lend some vocal talent crooning a few oohs and ahhs. A release date is yet to be determined but you can keep up with any updates via the app’s Facebook page.
Heavy W8 Bit Champion (upstairs) This “retired wrestler” uses a Nintendo NES, Gameboy and a Commodore64 to create 8-bit chiptune which is a subgenre of electronic music inspired by vintage video game beats. His set was pretty much gamer heaven because what is more nostalgic than hearing that old school synth coming from vintage gaming consoles? He also develops and sells NESK-1 and BEATBOX carts for the NES which you can purchase on his website. I’m not sure how they work, but they turn your Nintendo into an 8-bit synthesizer and a playable drum machine, respectively… which is pretty cool. Check out his Warper intro below:
He’ll be playing a Cinco de Mayo charity event this Saturday so if you haven’t blacked out yet, check it out. Tsunami Bass Experience, Morphous & ShiZaru (downstairs) My first venture into The Delancey’s basement was to see this insane duo that blasted an eager crowd with “wave theory based interactive Bass Culture guaranteed to blow your mind and wobble your booty.” It totally did. It did wobble my booty. If you’re into heavy bass and experimental sounds check out the video below and their Soundcloud for more tunes.
Anomaly Code (upstairs) The lovely Amanda Mayo is truly as sweet and adorable as she looks, a fact I can personally attest to as we attended the same Miami prep school. But when she steps up as Anomaly Code and unleashes a stream of heavy beats that range from dubstep to progressive house to moombahton, she’s not so adorable anymore (okay, maybe she’s still a little adorable). The former music major has been writing songs for years, but began producing while studying at NYU. Over the past year, she has honed in on EDM and transitioned from mixes and mashups to producing her very first original moombah track “Brain Freeze”.
Article by: Alessandra Calderin