Black Curtains at the White Room is a three-night Phish after-party series taking place December 28-30. The musical line-up features some of the best dubstep, electro and IDM acts in the country, including Break Science, Boombox and EOTO (Michael Travis and Jason Hann of the String Cheese Incident). Also on the bill are many of Miami’s top local performers such as Afrobeta, DJ Le Spam and Richard Devine. The venue is a short walk from AA Arena where Phish is staging its four-night NYE run and all headliners in the Black Curtains series will start their sets after the Phish shows let out, keeping the dance party going late into the night.
The White Room
1306 N. Miami Ave.
$15 adv / $20 door (doors at 10 PM)
For advance tickets: www.underonebeat.com
Break Science is the culmination of a career of beat bending by its brainchild, Adam Deitch. Whether performing a DJ set with drums/programming or helming a live band, Break Science is club music in the vein of a “live mix tape,” blending live trip-hop, broken-beat, dub, drum & bass and hip-hop. The live band features some of the most talented musicians on the New York scene today (sidemen and producers for the Fugees, G-Unit, Matisyahu and more). Guests have included luminaries such as Wyclef, Matisyahu, Rob Swift of the Executioners and Talib Kweli. Adam Deitch, the son of two professional funk drummers, first picking up sticks at the age of two. Adam’s career crosses genres but has focused on hip-hop, funk and jazz, where he’s played the role of both drummer and producer. Inspired by hip-hop at an early age â€“ in particular, by Public Enemy and Eric B and Rakim â€“ Adam began his production career by making loops on a tape deck in his bedroom. He’s gone on to produce tracks for some of today’s top emcees, including 50-Cent, Redman, Talib Kweli, Snoop Dogg, KRS-One, MF Doom, J-Live, Jurassic 5 and Immortal Technic.
BoomBox is Producer/Engineer/DJ/Drummer Russ Randolph and Producer/DJ/Vocalist/Guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux. This pair of dynamic artists uses their rich musical history and their vision of music and popular culture to deliver a style of music distinctly different from anything heard or seen in music today. This signature sound and show brings live music to a new, elevated level. BoomBox evolved through the common visualization of two forward-thinking artists from diverse musical backgrounds. Raised by supportive and musically inclined parents, both Godchaux and Randolph had an obsession with music at very young ages. Godchaux, who grew up with deeply embedded rock and roll roots, began playing drums at the age of two, and played guitar and wrote his own songs as a teen. During the 90s, Godchaux was a well-received touring DJ based out of the San Francisco area. Randolph began as a young drummer, but itâ€™s what was happening behind the scenes that attracted him most. As much producers as they are musicians, it is Randolphâ€™s knack for engineering, Godchauxâ€™s understanding of soundscapes and the duoâ€™s rich ability to improvise live that keeps BoomBox resonating at higher levels.
Consisting of Michael Travis and Jason Hann of The String Cheese Incident, EOTO mixes the organic sounds of live drums, keyboards, vocals, bass, percussion, and guitar through a variety of programs and gadgets to create a style of music that is more likely found in a dance club, then a live music theater. What sets EOTO apart from other artists in this emerging genre is how the music is created. While some artists may spend hours pre-mixing samples and elements of music for their live show, EOTO uses nothing pre-recorded, giving them the ability to approach each song with on-the-spot spontaneity and 100% live improvisation.