Neon Gold Records Hosts a Series of Events with Stellar Lineup, including FKA Twigs & more!
Starting today, April 17th, Neon Gold Records goes on tour with a stellar lineup including FKA Twigs and more. This three-city journey will promote some of Neon Gold’s hottest young talent. Based out of New York City and London, NGR is an independent record label specializing in limited runs of 7” vinyl singles, generally capped between 250-500 copies each. In addition to their record label, Neon Gold has been producing the monthly party POPSHOP, based in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. POPSHOP has been an incubator of talent in the New York City electronic and pop music scenes. While Neon Gold was only started in 2008, they have distributed singles from such noteworthy names as Passion Pit, Gotye, Ellie Goulding, and more. Their mark of approval tends to be an excellent sign of things to come for a new artist, and this tour of London, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and multiple stops in NYC will showcase some of their brightest recently signed stars.
The first stop on this tour brings British musician and dancer FKA Twigs to New York haunt, Westway. Westway is an intimate venue mixing intense blasts of fog machine with killer electronic beats, turning the place cave-like and primal very quickly. This intense, intimate performance space will perfectly capture FKA (Formerly Known As) Twigs’ music, as her breathy, passionate vocals combine with powerful bass beats to drill the listener with bursts of emotion. Her first well-known single “Water Me,” produced by bass music mastermind and Kanye collaborator Arca, is a perfect example of this new blend of r’n’bass, glitch pop, or whatever you call this refreshing breed of musician that mixes intense feelings with the deep calling of the subwoofer.
FKA Twigs’ video for “Water Me” is simultaneously eerie and hauntingly beautiful, and it is simply one of the most interesting pop tracks I have heard in recent memory. Having also released music on British label Young Turks, she is a shining example of the new generation of bass and R&B stars such as Sampha, SBTRKT, Jamie XX, and Koreless. Even more so, this talented and tasteful style of performance is the exact blend that Neon Gold loves to target for their parties. Pop music’s future rests in the eyes Neon Gold’s curators.
Upcoming Neon Gold shows include artists Beginners and FMLYBND on April 22nd in Los Angeles, Haerts performing in the wonderful U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC on May 7th, and Alex Winston capping things off at Le Poisson Rouge on May 31st. There are artists for every taste if you dig poppy underground electronic music; all you need to do is take a look inside the POPSHOP!
Full Listing of Upcoming Neon Gold Events:
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April 17th | The Westway | Neon Gold presents: FKA twigs
April 22nd | The Echoplex | POPSHOP WEST: Beginners, FMLYBND, Tove Lo
April 24th | The Westway | POPSHOP NYC: Gordon Voidwell, Mapei, Tove Lo
April 25th | Baby’s All Right | Neon Gold and PopGun present: Great Good Fine Ok, Tove Lo
May 8th | U Street Music Hall | ALL THINGS GOLD: Haerts, X Ambassadors
May 8th | The Westway | POPSHOP NYC: Elizabeth Rose, M o t h e r, Special Guests
May 10th | Brooklyn Bowl | POPSHOP BK: Haerts, Scavenger Hunt
May 31st | Le Poisson Rouge | Neon Gold and PopGun present: Alex Winston