GIRAFFAGE: No Reason Tour – ft. Spazzkid & Rhizae
::Arcata Theatre Lounge::
Giraffage is San Francisco-based producer and beat guru, Charlie Yin. His signature sound of electronic pop has won him praise from musical tastemakers Pitchfork, FADER and XLR8R. He burst onto the music scene with his debut Pretty Things EP. It was immediately followed by his dreamy synth-pop debut album, Comfort, which XLR8R called “[an] ebullient slice of electronic pop … [with] pleasantly ambient and sample-laden instrumentals.” In February 2013, he released his lush Needs mixtape via Alpha Pup Records, showing his versatility as a producer and “omnivorous music lover,” as noted by Pitchfork. Giraffage’s staying power was fully cemented when he remixed one the sexiest albums of the decade, The-Dream’s Love/Hate, and turned it on its head. FADERbacked the project saying, “Trying to remember a moment of anticipation right before hitting the play button as happy as the one I just experienced.” He most recently dropped his No Reason EP via Fool’s Gold, the first release to ever feature Charlie’s original work. He has toured with Phantogram, Flume, XXYYXX and served as the main support on Porter Robinson’s massive “Worlds Tour.” He has performed at staple music festivals such as Treasure Island, HARD Day of The Dead, Splash House, Lightning in a Bottle and Roskilde in Europe.
In the rolling green hills outside of Los Angeles, Spazzkid, the moniker of electronic producer and songwriter Mark Redito, finds refuge in positive beat driven melodies with a yearning to express his ever-evolving love of life and adventure. Once locked in his bedroom producing uplifting beats that made the world feel young, Redito has exploded onto the scene crossing genres and styles with a keen beat maker sensibility that has proven relatable for multifarious crowds, attracting fans of all ages and backgrounds. Following the international success from his debut LP “Desire” (2013), his upcoming EP “Promise” due out July 2014 on Magical Properties carries a reinvigorated sense of boldness, bringing his lyrics to the foreground while weaving uplifting melodies and ecstatic beats into beautiful works of pop.