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SpinSpinNYC’s Otodojo and Twin Primes Discuss Making Music with Molecules, Ecuadorian Shamanism and Post 9/11 Dystopia | Magnetic Magazine

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“Taking a cue from Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, a publication that features intimate conversations between creative thinkers, we asked two of New York’s rising electronic music producers, SpinSpinNYC’s otodojo (Maro Kariya) and Twin Primes (Omar Ahmad), to record a dialogue about what inspires them to create music and what influences their productions. The artists did just that and then some, exploring politics, life lessons and visualizing the sound of molecules like benzene along the way.

Twin Primes (TP): I first heard your remix of “Says” by Nils Frahm through a friend who is known for being a huge critic.

otodojo (O): I didn’t think that putting drums on top of a piano sequence looping for 10 minutes would lead to such a great connection.

TP: What’s behind the name, otodojo?”

Rest the rest via Magnetic Magazine: 

http://www.magneticmag.com/2017/03/spinspinnycs-otodojo-and-twin-primes-discuss-making-music-with-molecules-ecuadorian-shamanism-and-post-911-dystopia/

Metamorph at Bossa Nova Civic Club feat. SpinSpinNYC’s Otodojo

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Monday, November 14 at 10 PM – 4 AM EST
Nov 14 at 10 PM to Nov 15 at 4 AM EST

Metamorph at Bossa Nova Civic Club
1271 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11221

Tenkai [Live] (Zetaohm | San Franscisco)
Lisa Dowling [Live Bassist] (kills to kisses, concert black | NYC)
Jad Atoui[Live] (Metamorph | NYC)
Michael Coltun [Live Bassist] (Les Rhinoceros, Tzadik | NYC)
Otodojo [Live] (SpinSpinNYC | NYC)
AJ Clay (Metamorph | NYC)

Visuals by: Lucid Studio
Artwork by: Sophia De Jong

This will be our second ambient & experimental series at Bossa Nova Civic Club! Metamorph is an immersive experience that utilizes music and live visuals to incubate a shift in perception. This event is free! Like the first one there will be rugs on the dance floor. We’ve also figured out a better setup for visuals and lighting to set the mood.

Otodojo: From anime-inspired beats to minimal ambient microhouse, otodojo resists confinement in any particular genre. The name ‘otodojo’ is translated to ‘a sound place for learning’, which reflects its function: an environment built for experimentation, and free from expectation.

Tenkai: Tenkai is an ambient & experimental artist who will be coming from San Franscisco to perform a modular live set. Founder of Zetaohm and creator of the modular synth FLXS1, he pushes his music to other-worldy boundaries that stands true to an artform in itself.

Lisa Dowling: Lisa Dowling is a bassist and improviser living in New York. Her playing has been described as ‘energetic and precise’ by the New York Times and ‘sublime and lovely’ by Bruce Gallanter of the Downtown Music Gallery. Her debut CD ‘The Invention Room’ with Sitarist and electronic improviser Gian Luigi Diana, was praised as ‘exotic’ (DMG) and is distributed by the Downtown Music Gallery. As a versatile musician she performs a wide variety of music including baroque, experimental, classical, jazz and hip-hop. She considers improvising and collaborating with artists from all backgrounds essential to her development as a musician and human being. Her energetic and feisty commitment to new music and emerging composers has resulted in over 12 works for double bass written specifically for her. She has also premiered additional works from American and European composers. Her primary focus as a musician is to develop the sound world of the electric and upright bass and abolish any preconceived limitations of these instruments.

Jad Atoui feat. Michael Coltun: Jad Atoui is a Lebanese music composer and electronic sounds experimentalist. He’ll be playing with michael Coltun who will be improvising on the bass throughout Jad’s performance. Jad Atoui ,using his electronic gear and field recordings that express raw sounds as they appear to us through nature, he produces and composes music that fits styles of ambient, dub techno and glitch. The sonic feel in this body of work shifts from ambient to purely electronic, harsh yet hypnotizing sounds. His work has been featured in Pompidou Center (2012, Paris). As for performances, Jad Atoui performed with renowned artists like John Zorn, Ikue Morie and Erik Friedlander.

AJ Clay: A NYC resident AJ Clay has been spreading his deep, techy, progressive sound throughout the city. When it comes to DJ’ing, AJ believes in one thing: the programming of a night. His name is well on the way to standing for a brand that represents a certain mixture of sounds that build and progress as the night carries on. Also, with a deep passion for ambient & down tempo; AJ has been exploring his more experimental roots as of late. For this particular night he will be laying down an ambient & down tempo DJ set for us.

Microtones: Alexei Versino + Otodojo at Forest City Lodge 180 in Ithaca, NY | October 9th

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Microtones is a musical experience for those that resist convention.

Alexei Versino from Stump Valley (Rush Hour, Uzuri, Off Minor)

Hailing from Berlin, Alexei has witnessed a swift rise to prominence in the electronic music scene following several releases on Rush Hour, Uzuri, and Off Minor as one half of the deep, jazzy, genre-bending Stump Valley. Having kicked off the 5 year anniversary Boiler Room Berlin Pool Party in August, and a podcast on Dekmantel, their momentum is unceasing. As an avid music collector, Alexei has packed his suitcase with records that are sure to cause anatomical fluctuations.

Otodojo (SpinSpinNYC)

From animation inspired progressive hip hop to minimal ambient microhouse, otodojo resists confinement in any particular genre. The name ‘otodojo’ is translated to ‘a sound place for learning’, which is its function: an environment built for experimentation, and free from expectation. otodojo’s newest EP ‘A Piece Removed’ has just been released on SpinSpinNYC.

Sunday, October 9 at 8 PM – 1:30 AM in EDT
Oct 9 at 8 PM to Oct 10 at 1:30 AM in EDT
Forest City Lodge 180
536 W Green St, Ithaca, New York 14850

Listen to Jay Hill’s New Mix feat. Otodojo’s Upcoming SpinSpinNYC Release “A Piece Removed.”

Atmospheric, ambient and elegant – We can’t say enough lovely things about Jay Hill’s new mix, featuring Otodojo’s upcoming release “A Piece Removed” on SpinSpinNYC.

Nutritious Returns to ESL in D.C. | July 22nd

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Nutritious returns to the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge, a restored mansion that was once the home of Teddy Roosevelt and the current headquarters of Thievery Corporation, in D.C. for an evening of revelry.

Friday, July 22nd

10pm til 2am
RSVP to party(at)spinspinnyc(dot)com
Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL)
1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Nutritious – Kiss Bounce Rave

Beca – Flying (Nutritious Mix)