Your Playlist for the Week

by Britt Chester

A new documentary has been running at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (justa little AmTrak ride north) calledTaken By Storm: The Art of StormThorgerson and Hipgnosis.“ Storm Thorgerson is the visionary artist behindthe album of some of the most famous records in history. If you think “DarkSide of the Moon“ when you see a prism, it’s because of Storm Thorgerson. If“Houses of the Holy” is what comes to mind when you see small children climbingon rocks, well, it’s Storm Thorgerson who is due for the credit. Thedocumentary talks about his process as an artist, and how working with iconicrock and roll bands over the years allowed him to express his own vision. Thereis no set release date for distribution, and the next showing is in London. Itseems a local record shop (lookin’ at you, CFBG,Hippo Records, Earshot and Underdog)should look into getting a premier.

The big countdown for EliotLipp is coming to an end. BlacklightDistrict hosts the Pretty LightsMusic artist alongside Charlotte’s own bass maestro Mind Elixir, aka BillSchimmel. Eliot Lipp works every kink and coil in a synth doing what he canto create sounds and music that does not, repeat, DOES NOT, fall in line withyour typical EDM stuff. Lipp is powered his was onto the Pretty Lights imprintbecause he’s pushing the envelope with analog music, like many of his peers onthe same label, under the funk and soul umbrella. The live show is equallyimpressive because he’s controlling it all before your eyes, which, again, is anice change of pace from watching one guy jog back and forth between two CDJs.

Dance From Abovereleased the big announcement for Halloween: DJ Earl and Starfoxxxwill be headlining the October 29 event. You might remember the smooth soundsof Starfoxxx from past DFAs, and if you were able to catch Hopscotch in Raliegh this year then you would’ve been remiss to notcatch DJ Earl at Neptune’s on theopening night of the festival. DJ Earl hails from Chicago, so the house isstrong with this one, as is the bass and tek. Halloween won’t be the same afterthis one.

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