NYC, New York, USA
NYCs VINYL LIFE is a live electronic house music group using only hardware both in the studio and on stage. Their aesthetic is very analog and old school. This "gear-only" philosophy gives them a sound like no other. The name VINYL LIFE is not about turntable purism or the preservation of a medium. "It's about a life-style.", explains producer Phil Moffa a.k.a. The Butcha. "We grew up hanging out in clubs and djing. Our heroes are alive in our record collections. VINYL LIFE will give that back to our audiences by creating live house and techno on real drum machines with analog synthesizers." Harlem born MC Phaze Future of Smash Mechanics controls the mic with a unique voice and smooth style. Keyboards are played buy multi-instrumentalist and DJ Richie Roxx. Rhythmic layers and sound FX are contributed by DJ Ohzee.
VINYL LIFE's studio tracks have a live feel because they are produced by in a dub style - the mixing board is the main instrument. Live manipulation of effects and synths are standard. The VINYL LIFE crew contributes with real-time performances of their instruments. While computers can be a useful studio tool, VINYL LIFE prefers using tangible gear whether it's knob turning, spitting vocals, or bringing the beats in live.
Right now the VINYL LIFE crew is building an album and incorporating the new tracks into the live set. To see them live is an experience. Club audiences love seeing VINYL LIFE create live house music on stage with an energy and vibe that no single DJ could supply.
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