Red Bull Music Academy Presents Benedek & Moon B (Live / Usa / Ppu)

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Red Bull Music Academy Presents Benedek & Moon B (Live / Usa / Ppu)
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The TBC Club says
Red Bull Music Academy returns for another round of their monthly Club Nights series, inviting two of the United States’ most prolific producers in modern funk fusion, Benedek and Moon B of Washington label, People’s Potential Unlimited. Throughout October, five capital cities – Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth, will be graced with an Australian visit from both gentlemen as they take their listeners on a progressive groove-oriented journey through funk, soul, jazz, hip-hop and house.

Originally from the southern States and now based in Los Angeles, Moon B aka Wes Gray is an underground artist that has provided his own recorded take of lofi left-leaning modern funk, proto-house, and "spaced out boogie" since 2012. Established labels that have released his work include People's Potential Unlimited (PPU), 1080p, Nous, Voltaire, Omega Supreme and more.

Gray structures hair-raising hand played chords meshed with the thickest of bass lines in nearly all of his songs, keeping the listener/dancer fully immersed in the haze. These compositions have made it onto commercially mixed compilations (DJ Kicks) from Actress in 2015 as well as many a DJ mix from the likes of BBC Radio 6's Groove Armada, Australia's Andras Fox, and Los Angeles' own modern funk ambassador and Stones Throw Records mainstay himself, Dām Funk.

Meanwhile, Benedek (aka Nicholas Benedek) is a multifaceted musician/producer inspired by the cultures and sounds of funk, hip-hop, soul, progressive rock and jazz-fusion, as well as house and techno. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Benedek was introduced to the electric guitar at age nine and was naturally drawn to the jazz and funk music of artists such as Herbie Hancock and Jeff Beck, amongst others.

His curiosity for the expressive capabilities of synthesizers lead him to begin experimenting with beat production on Nintendo’s Game Boy Camera software. The young Benedek began toying with the production software Reason, and then purchased a Roland HS-60, his first hardware synthesizer. Benedek continues to draw influence from science fiction and the early video games of the 1990’s and is now sharing his own interpretation of the future through music.

After opening alongside Nite Jewel for Dām Funk in September, Moon B, armed with his ‘slanky’ aural assaults, joins Benedek and his expert production knowledge and virtuosic guitar, bass and keyboard playing for a double bill of deep reaching musical discovery at some of Australia’s most-loved venues throughout October.
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By: The TBC Club