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Barboza Presents:
Hot Sugar with Shelf Nunny + IG88

7pm doors || $10 advance || 21+

Biography:
For ambitious young NYC­ based producer/musician Nick Koenig (a.k.a. Hot Sugar), the frontier lies in a style he’s coined as “Associative Music”. While still firmly rooted in the pop format of solid melodies and undeniable dance beats, it’s a cerebral approach deeply rooted in an acknowledgment and interest of Pavlovian response. Koenig is keenly aware of the emotional resonance in specific non­musical sounds.

Early songs were constructed with the comforting thump of a mammalian heartbeat, the cold sterility of television static, or the whimsy of a rat stumbling across a piano keyboard. Koenig heard both emotional implication and the timbre of an instrument in mundane, everyday auditory detritus.

Koenig’s current mission with Associative Music is to capture sounds that have never been heard before. Using state­of­the­art technology, he is able to record the resonant frequencies in specific locations. Whereas sampling tools of the past were unable to boost the volumes of nearly silent environments without also amplifying tape hiss or the whirring sounds of the recording gear, modern innovations allow Koenig to tap into the virtually unnoticeable oscillations and reverberations of symbolic spaces: an empty church, an abandoned warehouse, a condemned house.
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