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Thursday, May 14 • 9:00pm - Friday, May 15 • 2:00am
Crew Love w/ Soul Clap, Tanner Ross, DJ Kon and special guest Life on Planets

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Thursday at The Middle East is going to be funky as hell. Soul Clap and fellow Crew Love label friend Tanner Ross will provide the soulful, funky-smooth tunes while Life on Planets bring the deep house. Life on Planets began in Baltimore and debuted their first full-length live show at the Wolf + Lamb Marcy Hotel, a starting ground for other great deep house artists such as Nicolas Jaar – and also a favorite of Soul Clap. Their mixes are big on the vocals, and provide a deep and sultry introduction to the sound of funk. Expect to dance but also be completely entranced by the deep house electronic hypnosis their music will provide. Judging by recent mixes Life on Planets have been dishing out, they’re big on the smooth transitions and constant slow jams. Life on Planets are two drastically different personalities clashing into an explosion of creativity, their music draws on the duo’s individual tastes and becomes a combination of all the influences they have between the two of them. There’s no hesitation when it comes to trying out newer genres, even sampling the seductively smooth sounds of Rhye in one of their recent deep house mixes.

Tanner Ross honed his talent at Boston’s own Berklee College of Music, and because of this he has a very technical approach to his music. He is as excellent a producer and sound engineer as he is DJ. Having Charlie from Soul Clap as a roommate for a little while definitely had an effect on his sound; while he’s always been a big fan of hip-hop and R&B the Crew Love inductee put him on the path to funk. Tanner Ross is a big name in Boston; and to have him on the same bill as Soul Clap is akin to watching a family reunion. His music is a little more heavy on his personal hip-hop influences so the line-up is a guaranteed perfect mish-mash of funk, soul, and R&B. I couldn’t think of three artists who go better together.

Soul Clap are a big Boston name. Eli from Soul Clap recently found some vinyls in his basement and spun them at The Middlesex and the line went around the block outside (I know – I was waiting in it). Charlie and Eli, aka Elyte and Cynce, play the grooviest sets you’ll hear all week – and a recent collaboration with soul and funk grandmaster George Clinton only proves their worth. Debuting the track “In Da Kar” at the Marcy Hotel they set the tone for the four-track EP we’re all waiting for – and judging by their instagram an even better music video is in the works to go along with it. Expect a high-energy show, and one that has each artists meld perfectly into the next DJ’s set. By the end of the night you’re going to want to dig out your flared jeans from ten years ago and dig through some old funk vinyls.

DJ Kon joins the bill as well, his name is an acronym for “King of Nothing” and that reflects his attitude towards his music. He doesn’t have any hubris when it comes to his productions – Kon has been in the game since the mid-80’s and his knowledge and vast record collection are his greatest strengths. His forays into disco and soul are truly magnificent and his set will blend flawlessly into the other DJ’s on the setlist for this evening. His love for vinyl is reflected through his participation in the NYC collective “I Love Vinyl” which put on vinyl-only parties all across the city.

Soul Clap, Tanner Ross, DJ Kon and Life on Planets play Thursday May 14th at the Middle East Downstairs. To get into all the shows purchase a Together Boston pass today!” To see this show buy tickets here!

Soul Clap
Tanner Ross
w/ special guest
Life on Planets

Event Info
Middle East Downstairs
Tier 1: $15 
Tier 2: $20 
Tier 3/DOS: $25
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DJ Kon

Kon has been digging in crates since 1976, DJing since 1985, and spinning in clubs since 1991. He is one half of Kon and Amir, who released the acclaimed “On Track” and “Off Track” series on BBE Records where they introduced rare grooves to a new audience. His remixes of dance... Read More →
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Life On Planets

The new soft-spoken, hard-rocking group from Baltimore debuted their full length live show at the Wolf + Lamb Marcy Hotel this March. Following in the footsteps of greats like Nicolas Jaar and PillowTalk, they were the first invited guest in over 2 years to perform at the legendary... Read More →
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Soul Clap

Boston's Soul Clap are no strangers to Together Boston--in fact, they were a very part of its creation--but the duo's funk-indebted sound is always a welcome addition to the Boston nightclub scene. Internationally known and locally revered Soul Clap has found the time to perform all... Read More →
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Tanner Ross

Tanner Ross was bred in New Jersey but, after smashing certain curriculum at the Berklee College of Music, became one of the most in-demand producers and engineers in modern music. Ross soon found a home with the Soul Clap clan and despite travelling the world and working with some... Read More →

Thursday May 14, 2015 9:00pm - Friday May 15, 2015 2:00am
Middle East Downstairs 472-480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

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