This the third and final part of a series on Jamtronica by PRB Staffer Murray Lynch. Read the first and second pieces!
The New Deal
Murray has set up an 8tracks playlist for you to jam to while you read his pieces, or just while you do stuff and things. Check it out here.
For a quick Top 5, check out Murray’s most recommended Jamtronica songs, in no particular order:
“Find Your Cloud” by Papadosio
“Scheme” by Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9)
“Self Orbit” by The New Deal
“Koncrete” by The Disco Biscuits (footnote: some attribute them with starting the ‘jamtronica’ genre)
“The Elevator” by Particle
“ash” by EOTO
For context, read PRB Staffer Murray’s first article on New York Jamtronica.
People were flooding out of Stage 48. I went in–if someone was going to save us, I was not going to find him or her in the puke of people spreading across the street.
The venue was in fully lit reality-mode; the fantasy world of glowing balls levitating to loud music in the dark is over. My saviour was handing out flyers that said something-after-party-something. The flyer was Comic Sans-sketchy, but the quasi-spontaneity of the moment helped me ignore it.
By Murray (PRB Staffer)
I went to a concert expecting a concert and ended up stumbling into the world of Jamtronica.
I got my first first taste for the genre when I came across Papadosio’s “Polygonz”.
Album artwork from Papadisio’s newest album, T.E.T.I.O.S.
The song exploited my weakness for climactic Electronic Dance Music sounds. Papadosio seamlessly blended the funk/rock jam-band sounds with synth. So I went to check them out at Stage 48.
The opening act was Consider the Source, a psychedelic jam-band with Middle-Eastern and metal influences. The experience was intense, the crowd totally engaged, and after two hours I had forgotten that these were the openers.
But at 11:30pm, Papadosio was setting up.