St. Nick isn't the only one returning to Pittsburgh this month. DJ Buscrates The 16-Bit Ensemble will be performing at Brillobox on Friday, December 26th. Buscrates and J. Malls will deliver five hours of the 1980's Funk & Soul, nowadays referred to as 'Boogie', that heavily informs his current musical productions.
This is the Pittsburgh expat's first local gig since his benefit at 720 Records (April 2014). Since then 'Crates has had four productions pressed to vinyl, most notably his 6-track solo EP The Spectrum released by Portland-based indie label Omega Supreme Records, plus three additional collaborations including a new Extra Medium single released by Philadelphia's Record Breakin' Music, East Liberty Quarters' "Crimson Sunset" single released on Atlanta's Rotating Souls Records and a collaborative effort recorded as Redefinition titled "Bahia Affair" released by Chicago's Crosstalk International.
This will be a night of super Eighties Funk favorites, as well as less obvious synthesized sounds, dripping with drum programming and feel good boogie vibes.