Ruby Skye Presents Five Nights Of Halloween Debauchery

FREAK CIRCUS with Jack Beats

When
Thu Oct 31, 2013
Where
Ruby Skye
Time
9:00 PM
Cost
$20 - $30
Tags
Clubs, DJ's, City Events, Holiday Festivals

Description

Jack Beats have a plan. That plan involves taking the very best, most spectacularly effective pieces from a vast array of different musical genres and blending them together into an irrepressible force that detonates on contact. When you lay it out like that it all seems quite simple really, doesnt it?
Its all in the influences, says Niall Dailly, the Scottish half of the band. Theres always room for a drum n bass breakbeat, or an old rave riff, or a vintage house sample.
It might be a hip hop loop, some unlikely, twisted up dubstep bassline or a more minimal techno feel, says the other half of the band, Ben Geffin. All these ideas are fed into what we do in the studio. And suddenly
Suddenly it sort of works! laughs Niall. We just love hybrid music. So now were making our own brand of hybrid music and shaking it all up a bit.
Niall and Ben describe the release of their mini albums as a summing up of everything theyve experienced to this point. Theyre a showcase of everything that weve got going on, says Niall. Weve really got the bit between our teeth here. Were always trying to be original and do something different. Thats the hip hop side of us; because in that culture, if you werent being original, if you were biting other peoples ideas, youd be out of a job.
Through their six singles and a string of monstrous remixes for the likes of Skream, Beyonc, Aloe Blacc, Big Boi, Florence & The Machine and La Roux they have formed a relationship with an increasingly hungry audience.
Were in a world of our own, Ben says. Weve always made music thats quite forward-thinking and different. So much so that, sometimes, were not sure whether anyone else is even into it. Theres a bit of fortune-telling going on in what we do, but we both have patience, we never release anything until we know its absolutely right.
For Niall and Ben the joy in music is in the idea and its execution. Theyre relentlessly moving forward and theyre intent on bringing us all with them.
Theres nothing more satisfying than when weve done something that we think might go over everyones heads and six months later everyone loves it! It gives you more confidence in the weirdness of your ideas

Comments

Location

  1. Ruby Skye
    420 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA