Photay

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Photay

DJ Sylo, Josh Hey

Fri, August 25, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Photay - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Photay
Photay’s debut full-length Onism inherits the same historical tension in an age of climate change and social media addiction. It is also a reflection of personal conditions, a meditation on place, community, and its creator’s own embodied history. The word ‘onism,’ invented by John Koenig, means the frustration of being stuck in just one body that inhabits only one place at a time.
To grasp onism is to be apprised of how little of the world you have experienced, are experiencing, or will ever experience. Photay (Evan Shornstein) composed Onism in the heart of Brooklyn and shrouded by the silence of national parks or on trips home to the woodlands of the Hudson Valley in between touring the urban centers of foreign countries. Scattered but connected, Onism’s music is a constellation that rips across the night sky of time, charting an emotional reality defined by sadness and joy, dread and wonder.
Shornstein contrasts spacious near-silence with bombastic saturated peaks. Fangled robotic tones (‘Screens’) meet with forest floor ambience (’Storm’), evoking visual designs for the built and natural worlds, while the overwhelm of metropolis (‘Balsam Massacre’) and the digital age (‘The Everyday Push’) is eased by the liberatory forests of Woodstock (‘Outré Lux’ feat. Madison Mcferrin) and assumptions into imagined realities (‘Bombogenesis’). The demonic swing of ‘Balsam Massacre’ imagines the sounds of a tree’s innards as it is felled with a chainsaw, while ’Storm’ thunders distantly in triumphant reverie.
On ‘Aura,’ Shornstein sings for the second time in his career (“Take the time to hear yourself”). The message hints at a common denominator to his meditations, resonating also as a warning to the world, an everyday push to the role of electronic music in storytelling the future of the global environmentalist movement.
DJ Sylo - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
DJ Sylo
Sylo is proud to hail from the DJ capitol of the world, Philadelphia. He cut his teeth organizing and DJing countless underground parties, creating and guiding Philly youth culture. Sylo honed his craft, mastering the art of taking a crowded dancefloor on a journey through space, time, and feeling.

His notoriety spread quickly. Soon Sylo was Djing up and down the east coast in NYC and DC, on festival stages at SXSW and the Roots picnic, even abroad in London. He also completed a 40 city tour accross the USA. Sylo returned from his adventures a new man, and a new DJ, with a clearer understanding of himself as an unique artist and event curator.

Currently, SYLO holds down a monthly residency in Philadelphia that is always packed with people, energy, and otherworldly vibes. This night is his laboratory to develop his new eccentric style. As he glides between tracks, touching on underground dance movements from all over the world, he uses his prowess as a party DJ to keep the crowd engaged and moving.

Outside of his own events, SYLO possesses the skill to rock a myriad of genres in a true DJ fashion. His understanding of energy and storytelling shines through regardless. SYLO loves (and thus excels) with bass & club music, house & funk, world beats (dancehall, afrobeat, dembow), and classic hip-hop party rocking.

SYLO is now taking his understanding of music to the next realm,
production. His tracks are undeniably danceable and fun. SYLO is posed for a summer full of releases and touring.
Josh Hey - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Josh Hey
Josh Hey grew up in western Massachusetts and was drawn to record collecting/DJing at a young age. His initial obsession with original samples from his favorite Hip Hop tracks soon led him into making his own beats with the SP 303 and Yamaha keyboard. In 2006, Hey moved to Philadelphia and began collaborating with the likes of Mogillah, Mndsgn, Sir Froderick, Swarvy, TLKE and many other Philly heads in sessions known as Cold Seltzer ( \o/ )

In addition to his production, Josh is also a key figure at Paxico Records, an independent label co-owned by Chris Hund. Paxico has long been a platform for innovative instrumentalists and continues to exhibit the best in futurism and folklore. His latest release, Beat Hotel is an audiovisual collaboration with visual artist Dewey Saunders.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/