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Bedside, is a Miami-based horn driven producer DJ duo. Travis Acker and Trace Barfield are performing musicians and multi-instrumentalists whose focus on electronic music production drive Bedside’s high fidelity yet organic sound. No stranger to a dance party, they both have kept dance floors moving from their early days in punk and ska bands to grooving festivals in funk bands. Their utilization of live elements such as improvisational trumpet and bass provides an exciting live set while never missing a beat. Bedside's debut EP, One Night With You, is released today on Digable Digital.
The four-song EP is a journey through a diverse range of genres always staying true to Bedside's distinct sexy dance sound with organic overtones. Seeing their music as a platform to showcase great talent over their original production, this record features two vocalists, saxophone, trumpet, guitar and keys. Indie dance track "I Need Your Love" introduces the EP with catchy vocals accented by superb synth work. Continuing with the indie dance vibe, "Layer Cake," is a funky instrumental incorporating live keys and guitar. By the third song, the album takes a turn as it drops you into the beautiful jazz horn-driven "Running Away." The last song is the high energy, club ready title track "One Night With You." In typical Bedside fashion, they made sure their debut represented the cutting edge electronic sound while never compromising quality songwriting and organic instrumentation.
Travis Acker discusses the process of moving from live to digital, "My background has always been in improvisational live music. The idea of leaving the groove open for interpretation depending on the audience and energy is a very romantic idea that puts the emphasis on experiencing the here and now. I have found that DJing music also can carry some of these sentiments. The overall goal remains the same, but the digital tools available now allow for quicker idea development and the ability to take that idea to a performable level in only a matter of days." Trace Barfield sums up the project's mantra in a quick statement, "funky music for funky people!"
1. I Need Your Love (feat. JayJo Hero)
2. Layer Cake
3. Running Away (feat. Devon Heinrichs)
4. One Night With You (feat. Sahara Smith)
3/1 Slap & Tickle at Bardot, Wynwood, FL
3/4-3/6 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Okeechobbe, FL
(Lineup includes: Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex, Robert Plant)
3/4-3/6 Aura Music Festival at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak FL
(Lineup includes: The Disco Biscuits, Thievery Corporation, Snarky Puppy)
3/12/16 Fractal Beach Festival, Virginia Key Beach, Key Biscayne, FL
(Lineup inclides: OTT, Thriftworks, TRUTH, Govinda Music)
10/31/15 Suwannee Hulaween Festival @ Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, FL
(Lineup included: Pretty Lights, STS9, ODESZA, Chance the Rapper)
10/10/15 III Points Festival, Wynwood, FL
(Lineup included: Nicolas Jaar, Bonobo, Run The Jewels, Toro y Moi, Ghostface Killer with Doom)
3/7/15 Aura Music Festival, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, FL
(Lineup included: Disco Biscuits, moe., Break Science, Papadosio)
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