The night will feature the moniker deceiving, Brighton-based audio wunderkind, Ambassadeurs, otherwise known as the solo Mark Dobson. Dobson does it all: DJs, masters, and at one point was a chef. But he has ditched his pots and pans to fully focus on producing, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. From touring with Odesza to releasing multiple original EPs, he’s been a pretty busy dude over the past few years, yet he still manages to keep his music evolving. With inspiration from all across the board (i.e. Flylo, Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, and Led Zeppelin) he continues to show off his inability to be pigeonholed in a genre that does everything its power to do just that. Tracks like his Miguel “Adorn” remix, nod to some rich trap vibes, where as original jams like “Can’t You See,” give off futuristic ambient house feels, but there is always a shred that strings it all together giving it that 100% Ambassadeurs stamp. His name itself, Ambassadeurs is no joke, he truly is a rising dignitary in electronic music.
Next up, we have Daktyl, aka Rich Lonbay, the 22-year-old London super producer, who in a few short years has toured with Slow Magic, signed with ultimate electronic label Mad Decent, and now has a debut album under his belt. Now that Mad Decent has tapped Lonbay, the world is his oyster. After receiving a BBC Radio mix on Mad Decent label founder Diplo’s show, as well as a coveted spot on the Major Lazer official “Lean On” remix track listing, things are only looking up. You really know you’ve made it when you can refer to the EDM King Thomas Pentz as Papa Diplo. While his name is equally as puzzling as his earlier counterpart, (Daktyl is the word one of his mates uses to call candle wax,) there is no question about his talent and knack for production. His remixes show his broad musical variety remixing acts from trap stars Flosstradamus to sweet melodic songbird Låpsley. And His debut album is no different. “Cyclical” reflects this philosophy as well, with amazing multi-instrument, electronic productions with world influences and boozy beats. It is definitely not a show to be missed.
So make sure to come check out these two Englishmen show off their skills in San Francisco, at Mezzanine May 30th!
– Tess Patel