EOTO with ILL GATES

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Sunset Promotions presents

EOTO with ILL GATES

Fri, November 18, 2011

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

Mezzanine

San Francisco, CA

$15.00 - $20.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Sunset Promotions presents a rare meeting of cutting edge electronic projects. Jason Hann and Mike Travis lead EOTO, the live improvisational electronic duo that has seen their popularity go from local, to regional to international. In San Francisco they've played 7 times in the past 3 years, going from tiny Mojito to gigantic Mezzanine in that time and have become a force to be reckoned with. They are the most rare of electronic projects, one that brings live, unscripted improvisational skills featuring 7-10 live instruments. Ill Gates, long one of the stalwarts of the undnerground bass music generation has likewise seen his name and style go mainstream. Gates will celebrate the release of his long-awaited 18-track LP "The Ill Methodology"

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EOTO
EOTO
The way music is produced and performed is growing at an astounding rate. From the roots of acoustic music to amped up rock n’ roll and into the electronic revolution, the options available to the modern musician are more like a scientific lab, then the campfire jam from where it all started. From the controls of a tiny laptop, a performer now has the power to mix, change and loop sounds in a concert setting with great ease. This modern twist of technology is bringing a new level of music to the electronic dance party.

While the genre of live electronica is relatively new on the music circuit, nobody is breaking the boundaries of live producing and improvisation like EOTO. Fusing elements of live instrumentation, house music, dubstep and electro into their dance ready sound, the band will be taking the country by storm beginning in late September for their perennial fall tour, performing 33 consecutive nights in a row.

Consisting of Michael Travis and Jason Hann the duo mixes the organic sounds of live drums, bass and guitar through a variety of programs and gadgets to create a style of music that is more likely found in a dance club, then a live music theater. What sets EOTO apart from other artists in this emerging genre is how the music is created. While some artists may spend hours pre-mixing samples and elements of music for their live show, EOTO uses nothing pre-recorded, giving them the ability to approach each song with on-the-spot spontaneity and 100% live improvisation.

Because of the ever-changing sound and style of music, it’s hard to describe a band like EOTO. In a recent discussion on the bands highly active Facebook page, the thousands of subscribed fans were asked to describe the band in their own words – descriptions ranged from mythical to visual, each in awe of the duo’s ability to create high octane dance music in a live setting. A trait that has fans old and new catching multiple shows on a tour and packing venues wherever they play. Or maybe EOTO is selling out venues around the coast for the spirit of dance music they bring in general.

It should come as no surprise that the members of EOTO have performed with a range of musicians second to none. Their combined resume includes the likes of Isaac Hayes, Loreena McKinnett, Herbie Hancock, Drummers of STOMP, DJ Tequila, Les Nubians, Stanley Jordan, Les ClayPool, Joshua Redman, Arturo Sandoval, Bela Fleck, Trilok Gurtu, Charlie Hunter, Mike Marshall and Dave Grisman just to name a few.
Ill Gates
Ill Gates
ill.Gates is a Toronto-based composer, performer
and educator. Over the past 16 years, he has established
a global fanbase and a reputation as one of the most dynamic electronic music artists around. He regularly tours
across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Gates
has headlined at such festivals as Burning Man, Shambala,
the World Electronic Music Festival and the New Orleans
Jazz Festival.
Venue Information:
Mezzanine
444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.mezzaninesf.com/calendar.asp