Today's Four on the Floor presents Austin's own Holodeck Records. Releasing on cassette and vinyl, Holodeck is an underground nerve center for East Austin's DIY synth scene and boasts a solid roster of local and international acts including Troller, Dylan C, S U R V I V E, Ssleeperhold, Marie Davidson, and Thousand Foot Whale Claw. Check out the Holodeck Showcase at Red 7 on Friday March 14th.
An Austin local, Dylan C's sound is ripe for the times. Having played alongside respected acts like OM Unit and Container, Dylan C's 2-step, bass heavy feel would be at home in a club in South London just as much as an after hours Texas warehouse party. Expect to sweat wherever you are when this guy steps up.
RIYL: Burial, Paleman, Swamp 81
A Holodeck Records mainstay and flag holder for Austin's burgeoning synth scene, Ssleeperhold has incredibly dominant control of the analog hardware he used to make 2013's intriguing LP Ruleth. José gained initial stature through his former band Medio Mutante, but we're beyond excited about Ssleeperhold's performance at SXSW in March.
RIYL: Ital, James Ferraro, Haxan Cloak
Between focused arpeggios and perfectly compressed bass lines, S U R V I V E are masters of their domain, and have recently gone on to tour with the likes of Sun Araw and Cosmic Kids. They're leaders of a tight-knit crew committed to producing electronic music that keeps that raw emotion clearly in the foreground. Just be sure to bring your earplugs to the Holodeck Showcase because these guys like to play LOUD.
RIYL: Oneohtrix Point Never, Autechre
Hailing from Montreal, Marie's forward-thinking artistry is a perfect match for her label home on Holodeck. Her eerie and pointed vocals are beautiful against a cold backdrop of stretching synth cries and minimal drum beats. Hopefully you understand a little French, but no worries if not - you'll be lost in the music in no time.
RIYL: Emika, Pharmakon, Laurel Halo
Keep up with the list of showcasing artists here.
Dylan C photo courtesy of the artist
Ssleeperhold photo courtesy of the artist
SURVIVE photo courtesy of the artist
Marie Davidson photo courtesy of the artist