Showgazing: Jeremy Ellis at The Continental Room
Sure, walking into a dark barroom on a Tuesday trying to catch a few beers after work doesn't sound like a set up for one of the craziest musical experiences you've ever seen. But last night at the Continental Room proved me wrong and if you were there, you would agree. It was the second time I had seen Detroit-based MPC master Jeremy Ellis (Ubiquity Records) take the stage at this revered Fullerton nightspot. At first glance, a rail thin white dude with long red hair and ADD demeanor definitelygoes against the common perception of a break beat aficionado, there again you would be caught off guard. Because what this cat unleashes when he turns on his gear (tonight it was a laptop with an MPC and MPD24 pad controller) is clusterfuck of awesome sounds the likes of which you have never heard.
Check out a small sample of the thrills you missed last night on this video of Ellis in Switzerland: