The success of Art Department may only be a short slice of Kenny Glasgow and Jonny White’s music careers, but it’s taken the Canadian duo to a new level of recognition. They’ve entered a new dimension on their Social Experiment tour, and this past Friday the boys of No.19 Music landed at Highline Ballroom for some Verboten New York fun.
Cameo Culture opened up the night with plenty of soft-spoken, mellifluous melodies that spurred along a smooth progression for the evening. Their disco-inspired set included tracks of their own next to tracks from veterans like Chez Damier and Steve Bug. No.19 co-founder Nitin followed with a lecherous sound of deep house weaved with drum-induced tech-house, with standouts like his remix of Velvet Graveyard and Subb-an’s version of Nine In One.
Art Department carried the night with tons of energy, funky synths, and Kenny Glasgow on the mic! Their trippy back-to-back performance highlighted new and unreleased tracks like John Dimas’s Future Drop, and the spine-chilling signature tune of Miami Music Week 2013, Another Earth. The night was not complete until Guy Gerber and Bill Patrick played two bass-heavy closing sets fully equipped with Ribbons Turn To Chains, Guy’s and Clarian’s collaboration track Claire, and Gui Boratto’s remix of Paradise Circus. Another sound-satisfying Friday night spent with Verboten.
Photo credit: Alex Bershaw for Verboten New York