Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lost in Sound 16: Pets for Less

Leading up to this weekend’s Slow Disco Saturdays party at halcyon the shop, we are pleased to feature guest artists on the bill, Pets for Less for this month’s Lost in Sound episode. For the mix, the duo generously shared their latest set recorded at DC’s U-Hall spot, where they opened for the Hot Natured party with Jamie Jones and Lee Foss. In this pumping mix, they lay down an intoxicating blend of future disco beats. Tune in for some disco drenched in techy basslines, raw house grooves and electro-tinged melodies. Enjoy!

Pets For Less @ Uhall (Hot Natured Party) 3-11-11 by Life Podcast

So, who are these guys?

Pets for Less, New York’s newest production duo to emerge in the city’s disco-house scene are not as sweet as their alias entails. Sure, they are nice guys, no doubt – the team consists of friends Alex Fish and Mike Fisher – but they’re ruthless when it comes to dropping a proper set to make you sweat. Loaded with a broad musical selection of driving dance floor burners, deeper than deep house, and punchy technosoul, it’s safe to say these guys know how to conquer the crowd.

Here’s a little 101 on the team: Alex Fish, aka Holosound has been an active force in New York’s underground dance music subculture as a DJ, promotor and label owner of Holosound Theory Recordings. As an internationally recognized DJ, he’s appeared all over the world, from Tokyo to Toronto, Helsinki to London, Phuket to Estonia.

Mike Fisher, the other half of Pets for Less, is a recent Brooklyn transplant hailing from Washington DC. Also a mover and shaker, he’s a founding members of MnmLife, one of the main tech-house promotion teams in the capital. As an independent DJ he has played alongside big name acts such as M.A.N.D.Y, Matt Tolfrey and Lee Foss. And, to add to his impressive resume he also boasts an esteemed background in music production having worked with the award-winning artist Deep Dish as their studio engineer for two years.

So basically, these guys know what they’re doing and word is they’ve got some original music in store too. Although several artists and labels have inspired the team over the course of their careers, they give a big nod towards the Hot Natured nu disco sound. To quote the team themselves, they say the sound captures their “general love for all things funky and trouble-making.” Well that sounds fun….

Like what you hear? Catch Pets for Less this weekend at Slow Disco Saturdays and Mike Fisher solo at Verboten's Visionquest party this Sunday. Looks like the city that never sleeps is in full swing...Music music, party party!!

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