The real question at 2720 Cherokee last night did not concern the tornadoes that stalked St. Louis. A friend put it best: "What happens when shoegazers are placed in a dance environment? Will they dance?" The short answer: Yes. Especially when former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy is the headliner.
By definition, electronic artists combine sounds and styles. LA-based DJ MiMOSA, however, seems to be on a mission to challenge the very meaning of genre itself.
Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom combine forces as Nadastrom, a DJ/production crew that believes "there are never any rules" when it comes to dance music.
Jay Fay (the nom de mix of Josh Fagin) is a young St. Louis DJ whose bold and eccentric remixes have caught the attention of the Internet and electronic music heavyweights like Diplo.
One of St. Louis' most eclectic and original producers, Phaseone draws from a vast spectrum of genres (hip-hop, R&B, glitch, dub-step and shoegaze) to create his svelte and spacey electronic style.
If I were 18 again, I’d throw out the fake ID I got by paying $8 and showing only my county library card to a nameless “state official” from an unmarked storefront on Cherokee Street, before Cherokee Street had streetlamps and coffee shops and rock venues, so that I could get into Stages: Five Levels of Dancing on the East Side.