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Zanzabar presents Cherub With OK Deejays


OK Deejays

Fri, January 18, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)


Louisville, KY

$10.00 - $12.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

"Melding a club-spawn, skull-shaking low end with a wall of guitars and talkbox pyrotechnics, the duo comprising Cherub also sport the silky smooth pipes to spread their appeal to all four corners of the dance floor." – Nashville Scene
Cherub is a sexy, avante garde, electro-pop duo that is the dance love-child of 80's funk, and pop-music from the future. The members of Cherub, Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber, share a love for honest original music and vibrant live performance, with a common goal to share a little bit of sex, a little bit of drugs, and a whole lot of love with people across the globe. Cherub's music is a fresh electrified take on risqué pop music that brings to mind timeless artists like Prince, Zapp and Roger, and more contemporary Justin Timberlake. With a live show that is bouncing with energy, Cherub dances their way into the hearts of audiences from the first falsetto hook, until the very last delay filters out.
After completing studio work for Cherub's first release, Man of the Hour, singer/songwriter Jordan Kelley joined forces with fellow producer/performer, Jason Huber, to polish Cherub's live electro act and begin performing throughout the Southeast. Both Jordan and Jason have received recognition as producers and live musicians, previously performing as Schtompa and I.V.Y. League alongside renown acts, such as EOTO, Boombox, Count Bass D, GZA of Wu Tang Clan, Two Fresh, and many more. Since Cherub's formation in late 2010, the band has shared the stage with highly regarded acts like Pretty Lights, Alex B, Big Gigantic, Bag Raiders, Miami Horror, and many others. The duo is looking forward to a number of high profile live dates throughout the fall of 2011, including dates in Mexico with YACHT and Nortec Collective, and a Halloween show supporting Pretty Lights in the band's hometown, Nashville, TN.
Since the recording of Man of the Hour, Cherub has returned to the studio as a dynamic electro-pop production duo, to lay down tracks for their second collection of recorded material. This new batch of Cherub songs brings a fresh uptempo electro feel to the familiar pop sensibilities for which fans know and love Cherub. Jordan Kelley's clever songcraft, slick production, and smooth falsetto, are complimented perfectly by Jason Huber's on-stage production, tube-driven guitar work, and exciting vocal harmonies.
The Man of the Hour brings a new light to electro-pop music. The catchy hooks, tasteful synthwork, and dance-demanding rhythms work together with honest lyrics delivering a unique twist on accessible pop rock music. The Man of the Hour provides a musical package that keeps listeners bouncing around a club, and singing along the entire ride home. Drawing instant comparisons to contemporary favorites like Chromeo, Bag Raiders, The Dream, and MGMT, Cherub's Man of the Hour brings new definition to live music and electronic music alike.
Jordan Kelley wants to "focus on making good music that is personally relevant, rather that pay attention to the conventions of any particular genre. That's what made the Man of the Hour." Cherub's live performance of Man of the Hour captivates audiences with swooping vocals, soaring guitars and talkbox, and ethereal harmonies, from the drop of the first beat, until Jordan and Jason dance their way off stage.
The newer unreleased Cherub material brings a funky vintage vibe to a new-school electronic sound, with soulful stacks of falsetto harmonies, and a layered cake of talkbox and vocoders, reminiscent of Prince, or Zapp and Roger. These songs display Cherub's versatility in songwriting and dance music production, ranging from grooving heartfelt ballads, to risqué club bangers that blur conventional genre barriers. Playful guitar licks and lush synthesizer textures dance around in the mix, as listeners are treated to sing-a-long hook after hook the entire way through the tunes. It's fun. The Nashville Scene claims Cherub as their "nu favorite nu disco duo."
"Instead of fearing the changes seen in music performance, with technology being so readily incorporated into everyday life, Cherub looks to embrace everything that is fresh and exciting, and we seek to pioneer a new school of music composition, production, and performance… Cheers to the future!" – Jason Huber
OK Deejays
Aaron Chadwell first discovered his love for playing records as a DJ at WLCV, University of Louisville’s student-run radio station. His talent for song selection was quickly noticed and he was picked up as resident DJ for the hottest dance party in town on Wednesdays at the Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot. Going by the name of DJ Narwhal, the parties got bigger and Chadwell became a regular fixture on the Louisville dance scene.

While finishing up a photography degree at the University of Louisville, Alex Bell, found himself spending less time in the dark room and much more in his bedroom with a mixer and two turntables, teaching himself the art of beat matching. After seeing what he could do, a friend talked him into deejaying a small house party and DJ A.Bell was born. It only took a couple of these parties until the house could no longer hold the crowd and A.Bell needed a new outlet.

It was around this time that the two met and started deejaying parties together. They quickly realized that working as a team would be the smartest career move, and would give them the best opportunity to build on the legendary music scene of this small city. Any digital form of music was cut out and the OK DeeJays have since made it their duty to resonate under-represented disco, house and indie tracks, performing frequently at local clubs such as Zanzabar, Headliners Music Hall, and Maker’s Mark Lounge. By hosting crazy parties and booking a variety of established bands and DJs under the name of OK Productions, Alex and Aaron have added a new level of energy and innovation to the city of Louisville’s nightlife. Now they are doing the same for the radio!
Venue Information:
2100 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY, 40217