For Nadir, a mélange of sounds leads to new highs
Published: January 30, 2013
If by that he means that it’s a dirty, honest little funk ’n’ roll record recalling George Clinton, early Stevie Wonder and the MC5 in a big sonic soup, then he’s quite correct. You can hear it all live when Nadir plays in Troy this weekend. “We’re filming our live video at Next Wave Media Labs in Troy, which is this incredible little theater which holds about 100 people, and they’ve got all the video and audio set up there,” Nadir says. “We wanted to do something really fun for this live recording. The idea of Nadir’s Electric Lounge came up, where we can just have this vibe of blaxploitation meets science fiction. I keep saying Superfly meets the Matrix, but it’ll probably end up more like the cantina in Star Wars, minus the aliens. We’ll have some dancers come in. Ray 7 from Underground Resistance will DJ. It’s going to be a fun party.”
And next up? “I think what really is on tap for me in 2013 is building on what I’ve built and doing what I can to grow the Detroit music scene,” Nadir says, before finishing with, “I’ll be around town making as much noise as possible.”
Nadir’s Electric Lounge: A Multimedia Funk Experience takes place on Saturday, Feb. 2, at NextWave Media Lab, 950 Stephenson Hwy., Troy; 248-773-6539.
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