The Mattson 2
If you could soundtrack the jangle of the sea and the jazz of the surf, The Mattson 2 would most certainly be the composers. The identical twin guitar and drums duo are truly a marvel of jazz-rock orchestration and arrangement. The duo shimmers and shakes with the soaring modern wizardry of Jared Mattson's untamed, layered guitars and Jonathan Mattson's tribal jazz hard- bop drumming. They channel the gorgeously hypnotic gods of surf, sun, and neon-punk-jazz of our modern universe, evoking evolved realms of experimentalism, rhythm, and story. The identical twin’s deep telepathic kinship navigates colorful forms of beautiful weirdness and exotic landscapes of layered improvisation, transcending the concept of modern musical performance. They have toured relentlessly throughout Japan, Brazil, Paris, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, and the United States. The Mattson 2 have Bachelor’s degrees in Jazz and The African Diaspora from University of California San Diego, and Masters of Fine Arts degrees in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology from University of California Irvine. Mattson 2 have collaborated with Thomas Campbell, Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero, Cornelius, Chocolat & Akito Katayose, Money Mark, Nicole Mitchell, Mark Dresser, Farmer Dave Scher, John Herndon, and John McEntire.
Musician, producer, and mad scientist of music, Mark "Money Mark" (and sometimes just "Money", or, "$$") Ramos Nishita is a music industry veteran well known for his collaborations with the The Beastie Boys, The Talking Heads' David Byrne, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs- among many others. Born in Detroit, Mark moved to LA around the age of 11. He studied acting in school and picked up carpentry through building sets for plays. $ supported himself by building cabinets from scratch until he was able to launch his music career from his DIY home-studio in Gardena, CA. Mark- who is now a seasoned world traveler -drove from LA to NYC and back when he was just 16 with some friends, and has stories from around the globe you wouldn't believe are true! He's also known for his signature 3-point turn-around fade-away.
DJ Jordan Blackmon (Toro Y Moi)
Hailing from South Carolina, Jordan Blackmon (guitarist for Toro y Moi ) brings a vibey set of all-vinyl from the back half of the 20th century. Soul, funk, garage, and psych deep cuts primarily collected while globetrotting.