Artist Spotlight: Party Supplies
Party Supplies, the band, is Justin Nealis on guitar and behind his MCP and Sean Mahon holding it down on keys and drums. Their sound sits somewhere in between the planes of hip hop beats, old school funk and a totally 80s aesthetic. If you ask them it’s J Dilla meets Phil Collins, it’s classic rock from the future.
Hip hop fans may have heard the name last spring when Justin paired up with Action Bronson to produce Blue Chips the old school way, on-the-fly, live in studio. The Brooklyn-based duo are signed to the trend setting Fool’s Gold Records and have a highly-anticipated debut studio record in the works. We love artists that push the line of convention and Party Supplies is nothing short of that.
“There’s no science to any one of my records. It’s all over the place. It’s not a remix, and it’s not like a mash-up, but it’s original stuff done in a mash-up, remix type of way. At the end of the day, I tweak it to the point where it becomes my own thing. If I’m going to use something, I’m really going to tweak it and make it my own thing.
I could steer this boat in any direction at this point. I could keep perpetuating myself with this MPC player, but at the end of the day that’s not really where I wanna be. I want to be on stage singing, playing songs that have original music, singing the lyrics that I wrote. I can be at the club on Friday playing Top 40 hits and making some cash on Friday night, but I don’t really want to be doing that. It’s not about the money, it’s not about what you’re paying me, it’s more about what kind of show I want to be doing.”
Stay ahead of the curve and get a load of their catchy as hell electronic pop creations when they throw it down at The Big Up!
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