RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY INFO SESSION featuring JAMES PANTS
SYDNEY: Sunday 27 March 2011, 6:30pm.
Tone: 16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. T: (02) 9267 6440
PERTH: Wednesday 23 March 2011, 6:30pm.
The Flying Scotsman: 639 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley WA 6050.
RBMA presents RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY INFO SESSION featuring JAMES PANTS (Stones Throw).
This special event is a must for any music buff wanting information on how to apply for the next Red Bull Music Academy being held in Tokyo, Japan in October/November 2011. Academy alumni, James Pants, jumps onto the Sydney CDR couch with Simon Caldwell in order to answer all your questions about the Academy and to share his personal knowledge and opinions on working in the music industry, writing and releasing music and the studio tricks and techniques he uses to perfect his trademark ‘fresh beat’ sound. CDR session will follow.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE APRIL 4 so if music is the air that you breathe, the food that you eat and the blood that flows through your veins, then download and start filling in your Red Bull Music Academy application NOW
THE YEAR IS 2001 AND THE PLACE IS TEXAS. Stones Throw head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf is DJing while a sharply dressed young man approaches the DJ Booth with his Prom date in tow to formally introduce himself. Thus begins the story of James Pants.
What began as a dream Prom night to see his hero DJ went to an internship at the label to eventually landing the ultimate fantasy by being signed to the roster and championed as the ‘next big thing’ by none other than Peanut Butter Wolf himself – on top of critics like Busy P, Urb, XLR8R, & Dazed & Confused Magazines.
Mr. Pants is a purveyor par excellence of that unmistakable “fresh beat”: 80’s Soul, Electro Boogie, Early Rap, New Wave, & Post-Punk Disco, all of which can be found on Welcome where James plays drums, keys, guitar and sings.
From a radio perspective, what format does this fall under – this new style that Pants has invented? Do you play it on the groove alongside the likes of Skyy, Cameo, or even Pharrell (listen to ‘KA$H’)? Or do you play it in the underground alongside the up-to-the-minute electro pulse of Egyptian Lover, Cybotron and even Too $hort? The answer, of course, is both! There’s enough Pants to fit any style.
Check out Jame’s blog for more insight into the man!