The Renegade Groove
w/ Mammal Dap
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
The Renegade Groove
The Renegade Groove is a 4 piece funk-rock group that hails from Burlington, Vermont. Powerful and groovy funk is the basis of the band, reminiscent of Parliament Funkadelic, or Prince, with a shreddage factor of 100. Tightly arranged song sections open up to large improvisational sections, where the boys can show their individual chops (see: shreddage factor of 100).
The Renegade Groove calls Nectar’s stage their home base in Burlington VT, having played a variety of shows there including a Mardi Gras celebration, a Prince-themed after party, a New Years Eve alien invasion disco party, and their ’90s throwback show, Jock Jams 2K17. The Renegade Groove has offered support to local sensation Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul band in their sold out show at the Higher Ground ballroom in November 2016. The boys have also shared the stage with such acts as Wild Adriatic, West End Blend, Rumblecat, smalltalker, After Funk, and many others.
Mammal Dap is a Northampton, Massachusetts-based electronic group, comprised of Killian Karlsson (guitar), Zack Cross (synths), Reed Sutherland (bass, synth bass), and Colin Jalbert (drums, samples). Together they deftly weave hypnotic beats with pumping bass, lush pads and soaring hooks. Balancing a deep love of nostalgic tones with a digital-age sensibility, their sound evokes the aesthetics of Tycho, Flying Lotus, and Bonobo. Their energized live performances and rigorous touring have led them to share the stage with acclaimed acts including The Motet, The Nth Power, Tauk, and Marco Benevento.
Their debut EP 5lbs High5, captures the group’s earliest songwriting sessions in a swirling blend of psychedelic soul and warm electronic textures. Mammal Dap’s 2015 self-titled release, and first full-length, marks their arrival with focused, road-tested material wrapped in wildly imaginative production that blurs the lines between electronic music and spirited group improvisation. The Deli Magazine calls it “a compelling combination of Ratatat’s elasticity and Flying Lotus’s claustrophobia.” Mammal Dap paints a cosmic soundscape in their newest EP Deep Field, “making melodies so catchy and singular that they feel slightly familiar” (Take Magazine).