Kan Wakan

Bootleg Theater Presents

Kan Wakan

Moon Honey

Sat. February 18, 2017

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles, CA

$15.00

This event is 18 and over

Kan Wakan
Kan Wakan
Kan Wakan is Gueorgui Linev, the producer, film composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose critically acclaimed and Billboard-charting music dissolves the genre-breaking electronica of Massive Attack, Air, Bonobo and Zero 7 into a bottomless sea of 20th century minimalism, psychedelic soul and ambient atmosphere.

The upcoming tour follows on the heels of Kan Wakan’s 2 new singles ahead of the new album, ‘I Would’ and ‘Molasses;’ both entering the Top 5 on Hype Machine charts and garnering significant airplay on BBC Radio 1 & 6, as well charting in the Top 10 on CMJ stations across the country. ‘Molasses’ in particular has sparked tremendous buzz, named “Today’s Top Tune” by KCRW, the track was synced on Oprah’s OWN Network show ‘Queen Sugar,’ aired Nov. 30th, and was licensed for a Dior Spring/Summer Ad.

2017 will mark a new chapter for the LA-based Bulgarian-born musician who was recently named in the LA Weekly as "one of the top 10 young songwriters in Los Angeles". Having produced and worked with the likes of Moses Sumney and Thundercat and scored his first feature film “Dead Draw”, it was time to incorporate a few collaborations of his own. With triple LP ‘Phantasmagoria’ soon on the way, Kan Wakan’s upcoming work incorporates guest vocalists and collaborations into an immersive melding of organic and electronic production mixed in with the orchestral flourishes of the Sofia Philharmonic orchestra.

The upcoming new album is rounded out with Kan Wakan’s signature cinematic soundscapes that explore the space from where ‘Moving On’ left off.
Moon Honey
Moon Honey
Art student Jessica Ramsey and island-raised Andrew Martin's collaboration began in a small horse stable home in the back swamps of Louisiana in 2013. Within two weeks of meeting, the two declared each other "musical soul mates," and Moon Honey was born. Their vigorous work ethic and unorthodox approach to songwriting culminated in the critically acclaimed debut album Hand-Painted Dream Photographs, mixed by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof. The unlikely collision of Bjork-esque melodies with late 60's inspired, freak-out guitar riffs landed the band in The New York Times, NOISEY, and NPR, launching a number of cross country tour performances including an in-studio KEXP session and official SXSW showcases featured on NPR's Top 100 Acts.

After garnering a vigilant west coast following, the pair relocated from Baton Rouge to Los Angeles in 2015. In a short period of time, the group released the single "Boy Magic" dubbed "Splendid prog-pop" by Amoeba Records, playing L.A. venues such as Bootleg Theater with shows presented by L.A. Weekly and BuzzbandsLA. Inspired by their current tropical terrain and the outlandish culture surrounding the project, the band has just recorded a new album helmed by John Goodmanson (Blonde Redhead, Sleater Kinney, Death Cab) to be released in 2017.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/