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Second Annual 'Area 54' Will Feature Pink Talking Fish + Much More September 18, 2017 15:57

Press Release via C4 Productions

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We meet at the convergence of time and space where the aliens show us how disco is really done. We’re returning to claim the pyramids for the disco in the sky for our 2nd Annual Area 54. A portion of this event’s profits go to benefit our Cahaba Riverkeeper. With Area 51 meets Studio 54, disco –alien costuming is preferred as attendees help bring Area 54 to life!

This themed event will be held on November 17th at Old Car Heaven beginning at 7:30 PM until the wee hour of 3:00 AM. With two stages C4 Productions bring you a variety of musical stylings provided by two full sets of Pink Talking Fish, as well as Daily Bread, BioLux, Soul Mob, Don Mega, Lee J, Aleatorien, and more to be announced!

For an enhanced musical experience, we’re pleased to bring you the audio visual stimulation that you’ve come to know and love from C4 Productions. With the styling and artwork from Lumen Nature, John & Katie Gaiser: A Married Couple, Low Spark Arts, ShatterWorms, MegaVision, and Media Visions, our out-of-this-world visualizations will be found in every nook and corner inside Old Car Heaven as well as the surrounding of our outdoor second stage!

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Check out the official recap video from the inaugural Area 54 here:

Video by Lumen Nature

Meet The Lineup:

Pink Talking Fish

Pink Talking Fish: complete with two sets and an encore! A Fusion of Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish! Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world's most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music.

Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands... they are Phenomenons. Their creations have artistically inspired people and their mindblowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band.

Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. The epic emotion of Pink Floyd.... The funky, danceable layerings of The Talking Heads.... The multitude of styles, unique compositional structures and pure fun of Phish.... to merge these three into one gives music lovers a special experience.
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Pink Talking Fish features Eric Gould (former/founding member of Particle) on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar. This is a band created by musicians who love the music of these acts. Its purpose is to heighten people's passion for this music by creating something fresh and exciting for fans.

Discovering connections is part of the fun: Pink Floyd's "On the Run" seamlessly fitting in the middle of the composition of Phish's "You Enjoy Myself". Perfectly placing Phish's "Sand" into the groove of The Talking Head's "Slippery People". Segued collections from all three acts such as Run Like Hell > Psycho Killer > Run Like An Antelope > Run Like Hell or Mike's Song > Have A Cigar > Once In A Lifetime > Weekapaug Groove. These ideas are the spirit behind Pink Talking Fish.
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The story is ever evolving. The experience is always exciting. Come join Pink Talking Fish for the ultimate fusion tribute and celebrate the love of this music in unique fashion.

Watch Pink Talking Fish perform at AURA Music & Arts Festival (2016) here:

Daily Bread

Atlanta based crate digger & multi-instrumentalist, Rhett Whatley, offers up a fresh organic sound strategically woven around innovative electronic production techniques. Garnering praise from fans and critics alike for his unique approach to vinyl collaging & synthesis, Daily Bread flawlessly delivers emotion dripped compositions that simeltanously move dance floors. Creative use of beat driven samples from a vast collection channel nostalga, yet something alos 100% brand new Atlanta based crate digger & multi-instrumentalist, Rhett Whatley, offers up a fresh organic sound strategically woven around innovative electronic production techniques. Garnering praise from fans and critics alike for his unique approach to vinyl collaging & synthesis, Daily Bread flawlessly delivers emotion dripped compositions that simultaneously move dance floors. Creative use of beat driven samples from a vast collection channel nostalgia, yet something alos 100% brand new.

Watch a recap of Daily Bread's recent show at Atlanta's Terminal West here:

Soul Mob

Soul Mob has tapped into a universal essence that excites DJs and clubbers across the dance divide. Silicone Soul praised their track ‘Foundation’; Davidson Ospina dropped it at Cielo; James Zabiela and Maceo Plex are rinsing their tracks; At the same time, darker excursions have been hammered by Slam and Nick Warren. The pair, despite being close friends in the northeast electronic music scene had not joined forces in the studio until 2009, when Pat Bedeau called on them to remix “Forgive Me” for his prestigious Strictly Music Label. The result was an entirely new sound that drew cues from the best of both artists. It was a futuristic and raw, synth-driven, underground masterpiece, the start of a new idea and the birth of Soul Mob.

BioLux

Photo by Thomas Diasio

BioLux marries visual and auditory elements with hard, funky glitch hop, electro and downtempo. With decades of experience in electronic music scenes from industrial in the 80's through the evolution of the house and techno rave scenes of the 90's, experimental avant garde soundscape projects, psytrance, hard electro and complextro up through today, BioLux has been through it all. Performing under many monikers such as experimental improvisational trio Retrograde Inversion, cyborg concept project Mbreyo and the more recent Schlauting Thomas, this is where we find Thomas Bolton and Erin Zealous today.

Countless festivals, raves, clubs and themed events throughout the years have resulted in this latest project, BioLux, marrying visual and auditory elements with hard, funky Glitch Hop, electro/complextro and downtempo augmented with Lumen Nature Light Suits. A love of technology and the musical expression it facilitates generates a unique experience.

Lee J

Don Mega

 Aleatorien

Aleatorien: ALEATORIEN is not of this world.  Following the principles of aleatory music, the mission is music of chance, without borders, pushing creative evolution, experiencing what is happening in the moment.  The music is always different, never pre-recorded or practiced.

Have you heard about '20,000 Freaks Under The Sea'? Check out the highlights from another annual event from C4 Productions here:

Video by Lumen Nature

Check out our photo gallery from the inaugural Area 54 in 2016 below!

Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography

Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography

Photo by Thomas Diasio

The Pyramid Stage

Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography

Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography

Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography

Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography

Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography

Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography

Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography

Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography

Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography


The Dagobah System & Festival Expressions Set For SlossFest Pre-Party July 05, 2017 11:56

If you're heading to Birmingham for SlossFest next weekend, our friends at C4 Productions have your Friday night plans covered. The local event production group will host a SlossFest 'Panic Pre-Party' at WorkPlay Theatre, which will feature music from local favorites The Dagobah System and Festival Expressions. There will also be a special Birmingham Allstars set, featuring members of Little Raine BandTragic City, and Jova, making for a total of five sets of music from 9:00 PM - 3:00 AM. 

With much excitement surrounding Widespread Panic's Saturday night show at Sloss, this pre-party will be the perfect spot to kick off the weekend.  Tickets are available for purchase and moving fast, so make sure to click here and get yours in advance.

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