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Tweed, The Beating, lespecial, And More To Perform SENSORiUM This Weekend

Philadelphia-based funktronica act Tweed is hosting their own one-day event, SENSORiUM, this coming Saturday, August 26th. The event is is set to take place at Philly’s One Art Community Center and will feature sets from The Beating ft. Jesse Miller of Lotus, Baltimore producer SOOHANlespecialMINKAMoon Bounce, and more. Most of the acts on the bill are Philly-based, accentuating the thriving music scene presently going on in the City of Brotherly Love. SENSORiUM will also be working with local non-profit organization, Rock to the Future, which provides free and low-cost music programs for underserved kids in the local area. Portions of the proceeds will go to Rock to the Future, and made in honor of Suman Addya, a good friend of the band that recently passed away.

Tweed drummer and SENSORiUM organizer Joe Vela discussed the idea behind the event, “We’re really excited about curating our very own event. SENSORiUM will not only feature some of our favorite up and coming acts, but also sensational visual and interactive art installations. We wanted to do something different, and the urban oasis at One Art could not be a better venue for the outdoor extravaganza we envision.


Let’s take a closer look at the acts set to appear at SENSORiUM:


The Philly born and bred funktronica outfit has been filling dance floors around the Northeast with a psychedelic brand of electro-funk, high-energy disco dance parties, and are beginning to make a name for themselves around the rest of the country with national tours and various festival appearances.

The Beating ft. Jesse Miller of Lotus

If you are looking for an analog hyper dance party, look no further than The Beating. With Jesse Miller of Lotus, along with members of both Brothers Past and Grimace Federation, this set is bound to go down!


“Dark future groove”, “death funk,” “trance metal,” and “haunted house party music” have all been terms used to describe the unique sound of Boston/upstate New York-based lespecial. With meticulously crafted songs, the group has an uncanny ability to stretch things out into the ether.


MINKA is a dance band. They live, breathe, and procreate in Philadelphia. They will play your roof or basement, warehouse or venue. They will play the bottom of your swimming pool. Dick Rubin, leader of the band, has been known to perform fully nude. Could be interesting….in more ways than one.


With the release of his fourth full-length album, Archetypes, Baltimore-based producer SOOHAN described the various worldly influences that inspired the new music, “I dug deep into some new cultures of music for this compilation. You will hear music from Portugal, Algeria, Spain, India, and Bulgaria this time.”

Moon Bounce

Moon Bounce is Philadelphia’s mutant pop pioneer, Corey Regensburg. Walking the fine line between creation and disintegration, his output combines soulful vocals, bombastic percussion and explosive synthesis; obsessed with groove, yet on the verge of falling apart.

The festivities are planned to begin at 1pm and go until midnight. Tickets are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For additional info and updates, join the Facebook Event page.

“Tweed, The Beating, lespecial, And More To Perform SENSORiUM This Weekend”.  By Chris Meyer. LiveforLiveMusic.com August 23rd, 2017.