Need a gift for a gifted musician?
As The FranDiscos, DJ/producer brothers Jonathan and Andrew have earned a sizeable following over the past few years. They’ve come up playing a variety of venues, building audiences as residents at nights like Finally Fridays (Shallow Groove), the Pop With Brains bi-monthly showcase at the Rivoli and their super-tight live-to-air netcast heard Mondays 7-10pm on Dubplate.fm. Whether dropping disco, funk, electro, rock or house, the brothers offer a fresh spin through tight technical skills and a great sense of fun and their BFF monthly has quickly become a crowd favourite.
10pm. $5 before midnight, $10 after. 489 College. AndyPoolhall.com
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Two is better than one, simple. Better even is when two swagger-rich conductors release pockets of gritty disco and audacious funk with full-on electro anthems. Catching them around Toronto is quite simple, just go out. Everyone needs a duo like this to filter the shit boredom breaks with the insertion of a fresh mixer. Andrew and Jonathan FranDisco notably are dubbed as vinyl-authenticators, but aren’t shying from the CDJs.
So for the owners that are strong-bulled in the “no internal” mindset, and the one’s who look for pull, not necessarily the most authenticity, this is a good go-to duo.
But, let’s face it; having such strength in vinyl is a bleeding joy. Hands down.
Having played with the likes of DJ Sega, d.a.v.e. the drummer and soon to share the pool-hall with another LiveMusicTO fav’, DJ Barletta, the hometown boys are party residents all over the city. Possibly you’ve checked their Pop with Brains mainstay at the Rivoli, or heard their bass boom on dubplate.fm, or even done a double take at some of the crafty poster art— still working the dance floor is what they do.
Some acts are able to keep the rhythm and presence for a quick minute, others for a mind-shitting set, and some can keep it going hours upon hours, without losing that charging grip. Back in studio for more sexy releases, you can expect to be hearing more of these brothers in 2011.