Before Silver Lake was known as an elite and hip bastion, it was one of Los Angeles’ most ethnically diverse and eclectic neighborhoods; it is also where the story of Wear Patterns begins. Gene, James and Francesca were childhood, elementary school friends.
Francesca Harding, now a highly sought-after nightlife DJ and KPFK 90.7FM Radio Host, has toured the globe as a Dj, playing sets in South Korea, the UK, Mexico and Colombia, to name a few. She has also received critical acclaim for her various mixtapes, most notably Ciao Verano, which was hand picked and featured on Jay Z’s blog, Life and Times. Gene & James Bautista, who work under the Beat Ventriloquists moniker, have produced a substantial body of original music (Sebastian Kill, Shirt, Nina Sky, Rosey), remixes (TokiMonsta & Gavin Turek, She Wants Revenge), played live (Goapele, Jon B), and have been credited for Film/TV. The duo have solidified themselves as the “go-to” producers for singers and artists of all types and across all genres, in Los Angeles and beyond.
After several years of lost contact came the serendipitous collaboration between the three - combining their talents and musical sensibilities to create records undeniable for the dance floor. Wear Patterns embraces the wide-ranging cultures and sounds of their Los Angeles upbringing – from dance to hip-hop and everything in between – with a vision distinctly their own. “This project is really reflective of our upbringings,” says Francesca, "something no category or genre can contain.”
Their debut single, “Tease”, is a hypnotic, slow-wind perfectly poised for a rooftop soirée, featuring the sun-soaked, Jamaican-rooted vocals of twin sisters, Nick & Navi. Their self-titled EP will feature Grammy-nominated Ceci Bastida, Black Shakespeare (Stones Throw Records) and Rush Midnight (formerly of Twin Shadow) out soon on Boomnote Music.
Wear Patterns’s tracks