Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle / Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins
Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle (comprising two thirds of New York's Mister Barrington) are pushing the boundaries of live electronic music. Enabled by elaborate MIDI architecture, which allows for free-form melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and even visual composition, they've created a universe of hybrid interplay between wood, metal, and machine. The pair's credits include artists such as the Roots, John Legend, Wayne Krantz, Common, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Bustah Rhymes, Al Green, Sting, and Chaka Khan. Their work has been recognized in Electronic Musician Magazine (April '13), and a TEDx presentation at UMass Amherst entitled Innovative Thinking.
Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins is a progressive collaboration of bass artistry, electronic production, and drumming. Each side of this partnership has worked with Grammy Award winners and nominees Jack DeJohnette, Stanley Clarke, and Esperanza Spalding. Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins's music has been compared to Squarepusher, Weather Report, and video game music composer Nobuo Uematsu.