Mr. Carmack, more tba
Friday October 13, 2023
Buffalo Riverworks 8pm
On sale 6/9 @ 10am:
T-R-O-Y-B-O-I. These letters are chanted by the masses at his shows, but the question is who is the artist incorporating stunning visuals, live instruments, talented dancers, and those jaw dropping aerialists?
Troy Henry, the elusive producer who has classified himself as a music manipulation specialist got his start making his beats standing up in his London studio apartment kitchen with his MacBook and a midi keyboard. Today, the TroyBoi Experience is indeed a musical journey of hard-hitting beats, lights, visuals, and the unexpected. While his musical style can be broadly classified as trap, it’s extraordinarily unique, versatile, and fuses various textures from multiple genres. He is of Nigerian, Indian, Chinese, and Portuguese descent, and credits this (along with growing up in London, with its own blend of cultures and genres) for the diversity that is reflected in his music. Beyond his career releases which include his debut album Left Is Right (2017) and series of V!BEZ EPs in 2018 and 19, his productions have caught the ear of major music stars.
His 2018 remix of Billie Eilish’s “MyBoi-TroyBoi Remix” has garnered almost 79 million Spotify streams and in 2019, Rihanna featured two of his songs “Do You?” and “Malokara” at her SavagexFenty show, seen globally via Amazon Prime during New York Fashion Week. TroyBoi’s sound has evolved from when he began his musical journey to now headlining at some of the world’s largest festival stages such as Coachella, Lollapalooza (Chicago & Paris), Life Is Beautiful, HARD, EDC China and Electric Zoo, Sunset Music Festival, just to name a few as well as holding down a new residency at Elia Beach Club in Las Vegas. While the music industry was at a stand still due to the pandemic, Troy was working on new music/collaborations to come back stronger and more innovative as ever once live music was back. And Boi did he. In 2020 released, his highly anticipated V!BEZ Vol.4 featuring top hits like, “Do You” and “Bellz.”
One of his first festival appearances post pandemic, was the long-awaited return of Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, where Troy had one of the largest crowds in the history of the festival. In early 2021, he released more hits like , “Mad Ting, Buss It, and of course “RedEye” with Justin Bieber which currently has over 48 million streams on Spotify.
In 2022, Troy was hard at work on a brand new EP and headlining more festivals and shows worldwide. Troy has a true love and inspiration for Latin Music and he has plans to pay homage to that in his new EP titled “INFLUENDO.” He was inspired to complete this project due his reflection of his admiration for the culture during his travels throughout various countries.
w/ special guest
“Make music like no one’s listening” is the motto of Aaron Carmack, and appropriately so. His story is a three-part series, divided into factions of past, present, and future. Every element of the past, as Aaron Carmack would explain, has had an effect on who he is today as both a writer/producer and DJ. Being born and raised in San Francisco, attending and dropping out of college in Long Beach, CA, moving to Oahu for three years and living off income from monthly releases on Bandcamp – Carmack’s music is an expression and perpetual reflection of all of it.
Constantly translating personal experience into his craft, Carmack finds inspiration from a range of sources, from his friends and fellow musicians in production cliques, Team Supreme and Soulection, to his travels and numerous sold out tours of five continents over the past two years, sharing stages with folks like Hudson Mohawke, Just Blaze, Cashmere Cat, and Diplo. These influences, combined with a hunger for discovering the newest, most cutting-edge sounds on sites like Soundcloud, are some of the ingredients to the now-Los Angeles-based producer’s distinct creative process.
Like a hinge to the doorway between dance music and hip hop, Carmack’s musical output increasingly occupies a void frontier between the two genres, identified by his contemporaries, fans, and himself purely as “Carmack”. With a devotion to the studio and a grinding work ethic, the inventive producer aims to release a prolific amount of music in coming months, all while performing as often as possible. Stay tuned.