Gordon Voidwell Drops “Ivy League Circus” Single with Boy Crisis Remix on Cantora Records!
Click HERE to Download “Ivy League Circus”
Click HERE to listen for the Boy Crisis Remix at Ralph Lauren Rugby’s website
“…delivers off your head, funk-fused, unabashed fun… as if Prince took away the remote from TV on the Radio and played monkey in the middle.”
– CHRIS DOURIDAS (KCRW / Music Supervisor)
“I love this shit. I play it on my radio show, in my house AND in my sets”
– MARK RONSON (Grammy Award-winning Producer Of The Year)
Bronx-born polymath Gordon Voidwell is rapidly establishing himself as an artist who embraces the sometimes incongruous worlds of black and white, retro and modern, indie and mainstream, and so on. Today, he is releasing the single for his electro-funk anthem, “Ivy League Circus” on Cantora Records (MGMT; Francis and the Lights; Bear Hands). Check out the track HERE and Boy Crisis’ remix of the song, which is included on the single, is available HERE at Ralph Lauren Rugby’s website.
On “White Friends,” Voidwell (who is black) found common ground with his Caucasian comrades, professing “Bed stuy thinks I’m weird / Park ave thinks you’re weird.” On “Disco Afternoon” he called out “all the 80’s babies with their neon color prints / out of all the art school Brooklynites that swear they’re down with Prince.” With “Ivy League Circus,” he sets his sights on issues of class and status with his typical tongue-in-cheek satire. It’s no wonder that Himanshu Suri of Das Racist (whose track “Shorty Said” was produced by Voidwell, and features him on the hook), describes Gordon Voidwell as “a reclamation of black music from the Talking Heads.”
Voidwell’s music is an intoxicating mix of 80’s new wave, funk, and R&B, with a dash of hip-hop swagger and the DIY spirit of indie culture. He is a master of seamlessly weaving together social-commentary and humor into dancefloor anthems. However, while he may poke a little fun at, well, everyone, Voidwell is never condescending and everyone is always invited to the party.
Gordon Voidwell live dates:
05/25: New York, NY @ Piano’s (w/BRAHMS, Das Racist, Shadowbox)
06/11: Santa Monica, CA @ 14 Below (w/French Horn Rebellion)
06/22: New York, NY @ Santos Party House (w/ Darwin Deez, Boy Crisis, Mixel Pixel)
06/30: New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall (Rumble/Future Sounds party)
09/24: Brooklyn, NY @ BAM Café
10/06: New York, NY @ Crown Point Festival
10/07: New York, NY @ Crown Point Festival
10/08: New York, NY @ Crown Point Festival
10/09: New York, NY @ Crown Point Festival