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Greenhouse Lounge to play Purple Hatter’s Ball (MM)

02 May 2013

written by Mod Mobilian


Greenhouse Lounge to play Purple Hatter’s Ball

by Timothy Borland

Jacksonville, Florida’s Greenhouse Lounge has a difficult time defining their music as a particular genre. Their mixture of live instrumentation and electronic beats create the perfect dance party at any festival. Mostly devoid of vocals, the music instead builds excitement via tight builds and hard-hitting breaks.

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“We like to think we are devoid of labels but if we had to choose something we play ‘Live EDM.’ The main reasoning behind this is because we play nearly every sub genre of electronic music including but not limited to House, Trance, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Trap, Nu Disco, and Downtempo,” bassist Dave McSweeney says.

Greenhouse Lounge

GHL consists of three members, each providing a different musical vibe. Zach Weinert combines programming and lead guitar riffs with the live percussion by Scotty Zwang and analog bass of McSweeney to create an unusual juxtaposition of sounds. Mixing organic and digital sounds is standard procedure for GHL at this point.

“We have been working very hard on blending the elements dynamically; sometimes the focus is on complementing the rhythm other times the melody… The computer has become somewhat of a fourth member and as so we are playing tighter as a unit,” McSweeney explains.

This year GHL will be bringing their mixture of electronic influences to Purple Hatter’s Ball in Live Oak, FL. The event runs from May 10 to May 12, and advance tickets are a paltry $75, which includes camping. In return, guests will get to experience some of the best underground acts on the festival circuit at a fantastic venue.

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“The line up this year is stacked. You will see us all over the park. The headliners are all phenomenal,” McSweeney says.

The great thing about small festivals is that many times the bands really do walk around the campsites, meeting new fans. The wall between the audience and band comes down, and many of these talented musicians are surprisingly humble. For their part, GHL will be debuting new material at PHB, and performing tracks from their most recent album.

[Photos and logos courtesy of PHB and GHL]

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