The Bowery Ballroom
Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost!

Jessica 6 Live, Eli Escobar

Sat, October 29, 2011

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$18 advance / $20 day of show

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This event is 18 and over

Jessica 6 Live
Jessica 6 Live
The mythology of Jessica 6 began with the first inception of Andy Butler's Nu-Disco and 90's house revivalist group Hercules & Love Affair. The troop took the world stage by storm, with New York vocalist Nomi Ruiz fronting the 8 piece band. Together they paved the way for those who would come after, leaving a door wide open for queer artists and forever changing the landscape of indie dance music.

After a year of non-stop touring, band drama and rendezvous with Karl Lagerfeld & Donatella Versace, Nomi Ruiz left HALA behind. She returned to New York, locked herself in Midnight Sun Studios and began writing what would become 'See The Light' an album documenting her experience during and after Hercules & Love Affair. She worked under the alias Jessica 6, a character from the 1967 novel Logan's Run, who escapes from an oppressed underground society to find life above.

She hit the world stage once again, working her way into the hearts of millions with the lead single 'White Horse'. The video, directed by Marco Ovando, which captured New York by night reached 1.7 million views and gained the attention of Diesel's artistic director & stylist Nicola Formichetti. Widely known for his collaboration with Lady Gaga, Nicola styled Nomi for her feature in V magazine, photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and featured her in a provocative campaign film for Mugler Menswear titled "Brothers of Aracadia"

Jessica 6 was then asked to perform on Greece's MAD TV Music Awards as an international guest where Nomi was introduced to producer/songwriter ELIOT whose vintage, electro, synth-pop sound made left a big impression on her. Enough so, that after touring 'See The Light' Nomi relocated to Greece and began working on new material with ELIOT while simultaneously collaborating with choreographer/dancer Georgia Sanford & dancer Viva Soudan to produce an entirely new live show.

Together with ELIOT as head producer & engineer, Nomi completed Jessica 6's sophomore album titled 'The Storm Inside', an album drenched in melodic synth lines, slamming 808's and styles that range from Electro-pop, Deep House, 80's New Wave, and 90's Soul.

The albums opening track 'Shadow Dancer', produced by Eli Escobar, picks up where 'White Horse' left fans behind… in the dark corners of a nightclub. She introduces you to the albums main theme when she sings "your a shadow dancer, looking for trouble under your shame, and your gonna get your way"

The lyrical content of 'The Storm Inside' is one of Nomi's most personal to date. She addresses shameful lovers with songs like 'Drunk On Your Love', a hybrid between a Stevie B freestyle ballad and modern day trap music produced by ELIOT, where Nomi sings, "heard you said you would've loved me if I was born right" and 'Down Low' where she lures you in with hints of oral sex, purring over a minimal deep house track produced by CJ Jeff & Thodoris Triantafillou before slamming you with "lucky you live in a world where no one ever has to know, your on the down low now"

The album seesaws between shame and hope as Nomi reveals secrets on songs such as 'Bad Thing' and 'Spotlight', leaves her past in a pool of hair dye and forgiveness on 'Black On Blonde' and unveils sentiments of new love on the albums title track 'The Storm Inside' a new take on 90's r&b where Nomi is transformed into a modern day Lisa Stansfield.
Eli Escobar
Eli Escobar
New York’s house and disco evangelist Eli Escobar has been a familiar face on the city’s scene for the last two decades. Whether tearing it up at clubs across the capital (and beyond) or throwing down super-charged disco bombs on labels like Nervous and Strictly Rhythm, Escobar rarely steps out of his four-four beat. As one third of the Tiki Disco parties in Bushwick, as well as running his own Night People label, Escobar has been putting his own twist on the city’s house and disco soundtrack, joining the dots between yesterday’s golden era classics and today’s club anthems.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/