Four months in, Team Everything’s weekly dance party HeartBeats still gets the blood flowin’. The event has grown to be a Friday-night must for Santa Fe dance fans, with its constant influx of local, national and international talent helming the decks.
“We’ll keep bringing incredible headliners,” team member Paul Feathericci tells SFR. “Just so long as Santa Fe keeps coming out.
The success of the event, which started in the notoriously dead month of January, speaks to Team Everything’s understanding of the electronic music world, and its penchant for immersive shows.
“We wanted to give the community a weekly dance party that could be counted on to be a fantastic time,” Feathericci says.
Video art performances from artist David McPherson, aka Chispa, and incredible light shows provided by local arts collective Meow Wolf take electronic music dance parties to a whole new level.
HeartBeats plans to expand onto the patio during the warmer months and to add even more visual arts and light shows.
For the April Fools’ Day HeartBeats, Team Everything plans a phenomenal double-header, in which D Numbers joins prog-rock juggernaut As In We for an early, all-ages show (and D Numbers’ tour kickoff celebration). When the kids leave, DJs Andrew Bowen, Leonard Marion and Justin Hatfield spin for the old folks.
D Numbers, aka local experimental/electronic/rock trio aka Feathericci, Brian Mayhall and Ben Wright, are a few short weeks away from a seven-week stint in Europe as part of the second leg of the Vice Verse Tour. You may recall a few months back when, as part of the first leg, a van-load of Serbian DJs came through Santa Fe and gave everyone a whole new appreciation for dance jams. The very same artists are returning the favor by taking our beloved boys all over Eastern Europe, Austria, France, Italy and farther.
“It’s all thanks to our involvement with the Boulder [Colo.] based Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts,” Feathericci says. “We’ve gotten involved with all of these incredible electronic musicians and artists, and we’ve been chosen to represent the US on this tour.”
The invitation was also abetted by D Numbers’ sophomore effort Onda. The album has a decidedly more electronic vibe than the band’s debut offering, Light Parade.
“Light Parade was kind of like a rock album with electronics,” Feathericci says. “Whereas Onda is more of an electronic album with subtle rock undertones.”
Onda is selling well through online outlets such as iTunes and cdbaby.com, and D Numbers is enjoying some well-deserved international attention. From the full-band hits such as “Xylem Up” to the DJ performances of each member, D Numbers has consistently proven to be insanely talented.
The other end of the bill doesn’t lack in the talent department either.
Bowen, Marion and Hatfield—whom Feathericci calls the “Triple Threat DJs”—all hail from Cincinnati, Ohio, but now call Santa Fe home.
According to Feathericci, he was spinning for the Blu 102 Pub Crawl at Cowgirl when Bowen stopped by.
“He loved that he had actually found some tech-house being played in Santa Fe and wanted to get involved,” Feathericci says.
Bowen convinced fellow DJs Marion and Hatfield to relocate to the City Different, and now all three are poised to blow minds here. At HeartBeats, the trio performs in tag-team style and spins a stripped-down, hard-hitting style of techno.
“There is just so much that comes out of it like really heavy drums,” Feathericci says. “Let’s just call it, ‘heavy, minimal techno.’”
Considering the fantastic lineup and that you won’t have a chance to see D Numbers again until this summer, don’t miss this show.
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