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Zoogma + Cōfresi Bring Back Soul and Feeling to Electronic Music

Zoogma, The four-piece livetronica ensemble hits New Orleans this Friday in support of their newest album, A Future in Blue.

Zoogma’s album is a beautiful example of the combination of live music and electronic funk. Listening to their most recent album (and to Zoogma in general) makes you recall the likes of jamtronica duo The Floozies.

There is an undeniable similarity between the two musical acts. But have no doubt about it, Zoogma is uniquely its own. Their southern spice is ingrained in their music through and through. From the dirt road-inspired interlude Come at Me Dobro, to the blues ballad Way Down, Zoogma re-imagines what space-aged funk can sound like by giving us a glimpse from their southern blues perspective.

Whether you’re into blues, funk, rock, electronic, or soul you won’t be disappointed by what Zoogma offers with their latest effort.

That being said, you can’t enjoy a “livetronica” album properly by streaming it on Soundcloud.

There’s only one way to hear every string and every beat the way it’s intended. You must experience the energy of the band and the music as it transitions from musician to the audience, and back to the musician again. The crowd is an integral component of the entire system. The artists then feed off the crowd’s energy and give it back tenfold.

The supporting act, Cōfresi, is a perfect example of this back-and-forth. The band is proof that the energy of a live set can push an artist from good to spectacular. So spectacular that they can reach the levels of artists like Big Gigantic and Griz.

There’s no doubt that Cōfresi has the potential to be on the level of Big Gigantic. The music that comes from this one man, his drum set and his DJ equipment is out of this world, which couldn’t be more fitting for a show with Zoogma.

Cōfresi’s live experience sets him apart from the dense and talented field of producers in his native Chicago.

His music resembles that of remix specialist Lido and beat technician Mr. Carmack. At the same time, he slays the drums live in front of the audience with all of the intensity you could hope for. With the live drums, he commands the crowd’s energy and focus. Seriously – whether or not you choose to believe me, this kid is the real deal.

His name will continue to move higher and higher on festival lineups soon, so don’t miss your chance to catch him in an intimate setting this Friday.


River Beats is giving TWO LUCKY FANS the opportunity to hang with Cōfresi this Friday and enjoy the show VIP-style! Winners will be announced via River Beats Facebook on Thursday, September 21 at 6 PM CST. Must be 21+ to enter and win. Good luck! 

** Winners must “Like” River Beats on Facebook to claim tickets. Contest will be entered via Facebook, enter the widget below for extra entries!! **

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The chance to have the pleasure of dancing to both Zoogma and Cōfresi on the same night is enough to give any music nerd chills. Come catch some feels on the dance floor and don’t sleep on this chance to experience some authentic, genre-bending music.

Mark your plans for Friday, September 22 at Republic NOLA. Grab tickets here and check the compilation of songs from the two artists below.

James is a New Orleans native who loves to experience, create, and share all good things in music, food, art, and culture. instagram: @nola_vagabond

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