Round Eye, the experimental freak punk outfit have accrued quite a loud and controversial name for themselves since forming in 2012. The Shanghai based group have shown no mercy nor fatigue in sound development or work ethic and have as of late been a crucial force in bridging a wide gap between the eastern and western hemispheres of punk rock. Along with blazing a gnarly trail all over the globe (China, USA, Mexico, S. Korea, Japan) they’ve toured the mainland of China a number of times and have played host to visiting western groups and some legends as well.
Round Eye这帮实验怪咖朋克乐队自2012年组建以来获得了响亮而别致的名声。这个上海的小团体在音乐和创作中斗志满满、坚韧不拔，近来更是成为架起东西半球朋克摇滚之间桥梁的中坚力量。一边大喇喇地在包括全球各地（中国，包括美国、墨西哥、韩国、日本）留下足迹，一边在中国大陆多次巡演并接待了许多到访演出的西方乐团和音乐巨擘。 They’ve shared stages with western groups such as D.O.A., The FUs, Paul Collins Beat, M.O.T.O., Ceremony, and Iceage, eastern groups such as P.K.14,SMZB, SUBS, White+ and Misandao. 他们曾与诸如D.O.A、The FUs、Paul Collins Beat、M.O.T.O.、Ceremony、Iceage等西方乐队同台，也曾与P.K.14、SMZB, SUBS, White +、Misandao
They’ve won the “Best Local Band” title from Shanghai’s City Weekend magazine two years in a row. They’ve released three music videos (one starring famed Chinese actress Wang Lin) and honed their unconventional blend of 50s R&B Free Jazz and Punk with a critically acclaimed EP “Full Circle” on Ripping/Genjing Records which featured Greg Ginn (Black Flag) and have drawn comparisons to the Stooges, Captain Beefheart, Dr. Feelgood and The Fall. In 2015 they dropped their eponymous LP Round Eye which features saxophonist Steve Mackay (Stooges/Violent Femmes) and low-fi legend R. Stevie Moore. That summer they began another tour of mainland China with Steve Mackay on tenor (this tour being the last tour for Steve as he sadly passed away later that year) and toured the US for another 32 dates. They are currently recording material for an EP with PK 14's Yang Haisong producing and are touring Asia.
最好的音乐，都是性感的。在DISQO的音乐中，你能听出生命的原始欲望，节奏，韵律甚至渴望腥甜的汗流浃背。而在主题上，DISQO致力于探索人性，社会和深度沟通与了解。在your princess is in another castle中,他甚至加入一些类似游戏音效的部分，看似致敬超级马里奥的主题里却有更多他对美国政治，亚洲人偏见的思考。 在这看似庞杂的混合中，DISQO却演绎出了奇妙的秩序感。可能与他东西融合的身世与浸润在多种文化中相关。他是日韩混血，从小被意大利妈妈与英国爸爸收养，长于美国，在多种文化的夹缝中，DISQO走出了一条融合而独特的路。他的音乐，就像很多乐评人说的：“anything but boring！”（可以是任何东西但绝对不会无聊！） 如果你只是想来放松舞动，很好。DISQ音乐的舞动性会让你的身体狂热的摇摆，他音乐的动听程度与精妙布局, 以及性感的萨克斯足以让你的耳朵高潮。而如果你想探索地更深，你会被带入他的意识流，在这里你可以一层层进入他的世界，最后，或许你跟自己和他人，达到某种理解。 （DISQO DJ视频：https://v.qq.com/x/page/p0763zjugob.html）
DISQO VOLANTE IS A ONE-MAN “TECHNO JAZZ” BAND
Matthew Booth, musically yours as DISQO VOLANTE, is a saxophonist, singer, composer and producer born in Korea, and raised in the US. He studied piano and jazz saxophone since childhood, and after falling in love with techno, he has integrated electronic music with traditional musicianship, with an organic emphasis of the spontaneity and flow of jazz. Since 2016 he has released two EPs, Re:Litand Yellow Fervor, which drew intrigued attention domestically in the US and abroad. The LA-based Korean music website Korean Indie and English publication the Electricity Club have both reviewed his music very favorably, drawing comparisons to the music of Prince, David Bowie, and the Yellow Magic Orchestra. DISQO VOLANTE is the partner and resident artist of the Drew Drop Inn in Washington D.C, a venue that he is developing around his personal Turbosound PA system, the same system that was famously used by Pink Floyd and Oasis throughout the 90’s. He regularly performs up and down the eastern coast of the United States, appearing in music events and festivals. DISQO’s music is distinguished by its dance element and live sax performance. In his live performances, techno and jazz are organically integrated. His sophisticated use of synthesizer and vocals makes the techno full of layers; his live performance of sax is another highlight of this composition, which makes the music naturally fun, fluid and sexy. “Techno appeals to our basic human function and sensations, like the heartbeat, pulse and the vibration in your body and on your skin. Humans are energy compounds of vibrations, and my goal is to resonate and synthesize with the deepest human nature. In here you release your mind, and let your body groove naturally with the music, and you submit your subconsciousness to this seemingly crazy but carefully blended music flow. In his music, there’s no division of the performer and the audience, of different class and professions. At this moment everyone is present and connected.” All the best music is sexy. In DISQO’s music, you can hear life’s original desires, beats and rhythms, and even smell the sweet sweats in this intimately vibrating flow. Meanwhile, the topic of his music is also deeply human, thoughtful and even political. For example, in Your Princess is In Another Castle, under the veil of the dance music, is his reflection on social norms and rejection of conformity. In this mixing of many different thoughts and genres, DISQO has found his own unique way to bring them organically together. His music, like many music reviewers have commented: “is anything but boring!” If you just want to come dance, that’s great. DISQO’s music will passionately move your body, meanwhile the crisp sounds and sexy sax will bring orgasm to your ears. But if you want to explore more deeply, he’ll bring you to this world where you can unfold layer by layer of the rich content within his music, and in here you might encounter a deep communication between yourself and your fellow humans.