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Mar 16, 2023

12:00am – 12:40am CT

Hotel Vegas at Volstead

This performance is part of the showcase that starts on Wednesday, March 15at Hotel Vegas at Volstead

Irresistibly danceable, lovetempo is the new project from Brooklyn-based musician, producer, and singer Mattie Safer (The Rapture, @Poolside). Featuring Safer’s soft, sultry vocals and sophisti-pop sensibilities over a hypnotic blend of jazz-funk, disco, latin percussion, and house music, lovetempo’s unique brand of lonelyhearts disco is guaranteed to move you, body and soul. Their debut track, “Turnaround” is out now on NYC’s influential dance juggernaut Razor-N-Tape, with an EP to follow in the spring.

Mattie Safer is a multi-instrumentalist and singer who cut his teeth with genre-bending dance-rock pioneers The Rapture. Their album Echoes (Pitchfork’s album of the year in 2003) set the world alight, introducing dance music to indie kids across the world.

Safer began working on lovetempo while on tour with Poolside in early 2020. Inspired by a broken heart and a desire to dance the pain away, Safer began writing and recording songs in hotel rooms and stolen moments between soundchecks and shows. Returning home just days before the pandemic lockdown, Safer continued refining lovetempo’s sound from the solitude of his Brooklyn apartment.

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Brooklyn, NY