“unflinching disco beat, synth attack and funky innuendo” – KCRW
“this will make you feel like dancing” – FADER
“They’re what baby dance parties want to be when they grow up: the Platonic ideal, the one percent, the Jay Gatsby of dance parties.” – Study Breaks Magazine
“flesh-and-funk-powered party machine”
“the most fun I experienced at ACL Fest” – Austin American Statesman
CAPYAC is a surreal dance act with as much Berlin/Detroit/French electronic influences as jazz, funk and the swirl of modern genres mixed in. Started in Austin, TX with a consortium of collaborators, the founding duo is now based in Los Angeles, CA regularly featuring guest vocalists, dance troupes, and fish mongers to elate and enlighten.
Their debut single “Speedracer” set the stage for an avant-garde aesthetic alongside chill Rhodes piano, slowed nudisco beats and funky guitars. With “Headlunge”, “Fis”, “Who is Donny Flamingo?” and the latest “Baby Make Money” multi track releases, we saw the musical partners P. Sugz and Potion dabbling in minimal techno, spy-movie theme songs, trap jazz and every genre amidst the kicks and snares. With regular contributions from saxophonist Papa Mongoose, MC Rudi Devino, vocalists, nay jesters Oolaf, Ciceley Fullylove & Bean and percussionist/daredevil Hollywood Zach, their live shows are infamously full of antics you’ll only see at a CAPYAC show -be it freshly griddled pancakes tossed from the ACL Fest stage, wild musical and theatrical improvisations at Capitol Hill Block Party, SXSW, Wonderfront Fest and Euphoria Fest or puppeteering across California’s finest stages.
Appearing alongside CLASSIXX, Washed Out, Holy Ghost, Tennyson and more; since 2016 they have performed 350+ shows across the US, MX and throughout Europe to much acclaim and confused smiles. Amongst the weird year that was 2020, they hosted several livestream concerts, variety performances and even a dog fashion show, while releasing several remixes and collaborations, done remotely in lockdown. Their final release of the year will be a double single covering the classic electronic hits “Music Sounds Better With You” by Stardust and “Lady (Hear Me Tonight)” by Modjo, landing at 12am on New Year’s Day, to fuel fan’s cleansing and ecstatic dancing into 2021.
Covered by FADER, EARMILK, High Snobiety, KCRW, Magnetic Magazine and more, their music spans genres while appealing to purists and everyday listeners alike. Modern music declassifiers, CAPYAC will be steadily releasing new singles as we watch them real-time stretch and explore the far reaches of (most simply put) “electronic dance music” but more aptly described as “good music to dance to.”
AGENT: Rob McGee