Pin It

Dance Fever 

Napa electronic outfit loves the '80s

click to enlarge musiccc-e6717af061c31f37.jpg

Skylight Motion Picture sounds like something out of a flashy 1980s movie. The new Napa-based electronic dance trio utilize the era-appropriate synthesizers and effects for a jazzy, melodic and beat-driven pop that would have taken the charts by storm in the decade of Miami Vice and New Order.

This week, Skylight Motion Picture premieres their debut, self-titled EP, with a dance party in Napa that also features San Francisco electronic wizards Vice Reine.

Made up of Napa-based wine-industry professionals, Skylight Motion Picture was founded by keyboardist Ezekiel Hampton and drummer Joel Quigley as a bedroom project done in the after hours. The two focused on creating swirling synth-pop that carried emotional weight. Soon after their initial sessions, they brought in singer and bassist Lamar Engel to add those lyrical dimensions to their music, and the trio recorded their debut at Napa's Humanitas Wines over the last year. The EP boasts hook-filled pop sensations as well as spacey, atmospheric gems for a truly cinematic texture.

Skylight Motion Picture's flashback of sound pumps with energy on Thursday, May 11, at Silo's, 530 Main St., Napa. 7pm. $10–$15. 707.251.5833.

Pin It

Latest in Music


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Boho Beat

Aug. 19-20: Matriarchs of Music in Cotati

Aug. 19: Hometown Heroes in Rohnert Park

Aug. 20: Local Support in Healdsburg

More »

Facebook Activity


Read more @nbaybohemian

Copyright © 2017 Metro Newspapers. All rights reserved.

Website powered by Foundation