Mauro Remiddi has a bit of a globe trekking past. The synthetic mastermind behind the music of Porcelain Raft, Remiddi grew up in Italy, lived in London for 12 years, and somewhat recently relocated yet again to New York City. But for musicians, where you choose to live is sometimes irrelevant. Often times it's just the place you store your stuff. Thanks in part to his 2012 debut, Strange Weekend, recent years have brought the kind of intense periods of traveling being a successful musician so often demands. It's a challenge to keep important people in your life, no matter how much technology like Skype and Facetime and pocket computers attempt to bridge the connection gap. Hence, the title that's scratched across the cover of his most recent follow-up, Permanent Signal; it means "a condition in which a phone line is off-hook without connection for an extended period of time."
So we were happy our recent demands of this amazing musician didn't involve spinning the globe beneath his feet. Perched in a picturesque setting at the end of a pier in his newest adopted hometown, Porcelain Raft's dewy performance at The Brooklyn Half Pre Party, sponsored by New Balance, showcased a variety of songs, new and old. Warm and heady, the sonic experience that unfurls in our latest concert video laps over the soul in overwhelming ways; synths and programmed beats and guitars churning about with Mauro's lovely, layered vocal melodies. Have a look and listen to this gorgeous video from a musician we're pretty sure is very happy to be at home in this performance under Manhattan's misty skyline.
About New York Road Runners' Brooklyn Half Pre Party For three days leading up to the New York Road Runners' Brooklyn Half on May 17,
runners and their supporters gathered at the brand-new Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge
Park to pick up race materials, get psyched, and had a good time at the Brooklyn
Half Pre-Party presented by New Balance.
There was plenty of energy, including music curated by Baeblemusic, DJ's, and
fitness classes run by New York Health and Racquet Club. Runners got their
participant T-shirts and bibs and enjoyed authentic Brooklyn food, drinks, and
For more info about the Brooklyn Half, click HERE For more info about NYRR, click HERE