Tone Madison presents an evening of conversation and music with Jordan Cohen, aka Chants. Info
Tone Madison teamed up earlier this year with Madison electronic producer Jordan Cohen, who performs and records as Chants, to launch a new podcast series called Digital Warmth. On each episode of the podcast—which will be released in sporadic seasons—Cohen joins producers, DJs, and other figures in the electronic-music world for conversations about their experiences as both artists and human beings. Some of the artists featured have connections to Madison, and some don't. The first season comprised sit-downs with Joshua Jenquin (aka DJ Anonymous), Ariel Zetina, and Sage Caswell. Cohen's patience as an interview and his gift for eccentric but vivid sound design drew me in the first time he sent me a pilot episode of the podcast, and so we decided to host it here.
Cohen is currently working on Digital Warmth's second season and is preparing to release some new Chants recordings—including his first full-length album since 2015's We Are All Underwater. We're teaming up for this special event at the Corral Room, the cozy cocktail bar under the Tornado Steakhouse (and at one time a beloved local music venue). First up, Cohen and I will be doing an interview for a live audience, to be released on both the Digital Warmth and Tone Madison podcast feeds. Then Cohen will be spinning an ambient DJ set. Attendees at the event who sign up to become Tone Madison Sustainers will be able to enjoy some free drinks, as will existing Sustainers who pledge to up their monthly donations. In the interview portion, Cohen and I will have a lot to discuss about both music-making and podcasting. Chants has undergone a transformation over the past four years, moving from largely gentle and atmospheric music to blistering and heavily syncopated club tracks on three EPs, Carious Motion, Amethyst Dust, and The Zookeeper. Thanks also to our partners at Tucci Team for their support. —Scott Gordon