You know it’s the future when people like Treasure Fingers, aka Ashley Jones, exist. An international star, he’s played huge shows and festivals all around the United States, Europe, and Australia. He’s doing huge interviews, remixing big stars like Chromeo, and getting shout-outs in all the hot places (anybody heard of BBC 1?). And yet, the guy doesn’t have an LP to his name. Welcome to the future!
Internet stardom is a funny thing: it eludes you for years, and then you release one incredibly infectious disco-pop tune and suddenly you’re a celebrity.
“Cross the Dancefloor” was that kind of instant hit. Played almost entirely on analog instruments by Ashley himself (who also sings on the track), it’s a funky, synthed-up song about shaking, and it got him picked up to A-Trak’s Fools Gold Records.
Since then, Treasure Fingers has been operating largely in the corner of electronic music often described as Nu-Disco or Disco-House.
His productions are gorgeously retendered, flawless pieces of dance music that satisfy the house music pleasure centers of the brain with melodic hooks, glitches, and expertly placed drops.
And when you’ve got the fundamentals down as perfectly as he does, you can add your own little flourishes as well. For Treasure Fingers, these come in a variety of forms—vocoder, extra-chopped samples, and analog instrument embellishments. Still, however innovative it gets, every drop, every synth stab is right where it needs to be, and deeply, deeply satisfying.
This meteoric figure is coming to the Good Life on Saturday, courtesy of Create Space Collaboration‘s Sweet Shop party, a satellite of Together. It won’t be long before a Treasure Fingers show is a thousand person stadium event that sells out months before hand. Take this opportunity to go hear him up close.
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