Garden City Movement & Donn Bhat + The Passenger Revelator
5 December 2019
Image: Michael Topyol and Elion Bergman
Garden City Movement
The Tel Aviv trio Garden City Movement consist of Roy Avital, Joe Saar and Johnny Sharoni, who produce a blend of sounds drawn from their diverse cultural worlds. The result ranges from sweet hypnotic beats to ground floor based tracks and from art-pop to experimental house. Roy Avital and Joe Saar were formerly part of "Lorena B" who've performed with Disclosure, Bondax, Blonde Redhead and Apparat to name a few. Johnny Sharoni, the third member, is a well known music journalist, radio DJ and nightlife persona who has played alongside artists such as Floating Points, Koreless, Oneman and many more. After signing with BLDG5 records, Garden City Movement released Their four track 'Entertainment' EP worldwide and it quickly won praise in leading publications, and with a slew of EP’s, they’ve climbed the Hype Machine Popular Chart, recorded live sessions for Boiler Room, Majestic Casual and FACT, and opened for Bonobo, Caribou, Alt-J.
Donn Bhat is a genre-defying, live experimental electronica producer and composer. His music has been featured on various platforms, including the MTV television series Bring On The Night and as the BBC Artist of the Month on the Bobby Friction show aired in the UK. He has also composed music for popular Bollywood lms, including the song ‘Mar Jaiyan’ for the lm Vicky Donor.
His first ever music video released for the song Disco Disco, o his sophomore album Passenger Revelator, was nominated at the prestigious South By South West (SXSW) Festival in the Music Video category.