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Blending electronica with smooth ambient surfaces, married to spacious, processed vocals in a unique groove-driven sound, Hi-Fi cali was birthed by Minneapolis composer and producer Chris Bartels in the summer of 2014 as an exploration of writing electronic music without a set of rules.
Hi-Fi Cali was born out of rough sketches and basic groove-beat ideas. Synthesizers, digital claps, drum machines, and sidechaining is the bottom line for these songs. With an album in the works, Chris, along with drummer and samplist Bjorn Nilsen, have not only used the material to develop and create a unique and engaging live experience, but are also laying out a small lot of evidence that dance music does not have to be predictable.
P R E S S
“I think this song needs more attention.” - Indie Shuffle
"[Soulmates] is absolutely perfect for fans of electropop favorites Chromeo, Bag Radiers, Holy Ghost!, and even Toro y Moi. Let's hope their hot sound can get them through those cold winters in Minnesota. Don't freeze please - we want to hear more." - The Music Ninja
“Delicious and dark.” - Pop Muzik
"Fun, experimental electro-pop" - All Things Go
"Galactic dreamscape of swirling electronic bleeps, beats and keys, punctuated with hypnotic vocals." - Chart Shaker
“One of the best songs we’ve ever written about.” - Audiotox
"Soulmates feels so accomplished that it could be a lost Passion Pit track, shimmering with sun-flecked synth and a wispy vocal to match. High five, Hi Fi." - Press Play OK
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