Art Basel Spotlight: Wrestlers (Soulful Electronic Quartet)
Wrestlers began in producer Aidan Kennedy’s dorm room in 2012 with songs made for the dance floor featuring a blend of pop, R&B, and traditional club influences. Soon after the release of the critically celebrated debut EP 100% Panther on France’s Plik & Plok Records, Kennedy enlisted friend and collaborator David Elkin to grow Wrestlers from bedroom recording project to full blown stage show. Together, the duo developed the band’s live performance landing the group slots at major festivals in the US and Canada including Lollapalooza, Counterpoint, Hangout Fest and more. Wrestlers’ lineup has since grown into a four-piece outfit, making for a vastly dynamic performance where no two shows are alike. Just last month, their double-single “Perennial,” featuring Shy Girls and Jesse Boykins III, was praised by the likes of Stereogum and Interview Magazine.
Shows during Miami Art Week Wednesday 12/2 Snowbirds & Flamingos at Libertine 12am Baby’s All Basel
Thursday 12/3 Satellite Art Fair 9pm * Soho Beach House Tent 2am *
Friday 12/4 The Gale 11pm Basel Castle @ The 1 Hotel 9pm *
Saturday 12/5 Smashed Canvas 8pm
* DJ set