"The Prams and Hi Fi Cali, two Minneapolis-based bands, specialize in different areas of music: the former in pop and the latter in indie electronica. Together, however, they make for a catchy combo of rhythmic vocals, synth beats and playful samples." - Indie Shuffle
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Minneapolis based dream-pop duo, The Prams, have merged floating harmonies with electronic overtones to create a “drive with the windows down; every day is summer” sound. Their feel-good dreamy vibes that began with a folk background have gracefully transformed into a fresh unique sound.
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.