Over the weekend, New York hotspot CODA hosted a variety of different combos, which laid the groundwork for a number of unique collaborations. On Friday, DJ Logic opened the evenings late-night double-bill, before giving way to recent New Groove of the Month Licorice for set which culminated with a segue from Scarab into Madonnas La Isla Bonita. After slipping into a theme reminiscent of Miles Davis In a Silent Way, Logic joined the group on turntables, before offering his own second set. At the tail end of Logics set, around 2:40 AM, Licorice returned to the stage for a version of Davis Black Satin, before heading back into the territory of In a Silent Way. Logic then slipped into the wing and Licorice offered its second set.
A night later, U-Melt host a late-night set of its own, beginning around 3:00 AM. During its performance, U-Melt welcomed long-time friend Don Scott (Strangefolk) to the stage alongside Deep Banana Blackouts Rob Somerville. Scott joined Zac Lasher on the keyboards while Somerville added his soprano sax to the U-Melt originals Carne and Through The Prism.
Licorice will perform on January 14 at New Yorks Blue Note, while U-Melt will announce its winter plans in the coming weeks.