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TroyBoi At City National Civic

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OH BOI: London-based producer TroyBoi performs at City National Civic.

OH BOI: London-based producer TroyBoi performs at City National Civic.

TroyBoi is a master of tone. In a genre that all too often prioritizes cursory beauty, maximalist explosions and the instant gratification of the massive drop, the London-based producer prefers to give his listeners a single feeling to explore. Consider “O.G.” from his debut album, Left is Right—a trap affair, packed with the requisite trilling high hats, a syncopated kick-snare bounce and a gangster slow-mo refrain. Using this limited palette, he methodically adds and subtracts elements, growing and shrinking the beat, allowing it to alternate between deep and shallow breaths until it reaches its natural conclusion.

TroyBoi
Sat, 8pm, $24.50+
City National Civic, San Jose

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