The String Cheese Incident has EOTO. lespecial has Drunken Doja Monkey. The Disco Bisco Biscuits have Conspirator. For Lotus, the band has Luke the Knife and Beard-o-Bees. As electronic music rose from the creative experimentation of progressive artists in the 19990s, rock and jam bands gradually started to establish new side-projects as outlets to explore this visionary genre. For over five years, brothers Luke and Jesse Miller of Lotus have operated under the altar-egos Luke the Knife and Beard-o-Bees to showcase their creative electronic endeavors in the public sphere. Just a week ago, Luke released a “cardio” mix to exhibit a collection of his favorite nu disco tracks – check it out with the SoundCloud player below.
Get a feel for Beard-o-Bees by listening to his edit of Damn Right’s 2014 album, Frozen Sun.
On Friday, November 25th, Luke and Jesse are slated to take the stage at B.B. King’s directly after performing Lotus’s highly anticipated set at the nearby PlayStation Theatre. After delivering a classic Lotus performance for New Yorkers earlier in the night, the brothers will “vs” one another to brandish their mixing skills at this Official Lotus After-Party. A finite amount of tickets are selling fast to this unique late night show, so don’t sleep – purchase yours here.