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SOLARiS / Press

"...Upstate New Yorkers SOLARiS continued the night’s electro instrumental theme with their 3-piece fusion tunes. Although SOLARiS played an opening set, the extendedness of their jams and the crowd’s participation created an environment reminiscent of any headlining act. Drummer Daniel Scott Lyons’ ability to direct tempo changes with his quick-paced clicks influenced smooth transitions and allowed the band to jam without pause for almost the entire set."

“Among the bands were Solaris, Horizon Wireless, Boombox and Archnemesis, all phenomenal electronic bands of varying ilks and sub-genres. For me, the highlight of the night was Solaris, a trio from Binghamton who are on the rise in Upstate New York. Featuring Jared Raphel on keys, Vince Naro on bass and Daniel Scott Lyons on drums, less than 15 minutes into their set were applying thick buttery beats and igniting the crowd. The music was simply intense and could wake Lazarus. I could easily say they are like The Disco Biscuits, due to their intense, tight jamming and transitions, but that would be an understatement.”

“If you haven’t heard of Binghamton’s very own trancefusion band SOLARiS, you’re in luck because their first 5-track EP has finally dropped and it is an electronic journey that can barely be explained in words. Forming in the summer of 2010, the trio made up of Dan Lyons on drums, Jared Raphel on synths and keyboard, and Vince Naro on bass join up as SOLARiS to create a refreshing and unique take on the live electronic genre. Beyond 3D has hit the scene hard and they have managed to impress me more than ever with this album. ”

“Hailing from Binghamton, trance/fusion band Solaris greets 2012 with their first EP, a stellar preview of whats to come when they enter the studio later this year. Forming in the summer of 2010, the trio made up of Jared Raphel on keyboards, Dan Lyons on drums and Vince Naro on Bass play a Disco Biscuits/STS9 style of electronica that many fans will appreciate for their high energy dance rhythms. Solaris bundles the best of these groups along with a little Pink Floyd and jazz influence into a writhing EP that makes an solid statement from a band on the rise in New York.”

“As The New Deal caps off their 10-year journey, a new band rises out of their shadow. Solaris – as some have called “the New New Deal” — provides some much needed untz to the Binghamton area. I first heard of these guys after Binghamtronica 2011, and I was instantly hooked to the up-tempo bass slapping phenomena that is Solaris. Over the past few months these guys have gone into hyper drive, even releasing some studio tracks from their upcoming demo “Live From Apartment 3-D”. Solaris sits in a tight space between 90s trance and 2000s dance, all while keeping it organic. Keep an eye on these guys because they’re moving fast.”

"SOLARiS, a three piece jam-funk-tronica band from upstate NY, is coming downstate for their NYC debut on December 2nd. I’m super excited about this, and it’s definitely going to be an event that you don’t want to miss. Bringing heat at every show, SOLARiS makes you get down to their heart pumping thirst quenching melodies. Don’t worry though their extreme musical ability is not overpowered by heavy handedness in any style, but is an organic amalgamation of intertwined musical genres. Solaris has played alongside some awesome artists such as Brothers Past, Dopapod, Timbre Coup, Jeff Bujak, and our good friends Horizon Wireless."