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Soundcrash: Harmonic 313, Kode9, Dorian Concept, King Midas Sound photo gallery
Soundcrash presents a night jam-packed with forward-thinking BASS music in Camden Town’s noise cavern KOKO. The finest from Warp Records, Hyperdub, and Ninja Tune are brought together for a musical feast that will make the bass loving beast within you growl with unashamed pleasure. This one’s going to go OFF!
Mark Pritchard has been a hugely influential player in the Electronic scene for over a decade and still producing music that sits right at the forefront of everything that is good in dance music. His latest project sees him join forces with Steve Spacek to form Africa Hitech. Their soon to be released album ‘93 Million Miles’ on Warp Records is already gaining huge critical acclaim with its explosive fusion of juke, dancehall, dubstep and anything with a BIG bassline. Proof, if any was needed, that Mark Pritchard is still as relevant now as he always was. This is a rare chance to see the mighty Mark pritchard under his Harmonic 313 guise as he tears up the KOKO system to the core.
Bass music’s most erudite voice, Steve Goodman, better known as Kode9, is the force behind Hyperdub records. Born as a webzine as Kode9 pursued a career as an academic and pirate radio Dj, Hyperdub has been at the forefront of the underground dance scene since its inception. Never afraid to explore new sonic frontiers Hyperdub has brought to us artists of the caliber of Burial, Zomby or Ikonika; true trailblazers and originators who could not have asked for a better suited label on which to release their groundbreaking music. Tonight we have the pleasure of hearing what new music thrills Kode9’s restless mind through KOKO’s imperious sound system. Educate yourself.
Ninja Tune’s latest recruit Dorian Concept is up next with one of his fine live performances using his amazing Mini Korg skills to create his unique fusion of jazz, electronica and club music which always wow the devoted crowds. As a key member of Flying Lotus’ band, on keys he has gained many fans along the way and this show is the perfect setting to build on that reputation once more. His tears taste like pears.
Next up is another well heeled duo. This time Kevin Martin, of The Bug fame meets vocalist and poet Roger Robinson. Together they are the mighty King Midas Sound. With releases through Kode 9’s Hyperdub their mixture of gritty Dub & Dancehall sounds meld with a more cotemporary Beats, Bass and Dubstep sound. Think early Tricky in a contemporary context. The original cutting vocal lines from Robinson and some serious back end busting bass from Martin makes the King Midas Sound an aural spectacle you won’t want to miss.
Sprinkling the night with the future sounds of hip hop step forth Rinse Fm’s low frequency fetishist and hip hop fanatic Alex Nut. Alex has recently co-founded Eglo records with Floating Points so keep an ear out for unreleased gems in his set!