Kate Simko (Leftroom/Hello?Repeat)
Greg Brockmann (Half Baked)
Liam Webb (Act Natural)
Jamie Ward (Act Natural/Feast)
For the second instalment of Act Natural we are happy to welcome Kate Simko all the way from Chicago. We will also have Half Baked resident Greg Brockmann.
The party will run from 3pm-1am and will be FREE entry all day/night.
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An artist waiting in the shadows in Chicago, Kate Simko stepped in to the light in 2011, pushing boundaries and leaving an indelible mark of individuality and inspiration on dance floors worldwide. To start, Kate released her acclaimed debut album â€˜Lights Outâ€™ earlier this year on Berlin's esteemed Hello?Repeat label. An artistic statement that bridged her diverse love of house, tech-house, minimal, ambient, and beyond, this is an LP in the classic sense - an album to be played from start to finish.
Aiming to take things to another level with her live performance, Kate teamed up with visual artist Jeffrey Weeter to create a cutting-edge audio-visual display to complement the album release tour. Their collaborative efforts resulted in an innovative "live cinema" show in which Kate's music manipulates high definition video, in real-time. The subsequent live tour took in Asia, Europe and the Americas and included venues of the calibre of Fabric, Verboten in NYC, Copenhagenâ€™s Culture Box, Eleven (Tokyo), Cocoliche (Buenos Aires) and Rex Club in Paris. Simkoâ€™s engaging A/V set took the world by storm.
Looking for a change, post-album, Kate set her solo music aside and pursued collaborations and remixes which also left their mark. Her â€˜Sit Backâ€™ EP with Anthony Collins on Supplement Facts was supported by the most discerning DJ's, including Ellen Allien, Loco Dice, John Digweed, and Steve Bug. Her unique, musical remix of Guy Gerber's anthem â€˜Hate/Loveâ€™ also resonated with DJ's and music-lovers worldwide, earning its place at the top of Maya Jane Coles' chart, amongst others. Another remix - this time of Tevo Howard's â€˜Moveâ€™ - was chosen as a featured song on iTunes - a rare feat for underground house music.