An undersung surrealist star - strange cartoon dada-fuelled hip hop songs rewired live into a unique improvised flow of experimental beats and instant rhymes. “Creepily abstractive, dope as fuck” (Kek W). “Pure loads of those womblike snatches of callbacks and motifs from bugged out outsider soul, ebay bargain hip-house obscurities and post Sleng Teng one riddim' bloody mindedness” (Daniel Baker).
Day-glo overload of joyful noise – Skam star VHS Head dwells in Brighton and creates extraordinary virtual worlds of found sound coming across like a Videodrome-bound rave. 2010’s Trademark Ribbons of Gold was the major highlight of that year do embrace the neon mania in a rare appearance that will briefly transform The Vortex in to the strangest nightclub in the world.
Old Apparatus are a powerful and mysterious East London audio-visual collective releasing unpredictable, ambitious and strange music on Mala’s Deep Medi label – “a complex but still highly accessible synthesis of elements drawn from dubstep, hip-hop, industrial, drone and avant-electronics – imagine Mount Kimbie by way of Kevin Drumm.” (FACT Magazine)
Tickets £9 from here
Festival Ticket £30 from here
The Vortex on 02072544097
between 12 & 6 daily