On Friday 8th June Red Bull Music Academy joins forces with cutting-edge London club series FOUND to bring together some of the most forward-thinking minds in progressive electronic music for a very special showcase at Vauxhall’s Hidden! RBMA has gained a fierce reputation for uncovering some of the finest up-and-coming talent through their annual music ￼workshops, from Flying Lotus to Hudson Mohawke to Nina Kraviz. Showcasing artists as varied as Major Lazer, Erykah Badu and DJ Harvey, the Academy also regularly hosts arenas at some of the best festivals in the world, including Sónar, ￼Movement, Mutek, and the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Heading the bill is LA beatsmith Daedelus. With a string of releases on Plug Research, Hefty, Alpha Pup, and most recently Ninja Tune, Daedelus has refined a style that has no imitators. Crafting forward thinking electronic sounds with playful arrangements, fusing influences from house, electronica and hip-hop, having collaborated with the likes of Busdriver, MF Doom and TTC to create a sound that is entirely unique. As one of the first artists to pioneer the Monome, along with custom designed software into his live sets, Daedelus has amazed audiences the world-over and firmly cemented his reputation as one of the most exciting producers in electronic music.
Joining Daedelus is Austrian producer and Red Bull Music Academy graduate, Dorian Concept, interested in exploring the interface between digital and analogue, musical performance, and improvisation. His productions range from experimental electronic sounds to hip-hop, funk and jazz, with off-the-cuff improvisations and quirky keyboard breakdowns mixed with scattered drums and piercing synth-laced hooks. His recent releases on Ninja Tune, Kindred Spirits and Vienna's Affine label have gained hefty support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs and Benji B.
Having recently created waves of excitement, another alumnus of the Red Bull Music Academy steps-up to complete the line-up: former Rinse FM host: Braiden. Celebrated for blowing up dubstep's limitations with his inventive selection and super-tight, technical mixing, Braiden has become a staple on London’s underground circuit. Described by FACT Magazine as “absurdly talented”, he lives up to the hype with a mixing style that thrives on the element of surprise, fusing together house, techno, garage and dubstep and fabricating his vision for the future of London music.
This event will be recorded for Red Bull Music Academy Radio
Live visuals by Florence To