Line-up /Objekt, The Black Dog, Demdike Stare, snd, DMX Krew, Randomer, Pye Corner Audio, Konx-om-Pax, From the Kites of San Quentin, DA-10, Borland, Alphabets Heaven, Lost Twin & Spaced Out Family, The Broken Door, Datassette, Death to Extremists, HarleyLikesMusic, Murder He Wrote, Fonetiks, Moscow, Alas, JDevious, 2046, Vei, Mamiko Motto, Walter Ego, Matthew Baker, Sheffield Techno Institute, DJ Babestation and Rubiconman, Drumro[ll], Box Jams DJs, Jack Opus, Pudding, Thirsty Ear DJs, Small Ideas DJs, Bloodboy
All day electronic music event curated by local promoters for the city-wide (and free) Tramlines festival.
Taking place in four rooms + courtyard of Yellow Arch, Sheffield's legendary rehearsal/recording studios.
Objekt (Hessle Audio)
With just a few 12”s to his name, this Berlin-based producer has become one of the most closely watched and hotly-tipped around; skeletal techno-garage hybrids, with ominous low-end movements and percussive elements skittering behind the beats, devoured as feverishly everywhere from Berghain to Corsica Studios and the Rhythm Factory, we've got him for a 3 hour set...
The Black Dog (Dust Science/Warp)
From their beginnings as pioneers of the 90s techno movement, releasing early Warp classics Bytes and Spanners, through to the darkwave Detroit-via-Sheffield productions of Radio Scarecrow and Liber Dogma, The Black Dog have pursued a relentlessly forward-thinking approach. If you saw their set during Sensoria 2012 at CADS, you'll already know just how unmissable this is.
Demdike Stare (Modern Love) - live set
The occult-themed project of Miles Whittaker aka DJ MLZ and Finder's Keepers' Sean Canty, Demdike Stare track the sonic ley lines of cult soundtracks, Arabesque dubs, library records and psychotomimetic ephemera with a proper Lancastrian twist. One of the most original acts of the last 10 years, they'll be playing a full AV live show.
snd (Raster-Noton) - live set
Mat Steel and Mark Fell began collaborating as snd in 1998, and over the last 14 years they have followed a unique and uncompromising creative path. Playing on the edges of club music without ever falling into the formulaic, their often hypnotic, rhythmically complex but minimalist approach has made their output required listening for anyone interested in electronic music.
DMX Krew (Rephlex/Breakin') - live set
First coming to international prominence during the mid-90s, Warp-era of UK electronic music, DMX Krew (aka Ed DMX) has released his classic 80s electro/synthpop-referencing sounds over 6 albums on labels such as Aphex Twin's Rephlex Records; widely acclaimed, his more recent productions have seen him branch out into more experimental directions, while continuing to release pure electro 12”s on his own Breakin' imprint.
Releasing on some of the most on-point labels around in Numbers, Hessle Audio and Hemlock, North Londoner Randomer's upfront beats and bass rawness, mixed with acid/jackin' techno, Dance Mania stylings and garage has been seismically shifting dancefloors across the UK and beyond.
Pye Corner Audio (Ghost Box/Further) – live set
One of a loosely connected group of artists both referencing and recreating the perception of a bygone era through the filter of evocative childhood half-memories; PCA's music spans forgotten soundtracks, Radiophonic Workshop experiments and sinister analog ambience, with the mysterious Head Technician at the controls.
Konx-Om-Pax (Planet Mu/LuckyMe)
Part of the LuckyMe collective, as well as creating digital art for the likes of Lone, Hudson Mohawke, No Fun, OneOhTrixPointNever, Hyperdub, Konx-Om-Pax makes synth-heavy, slow, mainly beatless music, with an album, Regional Surrealism, upcoming for Planet Mu; his dj sets encompass anything from Amen Break jungle to classic Warp via Chicago.
From the Kites of San Quentin (Live)
Three piece from Manchester. Triggered beats, layered effects guitar and experimental vocals. Dream-like, bass heavy and intense.
Constructed entirely on an MPC and Roland Juno synths, this 100% hardware duo fuse bouncing beats with powerful electronics.
Two piece Manchester noisesmiths - Dark, progressive and haunting.
Alphabets Heaven (Live)
Unparalleled MPC-based live performer producing sliced up melodic, organic, psychedelic and soulful beats with a raw 90s flavour.
Lost Twin & Spaced Out Family (Live)
Spanish born, Brighton based virtuoso tying abstract hip-hop beats to dreamy psychedelic landscapes created from field recordings, hardware and sample manipulation.
The Broken Door
Live improvised, experimental beats from all around the UK. Electronic heavy, progressive and dramatic.
London based producer/DJ. Retro-synth-future-funk-Italian-disco-glitch.
Death to Extremists
Sheffielder Sam Jersche Solo project . . . live drums, triggers, samplers inspired by the beats and rhythms of Square Pusher, Venetian Snares.
Harley Likes Musice
Local chip tune musician - Two Nintendo DS a mixer and a microphone. Mesmerizing and heavy.
Murder He Wrote
DJ and producer mixing beats, hip-hop, electronica and garage, making waves in Brighton with support from the likes of Dark Sky and Throwing Snow
Liverpool based Trio - Effected guitar, Frankenstein electronic drums and a table full of buttons and homemade toys. Experimental, driven and euphoric.
Theo Celano crafts synth-driven, hip-hop influenced bass music, ranging from melody soaked slow jams to crunked-up floor-fillers
International group based in Liverpool - Sweeping, melodic and dramatic.
DJ and beatmaker combining elements of hip-hop, electronica & scuzzy rock.
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Manchester trigger artist - Glitchy, beautiful and experimental.
Ben and Simon (aka Abstract Space) are a Manchester based VJ outfit with over 20 years of combined visual tricknology experience. An original multimedia mesh of mapped video and 3D sound reactive bespoke programming awaits you.
Sheffield's own eyeforeal will be making a brief foray back into the lumens of the underground for your intermission pleasures.
There will be three panel discussions on the day with industry insiders starting from 3pm
The effect of the digital revolution on music media, featuring:
HOST: Angus Finlayson - The Quietus/FACT
Raj Chaudhuri - Bleep.com Marketing Executive/NTS Radio/Boiler Room
Jennifer Allan - The Wire's online editor
Femi Adeyemi - NTS Radio Founder/Boiler Room
Rory Gibb - The Quietus
The effect of geography and location of scenes (Manchester/Glasgow), featuring:
HOST: Angus Finlayson - The Quietus/FACT
James Ernesto Groovement - Founder of Groovement.co.uk/In The Loop (Manchester)
Alice Muir - Founder of TLG Magazine (Glasgow)
Tom Scholefield - Konx-Om-Pax (Glasgow)
The effect of geography and location of scenes (Sheffield/London), featuring:
HOST: Jack Opus
Elijah - Butterz/Rinse FM
Josh Gregory - Walter Ego/Bad Taste Records
Dotted around the venue will be interactive video art and exhibition works from local artists for you to explore.
Food available from lunchtime until the evening.
Regular free transport from the city centre.
This event is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.