Line-up /Kuedo, ANGO, Sibian & Faun, Hidden Cat
PopGun is excited to bring you a fall show featuring Berlin-based electronic producer Kuedo. This very special show will also feature the USA live debut of the beautiful Montreal based R&B singer/producer ANGO, as well as a performance from British Columbia's Babe Rainbow. New NYC-via-NC based DJ Producer Hidden Cat closes the night out. Get your tickets now!
If there is one artist that encapsulates the new found air of uninhibited creative expression in modern electronic music then surely that artist is Kuedo.
Making his name as part of the acclaimed duo Vex’d, who’s brutal take on Dubstep helped define it in it’s infancy, Jamie Teasdale’s re-invention under his Kuedo moniker is nothing short of breath-taking. His early works under this pseudonym such as the acclaimed ‘Starfox’ on Planet Mu were colourful and warm, playful and exuberant and perfectly encapsulated the new found sense of freedom and release found as he removed himself from the restrictive and often nonsensical notions of ‘genre’. Not one to rest on his laurels spent each subsequent release developing and evolving his sound, the pinnacle of which is his debut LP ‘Severant’ , also released on Planet Mu. More introspective and melancholic than his earlier works, the emotive, bladerunner-esque soundscapes represent the futuristic, sci-fi world he now inhabits, a world that he has singlehandedly created for himself.
His sets, both as a DJ and Live, also reflect his wildly diverse range of influences and inspirations. Hard Atlanta rap instruments and fervent footwork sit side by side with 80’s synth soundtracks, quasi disco and all manner of elements from the post-dubstep musical universe, brought together with seaming ease. What defines Kuedo is, paradoxically, the impossibility of defining him. A renaissance man of electronic music and beyond, here’s to the future…
-ANGO (USA LIVE DEBUT!)-
Andrew Gordon Mcpherson aka Ango came and stayed here at Woodhaven after his spell with Lunice at Red Bull Music Academy. Both the guys blood was thick on two weeks of taurine, syrup and partying but we shared our love of the rnb and youtube stand up comedy. We spent our final night making this beat tape video (2 beats in 2 hours) which may see light of day some time.
Basically the story goes that come June 2010 LuckyUs all headed to Barcelona for Sonar and met up with Ango again who had been flown to perform at the festival immediately after Caribou’s packed out day time show. Ango really really impressed us by segueing beautifully through hip hop and all this 120 smackey disco, right up to UKF and industrial techno. It was hands down one of the most cleverly sculpted live shows we had seen. As soon as he walked of the stage we got at him for a demo. And a week later we’re sat drinkin espresso in Scotland like ain’t nothin better, talking about the future.
That was the foreword, and chapter one reads that Ango has created an ep better than we ever could have expected. Subtle influences of late 80s pop, early 90s house and RnB of the 2000s. Lyrically this is a polarised collection of love songs expressing the way up and the way back down. Crystal sharp synths and hats spring up above processed vocals. Beautiful harmonies punctuate thumping, looping drums. It’s a balanced record: upbeat and deep, vintage and yet totally modern, as heart aching as it is uplifting. Our tenth record is something special.
(bio @ LUCKYME)
-SIBIAN & FAUN-
Hidden Cat is a Brooklyn-based producer and DJ originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. His remix work has placed his name next to a diverse group of artists: HEALTH, Deradoorian, Wild Beasts, Shinichi Osawa, Savile and NT89, and others. Both his remixes and his original productions vary across a range of genres, with his latest productions (coming later this year) taking root in UK garage and R&B influences