Photos by Anomalous Visuals /
Dystopia presents Surgeon, Perc and Peverelist photo gallery
It is time to announce our next date - we are looking forward to having the above in close company for the affair.
Surgeon, formally known as Anthony Child, has rapidly built a solid and, to a certain extent, innovative catalogue of minimal dancefloor techno since his releases began appearing in 1991. Compared favourably with Detroit original 'Jeff Mills' from his earliest 'Downwards' singles on forward, Child's tracks have been a mainstay in the popular Motor City DJ's sets. A noted and increasingly popular DJ himself, Child grokked his skills from hip-hop and electro jocks, filling out his style with a driving toughness and appreciation for rapid cutting and flipping. Surgeon's entry into production was also noteworthy; urged on by producer 'Mick Harris', the former 'Napalm Death' drummer locked Child in his tiny studio, imploring him to "go mad." The result, the self-titled debut EP, was released on 'Downwards', and was instantly hailed as some of the highest quality U.K. techno of its time. Releases for 'Soma', 'Blueprint', 'Ideal Trax', and the ultra-exclusive 'Tresor' label followed, with the debut LP, 'Basic Tonal Vocabulary', appearing on 'Tresor' in 1997. 'Balance' followed in 1998, as did 'Force & Form' in 1999. More recent additions to his repertoire include releases on his 'Counterbalance' imprint as well as collaborations with 'Regis' as 'British Murder Boys', resulting in tracks which take a tone far darker, denser, and more industrial than those from his 'Tresor' years. Equally influenced by early electro-pop innovators like 'Tomita' and 'YMO', experimental groups like 'Can', 'Faust', and 'Suicide', and the tough grit of American electro and techno, Surgeon's mash-up is both straightforward and subtly experimental. Further influences from 'Coil', 'Psychic TV', and 'Whitehouse' in recent works and DJ appearances do not go unnoticed. A true innovator in the scene.
Perc is one of electronic dance musicâ€™s reference points: an internationally touring DJ, label owner and one of the finest producers around. For UK-based Perc, formally known as Ali Wells, his rise to prominence has seen him releasing atmospheric drone and premium techno since 2002. It was clear that he was destined for success when 'James Holden' supported one of his early demos. As usual, Holden was not wrong. Since then, Perc has taken to the decks from Mexico to Japan and in seminal clubs, such as 'Berghain', all across the world. His approach? Hard drive brims with tracks including his own productions and armfuls of tools. His sound? A blend of modern techno and choice selections from electronic musicâ€™s Birmingham and Detroit forefathers. When it comes to playing live Perc goes deep. He mixes purely his own productions both released and unreleased, reconfiguring them into driving sounds; drone becomes big room techno becomes broken-beat becomes groove. Perc creates industrial landscapes optimized for the dance floor. His label, 'Perc Trax', was founded in 2004 as a way for Perc to release his own productions, but has organically evolved into much more than just that. Under Percâ€™s careful guidance, it has since developed a cutting edge roster featuring acts such as: 'SAWF', 'Forward Strategy Group' and 'Donor/Truss' with heavyweights like 'Samuli Kempi' guesting. There are people in every corner of the globe listening for where both Perc and his label will go next.
Peverelist is the lynchpin of the Bristol electronic music music scene. His championing of homegrown talent has made his label, 'Punch Drunk', perhaps the defining contemporary label of one of the worldâ€™s most influential musical cities. His own productions have been hugely influential in shaping the second-wave dubstep sound, drawing influences from UK & JA soundsystem culture and European and American house and techno. His releases include genre-defining classics on 'Skull Disco', 'Tectonic' and 'Punch Drunk', culminating in the â€˜Jarvik Mindstateâ€™ album in late 2009. Peverelist, formally known as Tom Ford, productions and DJ sets are renowned for uncompromising, challenging, forward-thinking innovation and militant underground aesthetics, unusual in the increasingly homogenous and rave-orientated dubstep overground. He learnt his trade and furthered his passionate grassroots approach during a decade working in the UK underground frontline of inner city Bristolâ€™s influential and last remaining independent record shop, 'Rooted Records'. Peverelist is a resident at Bristolâ€™s definitive and original dubstep club night 'Subloaded'. He also co-promotes Bristolâ€™s longest running monthly specialist dubstep event, 'Dubloaded', alongside 'Pinch', and has played at various events all over the world.
Support will come from Mime, Mr.F and Italy's Vito Arpino. Imagery throughout the night will be courtesy of the unparalleled Anomalous Visuals.
The evening will begin with an exhibition showcasing the distinct work of Gareth Barnett, Marc Fairhurst, Tom Kondrat and the indescribable Alessandro Bavari.
Dystopia is a movement.
Our purpose is to support and reinforce the underground electronic music and visual art scene in London and throughout the world. Utilizing exclusive and unique venues, we strive to exhibit the work of local and international musicians, designers, visual artists, djâ€™s, photographers and producers in an intimate setting that accurately translates their creativity.
For those that may be culturally aware, open-minded and appreciative of all forms of art.
For those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of creative expression.
For those that embrace change.
As the name suggests, we are all aware, whether we like it or not, that the world we live in can be somewhat grim and overwhelming at times. It must be remembered that this is our creation, our dystopia.
We appreciate art and non-conformity - pretension and self importance will never be a part of us nor our followers.
Strictly Limited Capacity - Ticket & Guestlist Event Only:
Time // 9pm - 6am
Date // 13th October 2012
Venue // TBA
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