Hidden Agenda Present:
FRANK B (IRE]
Button Factory, Dublin 2, Saturday 3 November 2012
Doors 11pm, Advance Tickets €10 available from Resident Advisor
Koreless is Lewis Roberts, a 20-year-old from Bangor, now living in Glasgow. We read somewhere that before Koreless, Roberts recorded under the name Nadsat Beats – Nadsat was the street argot made up by Anthony Burgess for the teenage characters in A Clockwork Orange. Well, there's nothing ultraviolent about Koreless's music. It is 2-step of the most serene kind, designed for late-night listening, nocturnal electronica with lots of space and a silence between the beats that speaks volumes.
Roberts described his music in Dazed Digital as "simple, well-defined rhythm, melodies and emotions". He also told them he loves ketchup, hates Konnie Huq, and would love to work with "a real soulful vocalist", notably Alicia Keys. He might be better off sampling, then treating and tweaking. Any Female Voice and removing all traces of "the human", because otherwise he's in danger of disturbing the unearthly quiet of his tranquil, crepuscular electronica.
Since early 2010, Koreless has received love and support from Jamie XX, Jacques Greene, Sepalcure, Mark Pritchard and Mount Kimbie. BBC Radio 1 plays from Benji B and Giles Peterson and the BBC also recognized him as 'One To Watch in 2011'. His '4D / MTI' is released on Pictures Music in March 2011.
Joining Koreless on stage is Leeds based producer PANGAEA, aka Kevin McAuley, who is part of the new generation of young producers rising fast through the net-fed bass community.
Although he made music from an early age, Pangaea was inspired to step up his productions after being exposed to the then-emerging sounds of dubstep in 2005. He was involved in Leeds’ first dubstep night ‘Ruffage’ and then formed the Hessle Audio label with Pearson Sound and Ben UFO at the start of 2007, with the aim of releasing original music which wasn’t being represented elsewhere. Over four years later, and with a burgeoning discography containing releases by the likes of Untold, James Blake, Ramadanman and Pangaea himself, the label’s ethos remains the same.
Pangaea’s sound is hard to categorize and ever-shifting. Whilst house and techno influences are apparent, his music is firmly rooted in the traditions of UK bass music past and present. The same applies to his DJ sets, and he has performed throughout the UK, Europe, and in the US and Canada. 2012 will see Pangaea develop and explore his sound even further.
Support on the night comes from Irish Producer Frank B who is fast becoming one of our favourite producers with his track ‘chain of fools’ being a staple in any hidden agenda dj set.