Maria Minerva, Patchfinder, Paco Sala, BleeD DJs
BleeD present a second February showcase, following a sold out Holly Herndon show at Cafe OTO. Headlined by Estonian pop-experimentalist, Maria Minerva, with support from Patchfinder and Paco Sala.
MARIA MINERVA is the new pop model, gone strikingly off-road and deep into your subconscious. Having grown up in Tallinn, Estonia and now relocating to New York after spells in London and Lisbon, this 23 year old straddles hi-end academic viral pop modes and delicious bas(s)e cultural modes and has released a hypnotic stream of tracks, remixes and videos via the Not Not Fun and 100% SILK labels.
PATCHFINDER is a synth cave dweller and hoarder of electroics, flavouring Western music with exotic scales, juicy modular sounds, and uncanny digital emulations. Live performance is an endurance test of uncased, zombified samplers, weak solder joints, and the volatile stage antics of chalga diva Vera Modena.
PACO SALA are a London duo comprised of Antony Harrison and Leyli. Their 2012 debut on Digitalis was described by Boomkat as "a killer amalgam of squashed beats, lo-fi pop and narcotic, slo-jams", featuring in their albums of the year charts. They have subsequently featured live on NTS & Boiler Room TV. 2013 will see the release of follow up LP Put Your Hands on Me, again on US label Digitalis.
“Her music is a place where academia and pop culture, tastefulness and excess, dominance and submission, and yes, Hélène Cixous and Britney Spears, all commune in a hazy, libidinous swirl” - Pitchfork
“What makes this record special is its longing for undefined freedom, for means of self-expression, an Easterner questioning the latest Western devices. Who in female pop is still even asking such questions today?” - The Wire