Line-up /Cut Hands (live) [Susan Lawly / Blackest Ever Black]
dj t-woc [Alphabet Set]
William Bennett aka Whitehouse makes the live Irish debut of his Afronoise project, Cut Hands. Bennett founded Whitehouse in 1980, with a mind to creating "the most extreme music ever recorded". They succeeded. The group remained at the forefront of the experimental and noise scenes over the next 27 years, invariably creating controversy and stimulating debate with their choice of violent and sexual subject matter, before eventually disbanding in 2007.
For Cut Hands, rhythm is his chosen weapon; on recently released album Afro Noise I - eight years in the making - he utilises vaudou and Central African percussion in radical new ways, generating a sound unrivalled in its physical intensity. Hugely influential on the British techno & industrial scene, his most recent release 'Black Mamba' was released on Blackest Ever Black with heavy plays from the likes of Function, Surgeon & Regis.
The Cut Hands live show is an intense musical and visual exploration of these sounds and has been performed this year in Berlin, Tokyo, London and a recent tour of North America. This is a rare opportunity to see a true icon of the British underground.
t-woc is a Dublin-based producer, selector and chief caretaker for the Alphabet Set collective & label. Over the last 10 odd years he has been involved in a huge range of aspects of the music scene in the country. t-woc has DJ’d and performed for a vast variety of crews throughout the country and abroad and amassed a formidable collection of wax from all over the globe in the process. He has over a dozen releases and remixes on labels such as Alphabet Set, All City Records, Ghetto Quietly, Rudimentary and Original cultures, DJs weekly on Power Fm, and is involved in several club nights in the capital.