High Frequency Bandwidth (HFB)
Maya Jane Coles
ïA disparate m lange of styles and mirages of global sounds, played off against one another in a pool of vibes.b The Wire
rHFB blend electronic beats and elements of hip-hop.h Resident Advisor
Exclusive London headline gig/party from High Frequency Bandwidth (HFB), the acclaimed new electrocosmic hip hop project from the Orbos Dr. Alex Paterson.
HFB are giving away free CDs of their much-rated debut album dHell, Fire and Brimstone to anyone who pre books their fiver ticket at http://www.maliciousdamage.co.uk/shop. Door tax is also a fiver, but you wonvt nab a free CD.
Live support comes in the shape of dark electronic rave lords Autolump, ace rising house and techno star (and Massive Attack remixer) Maya Jane Coles, and stylish synth pop acid housers WeirdGear, plus mind-blowing visuals from the Malicious projectors.
www.myspace.com/mayajanecoles/ www.myspace.com/autolump / www.weirdgear.co.uk
High Frequency Bandwidth (HFB)
Hell, Fire and Brimstone
cThis funk-fuelled project has plenty of potential.p IDJ
pFlawlessly golden touches: well executed samples and simple but perfect orchestration and production.s Blues and Soul
oInner city meets outer space as HFB unveil their sublime, mind-blowing new strain of widescreen stoned soul-hip hop. The HFB mission kicks off most spectacularly.i Music Week
Summer 2010: Malicious Damage presents Hell, Fire and Brimstone, the debut album by 2010 BAFTA nominees HFB. HFB are the chart-topping electronic pioneer Dr. Alex Paterson from the Orb and acclaimed producer/remixer/engineer Dom Beken, who has worked with David Bowie, Talvin Singh and Echo and the Bunnymen, to name but three.
The EPs feature the vocal dexterity of MOBO winning, UK hip-hop legend Funky DL and Bronx veteran Dynamax, of Afrika Bambaataa's Zulu Nation and Rhyme Syndicate fame. The resulting meeting of minds is a consummate blend of old-school hip hop and the kind of deep, atmospheric sonics one would expert from the good Dr. Paterson. Fans of the Cinematic Orchestra, Prefuse 73, Gorillaz and DJ Shadow will feel theyzve found the missing link.
The pair cooked up their intoxicating cerebral stews from Domxs studio - the old projection room at Ealing Studios, legendary home of classic British comedy, horror and war movies since the 1930s. Juliet Russell and Simone Niles appear on the track High Five Brother, and they also provided vocals for Damon Albarn's opera Monkey.
Dr. Alex Paterson (AKA the Orb) should really need no introduction by now. For the uninitiated (shame on you) we suggest Wikipedia, or here it is in very brief form: a punk and acid house veteran, Alex is the man responsible for a number 1 hit, bringing ambient music to Top Of The Pops, co-writing the utter classic Higher Than The Sun by Primal Scream and not forgetting, being a top-class a fryer of noggins worldwide, with brilliant Orb records and outer-space live sets. The influence of the Orb on dance/electronic music is not to be underestimated.
The Orb s most recent album Baghdad Batteries was met by widespread press praise and Alex also recorded classic DJ sets for BBC 6 Music, Cosmic Disco and XFM (with Dom). A brilliantly received sold-out London gig saw the Orb firing on all cylinders, plus Alex recently did an exclusive pdark 80s DJ set for cult London club night World Unknown, which went down an absolute storm.
Dom Beken writes, produces and performs music for records, TV programmes, films and commercials. His music has been featured on several very high profile adverts and other projects include work with Guy Pratt on scores for Channel 4ks Spaced. Dom has remixed artists including Talvin Singh and wrote incidental music for a number of Bollywood films in Mumbai, which starred the Indian acting legend Amitabh Bachchan. Mr Beken has played live with The Orb and other credits include engineering and programming for artists such as David Bowie, Rick Wright (Pink Floyd), Placebo, Echo and the Bunnymen, Pete Wiley and Graham Park. Dom can also play drums and keyboards, and hosts a radio show on Fnoob.com.
Domds working with Alex Paterson led to the formation of Transit Kings, a collaboration which saw original Orb member Jimmy Cauty from the KLF and Guy Pratt back in the studio with Alex (and Dom), for the much-loved album Living in a Giant Candle Winking at God, which included contributions from Johnny Marr (The Smiths) and Simon Day (The Fast Show). Transit Kings played major UK festivals, headlining the Big Chill, as well as Tokyo,s biggest New Yeargs Eve party with Basement Jaxx and the Fuji Rock festival in Japan.
HFB scored the soundtrack for the 70,000 + selling Playstation 3 game aPixelJunk Shooter which has just been nominated for a BAFTA in the Best Original Video Game Score category (winner TBA). Plus, the track Huge Fiery Ball was used on a viral campaign for Armadillo Scooterwear made by Dark Fibre, with Michael Bonvillian of Cloverfield and Lost fame as Director of Photography. It's more a short film than an advert and you can download it at files.me.com/domatand/jedng6.mov .
Last, but by no means least, HFB have remixed supreme beat masters the Nextments track Lions Den into a dubwise, widescreen, dread bass groover. Download it for free at www.highfrequencybandwidth.com
Watch out for the HFB live extravaganza and lots of online exclusives.
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