We are back with another dose of techno and industrial sounds. This time we are proud to present Blush Response and Makornik, both for the first time in Manchester.
Blush Response will present his live set and Makornik a 2 hour DJ set.
From RA: 'Blush Response is Joey Blush, a Cuban-American artist and sound designer hailing from NYC who now resides in Berlin. Blush cut his teeth doing programming work for artists such as Fear Factory, Rhys Fulber, Cristian Castro, and as a touring member of Joey Jordison (Slipknot)'s alternative rock project Scar the Martyr. A fascinating, vibrant new artist, frequenting the outer realms of post punk, industrial, techno, you-name-it and has a plethora of releases on cd, vinyl, digital and even cassette tape format to date on labels like Sonic Groove, Aufnahme + Wiedergabe, Ant-zen, and Total Black
The intention behind blush response is to always push the limits of sound, structure, and perception, creating a modern version of what he perceives industrial music to be: brutal, inventive, uncompromising and always innovative. Throbbing Gristle, Surgeon or Front 242 have left audible traces in his sound, and his goal is to recapture the core spirit of these originators, and then to evolve it even further. Performing on hardware synthesizers is a big part of the essence of Blush Response. His approach is very ‘hands on’ and thus 90% of the changes you hear on his sounds are done by hand without any automation. Blush believes in performative gestures over cut and paste editing, and strives to explore the limits of human-machine interactions. His live performances are 100% improvised and mostly unplanned which includes mistakes and happy accidents, and this philosophy is also reflected in his studio work.
Blush Response's music is characterized by a heavy approach to sound design, combining rough, glitch-heavy beats with thick, distorted synths. Pounding, head-tripping kick drums intermix with abrasive, dark sequences generating huge walls of cavernous sonics. A pulsating slice of straightforward noise-filtered techno with a good dose of industrial and EBM influences while blush's improvising skills enable a sound that blurs the lines between these genres. A barely tamed beast, biting and piercing holes in eardrums and somehow magically managing to make your feet tap along or, at considerable volume, rave.'
Born and Raised in Canada, Marko Filipovic or better known as Makornik found his way to the underground techno scene through an array of life changing experiences, both positive and negative.
He moved to Tunisia in his early teens where he discovered a different culture and became interested in exploiting the electronic scene in a changing environment.
At the time, electronic music was on the demand and rising in popularity in Tunisia, anything going from House to Deep Minimal Tech-house.
However his tastes never seemed to be satisfied until he moved Paris late 2015 where he experienced his first "Rave" and knew that this was the music for him.
This was the starting point in Makornik's career.
Later that year, after multiple months of creating tracks, he came out with a few, notably his notorious Caw Caw track that made a name for him in the techno scene.
1 year after he moved to Paris, he started helping his friend to start up a new label called Wrongnotes, where he quickly became the co-owner and released several tracks on it including an entire EP.
His music is supported by a lot of artists such as Rebekah, Codex Empire, KRTM and more lesser known ones.
He is influenced by various artists from all kinds of electronic music, from Raw to industrial to rave to hardtechno.
He also has a dark love for experimental, ambient and power electronics but hasn't found his signature sound in that genre yet.
His sets can go from 0 to a 100 real quick with fast paced, hard hitting, rhythmical, noisy and rave influenced sounds
Again, support will come from Drøne residents E/LM and David Ossia.