Hrdvsion, King Cannibal, B12, Posthuman, Cursor Miner, Digitonal, Debasser, Quinoline Yellow, Kansas City Prophets, Mint, Sunosis, Strepsil
A new clubnight from the people behind the Seed Tube Station parties and west London's monthly acid-house retrospective I LOVE ACID.
In the recently completely revamped and refurbished Electrowerkz in Angel, Islington
Room 1 The Electrics: Basslines, Beats, Breaks, and Bleeps
Room 2 The Underground: Leftfield, Electronica, Ambient & Downtempo
Friday 8th October 2010
10pm-6am @ Electrowerkz
Torrens St, Angel
£7 NUS / £8 before midnight / £10 after
Canadian born, Berlin based Hrdvsion (aka Nathan Jonson, sibling to Cobblestone Jazz’s Mathew Jonson) plays a very special genre-defying live set - fusing electro, glitch, techno, wonky, and all sorts of experimental electronics with a very solid eye for the dancefloor. Despite finding himself part of a burgeoning international scene, Nathan has maintained his own style, refusing to compromise. In the last eight years he’s released a bunch of unique and lauded twelves and EPs, remixed everyone from Dominik Eulberg, Filterwolf and Inkwell, and spun sick sets at Fabric and Glasgow’s Arches, and festivals like Mutek (Canada) and Sonar (Barcelona). His new album "Where Did You Just Go" is out now on Wagon Repair.
(Warp / A.R.T)
Techno legends B12 first surfaced in 1990, with a sound that took on the ideas of Detroit and gave them a UK twist. Leading lights and part of Warp's seminal "Artificial Intelligence" series, B12 and the likes of Aphex Twin, Autechre, and The Black Dog helped define the UK electronica sound and are cited by many as huge influences and one of the most important UK electronic acts of all time. B12 play a very special "chilled" set, harking back to the sounds of their classic ambient techno album "Electro Soma" plus a whole host of new & unheard material.
(Ninja Tune / Combat)
Beatsmith King Cannibal fuses the sounds of dubstep, dancehall, and drum n bass with an industrial filth and violent energy that outshines and outrocks most of his contempories, yet amongst all the aural sonics he never loses sight of the dancefloor. First establishing himself as one of the UKs premier cut-up DJs, with shows on Solid Steel and the fantastic official Warp Records retrospective mix "Watch And Repeat Play", his dancefloor anthem "Arigami Style" was so heavily caned by Amon Tobin that Ninja Tune stepped in and signed him up (a wise move) and his debut album "Let The Night Roar" picked up massive plaudits and critical acclaim.
(Balkan Vinyl / Seed / B12 Records)
Posthuman recently released their fourth album "Syn Emergence" with huge success - its fusion of dubstep basslines and glitched up techno gaining fans the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Dave Clarke, Mark Bell (LFO), Simian Mobile Disco, Luke Vibert, Strictly Kev, and reviews such as "recommended techno album of the month - 9/10" in IDJ, "one of the most forward thinking releases of techno in some time" 8/10 in Clash. They now repeat the live set that blew Fabric away at the launch party back in July, alongside upcoming new material. Not to be missed.
(Uncharted Audio / Lo)
Musical chameleon and one of the UKs foremost live electronic acts Cursor Miner has been likened to the place where Gary Numan, David Bowie, Aphex Twin, and Beck meet. Yet he is much, much more than this. His live shows encompass everything from dubstep, techno, wonky, garage, electro, techno, and more - with vocoders, costume changes, and occasional Indian headdresses made of lasers. Seriously. His forthcoming album "Cursor Miner Requires Attention" is out on Uncharted Audio later this year.
(Toytronic / Seed)
Digitonal have established themselves as one of the worlds premier electronica & modern classical crossover outfits. Main man, clarinet player & pianist Andrew Dobson has found the perfect balance between lush electronics and genuine classical composition with violinist Samy Bishai, techno producer Joshu Doherty (of Posthuman) and Harpist Kat Arney. Digitonal play a special ambient electronica / classical set at Undergound Electrics in the courtyard room.
(Uchelfa / Skam)
Luke Williams, aka Quinoline Yellow, made his debut back in 2001 under the name Tatamax, on the first part of Skam Record's SMAK series of 12" vinyls (with Posthuman on the flipside - he then later featured again as QY on SMAK09). Since then he has released a number of collectible CDs and 12"s on Skam and his own label, Uchelfa, and become an ever-present in Skam's live roster - playing alongside the likes of Team Doyobi, Autechre, Rob Hall, and many more. Expect electronic trickery of the highest standard.
(Novamute / WIDE)
Regarded as one of undisputed the leaders of the UK Bass scene, Debasser first launched onto the scene with the electroid anthems "Dark Smile" and "Fat Girls" and has since championed the up-front bassline sound with his own imprint WIDE. Recent jaunts across the UK, Malta, & Dublin alongside old-skool mashup merchants AGT Rave Cru, Debasser has shown he's lost none of his touch for rocking the dancefloor.
KANSAS CITY PROPHETS
(Kaboogie / Balkan Vinyl)
KCP has always been ahead of the curve - back in the early 2000's his releases on Seed Records and Two Lone Swordsmen's label 'Control Tower' showed an early eye for the fusion of purist electro with the dancehall rhythms of the Caribbean and the half-beat garage sound that would later be hailed as 'Dubstep'. With a plethora of releases on labels such as Fuel, Werk Discs, Seed, Kaboogie, Control Tower, and Balkan Vinyl, KCP is still moving forward with his signature sound of machine driven future funk.
Boltfish label owner, Murray Fisher aka MINT opens the courtyard room with a set of playful electronics and heartfelt cinematic compositions.
Lush electronics and beatiful melodics, steeped in the dying embers of Autumn sunshine
Plex London promoter and resident DJ 'Strepsil' digs deep into his electronic crate with a special one-off downtempo set.