Collective Saturdays present PARIAH [R&S/SHEWORKS/CURLE, UK]
Recording under the name of Pariah, London's Arthur Cayzer is one of the UK's finest talents in the field of dubstep inspired electronic music, taking inspirations from the sounds of Detroit techno, hip-hop and Burial's deep and melancholic dubstep style. For his first releases 'Detroit Falls' and his 'Safehouses EP', Pariah has been signed to legendary imprint R&S, representing a new generation of broken beat artists recording for the seminal label.
The saying “the more things change, the more things stay the same” does not apply to Pariah within the world of underground electronic music. Over the last couple years, the producer’s soulful take on UK garage took a sharp left turn with the help of fellow R&S labelmate/Karenn collaborator Blawan. Together, the two established Work the Long Nights (or SHEWORKS), a label dedicated to break of dawn beats.
Equal parts experience and techno intrigue, SHEWORKS has already released heavy material from Sunil Sharpe, Midland and Karenn themselves; however their latest double pack provides an encompassing new look into the Karenn process that hadn’t been unearthed until recently. A project that has firmed its own footing, Karenn is evolving rapidly, with a hardware-centric live show that changes with every performance. And while the live show is the epicenter of what’s actually being heard, it’s not the end of the story in the slightest.