Parra for Cuva (live)
Sex of Insects (live)
The Playground presents a special once off event with French electronic musician RONE- live on Saturday the 11th November at the Steel Yard, London which will form part of his UK and European tour, Mirapolis in the run up to new LP release via Infine Records. Support will come from Parra For Cuva- live as well as NHOAH, Ofdream, Sex of Insects and more TBA
► French electronic producer Rone will be showcasing his new album Mirapolis, due for release on November 3rd via InFiné Music. The album features collaborations with Bryce Dessner (The National guitarist), spoken-word poet Saul Williams, Israeli electro-pop sensation Noga Erez, Blonde Redhead vocalist Kazu Makino, Basque chorus girl band Botsgehio, and London singer-songwriter Baxter Dury.
► Hailing from Cologne, Parra For Cuva has already racked up over 35 million plays on YouTube and 20 million plays on Soundcloud with a string of albums, EPs, singles and remixes. His recent release Mood in C, was released to acclaim, and
his remix of Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Games (feat singer Anna Naklab)’ reached #1 in the UK Dance and #6 in the UK Singles charts, with over 25 million plays on YouTube. Parra For Cuva has received press support from BBC Radio 6’s Lauren Laverne, Thump, XLR8R, The Line of Best Fit, The Skinny, Magnetic Mag and Wonderland amongst others.
► Berlin’s NHOAH will bring his live show to The Steelyard including bespoke visuals. He has recently released hit singles ‘Abstellgleis’ and ‘120 Red Skies’ from his upcoming album West Berlin, which is due for release via respectortolerate Records. The skilled producer, engineer and drummer’s back catalogue includes work alongside the producers of The Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, and Bronski Beat’s Larry Steinbachek. His previous album Tangowerk was nominated for the German Record Critics' Award Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. His extensive list of achievements includes work with Jayne County and Romy Haag, arranging and composing for David Hasselhoff, as well as contributing to material by contemporary French rock-star M.
► SEX OF INSECTS- Kicking off the nights proceedings is Russian duo Sex of Insects made up of Anatoly Ylotana (Guitars) and Alexandra Bartashevich (Vocals) who will be bringing their complete improvisation of guitar sounds and vocals mixed with vibrant electronic grooves. Anatoly lists their influences as Frank Zappa and more recently Underworld, Daft Punk and Danny Tenaglia.
► Drawing inspiration from artists such as Nothing Here, Klimeks, Lorn, The Prodigy, Massive Attack and Mssingno, Øfdream’s forays into production began with early experiments in progressive house. Dabbling in hip-hop and creating new sounds and textures, his sound began to take shape akin to garage, dark-melodious trap and heavy alternative electronic inspired music by which he was influenced. The result is a remarkable body of work with groundbreaking, immersive tracks such as ‘Thelema’ and ‘Fallen Angel’, which paint a vibrant picture of glacial landscapes amidst gleaming, shimmering desert sands. Øfdream channels these fantasies into a spellbinding actuality of vivid and lush textures by creating deep, provocative atmospheres and hooks.