EOMAC & SAL STAPLETON [eotrax / bedouin] – live A/V
Ian McDonnell a.k.a. Eomac, best known as 1/2 of Dublin duo Lakker, has released genre-spanning club music via The Trilogy Tapes, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Bedouin Records, and most recently his own imprint, Eotrax, garnering support from the likes of…Continue Reading
Thom Yorke, Surgeon, Nina Kraviz, and Aphex Twin. His latest ‘Bedouin Trax’ LP draws from obscure Middle Eastern music, digging deep into a dark mysticism for the dancefloor. ‘Bedouin Trax’ part II is already in the works, as well as the new solo album ‘Reconnect’ which continues his exploration of the furthest reaches of physical, visceral music for body and soul.
FELIX K [dystopian / hidden hawaii] – live
Felix Krone is a music composer, publisher and researcher born 1980 in Berlin, Germany. Having an academic background in law studies and having worked on the foundations of a copyright/participation rights model, Felix Krone is a conceptual thinker. Felix Krone’s creative process is Continue Reading
lead by programming rhythm textures and algorithms that include probability variables. An important aspect plays the identification of space in repetitive sound environments. He utilizes synthesis from analog machines as well as the computer and often combines it with sounds taken from field recordings to add ambivalent context. In 2013 he released his debut album ‘Flowers of destruction’, a work that concentrates on an idea of slowing down time in certain moments to avoid a loss.
Assuming that losses can be associated with forceful explosions, they also have a momentum of strange beauty to them. The idea of slowing time down leads to the interesting premise, that explosions grow like flowers. The end of Michelangelo Antonionis film ‘Zabriski Point’ (1970) has been an influence for that image. After the dead of his father Felix revisited the topic with his 2017 released album ‘Die Kunst zu verschwinden’.
His work as a Live performer started in 2016. Felix Krone is working on two directions. While the one is based on a constantly growing selection of his own loops of electronic music sequences, that is maybe accessible for dance floors the other is focusing on improvisational and algorhythmic live synthesis thatis adapted for every location in a unique way.Felix’ DJ career goes back to 1997. His selections in many places ofthe world have always been unique. Understanding that grooves are a language of the body, he can turn his DJ-Sets into art (if the audience is upfor challenging moments).
Although you can certainly recognize an immense intertext of inspirations that spans from music and movies to art and architecture, Krone’s’ production output is hard to pinpoint to any specific musical genre. When listening to his music, it’s hard not to appreciate the way he filters his inspirational input into unique moody and dubby music. Under the impression of music genres Dub, Jungle, Musique Concrete, IDM, African Poly-rhythmics,House and Techno,
Krone founded record labels Hidden Hawaii (1998/2008), QNS (2009), Solaris (2011), SUB (2012), Gilga (2013), Nullpunkt (2013) and Nautil (2014). He alsofounded Krone Music Publishing (2018)
JK FLESH [downwards / pi electronics] – live
JK Flesh Biography, written by Holly Dicker
Justin K. Broadrick’s output is an intimidating one. He began, aged 15, with the recording of his first—and last—record with Napalm Death. From there he formed pioneering industrial metal group Godflesh. He also met Kevin Martin, AKA The Bug, andContinue Reading
began experimenting with everything from dub and techno to hip-hop, breakbeat as Techno Animal. Together they produced four albums, plus a collaboration with Porter Ricks. JK Flesh debuted in 2012 with the album ‘Posthuman’ on 3BY3, but it’s lineage can be traced right back to Kevin “K-Mart”Martin and the pair’s psychedelic industrial techno project, The Sidewinder, which was picked up by Mille Plateaux in 1996. The studio pet-name would later become his alter-ego, as Broadrick explained to Resident Advisor in a 2012 interview: ” JK Flesh is the angry, hateful, disenchanted side of what I do with electronic beat-driven/bass-driven music.”There’s been the stinging ‘Worship Is The Cleansing Of The Imagination’ since, a split with Prurient, and this year’s ‘Suicide Estate’ EP on Hospital Productions. Electric Deluxe had the honour of bringing the next JK Flesh album kicking and screaming into the world – “Rise Above” was released in June 2016, and displayed a move towards a new form of sludge industrial techno. Legendary techno label Downwards, put out the ‘Nothing Is Free’ 12″ single next, complete with Surgeon remix. Forthcoming releases on Hospital Productions, Downwards and Inner Surface, besides others, are next to come in 2017.”
The Brummie noise legend returns. It was only a few days ago that we were treated to Justin Broadrick’s ‘Nothing Is Free’ EP, a short 12 under the JK Flesh moniker that saw him team up with industrial techno don Surgeon. Now, Broadrick has ′′revealed his latest full-length statement in the shape of sprawling 2LP Rise Above. The album will be released on Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe imprint, and continues Broadrick’s recent excursions into the dark recesses of club music. The doomy, distorted grind of Godflesh and Jesu is certainly still present, but woven into a wheezing 4/4 template that doesn’t sound a million miles from Andy Stott’s patented “knackered house” or a Surgeon record on the wrong speed being played through a broken car stereo. Yep – it’s great.” – FACT mag
MARY OCHER [klangbad] – live
Mary Ocher was born on November 10, 1986 in Moscow, Russia. Fate brought her to Tel Aviv at the tender age of 4 and to Berlin at 20.She has been playing with various media, be it words, sound, color or movement since mastering the craft of songwriting at the age of 11.Other than being a stunning musician, Mary makes film, visual art,Continue Reading
documentaries, music videos, art installations and poetry. She is a member of the international art collective autodiktat. In Germany she’s collaborated with the labels Haute Areal, Buback and most recently, Klangbad. In the US –Related Records and Hairy Spider Legs.Canadian psych-guru King Khan is Mary’s musical mentor. They’ve recorded “EDEN”, her second album together at his Moon Studios.
As well as solo, Mary performs with her two drummers, YOUR GOVERNMENT. The self titled MO+YG was released in 2016 on Hans Joachim Irmler’s (Faust) label Klangbad. Mary’s next release, The West Against The People (produced with Irmler and featuring several fascinating collaborations and special features) is out in 2017. As Mary Ocher continues to bewilder audiences with her powerful performances and incredible out-of-this-world voice, the shows have taken her from everywhere on the continent in Europe to North America, South East Asia and Oceania. She currently resides in Berlin and no plans at all…. only WORLD COMINATION!!!!
PAULA TEMPLE [r&s / noise manifesto]
A self-confessed Noisician, Paula Temple obliterated 2014 with ‘Deathvox’, her second monumental release for the legendary label R&S. Her debut ‘Colonized’ EP made one of biggest statements in 2013 for uncompromising techno, followed by Continue Reading
remixes for avant-electronic acts The Knife, Perera Elsewhere and Planningtorock. Such refreshing high-voltage output has rapidly placed Paula Temple at the forefront of new techno. Previously she released ‘Speck of The Future’ appearing on Jeff Mill’s ‘Exhibitionist’ album and techno vanguard Chris McCormack’s Materials label. In her early days, Paula Temple co-developed the innovative live performance midi controller MXF8, one of the first of its kind, which she took on the ‘Mind and Machine’ tour for three years.
Her HYBRID live/dj sets have become a sensation in such scene bastions as Tresor, Berghain and I Love Techno. Her first full live AV show NONAGON with Jem The Misfit, set in 9 parts, was premiered at ADE 2014 receiving high acclaim. 2015 has already witnessed stellar performances at BLOC, Kozzmozz and London’s Convergence Festival, with a forthcoming mini tour of USA including two dates at Movement Detroit. A double remix for Fink has yet again demonstrated why Paula Temple is much sought after for remix productions. For her record label Noise Manifesto she has just launched a very special and unique collaboration series called Decon/Recon with select showcase events only. Her third release for R&S Records is currently in production at the studio, plus a split release for a Berlin based label to be revealed later this year.
TIM EXILE [leisure system / warp] – live
Audio maverick, technical genius and boundary pushing performer, Tim Shaw is not one for sitting still. From his early days of rocking small clubs and releasing on Planet Mu, to big stages around the world and an album on Warp Records, Tim likes to experiment, to try new things. For the last couple of years Tim has been working closely withContinue Reading
software heavyweights Native Instruments to design his own ‘audio instruments’ which have proved very popular. Tim is more relaxed about music these days it seems, his recent shows have moved into deep improvised techno territory, still with all the fun and surprising moments, but somehow more refined. He comes across as a chap completely at ease with where he’s at and where he’s heading.
COAL [instruments of discipline] – live
Violent fast electronic thrash. Coal is a duo newly formed in Berlin, Anthony Arcana and Oliver Kohlenberg both come from a background of metal and punk and have found themselves in the electronic scene. The mix of their music taste and their personalities has made coal’s sound a rare type of chaos, fast rhythms and noisy mess.
+ many more to be announced soon.