I was lucky to attend the Richard Devine workshop hosted by Centrifuge and Jazz Mutant at futuresonic. Truely inspirational, the workshop focused on his use of the Lima touchscreen interface. He also talked about his working practises and showed of some of his favourite techniques. He was really approachable and hosted a great session.
Very privileged to be asked to play on the mighty Traffic stage at Kendal Calling this year. Will be bringing over the hardware and scratch technician Replete for this gig. Hardware in the form of my new Roland 707 and the SH-101. Expect slow techno nod outs to warm up the crowd for Skream et al. This is a nice gig as the North West is best, and I can go downhilling at the very cool Whinlatter trail centre in the day.
I did a live set for the Otherside Radio show on Saturday. The set went really well with a bit of synth noodles and singing.
Check it out here http://www.theothersideradio.com/
first mix on the player.
Live Electronic Music
Saturday 9th May 7 till late
Films Sunday 10th May from 2pm
Militsiya (Neo Ouija)
Scrubber Fox (Skam)
Mortal and Chemist (Skam)
Jonathan Fisher (Hippocamp)
Tommy Walker III (Human Shield)
Unknown Forces of Everyday Life (STFU)
Visuals curated by Liz Ainge
Saturday 9th May 7pm – Late Sunday 10th May 2pm Film showings
The Common Place 23 – 25 Wharf St
Leeds LS2 7EQ
Â£4 Members Â£6 Non-Members http://www.stfumusic.org
Furturesonic – The Centrifuge Club Event
The Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street
Cost:Â£5 or free with festival pass
Description:Day events free. Club event Â£5 or free with Delegate Pass Workshop and live set from me and… Three events in one: A unique street rave with NeuTek performing chip-glitch music on a portable device fed wirelessly to Boombot Soundsystem speaker workshops and seminars in association with touch-screen control interface innovators Jazzmutant; and internationally renowned sound artist Richard Devine.
This gig was fantastic. Played in the lovely Bluecoat centre in Liverpool. Binary jam was invited along to play and all the acts were amazing, Wrongbot, Jaqs Malchance and the headliners Tim Exile and Sarah Elliot.
If you get a chance to see these two play together do so. Sarah has a great big piano rigged with motors and little hammers to trigger sounds on the piano, her playing is fantastic and with Tim’s trademark hyper fx and edits. The two managed to improvise a half hour slot of explosive sound design and beats that never flagged in energy or ideas.
All in all a really inspiring night of music and performance and radically different to the usual laptop yawns.
Went to see Matt Elliot the ex-third eye foundation producer tonight at the Brudenell Social Club.
Was pretty good to see someone singing, playing a guitar and looping with imaginative use of effects and some beats.
He also had a good voice too. Which helps. His songs are quite dark, and remind me of old laments or sea shanties. Thats not to say they are retro in any sense, but more the content and lyrics are of the sea and some kind of gallows humour.
Just got the new Huess Podcast from a label I am working with called Inaudible Answer. Its great and has some nice tunes on it :
The second to last tune is one of mine called Shin2, so far unreleased watch this space!
I am playing a live AV set supporting Tim Exile at Binary Jam at the Blue Coat in Liverpool on the 15th April. Should be an interesting night with processed guitar, visuals and found sounds from me and a live set from Tim.
More info: here