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We are pleased to announce CARIBOU is back, bringing his euphoric music to Corsica studios where he and a full band will play a live set on Tuesday 20th April. After a three-year gap since his last release ‘Andorra’ Dan Snaith AKA Caribou will play in support of the greatly anticipated album ‘Swim’ released on the show day.
Snaith described the album’s sound thusly: “I got excited by the idea of making dance music that’s liquid in the way it flows back and forth, the sounds slosh around in pitch, timbre, pan… Dance music that sounds like it’s made out of water, rather than made out of metallic stuff like most dance music does.
The new single release ‘Odessa’ has been receiving 8/10 reviews, and a “best new music” review from Pitchfork.
This year we will see a dramatic difference in the Caribou live performance. Now that technology has finally caught up to Dan’s ambitions for the band’s show, while it will still be four musicians on stage, the dynamic interplay between visuals, electronics and the live sound will be taken to the next level.
NEW ALBUM SWIM will be released on the show day, 20 April 2010 and if you think you know Caribou, think again. Dan Snaith’s new album is the sound of the musical glass ceiling being blown away.
Swim is full of brightly textured, rapturous gems that gleam with astonishing production – and then wrenches at your heart with soulful, thoughtful reveries on the passing of time, family history and the breakdown of relationships. “There are songs about growing old in a relationship, about divorce and loneliness in old age but the lyrics are generally pretty abstract sketches of what’s going on in the situation in my head.”
We can’t think of another multi-instrumentalist/ producer/ songwriter/ singer/ arranger/ composer who has the ability to harness all these talents into something as breathtakingly gorgeous yet dance floor ready as Dan Snaith AKA Caribou.
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GOLD PANDA started writing beats and collaborating a few years ago, working with the likes of Infinite Livez and Shuttle (both Ninja Tune) as well as creating his own material.
Having spent downtime behind the counters of various establishments of ill repute – finding out that record stores and adult stores are no less seedier than each other, he consolidated the rest of his hours creating archives of electronic music; each track different from the other, incorporating multitudes of styles and disparate influences and obscure samples and base material. This led to a series of raved-about remixes, with requests from the likes of Little Boots, Telepathe, Bloc Party, Simian Mobile Disco and Health.
What does it sound like? One writer claimed that: “He intuitively mixes lopsided, chopped up hip hop style beats with a gorgeous refined melodic techno sensibility creating a fresh cross genre sound that’s distinct and accomplished.” Which sounds pretty good, so let’s go with that. The second half of 2009 will see Gold Panda touring with Simian Mobile Disco and adding to his three EP releases this year already with new material. Plus generally pushing on and consolidating his quickly burgeoning reputation as one of the brightest names in the electronic scene.
HOUNDS OF HATE is a London-based three-person project which began in ’09. The music is a resurrection of acid house basslines fused with half-speed screwed & chopped drums, giving “soft-core screw house”. HH do not adhere to analog or digital but embrace limitations of old equipment, arriving at a not very hi-fi sound. They often mix around with Hype Williams and the Bo Khat Family band, spawning mixtapes, aborted radio talk shows and befuddled audiences.