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Rough Trade’s new signing is PANTHA DU PRINCE, the electronic musician and producer fusing house, techno, shoegazy electronica and psychedelic electro-acoustic soundscapes into music that is at once both beautiful and bewitching.
Previous releases have been bittersweet takes on techno, which appealed to both dancefloors and living rooms alike, and led to him becoming an in-demand remixer doing tracks for Depeche Mode, Animal Collective, Bloc Party, Phantom/Ghost, The Long Blondes and many others. On his new album, Pantha du Prince claims: music slumbers in all matter; any sound, even silence, is already music. The mission, then, must be to render audible what is unheard and unheard of: ‘Black Noise’, a frequency that is inaudible to man. ‘Black noise’ often presages natural disasters, earthquakes or floods; only some animals perceive this calm before the storm. ‘black noise’ is something archaic and earthy. His music balances precariously on the slippery threshold between art and nature, between techno and folklore, which lends it a certain spectral and intangible aspect..
WALLS is the amazing new Kompakt signing and collaboration between Sam Willis (Allez Allez) and Allesio (Banjo Or Freakout). Kompakt continue to embrace fusion of the rock / dance divide paved on the label by the likes of THE FIELD with one of the most exciting new
bands to emerge in the past year – WALLS. Having met in 2009 while ALLEZ-ALLEZ were remixing BANJO OR FREAKOUT’s “Mr. No”, they quickly realized that the natural combination of Alessio’s and guitar play and haunting vocals (dubbed by Kompakt’s Michael Mayer as being “drugged out rodents”) together with Willis’ emotive synth lines and
sample manipulation magic was a match made in heaven. An immediately natural pairing, the duo started swapping sound files, and very quickly with very little effort beautiful songs started to emerge. Destined to be one of Kompakt’s most unparalleled releases in their history, WALLS has a lack of concern for the boundaries of genre distinction, but easily fit uniquely between the classic “sound of Kompakt” and the bliss of Pop Ambient.
Taking influence from their now world renowned sessions, Black Cab Sessions DJs show their diverse musical influences on the decks, but add a party vibe to make things sweaty! Having DJd across Europe and America, they now bring their mix of soul, cumbia, hip hop, latin, house and everything else to satisfy another Saturday night crowd in London.
Free before 11pm
Queue-jumping entry available to the first 50 people to RSVP to Eat Your Own Ears via firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Pantha”
Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.