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Eat Your Own Ears and Four Tet presents
special all nighter plus more to be announced
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. 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. 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.
DJ JAMES HOLDEN has managed to carve out a niche for himself that is all his own – try and pigeonhole his sound at your peril. The boy wonder with a maths degree from Oxford University honed his production and DJing craft in his student digs, with a £500 computer and some free software, and took the dance music world by storm in 1999 with the powerfully emotive ‘Horizons’ on Silver Planet. Although he has since moved on from the progressive sound that made his name, the haunting melodies of the genre can still be found twisting eerily in and out of the warped soundscapes of his more recent productions.
Like his productions, James Holden’s DJ sets draw in elements of house, electro, breakbeat, techno and genres that probably haven’t even got a name. As far from ‘minimal’ as you could possible get, simply because there is so much to draw you into this weird and wonderful hazy musical world – James Holden is the man to get even the most jaded dance music aficionado excited about music again.
ROCKETNUMBERNINE are brothers Benjamin and Thomas Page. Their music is an intense, emotional sonic assault and all the while they’re searching, seeking to find the deepest channel…With Ben calling on the deepest Detroit and Chicago influences and Tom conjuring the spirits of the great Jazz drummers, Rocketnumbernine arrive at an all consuming sound that is at once very much their own. Fresh from an acclaimed UK tour supporting Fourtet in March 2010, Rocket Number Nine will release a new album due for release on Gravid Hands label in June.
NATHAN FAKE is a James Holden protégé, creating innovative electronica, at the harsher end of the spectrum. Bringing to mind Aphex Twin, Nathan Fake has an ability to combine spine-tingling melodies with noise and feedback. His innate sense of what works on the dance floor provides the basis for a frantic and intense.
The ‘new music meeting place for London’ has redefined sunday evenings from their intimate Lock Tavern base, by clashing the latest and greatest names in dance music with a wide variety of musical luminaries, up and comers and bloggers, inviting one and all to share their record collections. Resident DJs Casper C, Skull Juice and NiknikNik have made their names as key figureheads in the nascent music blogging scene, going on to carve strong reputations as DJs in their own right, guesting at seminal clubs such as Optimo, Trash, and Bugged Out. BLOGGER’S DELIGHT has never stood for anything less than musical open-mindedness and a desire to continually push musical boundaries, and will be playing all night.
After a string of sellout UK dates, and a summer of international festival appearances to look forward to FOUR TET announces a show at The Coronet Theatre this autumn, hosting a late night party with specially chosen supports.
With overwhelming praise for his album ‘There Is Love In You’ and a great year of touring on the cards, this seems the best way to round off the year.
Press praise for There Is Love In You:
‘Kieran Hebden’s fifth album as Four Tet is a career high’ – The Times – 5*
‘Brims with a playful sense of wonder […] it’s a masterclass in how to make machine music pulse with subtle twinges of human emotion’ – Q – lead review
‘…as if the primitive and the modern were folded into each other’ – Financial Times – 5*
‘Demonstrates both Hebden’s lightness of touch and his innate sense of allusion and textural darkness’ – Sunday Times – 4*