Soundcrash: Saturday 20th November 2010 at KOKO
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This looks like a special night. Old and new mastery of the electronic music world is represented as Soundcrash rounds up three giants from the movement; Plaid, Red Snapper and Luke Vibert, and three fast-rising newcomers; Eskmo, Stateless and Anchorstrong, and sticks them all on to one huge, bass-driven stage. At the last Koko gig Soundcrash put on they also had graffiti artist Remi/Roughe doing artwork in the foyer which was later auctioned and raised £545 for MacMillan. For the latest performance, Will Barras, one of the original Scrawl Collective members who currently has a show on at Stolen Space, will be completing artwork during the gig, displayed live on show at the event. The artwork will then be signed by the artist and bands and auctioned for MacMillan. It'll be an on-going thing which is pretty damn cool if you ask us. Read on for full line up details and lots of nice things like spotify playlists, videos and free music. Spotify Playlists from the artists: Stateless Stream Eskmo's album in full, and get a free download of 'Cloudlight' which was the first single off the record Here's Eskmo's Ninja Tune XX mix that he did for Ninja Tune’s 20th: The video for 'Cloudlight' is also great: Stateless have a free download Stateless’ single is streaming on SoundCloud here: Stateless - 'Ariel' (Single) by Ninja Tune & Big Dada
Saturday November 20th, 2010 Soundcrash presents… Plaid Red Snapper Luke Vibert Eskmo Stateless Anchorsong 9pm till 3am Koko, 1A Camden High Street, NW1 7JE Tel: 0870 4325 527 Price: £15 in adv from / £20 on the door
Headlining the night, playing live, are Plaid, one of the very first signings to the venerable Warp stable. From their original incarnation as The Black Dog right through to today, Plaid have continued to push boundaries both musically and visually, and it’s easy to see why after nearly two decades of releases they still remain at the head of the pack. As the electronica community waits with bated breath for their latest studio album 'Scintilli' to drop this show is an opportunity to catch a preview of their new material for the first time. Formally signed to the spiritual home of progressive electronic dance music Warp Records, Red Snapper have now found a new home on Lo, with a shift from live techno-esque beatery to a more Jazzy flavour that has been capturing audiences around the world since their re-emergence last year. Their hugely energetic live shows are perfected by the supreme musicianship on show and we’re well excited about seeing it again on the Soundcrash stage! What more can be said about Luke Vibert? One of the very few acts to have been signed to both Warp and Ninja; a man who’s fans are that loyal and, well, real, that he doesn’t feel the need for Facebooks and MySpaces and the like; a man with over twenty years of fine musical production under his belt and one of the most relaxed performers we know of. Luke Vibert, aka Wagon Christ, aka Plug, aka a-whole-host-of-other-aliases is coming back to KOKO to rip it up once more. Connecticut born and San Francisco based Eskmo is Ninja Tune’s newest signing, and the young producer couldn’t find a more suitable home for his dark, textured, bass-heavy future-funk. With his awesome debut album ‘Eskmo’ coming out on the 24th October and word already spreading about his live shows, this young beatsmith is set for big things. Masaaki Yoshida, better known as Anchorsong to you and I, is a proponent of some of the loveliest electronic soundscapes you’ll find, anywhere. Sometimes alone with his drum-machine and keyboard, at others accompanied by a glamorous string-quartet, always a phonic treat – here’s yet one more rising star who has become a firm Soundcrash favourite over the past few months. Finally we have Leeds’ glitchtronic outfit Stateless, who have been winning acclaim everywhere they have graced the stage in the last couple of years. Freshly signed to Ninja Tune and with a new album expected in early 2011 the only way is up for Kid Kanevil and friends.