Wednesday, 4th June, 7-12pm | Bar Vinyl, 6 Inverness St, Camden NW1 7HJ | FREE
Scanone (Yellow Machines)
DJ Tendraw & The Gypsies Dog (The Gluerooms)
The next Çonic Social is the third in a regular monthly night at Bar Vinyl, Inverness Street, Camden NW1 hosted by Cybersonica – London’s annual festival of music, sound, art and technology – and now moves to the first Wednesday of every month.
For those of you interested in the technology, methodology and production behind the music then at 9pm we have a demonstration by DJ Tendraw & The Gypsies Dog who will show what goes on behind their particular brand of circuit bent analogue mayhem – including re-routed childrens toys, magnetic hotel keys, feedback, casio keyboards, and an array of unrecognisable home-made devices. Always entertaining you really should catch these Cybersonica regulars doing what comes naturally!
So with bass driven electronics from DJ & producer Scanone, an unnatural barrage of clatter from DJ Tendraw & The Gypsies Dog, complex micro-collages from Ad Hoc and eclectic electronics from DJ Çonic you should join us at our ‘hang-out’ for progressive electronic music makers and fans looking for somewhere to meet like-minded people, share creative work and techniques and enjoy fresh, vibrant music and performance.
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Intelligent and sharp beat structures reinforced with heavy bass, emotive synth lines and sci-fi fx… this equally talented DJ and Producer has been making tracks for over a decade. In that time he has managed to develop a sound that borders a myriad of underground genres, from bass heavy electro and techno to glitched IDM and dark brooding dubstep, drawing influences from his musical history, hardcore and early techno play a huge part in Scanone’s ideas and production.
Scanone has performed alongside some of the biggest names in his field, in various clubs and festivals around the world. He has released tracks on labels such as COMBAT RECORDINGS, DIRTY NEEDLES / DIGITAL DISTORTIONS / BROKEN FADER CARTEL / MIB and BLASE. On COMBAT his ‘SEVENTH BULLET EP’ was unleashed with great support within the electro community, with ‘KICK IT’ pre-empting the electro / grime crossover by a whole year. Other tracks like the electro 2-step monster ‘YES YES’ and the mutant dubstep electro tune ‘DUBWISE’ were supported on the BBC’S Breezeblock. 2007 saw his ‘TOOLKIT EP’ embraced by DJ’s including Surgeon and Rob Hall (Gescom). Now with the launch of his new label ‘Yellow Machines’ we can expect more quality bass driven electronics.
“Next up were DJ TENDRAW & THE GYPSIES DOG who easily walked away with the night’s prize for having the most flashing lights. And that’s not all. They are both clearly products of deep commitment to the underground rave scene from a very early age. Having finely honed their craft on London’s arts scene over the last four years, these two lads created a stunning amalgam of break-core, bleep, noise, grinning and hardcorepunk-style shouting; seemingly simultaneously unerringly tight and on the verge of collapse. With syncopated movements and almost turntablist-like rigour on circuit-bent kids toys and other unrecognisable devices spewing out their unnatural barrage of clatter, DJ Tendraw & the Gypsies Dog captivated the audience while looking all the while noticeably un-demonic in their smart-casual attire and sensible haircuts.”
Slightly off Kilter Records. Club Silencio, The Volks, 12 Nov 2006.
Ad Hoc is a reformed hacker and software engineer, who builds chaotic permutations of familiar and unfamiliar sounds using an array of self-built systems. Treating digital loops as an analogue DJ would treat an entire track, he creates complex micro-collages across the spectrum of cultural media, from club-orientated live remixes to avant-garde treatments of found sounds. After a youth spent sampling mysterious rave and hardcore songs from Radio 1 broadcasts on his Amiga 500+ (aided by its 1Mb trapdoor RAM expansion) and transforming them into peculiarly geometric takes on these embryonic scenes, it was inevitable that he would eventually return to his own beat-orientated productions. He is now engaged with a workflow which embraces elements of studio recording and life performance, producing sections of club-orientated music and melding them together in real time using his homespun Sicknote interface.