Friday MAY 8
A night of hip hop, grime, ambient, experimental and techno featuring
► DRESSIN RED
► FREDWAVE (London)
► ARM WATCHES FINGERS b2b PHOENE (a collaborative show) and more to be announced.
2 x 10 minute video project by ► Manon Vila.
Audio recordings by american / scottish spoken word artist ► Black Sifichi.
Art exhibition of VJ / graphic designer ► Joe Crogan.
Video installation by ► James Mc Cann.
Friday May 08, 2015 | The Poetry Club
100 Eastvale Place | Glasgow G3 8QG
8pm – 2am | £5
20-year-old Londoner fredwave doesn’t have the sort of voice that wows with technical bravado. It is earthy, clear in limitations and empowered by the grit and feeling that comes when the singer bumps against the reaches of his range. Pulling influence from grime and some of the UK’s darker electronic corners, the self-produced “Home” is an all-too-brief window into fredwave’s modern, metallic soul music. “Home” fittingly encapsulates contemporary isolation, the distance of a vaguely sketched relationship cast into a song that is in turns eerie, stilted, and oddly warm.
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Glasgow’s Inkke is one of the latest producers to spring forth from the UK’s instrumental grime scene, and this EP is his first official release. That it’s the debut of a producer aiming to make his mark on a burgeoning scene might go some way to explaining its eight-track length, but it’s to Inkke’s credit that Crystal Children doesn’t feel bloated or overwrought.
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► THUMP mixed by Inkke for Vice :
► DRESSIN RED
2014 was a break through year for clubnight-cum-label Astral Black, hosting a slew of raucous parties and putting out great records by Inkke and Milktray. A firm supporter of artists native to Glasgow, his current hometown, the next release on Jon Phonics’ Astral Black comes from 20-year old newcomer Dressin Red. We don’t know a great deal about the young producer but the early signs are promising, with the likes of Lucky Me, Gilles Peterson and Soulection all showing support. ‘Head/Body’ is made up of 8 tracks, with the first four contemplative tracks aimed at the ‘head’ and the following quartet of bangers geared squarely at the ‘body’. Built from fractured field recordings, skewed R&B vocals and arresting live instrumentation, his style may be somewhat similar to his beats contemporaries but his versatility and the abundance of ideas on display here really shines through.
► listen to HEAD/BODY (Astral Black) :
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► ARM WATCHES FINGERS
Glasgow producer Arm Watches Fingers released Sensi Cut in october 2014, the latest addition to an exemplary discography, referencing and drawing inspiration from some of the finest in the genre.
Sensi Cut sits firmly somewhere between the cosmic nu-jazz and nature documentary synthetic pan-piping parts of the ‘electronica’ bracket. There’s a shining, defracted, pixelated synth quality to the EP that brings local royalty to the mind, Rustie and HudMo. But the strength of this release comes from a sense of texture, with ethereal moments of quiet cutting through the noise.
P H O E N E
P H O E N E is the solo project of french music composer Phoene Somsavath. As a vocalist, Mirage (due out March 9th on Republic of Music) is her latest collaboration with Paris based producer Pierre Lefeuvre aka SAYCET whom she accompanied for several years as a live musician.
Now residing in Glasgow, her own productions evoke some elements of Four Tet or Burial’s ambient.
Aiming to celebrate a broad array of aesthetics and practices, combining the avant-garde, do-it-yourself and experimentation, ELEMNTS is a newly founded platform for art and music in Glasgow.
A collaborative project taking the form of a series of works to promote the role of new media art, socially engaging video and art installation, ELEMNTS will showcase the most cutting-edge visual arts and left field music trends.
We’re happy to announce that we found our home at The Poetry Club, which is a hub for art, music, performance, spoken word and billows of smoke, and will have monthly events in this wonderful and intimate performance space and speakeasy bar, founded by artist Jim Lambie and SWG3.