Latest Interviews

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    Ben Vince

    Ben Vince is a prolific saxophonist and composer who radically redefines the possibilities of the saxophone. Through extended technique, electronic processing and an open-eared approach to collaboration, Ben’s work spans free improvisation, DIY and dancefloor scenes in strikingly original style. He is building a reputation as a one of a kind live force who can veer from propulsive, full blast skronk outs ...

    On 21. September 2018 / By
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    Asa-Chang & Junray

    Asa-Chang commenced activities as a solo unit in 1997. Tabla wizard U-zhaan joined in 2000, and the group began staging live performances with Junray Tronics. Its music is imbued with a distinctive vibe produced by the combination of tribal and abstract sounds. Beginning in 2000, the group appeared at Fuji Rock for five consecutive years, a feat unmatched by any other acts. ...

    On 14. September 2018 / By
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    STUFF.

    STUFF. is a 5 piece live band that brings a cross genre groove, spanning from broken hip-hop to more electronic and jazz influenced future funk. They defy easy categorisation. Writing for Jazz Standard, Tina Edward said ‚If an energy drink could make music, it would sound like STUFF.‘, a description that does more to describe their sound than established genre tags. Utilising ...

    On 7. September 2018 / By
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    Mammal Hands

    Captivating, ethereal and majestic, Mammal Hands (saxophonist Jordan Smart, pianist Nick Smart and drummer and percussionist Jesse Barrett) has carved out a refreshingly original sound from a disparate array of influences: drawing on spiritual jazz, north Indian, folk and classical music to create something inimitably their own. Hailing from Norwich, one of Britain’s most isolated and most easterly cities, they have forged ...

    On 31. August 2018 / By
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    Kaan Bulak

    Composer and pianist Kaan Bulak works between cultures and explores diverse musical approaches. Bulak is currently artist in residence at ZKM Karlsruhe as a fellow of #bebeethoven, composing and recording new works, mostly for Augmented Piano. FACTS: 1: You don’t do anything, you let it evolve. 2: I don’t know why people expect art to make sense, when they accept the fact ...

    On 24. August 2018 / By
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    Marco Stroppa

    Composer, researcher and teacher Marco Stroppa was born in Verona and studied music in Italy (piano, choral music and conducting, composition and electronic music) before pursuing further studies at the MIT’s Media Laboratory in computer science, cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence. Between 1980 and 1984 he worked at the Centre for Computational Sonology at Padova University. In 1982 he was invited by ...

    On 24. August 2018 / By
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    Matthew Halsall

    Manchester based composer, producer, trumpeter, DJ and founder of Gondwana Records, Matthew Halsall is one of UK’s most creative talents. A gifted trumpeter with a beautiful, expressive tone, his music has explored his love of the transcendental spiritual and modal jazz of Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, as well as more contemporary dance music and electronica. Matthew Halsall plays Gondwana Records‘ 10th ...

    On 24. August 2018 / By
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    LOTTO

    LOTTO are an instrumental trio, blending the outer borders of jazz, country, noise, and minimal electronica, through repetitive structures and improvisation, creating a music that is both hypnotising and moving. Based between Warsaw and Berlin, they have been developing a cult-like following since forming. LOTTO have released three albums to date: Ask The Dust (2014), Elite Feline (2016) and VV (2017). The ...

    On 6. August 2018 / By
  • Interview with

    Laura Cannell

    Laura Cannell draws on the emotional influences of the landscape and the sometimes dissonant chords of early and medieval music. With deconstructed bow and double recorders, Laura performs semi-composed, semi-improvised pieces which explore the spaces between ancient and experimental music creating music that is rooted in but not tethered to the past. Next to having performed with Michael Gira, Thurston Moore, André ...

    On 6. August 2018 / By
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    Svarte Greiner

    Erik K Skodvin aka Svarte Greiner is a Norwegian film music composer, ambient musician, one half of Deaf Center as well as founder of Berlin-based boutique-label Miasmah. His compositions range from spacious, classical-influenced and airy soundscapes to excursions into an oppressive and unforgiving blackness. Skodvin will make an appearance under his Svarte Greiner alias at Digital in Berlin’s 10 Years in Sound ...

    On 3. August 2018 / By
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    Balago

    Balago is a sample-based project from Barcelona. With their upcoming performance at Digital in Berlin’s 10 Years in Sound Festival, the band will make their first ever appearance in Berlin. Steeped in science-fiction, mysticism and philosophy, the result is closer to the ideas of Aldous Huxley, J.G. Ballard, Charles Darwin, Philip K. Dick or Arthur Schopenhauer than to any of the currently ...

    On 3. August 2018 / By
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    Portico Quartet

    Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet has always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group have created their own singular, cinematic sound. Rebooted as a quartet after a brief spell as the three-piece Portico, the group released their latest powerful album Art In The Age Of Automation in September 2017 through Manchester’s ...

    On 25. Juli 2018 / By
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    JK Flesh

    Justin K. Broadrick’s output is an intimidating one. He began, aged 15, with the recording of his first—and last—record with Napalm Death. From there he formed pioneering industrial metal group Godflesh. He also met Kevin Martin, AKA The Bug, and began experimenting with everything from dub and techno to hip-hop, breakbeat as Techno Animal. Together they produced four albums, plus a collaboration ...

    On 25. Juli 2018 / By
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    Jessica Ekomane

    Jessica Ekomane’s practice unfolds around music and sound art. Her compositions seek a physical and cathartic effect alternating between noise and melody, and playing with our perception of rhythmical structures. Her latest project consists in a quadraphonic performance exploring the way our perception of rhythms is affected by the surrounding space, thereby introducing elements of psychoacoustics and gestalt theory. She is one ...

    On 13. Juli 2018 / By
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    Tim Exile

    Audio maverick, technical genius and boundary pushing performer, Tim Shaw is not one for sitting still. From his early days of rocking small clubs and releasing on Planet Mu, to big stages around the world and an album on Warp Records, Tim likes to experiment, to try new things. For the last couple of years Tim has been working closely with software ...

    On 13. Juli 2018 / By