Mate Recordings International and Computer Controlled Recordings present
MUSIC IS BETTER
The Attic, Oxford Road, MANCHESTER. 9PM-2AM. Tickets: £4.50 / £3.50
MUSIC IS BETTER JUNE: Saturday June 21st
A three-pronged Electronics Attack
Resident DJs: Danny Webb, The Science Block, Roger [DJ set]
Guest DJ: Jamie Thomson [Basic Level, Glasgow]
Live : Troubleshooter [Modern Love/Boomkat], Robot Arm
Visuals: Alphadot, Dot.Matrix
MUSIC IS BETTER: providing a full-range sonic spectrum of electronic music in all its twisted forms. Expect an evening of the best in machine funk, space disco and ESM.
He's been developing his craft since the late 1980s, but TroubleShooter's experimental sound definitely looks to the future of electronic music. All sounds used including percussion and drum sounds are uniquely synthesized. Structured & unstructured drifting tempo, experimental rhythms, warm analogue pads & strings, deep fundamental bass & sub basslines, dark metallic crunchy ambience and chopped, cut up, stuttered, reversed and time stretched special effects. The first TroubleShooter vinyl EP record will be available in late July 2003 on the electronic record label "Modern Love". [Available exclusively from Boomkat.com].
Founded by Jamie Thomson in order to combat his own boredom with the local clubbing climate, the Basic Level sessions started life in 1998 as intimate one-off parties thrown around Glasgow. Electro provided the soundtrack, with some unexpected twists thrown in for good measure. Five years later, the Basic Level marque has grown in stature to become one of the most respected purveyors of electronic music north of the border. The one-offs continue, but with the addition of appearances from the likes of DJs and acts including Keith Tenniswood, Redshift and Seventh City's Shawn Rudiman. Jamie also DJs at Basic Level's sister project, Nurture at the reknowned Club 69 in Paisley, playing alongside the likes of Ian O'Brien, The Dexorcist, Dirty Hospital, and Haywire's Rick Hopkins.
Robot Arm are another product of the fertile breeding ground that is Manchester's current electronic music scene. Initiated by queen of the scene Rachel Elwell [Bynatone], the Robot Arm quartet are two parts Bynatone [feted boy-girl duo], one part DoubleJohnGrey [of Manc electro-art label, Valentine Records], and one part Avant Jon [MIB DJ, and co-founder of lo-fi CDR label, Audiomonster]. Described as looking like "two librarians, a German pornstar, and a young Iggy Pop", Robot Arm's sound fuses the moog madness of Add N To X with the deadpan, one-liner lyricism of the Fat Truckers.
MUSIC IS BETTER JULY: Saturday July 19th
Mate Records Re-release Party [Mate 005: ROGER - "Give Me Love Or A Brand New Car"]
DJs: Philippa Jarman [Homoelectric], Sven [ilektro], Tim Roach [Piccadilly Records], Bonnie & Clyde, Andy Woods [electro set], Audiomonster, Nick [Shuffle], Danny Webb, The Science Block.
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danny: 07947 583234
Sit tight and listen keenly, while I play for you another brand new musical biscuit