London's most fascinating music festival, exploring the ideas and movements that are propelling the future of the music industry.
Ableton Presents: Chagall, Petrichor, Rachel K Collier
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Watch Amsterdam-born, London-based electronic music producer, Chagall, control electronic layers, vocal effects and interactive visuals with the movement of her hands, in her futuristic audio-visual show "Calibration" using mi.mu glove technology and effective choreography.
Shoogle studios owner and Soma Records artist Petricor, will deliver a live set, embodied by warm, evolving sounds, rich melodies and rhythmical wonder, marrying together hardware and software, to create a spectacle that marks the coming of age for this producer.
Rachel K Collier, known for a string of well received releases in recent years, will take to the stage with an Ableton Live & Push 2 configuration, designed in such a way to enable the live performance of her studio productions in real time.
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Little Cub are an alternative/indie pop trio based in SE London. Drawing across a range of influences, the trio’s sound encapsulated sleek noir-pop with ethereal atmospherics inspired by a multitude of electronic genres, alongside lyrics that traverse love, loss and introspection.
After amassing a number of strong compositions, the ensemble got to work performing in and around London; they released their first single, “Breathing Space,” and debut release for the label, Loveless, in 2016. The song received further praise for its woozy, sparse, and lush electronics and soaring yet soft chorus melody.
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MALKA first made waves on the music scene as Tamara Schlesinger, the frontwoman of acclaimed alt-folk collective 6 Day Riot and also as a prolific songwriter.
Now as MALKA, she weaves mesmeric percussive rhythms among a charge of irresistible call and response chants and instantaneous melodies. She explores a carnival of global sounds intertwined with an explorative affirming message.
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The Penelopes are an indie pop/electronic band from Paris, consisting of Axel Basquiat and Vincent T. Recording, producing and remixing from their HQ in Bethnal Green, the band have been focussing on writing for exhibitions and fashion shows and scoring for film and TV.
The Penelopes today, in tailor-made roles are humble but assertive. Axel Basquiat composes and delivers a vocal that is both weighted and grave, while Vincent T. takes care of the production and ties their works together. Expect a mix of indie and dream pop, combined with disco and electro tight groove, layered with lush and melodies.
After studying dance, Kirikoo Des aka NSDOS, felt the need to create his own sound in order to explore movement. This is how he started imagining a whole new sonic order, an alternative approach to music – through abstraction.
NSDOS can't restrain himself to existing technological tools and softwares, he prefers creating his own mediums; futurist instruments made of old audio converters, Gameboy emulators, pieces of metal dismantled and weld together giving form to surreal machines. Surrounded by his hybrid tools, NSDOS unravels the rectilinear anatomy of techno music. Textures are exploded, sounds mutilated, and brought back to their essence.
After quickly establishing himself as one of the go-to DJs of underground club music in Paris, he was put in contact with the ClekClekBoom crew around 2009 through his long-time friend and fellow label artist Valentino Mora (formerly French Fries). However it wasn't until 2012 that he dropped his critically acclaimed debut EP "Quartz / Down to Dis".
For simplicity's sake you might describe Manaré's sound as a hybrid of early house and dusty techno, full of eerie layers, groovy drum patterns and organic percussions coated in low frequencies.
Believing time shouldn't be a factor when maturing a sound of his own, Manaré took several years crafting his art, pursuing a journey only begun with a new EP coming out in Autumn 2017.
d'Voxx is a live electronic music project courtesy of established producers Paul Borg and Nino Auricchio. Using only modular synthesizers they create music that fuses sweeping soundscapes and progressive beats with strong melodies and harmonies. No laptops, no tablets, just pure voltage control.
The d'Voxx sound has evolved over the past two years through a series of acclaimed live performances at festivals and expos across Europe, including Music Tech Fest at Funkhaus studios - Berlin, Superbooth17 - Berlin, and St. Louis - Rome. In the UK they recently performed at the Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds, the Attenborough Centre in Brighton and the London College of Music's annual electronic music week event, which included a world premier for a live modular synth performance in 3D-Audio.
British twins Rob and Katy Pearson who go by the name Ardyn have burst onto the scene with a superb debut single titled "Universe". The brother-sister duo are setting up to release their debut EP via National Anthem (Chvrches, HAIM etc). "Universe" can be best described as a psychedelic/folk track. Think Daughter (also produced by Rodaidh McDonald) meets Karen-O.
In the words of legendary DJ/producer Andrew Weatherall, Warm Digits create "Machine funk kraut-a-delia – it's rather lovely!" Warm Digits' brew of live drums, guitar and electronics betray a love of Neu!, Kraftwerk, and Boards of Canada.
Motorik percussion, electronic basslines, Keith Levene-style chops and squelchy analogue warmth are accompanied by live visuals in performances that have graced the Psych Fests of both London and Liverpool, seen them support the likes of Goblin, Modeselektor, ESG and many more, toured the UK with British Sea Power and blown the audience away at Supersonic any many other festivals. Their blistering live sets of "krautophonic blizzard-wave" have to be seen to be believed.
Mt. Wolf consists of singer-producer Sebastian "Bassi" Fox, guitarist Stevie McMinn and drummer Alex Mitchell. Having impressed the online tastemakers with their early EP releases "Red" (2015) and "Hex" (2016), the band's hallmark splicing of electronic and acoustic elements and layered sounds has earned them comparisons to the likes of Sigur Ros and Bon Iver.
Mt. Wolf have seen their presence across the world grow exponentially over the last 18 months, with hundreds of thousands of weekly listeners on Spotify and radio support in both the US, Australia and the UK. Their album singles "Heavenbound", "The Electric" and "Bohemia" have received significant support from streaming services and online tastemakers.
Although he DJ'd many years ago, Daniel Miller's recent DJing was inspired by an invitation from Karl O'Connor aka Regis who invited him to perform at a Sandwell district event at Berlin's Berghain.
There he caught the bug to play again and since has been playing regular techno sets worldwide including Sonar. ENTER at Space in Ibiza, ADE in Amsterdam and of course a legendary performance at M-Nus' Christmas Boiler Room in Berlin.