Saturday Party: Meditating on Bass Weight
Hardcore experimental dance music is still evolving. The most exciting innovation of the moment has emerged in London and is called dubstep. After having been dormant in the underground for five years, dubstep is now coming to the surface, thanks in part to the BBC radio makers Mary Anne Hobs and the late John Peel. Impakt adds a pinch of breakcore to make the party complete.
DIGITAL MYSTIKZ + MC SGT POKES (UK) – DJ SET
No one can mix dubstep, garage, dancehall dub and heavy sub basses like the Digital Mystikz duo. They won a solid reputation and evolved into one of London’s most talked-about groups of the moment. Their militant and melodic releases on Big Apple Records, Rephlex and their own DMZ label are considered as unique and leading in the new dubstep movement.
KODE 9 (UK)
Kode 9, also known as Steve Goodman, was born in Scotland and later moved to London, where he started to experiment with jungle and breakbeat hardcore, slowly evolving a whole new genre, dubstep. Goodman is one of the key figures in the new dubstep movement, as an artist, a label manager and a journalist. He is currently finishing a book on sonic warfare, which involves armies that are experimenting with acoustic weaponry.
Before you are struck by a spontaneous heart attack, we want to warn you that Drumcorps throws metal, raga, jungle and about 158 other musical genres into a melting pot that will make your nerves and legs go nuts. Call it breakcore, call it what you want. You will have no choice but to dance for it.
(NB Drumcorps will give a performance in the Audio Picnic under the name Aaron Spectre)
DOORMOUSE (United States)
Doormouse is a nutcase who spends most of his time doing nothing on the beaches of Florida. In the weekends, he sometimes flies to the other end of the world, however, to grace a breakcore party with his presence. He is a unique and mysterious entity, an unfathomable force, who is equally liable to treat his audience to harsh electronics as to dirty erotic ballads.
DJ SAH SELECTER (The Netherlands)
Killer mixes, fun times and cheap head bangs! DJ Sah Selecter from Tilburg is a member of the WirWar Soundsystem, an organisation that shows a clear preference for obscure, illegal parties and has kept this up for ten years now. As a DJ, he brings an eclectic breakcore mix and has worked with the likes of Sickboy, Eight Frozen Modules, Jason Forrest, Duran Duran Duran, Rotator and Candy Hank.
Visuals by Kijkbuiskinderen & Visual Damage
Artwork By DSTRUCT.