A night of creative electronic experimental music featuring
GataTECH 'vs.' Big Epoch
[Live PA/Various Hardware/Mic]
Experimental glitch-hop made with machine beats and instrumental loops, performed live using a sampler and effects processor. His spoken word and rhythmic sensibility falls between drum machinist and abstract lyricist. Another facet to his practice is the mix tape label Tape on Tape, which has focuses on electronic splits, beat research and sound collage. His work is released by "I had a accident", and "Bonding Tapes". Additionally he works with the Hive gallery (LA) and has helped keep it in operation for the past 9 years.
Known for her performances spanning from LA to Mexico with groups such as Bastidas and Sunshine Mind, this experimental act uses beats, vocals, synth leads, glitch and found recordings into an eclectic blend. Through a loaded twelve-channel mixer the DAW is combined with analogue gear. GataTECH seamlessly integrates recordings, sound collage with live performance. Its components are comprised of bent circuits, gadgets, guitar rifts, voice, and various sound makers. Her releases have been featured on splits and compilations with Group Theory Recordings (CA), Tape on Tape (CA) and Ehsan Records (SIN). As a skilled soundboard operator she has worked exclusively in the competitive world of live broadcast radio with kjazz and hot; and currently with Apple radio.
Transmissions of noisy beats, musique concrete junglisms, avant gardening and various journeys of sound design tones. Dj Aumnow blends, grills and scratches various genres into one universe orbiting planets to get an energetic swarm of light waves happening in the eternal now. By pushing the genre of turntablism into psychedelic abstraction with improvised percussion, drum set ups and sound therapy.
[Circuit Bent/Hardware Set]
A fixture of the LA experimental electronics scene and featured in the film "Gamer Age" (2014) and "The Benders Circuit" (2016). His approach to circuit bending has a strong emphasis on recording and physical releases backed by an ever evolving bent circuit repertoire. Stylistically shifting from dub, breakcore, hip-hop, 8-bit, noise and avant-garde. He has releases on many formats and labels including "Time Lapse Recordings", "bonding tapes" and "digdugDIY".
[Circuit Bent/Hardware Set]
A multi disciplinary artist whose set up combines circuit bent and professionally modified devices with out board effects. Stylistically drifting between noise, glitch, dubtronics to experimental drum and bass in a structure-less exploration of texture and rhythm. This amalgamation emphasizes analogue low-end heaviness, abrasive mangled circuit mid-ranges and dark synth tone accompaniment. The mix approach takes an "Octopus" style of effects and complex signal paths that adds play to the shifting structure. He released two records in 2016 with his studio collaborator O.C.D. and several splits with artists such as, SariSarin and Igor Amokian.
[Hardware, Visual Set]
VJ Franz K is known thru out SoCal and SF for his live visual projections and performance based industrial act. The Immersive visuals and twisted pop sensibility tweeter drive his largely machine based practice. The musicality is both drum machinist, gadget musician and live looping vocalist. He is a member of the alternative rock and industrial band "Ironwise" and a contributor to the noise and folklore group AFC. On his youtube channel viewers discover content ranging from music, creative technologies, reviews, tutorials, theory and performance documentation.
Having recently moved to LA from Brooklyn where he worked with an artist collective and honed his electro acoustic projects. He describes his music as "varies in various varieties of electronic music". Occasionally incorporating acoustic instruments such as trombone, or something handmade like the cutty tar tar. His work has been released by "TingoTongoTapes" (2016), "The Howling Caliper Blog" (2015) and "The International Winners Collective Compilation" (as Winter Furs. He also tampers with video and occasionally shows it.
$7 Cafe purchase. Come have some food, tea and coffee and hear some BEATS and Strange sounds!!!!