HACKNEY DOWNS STUDIOS, DOWNS ROAD, HACKNEY, E5 8QJ
:: BEAT DIMENSION WAREHOUSE PARTY
On Friday 2nd March Beat Dimension returns for the second installment of their warehouse series, this time taking over one of East London’s most exciting new venues. Set inside an old print-works, this secret location is a post-industrial maze of hangers and hideouts: a truly awe-inspiring space and the perfect setting to showcase three forward-thinking electronic acts: KARENN (BLAWAN & PARIAH), REDSHAPE (LIVE) and OBJEKT. As we drift into spring, Beat Dimension brings to you a line-up that couldn’t possibly symbolise the freshness of the season any better.
BLAWAN & PARIAH, two of R&S Records’ finest assets, will be performing as their unified alias KARENN. The music released so far has received rave reviews: Boomkat describe their sound as somewhere between Burial and Marcel Dettmann, a “robust, Bass-heavy, swung and kicking Techno variation”. Karenn is a young beast, a mutual exploration of deep, dark sounds. Both artists have expressed a desire to keep their output fluid; a three-hour set offers an exciting opportunity to showcase their sonic direction for 2012 and beyond.
Flying in from Berlin, masked man REDSHAPE performs live. His show demonstrates a true respect for the faceless history of Techno played out in dramatic phantom guise. Hard Carl Craig style beats are fused with genres such as New York and Chicago house. Ever changing and organic his live set blends distinct aspects of electronic music into one analogue sounding trip. Having released music on internationally renowned labels such as R&S, 3024, Brainfeeder and Dutch Techno imprint Delsin, Redshape’s unique Techno music has earned him global respect.
Despite only releasing two solo 12’s in 2011, Berlin based producer OBJEKT has establishing himself as an exciting, open-minded artist. Some were convinced his sound was the work of a more established producer, as in true faceless underground style he let his music do all the talking. Objekt’s ability to process the stuff of established genres into thrilling and unfamiliar shapes earned him a cult following and prompted Hessle Audio to sign him up for their premier release of 2012. The quality of his music, and the range and depth of his epic long-haul sets, make evident that the current hype surrounding him is not misplaced.
Three of the world’s most exciting contemporary electronic artists perform extended sets in a mind-blowing post-industrial warehouse complex. A sonic education, a glimpse into the direction bass infused sound is headed in 2012 and beyond.
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