Hype Williams + Raime + Hacker Farm + Hesomagari with DJs: DJ Chris Farrell (Idle Hands) + Young Master + The Janitor + Mingpirate
HOW COME… Hype Williams + Raime + Hacker Farm + Hesomagari with DJs: DJ Chris Farrell (Idle Hands) + Young Master + The Janitor + Mingpirate Fri 25th March At: The Croft, Bristol 8pm till v.late £5 adv
Things go deep, heavy and dubbed-out for the March edition on How Come, as Zun Zun Egui and Qu Junktions bring you shadowy synthesised entities, emotionally-hotwired electronics, an icon of westcountry under-culture and wave-upon-wave of juicy low-end. Bass in your face Bristol.
Hype Williams – Wonderful mystery sounds from Hackney/Russia/Berlin. A boy/girl duo trading in disorientating visual art (just youtube them), sepia-faded echoes of bling, withered Sade covers and submerged synth pressure … proudly and without doubt evoking the ghostly green vapours of Bristol trip-hop past. Currently the talk of trendy town but they are rising up their own way. “One Nation” album out in March.
Raime – a London-based duo seeking to re-establish electronic composition as a physical and emotionally inquisitive force, drawn into the dark by early European goth, minimal dance and synth wave. Having released two phenomenally well-received EPs on sharp new London label Blackest Ever Black, Raime are now bringing their vast waves of sound – both beautifully intricate and artfully industrial, all woven around gut-shaking rhythm cycles – into lucky live rooms.
Hacker Farm – A duo of Farmer Glitch and Kek-w, a Yeovilian stalwart of the weird and true whom Qu has known in the past as part of Ice Bird Spiral. Improv-y electronics, wonky riddims, plenty of bottom.
Hesomagari – Bristol super-duo. The pair of Yoshino from Zun Zun Egui and SJ Esau emit longform, semi-improvised pop shapes that hover above chaos and billow with psychedelic colour.
Plus a special guest to be announced, and DJ support from Chris Farrell – custodian of broad-eared Bristol electronic imprint Idle Hands, and the saviour of Bristol’s record shop movement (please check out and support his new premises on Stokes Croft).