Posts Tagged ‘Fracture’

30.03 FABRICLIVE – HOSPITALITY IN THE DOCK AFTER PARTY

Hospitality Bristol 25.04.15

Hospitality @ Motion Bristol, April 2015

Posted 8th May 2015 in Media, Photos

Hospitality Bristol @ Motion

Hospitality @ Building Six, 2015

Hospitality at Building Six 06.02.15: Kimyan Law

It’s a rare thing catching a stripped-back DJ set at bass-pounding venue Building Six. It’s an even rarer thing getting to witness the first UK appearance from an artist who’s effortlessly opening the eyes and ears of every listener with his minimalistic and organic take on drum and bass.

Kimyan Law, a perfect fit for no-fuss, no-frills music output “Blu Mar Ten Music” and one of the newest pieces of the puzzle alongside Frederic Robinson, Stray and Ed:It. Last November uncovered the hidden treasure “Coeur Calme” – twenty-year-old Nico Mpunga’s debut album and drum and bass’ best kept secret. An LP quiet and transfixing yet speaking volumes. Hypnotic, intriguing and consistent in sound whilst thoroughly exploring the hidden depths of D+B. A display of Nico’s ability to convey an array of ideas and imagery through his production; no doubt a skill developed from his many other talents as an avid painter, video director and graphic designer.

 

Hey Nico, are you looking forward to Building Six? Anyone you’re looking forward to seeing while you’re there?

I’m definitely looking forward to it. I have never been to the venue so I’m even more curious.

Apart from Chris BMT and Fracture, definitely Dub Phizix and Strategy. I’ve got to admit I’m a big fan of theirs.

 

You discovered electronic music pretty early on, around the age of 12. How were you initially introduced to it? Did you always have a love for drum and bass or is this something that your music evolved towards naturally?

At first, I experienced loads of minimal house/garage, but since I got into drum and bass I continually tried to recreate what I’d heard. It was hard at the beginning, because no one in my environment seemed to have a clue how electronic music was produced.

 

We’re big fans of ‘Copperclock’ at Hospital, having released it as part of our Hospitality 2015 compilation. Are you constantly inspired by objects around you as well as the many instruments that you play?

Thank you; yes definitely. I have a constant urge to create rhythms anytime, anywhere and the nice part about this is that you can use literally everything! I play about 7 different instruments – djembe, cahon, kalimba (thumb guitar), drum set, piano and a few percussive instruments. I think the most prominent is the kalimba. The most unusual object I’ve used was probably a few kilos of frozen earth, on ’Solange’. (Available as part of “Coeur Calme”, see HERE.)

 

Your Slumber Session mix incorporates a huge range of music. Which other musicians or genres have been the biggest inspiration on your own sound? 

In genres I think Jazz, Orchestral, Drum & Bass and Ambient. Speaking of musicians I would say Amon Tobin, Burial, Culprate, Radiohead and tons of other people.

 

It seems as though there are a lot of cinematic influences in your music, is film a big influence on your sound?

I wouldn’t say film, but film music / soundtracks in general. They were always one of the biggest influences on my projects and me. A movie would have hardly any impact on the audience without a soundtrack, without sound design. Of the movies I’ve recently watched, Interstellar has a great one.

 

Find out more HERE.

You can see Kimyan Law in action for his debut UK set at Building Six on the 6th of February.

Very limited tickets left.

 

 

Event Link HERE // Ticket Link HERE

Posted 26th January 2015 in Blog, Interviews

Hospitality Building Six: More than Matter

For those of you that have experienced the immensity of Building Six before, you’ll know its not just another London venue. September 2008 saw Matter open its doors but little did we know just how many incredible memories were to be made within its four walls. Whether you’ve joined us for one of our previous Hospitality shows or stumbled upon it after one too many at the Indigo, it is without doubt one of the most idyllic venues for D+B; with a 3,000 capacity and a sound system that will blow your newly purchased Hospital socks off.

 

Photography by Andrew Attah

 

At the forefront was Keith Reilly and Cameron Leslie – the masterminds behind the equally seminal London venue, Fabric. Fully embracing the challenge, they gave us all more than enough reason to venture to zone 2. With the new superclub dominating two floors, a balcony overlooking it’s epic stage and taking it just one step further from Fabric’s bodysonic soundsystem, a body-kinetic dancefloor, feel the bass indeed.

It was in May 2010 that our last Hospitality at Matter took place and for four long years Hospitality ventured to other London venues, but it was only right that we kickstarted our coming of age at one of our most memorable locations – the newly reformed Building Six. In February we made our return and what a night it was. Check out our Building Six playlist for five full sets from High Contrast, Etherwood, Fred V & Grafix, Reso and S.P.Y.

 

 

We begin our 19th chapter on Friday 6th of February with a huge line up across two rooms. A full house with many members of the Hospital family including head honcho London Elekricity, Metrik, Danny Byrd, S.P.Y and more.  The stakes are set equally as high in room two with Icicle, Emperor, Fracture, Blu Mar Ten, Whiney, Kimyan Law and LSB.

Not a night to take lightly and guaranteed to send you home wanting more – so don’t miss out and grab the last of our bundle tickets for the 6th February and 1st May.

 

Event Link HERE // Ticket Link HERE

 

Posted 6th January 2015 in Blog, Features