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DAVE MONOLITH live (Rephlex, WéMè Records / UK)

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DAVE MONOLITH

Monolith aka David Paul Barnard lives in the Wiltshire countryside. His musical interest developed at an early age. These interests later progressed to DJing with cassette decks and over dubbing sounds that became his first attempt at music production.

“I only make individual tracks in different styles so ultimately the record had to be compiled into a coherent selection of music. I think this has been done successfully by Rephlex. I make the music I want to hear. I enjoy it more than any other music, this drives me to make more. It’s not down to arrogance because I really don’t expect anyone else to like it. I get a wicked feeling when I make music. I make music with loads of different things. If I didn’t have one thing to make music I could probably make music just as good with something else. For me making a good track comes from the person.

The common debate in recent years with Analogue vs Digital, Hardware vs Software, is so cheesy to talk about/hear about/read about, I think talking about the process is much more relevant, but that is my personal preference. What does the future hold? I have no idea but I would love to be involved. So much has been done, and I think all we can do is make a music that captures the imagination. My ambition is to make my next best track, to keep doing what I want to do, to travel to different places, and to be able to draw a crowd every now and then. I hope I can inspire people as I have been inspired by others myself, to bring other individuals as much enjoyment as my music brings me. The strongest elements of my tracks often have a disjointed pop sensibility, this is something I aim for.”

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MATTIAS FRIDELL (Gynoid Audio, AFFIN, Sonntag Morgen, Labrynth, SPACE / SWE)

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MATTIAS FRIDELL

Swedish DJ/producer Mattias Fridell has been actively involved in the techno scene since the 1990s, inspired early on by EDM and the developing techno movement in Sweden. For nearly a decade he’s released quality techno and other forms of electronic dance music, working along the way with a growing number of respected labels and artists. Along the way he’s salvaged everything from hard techno to classic Detroit-inspired beats, down to a minimalistic approach as well as the work that defines his sound today: the dark, deep, industrial tones and rich, deep dubby flavours—with lots of erosion and a smattering of dirt. Working against the trends, but assimilating slices he likes along the way, Fridell will carry on producing his unique, innovative vibes.

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FFF live (Planet Mu, Murder Channel Records, PRSPCT RVLT / NL)

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FFF live

FFF is an obsessive vinyl collector from Rotterdam, who started DJ’ing in the early 90s mixing Rave, Techno and the sparse UK Breakbeat Hardcore imports that arrived at his local record shops. Originally working with vinyls and mixing in tape loops and synths he got soon into tracker software.

Mid 90s he started the cassette label “Orange Socks” on which he released his own and his friends’ material plus artists he met through tape trading. His first vinyl release was in 2001 on Necromaniacs Industry and from then on he has released on mutltitude of labels (Planet Mu, Kool.Pop, Prspct RVLT, Hong Kong Violence, Mindbender, Sozialistischer Plattenbau, Sprengstoff and Clash to name a few.) His first full length album, the praised “20.000 Hardcore Members Can’t Be Wrong” was released on Murder Channel in 2011 as well as the follow-up “Keep the Fire” in 2013.

From 2001 to 2004 FFF organized the legendary Breakcore a GoGo parties with Bong-Ra. It was one of the first regular Breakcore nights in Europe. After the night its end, FFF continued to promote breakcore & jungle on the monthly Wreck Havoc nights which never officially stopped and still pop up once in a while.

Live you can expect amen-heavy jungle warfare, classic rave euphoria and plenthora of tropical vibes laced with elements of rave, bubbling, dancehall, reggae sound clashes and obviously gabber. He IS coming from Rotterdam, after all.

“..generating a kind of classic ’92 Hardcore variation, littered with classic rave stabs and healthy Amen breaks, just the way we like it.” – boomkat.com

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HENRY HOMESWEET live (UK)

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HENRY HOMESWEET live (UK)

Henry Homesweet explores archaic technology to find creativity through limitation. He has performed at parties worldwide with his eclectic live sets, replacing DJ decks with dusty hardware & delivering lo-fi synchronised techno & electro fresh from the chip’s

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DESTO (Signal Life)

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Desto began his electronic music tuition at the age of three in 1984 listening to Kraftwerk. He began experimenting with music production in 1993 with tracker software on a home computer and hundreds of underground tracks heard only by friends and 15 years later released his first record in 2008 inspired by the rising dubstep movement of the time. Desto’s musical influences range from hiphop to electro and proto techno to 80s computer game soundtracks and modern bass-driven musics like grime, Chicago footwork, 2-step garage and jungle.

Working with his wide palette of sounds Desto has DJ’d and performed live around the world from Barcelona to New York, from Shanghai’s bass sanctuary Shelter to London’s Fabric and pushing new sounds through his praised label Signal Life with Teeth, Desto is at the forefront of forward-thinking bass music.

Desto’s productions have gained DJ support from the likes of Benji B (BBC Radio 1), DJ Shadow (Mo Wax, Island Records), Blackdown (Keysound), Mark Pritchard (Warp), Om Unit (Civil Music) and Slackk (Boxed) to name but a few.

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ZENTEX live (Pong Musiq/Archipel/Traum, Portugal)

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ZENTEX live (Pong Musiq/Archipel/Traum, Portugal)

Finnish Minimal/Techno producer, born in Turku, Finland, living since the early 90’s in Lisbon, Portugal.
With his Zentex alias he concentrates mainly in expressing his own vision of minimalist Techno sound. He has released his music in Cologne based labels Traum Schallplatten and Kickboxer (Boxer Recordings), as well as on Portuguese imprint bloop recordings.

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PINK TWINS A/V live

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PINK TWINS

Pink Twins is a duo of visual artists and electronic musicians, brothers Juha and Vesa Vehviläinen, based in Helsinki, Finland. Active as Pink Twins since 1997, Pink Twins have shown their works in exhibitions and festivals on all continents and performed audiovisual live shows through Europe, Americas, Asia and Australia.
Pink Twins’ videos work on the crossing of visual art and music. Their computer-treated imagery focus on human perception, its functionality and limits. Pink Twins build a tissue of connections between their sound work and their visual work, attempting to intimately join mundane fragments usually disjoint. They work from fragments of images, sounds and sensations which our daily life is subjected to and break them down into small particles to reunite them once again in audacious chaotic constructions.
For their live performances Pink Twins incorporate live electronic music and a live mix of video works. The music of Pink Twins is based on live sound processing of concrete and electronic sounds, noises and musical elements. The mix of live sound and video projections creates a hyperactive, constantly changing and extremely detailed experience of time and space.

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Blend Mode live

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BLEND MODE live (HKI)

Blending modes are used to determine how two layers are blended into each other. That sums up the two artists, Kitkatone and Hannu Ikola, live set collaboration as Blend Mode. With a couple of hardware synths, controllers and distortion pedals these Etherwerks artists build a deep and raw blend between techno and house.

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RECUE live (Hki)

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RECUE live (Hki)

Recue is exploring the left field of electronic music regardless of genres. His music is shape shifting between something you close your eyes to, and something you nod your head to on a dance floor. He started releasing his music when netlabels were still called netlabels and since then his releases, collaborations, remixes and dexterous live performances have gained Recue a steady following. Expect spacious soundscapes, bubbling arps and broken beats of different kinds. And bass.

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EXIT SAFE MODE (Processed, EST)

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EXIT SAFE MODE (Processed, EST)

The growing use of electronic gadgets which make our everyday’s life easier and more comfortable might end up shrinking our aboriginal senses and cause us to forget what we really are.

Exit Safe Mode is about seeking beyond apparent. A new project by Estonian based Margus Löve, an artist and a label Processed owner crafting his sound from the early 2000s. Formerly known as L-OW and 1DERL&, this new alias is a platform for his new ideas, sound textures and live performances.

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KOKEELLISEN ELEKTRONIIKAN SEURA

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Association of experimental electronics is a group of experimental elecronics enthusiasts. They gather old consumer-electronics and transform it into sound producing devices. With these devices they play concerts, build installations out of them and teach how to build similar things.
Koelses projects have been seen and heard around Europe on museums and galleries, but also wastelands and squats since 2002.

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EARKUS A/V live

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EARKUS A/V live

Earkus is an artist from Helsinki combining approaches of hip hop and music concrete in his works. His latest performance-based work “WOOD / GRAIN” utilized acoustic wood sounds through a combination of high-speed sequences and live sampling.

At Niagara movie theatre Earkus will extend the aural performance with visual collage sequenced live in parallel with the music.

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MYTTYS A/V live w/Samuli Kytö

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MYTTYS A/V live w/Samuli Kytö

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RASMUS HEDLUND & VJ Vixen A/V live

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RASMUS HEDLUND & VJ Vixen A/V live

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DKSTR live (Harmönia, Raha & Tunteet)

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DKSTR live (Harmönia, Raha & Tunteet)

Oxymoronic music that manages to sound slow and crippled but at the same time extremely groovy, rough and minimalistic while still being vividly melodic, violently electronic and painfully humane at heart. Soundscapes that are playful at times, but never humoristic.

The thing that separates DKSTR’s take on modern R&B from the rest of the world lies somehow in his Finno-Ugric mentality. While the rhythmical structures of his Anglo American colleagues simulate the act of ridin’ or grindin’, DKSTR’s style resembles more cross-country skiing or wading through a wet marsh.

Genius or retarded?
Probably both.

Sincerely yours,
Randy Barracuda on behalf of Harmönia Recording Company

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FOSSA dj/live (X-Rust)

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FOSSA dj/live (X-Rust)

On a normal occasion you would find Fossa fiddling around with science-oriented electro and bleepy techno. Not this though. This is one of those Fossa’s gabba sets. Yes, gabber is completely ridiculous music, and Fossa makes no exception to this. That’s kinda the point isn’t it. But forget about all that hardstyle soft porn. This is hardcore, and it’s not for pussies. So kick the ceiling with your shitty jogging sneakers and wear your tracksuit without a shirt and get on with the hakken.

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J. Lydén aka DRKCTY live (Garage)

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J.Lydén aka DRKCTY live

J.Lydén is a Helsinki based producer / DJ, who has been producing music for 10 years. Originating from finnish Drum & Bass scene, he’s lost his heart to techno music after visiting Berlin some years ago. After that he’s been rapidly growing his vinyl collection and dark, industrial techno has become his trademark in his sets. J.Lydén is also a part of Garage, a Helsinki based party/music collective.

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HEXE (X-Rust)

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HEXE (X-Rust)

Hexe, a DJ and producer from Finland, is a man of many styles. Techno, Ambient, Synth pop, Electro, House, Dub-techno and the list goes on. He’s been spinning records for over ten years now and lately some of the stuff he’s involved with have been released on the labels X-Rust, Galaksilevyt and La Beauté du Négatif.

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POLY SONE b2b MIRAGE MAN (Dept.)

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Roope Karhunen (Mirage Man) is an electronic music producer, label manager and DJ based in Helsinki, Finland. Karhunen possesses over ten years of experience in the field of music production and during that period he has spent simultaneously playing records. His sets mainly carry the house and techno flag yet he promotes freedom of expression in music.

POLY SONE (Dept.)
Aku Leinikki (Poly Sone) is a Helsinki based producer and DJ who is known for e.g. his affiliations with the underground electronic music organisation HYTKY. Lately Leinikki has stood out from the crowd with his impressive live performances which consist of drum machine, sampler and synthesizer based smooth, albeit rolling techno.

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ANTTI SALONEN

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After collecting records for many years Antti Salonen started djing in 2012. Since then the full-of-taste finn has made a name for himself as a true techno protagonist.

Inspired by intense rhythmic notions and jagged sounds of electronic spectrum, his sets express a combination of old school and contemporary tracks that question conformity.

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HANNU IKOLA (Etherwerks)

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HANNU IKOLA

Hannu Ikola is a recording artist, a live performer and a DJ. This Helsinki-based producer is running his own label Etherwerks, focusing on Techno and Electronic music. The artist is known by a sound varying from big room techno to deep, experimental soundscapes. Whether it’s a DJ/Live set in a warehouse, club or an art exhibition, the musical journey he serves is always uncompromising and moving. He has released three EP’s under his own imprint; Dense Matter, Triplane EP and Chrysalis. Hannu is also working on various ambient and experimental projects such as his latest Closer/Drowning release as Ikola.

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MESA-VATTI (Meltdown, Ljudverket)

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MESA-VATTI

Coming from the west side of Finland, representing Meltdown deejays with a selection of tripping techno bangers!

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TOIMINTO vs MMAKE A/V live (SWÄG)

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TOIMINTO vs MMAKE A/V live

A special live set prepared to premiere at SWÄG11V sunday in Elokuvateatteri Niagara. Audio and visual synchronization, real time generative visuals and compositions.

 

KAILA & RIGID live (UPM11 / HKI)

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Kaila and Rigid are a fresh collaboration from Espoo. They go back as friends for almost two decades but started making tunes together a while ago. Rigid is a dj/producer and a founding member of the HKI based group UPM11. Kaila is a long time producer and a computer wizard. Their goal is to make pounding and hectic techno with a little atmospheric twist for all the listeners to enjoy.

DUB IS THE FOUNDATION OF ALL MUSIC live

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DUB IS THE FOUNDATION OF ALL MUSIC live

Many years ago these two young guns found themselves surrounded by bleeping machines and visions of abtstract polyrythms from space. An ancient voice gave them a mission to tell the humans that: “Acid is LSD it aint no mutherfukin XTC”. This was the lost knowledge.

 

drS x PDLC (Aamu / JKL)

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DRS x PDLC (Aamu JKL)

The witch doctors of Central Finland, the prophets of the Aamu sound and the harbingers of Näjesch. Let them eat cake.

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KONEKONEKONE live

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Konekonekone throws itself into the depths of electronic soundscapes. Their drones offer listeners meditative experiences while their sporadic electro nuances are liable to cause head nodding. Konekonekone makes music on modular synthesisers and every performance is built around improvisation. Sounds are constructed on the spot in front of the audience, thus every performance is a riddle even to the operators of the machines.
Konekonekone was formed in 2012 to fill a certain vacuum both in the hearts of the band members and in the breadth of electronic music on offer. The group consists of sound wizards Jesse Juup, Markus Kaunismäki and Ossi Hätönen from Turku, Finland in Europe. All members have been passionate about analogue sound synthesis for a couple of decades; surfing sine waves, grinding down the jagged the corners of square waves, scraping saw waves and investigating the inner essence of the triangle wave. This passion has led to all members becoming closely involved in creating electronic compositions and soundscapes. Homemade instruments are strongly represented in Konekonekone.

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LACKLUSTER live

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LACKLUSTER live

“Ahh, how cute, one of them guys making and performing electronic music. I remember them pasty-faced types, with translucent skin you’d swear has never feasted on Vitamin D3 from our dear old Sol, hiding in their bedroom, no social skills whatsoever, trying to impress everyone with their repetitive voodoo drumming and tinkly kindergarten tunes.

There were tons of them, way back in the day, when we still had gas-guzzling cars (and I still had teeth). Gee, I wonder if this one is one of those types with iPads and fun controllers and oodles and oodles of gear, they always gave exciting performances. No? Just a laptop and a mouse? Well, I never! Either he has no sense of self-respect whatsoever or he’s got balls the size of geodesic domes. Just to be on the safe side, put $50 on him being both. Now, where’s me salt + vinegar crisp smoothie?”

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WOJAZ live

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WOJAZ live

Close your eyes and see. Remember to breathe.

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EIKAI (Hki)

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EIKAI

Eikai has been an active follower of the domestic and international techno scenes since early age. Love for the music and a passion to push the scene forward made her start djing back in 2013. She has been actively honing her skills on the decks with clear goals ever since. Inspired by the underground vibes, Eikai’s sets consist of dark and dubby landscapes, rolling basslines and hard hitting beats.

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RAPHAEL PAD

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RAPHAEL PAD

I come from Manaus, Amazon Jungle region, Brazil. Hearing Bossa Nova from the cradle I developed a taste for syncopated rhythms, which still has quite a wide influence on the music I make. My Dj sets are carefully taylored, you can expect something different. Mainly dark shade Dub Techno and Deep House, with dashes of Lounge, Trip Hop, Jazz, and of course some very brazilian Bossa, thrown in unexpectedly.

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CR10 (Garage)

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CR10 (Garage)

From the harsh streets of Lahti. Cr10 is a dj hooked on drum n bass and the smooth sound of vinyl. He has done his thing behind the decks since 2006. Rollers, deepers, creepers, you name it. Crlo is presently effecting at helsinki area in the form of Garage Underground, a helsinki based music collective.

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YOUNGTUNA (Luotiradio Hki)

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YOUNGTUNA (Luotiradio Hki)

Over 10 years of experience behind decks has crafted Youngtuna into what he is today: a true Hip Hop / Bass dj. Along with Kfka, he is the other founder of Luotiradio, and for five years a constant dj for acts such as Heikki Kuula, Kostaja & Käsipuoli.

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COCBOT live (SWÄG)

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COCBOT live

Yes acid let’s go!

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JACK THE HUSTLER (Top Billin’)

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JACK THE HUSTLER

Jack The Hustler are two music producers/DJs/brothers from Tampere, blending the hazy grounds of house and bass music. Their music consists elements from the classic Detroit styled 4×4 aesthetics and bass heavy broken rhythms.
They’ve released music on Overcooked Records, Car Crash Set and Top Billin’. Their mixes and tracks have been featured on BBC Radio 1, Rinse FM, Solid Steel, Sub FM, Nasty FM. Also in blogs and magazines such as XLR8R, Soundplate and UKGarage.org.

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OLMI live

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OLMI live

Olmi (Proteus anguineus) Krainin, Kärntenin ja Balkanin niemimaan karstimaiden maanalaisissa vesissä elävä, 25-28 senttimetriä pitkä, vaaleankellervä, neoteeninen pyrstösammakko. Olmi on tunnettu surkastuneista silmistään ja darvinistisissa keskusteluissa niihin viitattiin usein. Syö muun muassa matoja ja pikkuäyriäisiä. (IH 41:1)

(kirjasta Turskatti! Kapteeni Haddockin haukkumat)

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0xDEADBEEF live

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0xDEADBEEF live (Ihmelevyt)

“sitä mä vaan ihmettelen että mikset sä jukka tee ihmisten musaa kun ois mahis?” –Brenkku Saarela

0xDEADBEEF is Jukka Nousiainen, a Helsinki-based person whose last time performing electronic music on stage was during the last gig of the now dysfunct IDM boy band Ninja Ensemble about 10 years ago. He is utterly excited to remedy this situation in SWÄG 11v where he will be playing a live set of all-new material, most of which probably won’t be heard afterwards, ever.

Unlike certain people he holds in high regard, his instrument is not the guitar, but rather some absolutely lovely synthesizer modules, samplers and other sources of signals and transmissions. Controlled by slow computers.

To obtain a non-calibrated idea of what all this sounds like you may navigate to the Soundcloud page https://soundcloud.com/0xdeadbeef which hosts mainly transmissions from the Other Side captured with special antennae mounted on acid rain soaked rooftops god knows in which city or dimension. And occasionally some seasonal tidbits of IDM nostalgia, too!

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KREMLOR live (SWÄG)

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KREMLOR live (SWÄG)

Kremlor micro-soundsystem is a corporation headquartered in Tampere, Finland. It has offices around the world and roughly 33,000 employees. Its founder had previously worked in the project that created the Net interface algorhytms. Most of Kremlorís top engineers were pulled from BioDyne, a collapsed company that orignally struck gold with its development of the first commercially available, fully functioning cyber-limb.

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Kremlor is the premier Finnish manufacturer of microtech, lo-fi ware, and cybernetic electronics. Their knowledge of cybernetic glitchsystems is unsurpassed and they are the current leader in full-body digital glitch conversion.

JABUS (Square Off/SWÄG)

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JABUS (Square Off/SWÄG)

Jabus plays techno. He’s a DIY Sound enthusiast, soundsystem operator and builder of Square Off Sound System with his brother.

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TOIMINTO (SWÄG)

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TOIMINTO

Toiminto alias Joonas Toivonen is a founding member of Swäg collective. @SWÄG11V: Bassheavy techno set.

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FRENIA (SWÄG)

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FRENIA

Frenia has his musical roots deep in soul, funk, reggae and hiphop, not to forget his love of 90s electronic music bred by labels such as Warp, Rephlex and Ninja Tune, but has always had one eye on the heavier music spectrum as well, ranging from death and black metal to breakcore and gabber.

For years now his DJ sets have mainly been focusing on the jungle side of things. On 11v he will navigate from the deep dark waters of dub to straight up ragga jungle and UK bass music. Bellowing basslines, shitloadsa snares, that kind of thing. Seen?

 

JONI KOO

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JONI KOO

Joni Koo Koni Joo breakcore-terrorist from the early years of SWÄG collective.

Tanssimusiikkia jota ei voi tanssia, moshpit suositus ja päälle kunnon kuositus!