SoundCrash and Lapalux have a giant album launch party in the works. Slugabed will be providing support with his new live set. He has been working on the set since he unveiled it at the Boiler Room almost a year ago, you can check that out here. Since then he has been patiently waiting for the proper time to unleash a new and improved version, thankfully that time has come. Unfortunately the show is sold out but those of you lucky enough to have a ticket are bound to be in for a treat.
Hieroglyphic Being has just announced that he will play 10 dates across Europe in March. Known as Jamal Moss by many, Hieroglyphic Being is the founder of Chicago’s Mathematics label. His last trip to Europe produced an exotic and unforgettable three hour mix for Fact. The tour features dates with Moomin, Andy Stott, and Lee Gamble among many others. Jamal is also excited to announce that he will be headlining a Mathematics Label Night in Paris and Closing down the tour with an All Night Long set in Bristol. Shows are in Germany, France and the UK with more to come.
You can keep up to date with all of Jamal's dates on Resident Advisor here.
March 19: Mathematics Night Live!: Hieroglyphic Being, Bon Voyage, and more! at L'Espace B, Paris France
March 22: Future Everything Festival: Hieroglyphic Being, Andy Stott(live), Lee Gamble and more! at Islington Mill, Manchester, UK
March 31:Qu Junktions and Dirtytalk present: Hieroglyphic Being (All Night Long) at TBA, Bristol, UK.
For More info on Jamal Moss and for some unreleased tracks from his Mathematics label check out this interview on Oberlin College's Radio Station WOBC.
Resident Adviser just interviewed Hieroglyphic Being on their weekly "Exchange" podcast. If your interested check it out here.
"Hieroglyphic Being sounds like no one else. While the Chicago DJ/producer often cites the mentorship of Adonis and the memory of seeing Ron Hardy DJ as key influences on his career, the abstract, noisy dance music that he makes is quite clearly his own. Since 2008, the artist born Jamal Moss has released under the Hieroglyphic Being name in earnest and he's racked up an enormous discography in the process, one that has largely come through his own record label, Mathematics. Moss uses the imprint as a platform to also showcase largely unknown artists to the world. Its aim is to give young producers a leg up without taking a cut from publishing, a rarity in the music business. I spoke to Moss in Poland last month at the Unsound Festival as he prepared for his debut performance with Ital as part of RA's Live Exchange series. We talked about his music, his label and his record bag, which, believe it or not, features the likes of Simply Red."
Additionally last weeks Exchange podcast featured another Surefire artist, Demdike Stare. Both podcasts are pretty great, you can listen to the interview Demdike Stare here.
"Demdike Stare don't have a love affair with the occult, but you'd be hard-pressed to tell that by listening to their music. Their dark, droning music has often been likened to the sort of thing you'd hear soundtracking a cult horror movie. But despite the sinister nature of the project, Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker, the duo behind Demdike Stare, are just about the nicest boys from Manchester you could ever hope to talk to. Meet them in person, and you'll soon realize that they're simply cratediggers obsessed with those aforementioned soundtracks. We talked to the duo in Poland at this year's Unsound Festival as part of our RA Live Exchange series and, among other things, found out how they almost bankrupted their record label, Modern Love, a few years ago."
We are pleased to announce that Surefire will now be representing PAN.
Lee Gamble, NHK'koyxen & Helm will join the roster ~ but we're also taking booking requests for PAN label showcases and would like to hear your interest in any artists which have released on the label.
NHK'koyxen will be touring Japan in January / February, Europe in March / April / May & the rest of the world from June onwards. Other PAN artists are available on request.
RBMA RADIO - PAN label special
FACT label of 2012
We are excited to announce that Slugabed has set up his very own label, Activia Benz. With their first release, by Belarusian Deech, set for next month we expect plenty of smashing tunes to come our way soon. You can check out some snippets from the forthcoming release on Soundcloud. Slugabed wanted us to mention that "All our records have jokes on the back!" Sounds fun.
In other news Peverelist just uploaded an absolute scorcher of a jungle mix from 199-something.