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bad timing 11th birthday   Leave a comment

I am pleased to be informed yesterday via the fuck-you cool of the Bad Timing PR team that tomorrow there’s a gig/set/piss-up type thing to celebrate 11 years of this subterranean Cambridge institution. With Heatsick! Gonna try and reach but bare childcare responsibilities obv.

bad timing presents
bad timing 11th birthday

Celebrating 11 years of bringing experimental, electronic, underground and DIY live music to Cambridge from across the world.
(PAN / Berlin)
the cow (basement)
corn exchange st
times: 8:30-midnight, entry: £5 adv / £6 door. Join Bad Timing mailing list for cheap list £4.

Focusing on repetition and improvising with organic variations of a theme, Heatsick take sources from Musique Concrete and Psychedelia, through to the early Chicago House mix tapes, building up an intense, unique and compelling dancefloor sound which truly succeeds in defying and playing with categorisations and fixed identities.

Steven Warwick is a Berlin-based performer, also known for his work in electronic duo Birds of Delay, active in the music, visual arts and club scenes. Heatsick uses various instruments including voice, gap-toothed keyboard and percussion to create saturated washes of tone, floating and disintegrating entropic loops.

Recent releases include the acclaimed debut LP ‘Intersex’ and ‘Déviation’ EP on Bill Koukigas’s PAN label, where labelmates include the likes of recent Bad Timing visitor NHK yx KOYXEN and Lee Gamble, recently seen at Reworks’ closing party. The label was recently named FACT magazine’s best label of 2012.

“There’s something about the sense of containment (all the sounds come from one box), the character of the sound (circuits which sound like they’re operating at close to overload and the sense of play within these constraints that makes this as overwhelming as any dancefloor experience you can imagine” – The Wire

“This is dance music through and through, albeit probably unlike any you’ve heard before” – The Quietus

chris greenberg dj
(hong kong in the 60s/greeen linez)

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Hype Williams etc.   1 comment

Cutted and pasted from

Crushing Death & Grief


Next Event
8:00 pm

VENUE//The Portland Arms
TICKET//£5 adv from here / £6 on the door

Named after the guy who directed loads of pretty wild hip-hop and R&B videos in the late 90s/early 00s, Hype Williams are a somewhat mysterious duo of “illegal immigrants” based in Berlin. D. Blunt and Inga Copeland are resonsible for a series of very limited (and already sold out) vinyl releases on Carnivals and Second Layer which fuse somnambulist synths, clipped, spectral beats and disembodied, syrupy vocals. Utterly willing to dive into the slickest of 80s R&B, HW scramble back out of the shimmer, adding their own layers of fuzz and haze with a nice line in lo-fi dub bass to round things off. Perhaps understandably lumped in with a lot of the US hypnagogic pop scene, such as Pocahaunted and Sun Araw, Hype Williams’ more sexualised, European approach to 25 year old sounds has seen them lauded by everyone from 1Xtra’s Benji B to The Wire’s Joseph Stannard.

Occidental/Oriental, multilingual, all- Casio three-piece from London and Cambridge who recently collaborated with The Advisory Circle. Influenced by early electronic pop, 1960s Chinese music and Italian film soundtracks HKIT60s combine bittersweet pop melodies and atmospheric electronics to create subtly lovely nuggets of sub-zero musical wonder.

Romsey Town’s foremost H Gee scholar, international record dealer and grist utiliser. The original, original sufferhead.