Monday, 26 May 2014

Supersonic Swoomptheeng Disco

Well my world has all gone swoompy, and if you've seen the word before now you've probably been living around Birmingham where we have been raving-up art venues and indie nights as AV act Swoomptheeng. Branded as Rave Kraft, Zombie Bass and Ritualised Punk Technologies, Swoomptheeng are my new project band and more of an arts collective than your usual DJ or band setup. Masked in weird bright headdresses, hanging from the rafters, playing upfront bass-heavy Rave-Trap 'n' Bass, we've been lucky enough to turn a few heads and get some nice reviews such as "one of the most surreal live experiences of my life" by Need No Melody.

We recently played the fantastic Ort Cafe, a small, friendly and creative hub, curated by the playful and mischievous, fine-art tinkers Juneau Projects. But it seems the best is very much still to come and this saturday we are thrilled to be hosting our own spot at the coolest underground festival for new art and music this side of Sonár or SXSW - Birmingham's very own Supersonic Festival.

On Saturday May 31st from 12pm until 2am we will be hosting the Swoomptheeng Disco - a very exciting extended live set and a DJ set in what used to be the Medicine Bar (now Alfie Bird's) in Digbeth's Custard Factory. Expect an extra dose of heavy dancefloor-friendly beats, melancholic electronica, head-nodding and tongue-flapping hip-hop, YouTube dregs and face-melting razor-bass. Other acts include Swans Khünnt, Ex-Easter Island Head, and Black Country doom monsters Opium Lord.

Here's our latest Dubstep and Trap-infused salty electronica track 'Seagull' to give you a low tempo taster... be sure to check out the awesome Monform remix on Soundcloud too.

We have a lot more in store soon and if your attending If Wet's custom instrument show and tell then you might like some of our experiments too (still in progress) like this tasty Theremin inspired DJ filter built using an Arduino and Traktor.

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