Thursday, 13 August 2009

DJ Koze, Competition Time and Hellogoodbye meets Postal service from Indiana.

With cited influences as diverse as Public Enemy, My Bloody Valentine and Al Green, DJ Koze is something of an electronic music maverick.

Since emerging in 1999, the Hamburg jock has applied his defiantly different outlook to an unfathomable number of musical styles. He has recorded for heavy hitting labels Kompakt, Warp and Freude-Tanzen, and is famous for the deeply danceable cum swerveball mantra of his live sets.
His ability behind the decks is impressive too - he actually came second in the DMC championships during his hip-hop years - undoubtedly summoning a unique electricity when channelling this dexterity into his true love of techno.

DJ Koze is appearing at Future Flash @ Cable, SE1, on Saturday 22nd August, with support from fellow out-the-box-technosmith Lawrence, and residents Will Saul, Dave Congreve, Sean Johnston and Matt Waites.

Lofi Hifi has 3 pairs of tickets to give away for this event. To win, simply email georgewigzell [at] with your name. Entries must be received by 3 pm Friday 21st August. First three names received win the tickets.

Polychromatic! force together the polar opposites of fast/slow beats, lofi/hifi production , clear/distorted sounds and IDM experiments/sickeningly catchy riffs, with generally a very not-unpleasant effect.
Weighing in somewhere between The Postal Service and Aphex Twin, with a generous dollop of Hellogoodbye, this simultaneously takes 3 steps towards cheese as it takes 3 steps back to unclassifiable electronica.
The album is due for release later in the year.