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Touched: Live – Hastings
May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Touched Music: LIVE
Plaid DJ (Warp)
Steven Rutter B12 (Warp Records, FireScope Records, B12 / B12 Records, Soma Records, Delsin Records, CPURECORDS, Art)
Christ. (benbecula/awkwardsilence/parallax sounds recordings, Ambidextrous Records, Neo Ouija)
ADJ (Pyramid Transmissions, @Touching Bass, Ai, Outside USA, Cultivated Electronics, Act 27)
Karsten Pflum (DK) (Worm Interface (UK Rump Recordings (DK), Caoutchou (BE), Hymen Records, Ad Noiseam and Mindwaves-Music (DE) Touched Music (Wales)
Flint Kids (Abstract Reflections, kaometry, InteraKt Records)
Kim Cosmik (Cybersoul, Torus Sounds)
About Touched Music:
Touched Music is a record label, set up by electronic musician Min-Y-Llan aka Martin Boulton to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Following his mother’s diagnosis with the disease and successful treatment, Martin wanted to give something back. Since 2013, Touched Music has raised over £70,000 for the charity and is now one of their top three donors.
Martin has curated a number of compilation albums on Touched Music that feature exclusive tracks by some of the biggest names in electronic music, including Plaid, B12, Autechre, Amon Tobin, 808 State and Future Sound of London – FSOL. The label has also consistently championed material by new, up and coming electronic artists. All artists donate their tracks for free, and many become firms friends and supporters of Touched Music.
By bringing Touched Music to Hastings we want to celebrate this amazing cause and the uplifting power of music with a heavyweight line-up of live music and DJs, including some pioneers of the UK electronic music scene appearing in a very intimate setting.
Touched: Live will span two venues in Hastings, East Sussex.
First, an intimate (limited capacity) basement session with Steven Rutter B12 (Warp Records, Firescope Records) playing live at 34, Borough Wines in the afternoon. Second, an evening session in the main venue, The Printworks, Hastings.
Touched: Live at Borough Wines AND The Printworks: 2pm to 2am -£20
Touched: Live at The Printworks: 6pm to 2am- £15
All profits from this event will be donated to both Macmillan Cancer Support and a local charity The Sara Lee Trust.
The Sara Lee Trust supports people across Hastings and Rother affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses through the provision of free psychological and therapeutic support.
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About the artists:
Steven Rutter B12 LIVE A veteran and pioneer of the UK electronic scene, Steven Rutter is a massive supporter of Touched Music, having given the label exclusive tracks to release over the years. Steve is one half of electronic music duo B12, who were at the forefront of the burgeoning UK electronic music scene in the early nineties. The critically acclaimed B12 ‘Electro-Soma’ record was re-released by Warp Records in 2017 and Steven continues to release excellent music on his own label, Firescope Records. Steven saw in 2018 at legendary Berlin club Berghain, playing live in the Panorama Bar to 1500 people. For Touched: Live, Steven will be bringing us a two hour exclusive live hardware set in the intimate confines of 34, the basement of Borough Wines. Expect your senses to be stimulated and your soul uplifted.
Tickets for this part of the event are extremely limited so don’t wait to buy your ticket for what promises to be a special experience.
Plaid sit right at the very heart of global electronica. In fact there’s a very real sense in which Ed Handley and Andy Turner are the perfect encapsulation of what the electronic music of their generation was all about. As Plaid and as two-thirds of The Black Dog, they were central to the “Artificial Intelligence” movement of the early-mid 1990s: alongside their WARP stablemates Autechre, Aphex Twin, B12 and allies like Richie Hawtin, Speedy J, Kenny Larkin, they brought new rhythmic variation, emotive melody and sensual textures to electronic music, creating a warm and welcoming counterpart to the white heat of the rave explosion.
But where the others would swiftly diverge and head off in many creative directions – into increasing abstraction or intricacy, or back towards pure techno – Plaid were the ones who stayed truest to the musical values they started out with. Their sound palette has got broader over the years, their techniques more sophisticated, they increasingly incorporate “real” instruments – especially with their ever-closer collaborations with multi-instrumentalist Benet Walsh – but over the years and right up to the utterly gorgeous new album The Digging Remedy, their focus has remained the same: intricate but always grooving rhythm, immersive listening experience and melodies and sound design that connect direct to the emotional centres.
We are so excited to have Andy Turner of Plaid joining us for this event. Andy is a huge Touched Music supporter and friend and will be delivering one of his heavy duty DJ sets.
We are so lucky to have christ. joining us for this event and playing one of his live sets. Chris Horne is another massive supporter of Touched Music. Based in rural Scotland, and regularly playing live internationally, christ. is the only artist John Peel ever asked for an encore at his Maida Vale sessions. Equal parts beauty, darkness, depth and mystery, the music of christ. is kaleidoscopic and hard to define yet always an emotional and sensory experience.
Karsten Pflum LIVE
Karsten Pflum is a restlessly creative Danish musician who has built a wide-ranging discography, releasing music since 2002 on various labels such as Worm Interface (UK), Rump Recordings (DK), Caoutchou Records (BE), Hymen Records, Ad Noiseam and Mindwaves (DE). The music varies from heavy and funky beat driven IDM and electro, abstract sound scapes and beautiful ambient, combining lush ambiences with complex programming and treatment.
The Pflum sound is poignant, quirky and sophisticated. Based in Berlin, he works with a wide range of gear and techniques – old school outboard samplers and synthesizers, as well as programming and computer production. The output is often full of references to genres, gear or techniques – and the underlying storyline displays a love for classic elements from 80’s sci-fi, Motown funk music, and BBC wildlife documentaries. His tunes have been air-played by DJs on a diverse number of radio programs, among these BBC’s Mary Anne Hobbs, Carl Hyde of The Underworld, Rob Booth of Electronic Explorations and DJ legend John Peel.
With his live set for Touched: Live, Karsten Pflum might just blow your mind. Get your dancing shoes on.
Flint Kids LIVE
Flint Kids is a moniker of south London’s Danny Nolan. He has been creating various forms of electronic music over the past 18 years. As a firmly established artist within the niche IDM community, his music is revered for its fastidious production and 3D sound stage. A sound designer and composer by day, previous commissions include Secret Cinemas 28 days Later score, PBS, the BBC and most recently a 10 part, Darren Aronofsky produced documentaries-series.
Un-quantized, polyrhythmic beats compliment alien soundscapes. This is music to submit to, to climb inside with an open mind and be taken on a journey. Having released tracks on Abstrakt Refections, Kaometry, Methlab, InteraKt, Touched Music and more, Flint Kids continues unleash his unique take on electronica on dance floors worldwide.
Flint Kids will be kicking off the evening session of Touched: Live as the opening live act at The Printworks.
ADJ aka Andy Jaggers
ADJ originates from and is based in London. He has been at the cutting edge of music, whether spinning his unique sounds seamlessly on the decks, producing Giltchy Bass driven Electro or Deep Electronica, running a label that releases forward thinking unreleased artists or hosting underground parties with unique and fresh artists and DJs. During the 90’s Andy ran the famous IQ Record store in London which became a mecca for Underground Techno/Electro/Electronica fans from as far away as Brazil and Australia, where IQ was voted in the Top 10 Record Shops in the world for all genres in Muzik mag.
Andy has been playing Underground Electronic Music for over 30 years as a DJ, starting in the days of Early Electro and Hip Hop. He has also been producing and releasing music for over 20 years, releasing nearly 200 tracks in this time on a plethora of labels including Andrea Parker’s Touchin Bass, Ai, Outside USA, Cultivated Electronics, Section 27, Yellow Machines, Crobot Muzik – Croatia (with Advent), Battery Park – Germany, Kidnapping Netlabel – Argentina, Interakt, Shameless Toady, District 6, Open Mind, Electro Compendium, Digital Distortions and has done remixes for Flint Kids, Scanone, Ed Chamberlain, Sync 24, Lifecycle.
Kim Cosmik started as a DJ for festival sound systems Sprial Tribe and Bedlam. Her first singles were released though her own label Void Records along with fellow band member Blaze and in partnership with Hotmix / Bunker records in Holland. Void was later signed to Matador EMI, releasing three singles. Blaze and Siren (KimCosmik’s former moniker) also collaborated with Dj Damage and Dylan at Spectrum Audio (for drum and bass projects). KimCosmik is a Hastings resident and Touched Music supporter, currently releasing music through her own labels Cybersoul and Torus Sounds on Bandcamp as well as with a variety of labels such as Studio Rockers, Crobot Music, Touched Music, Earthlings and Section 27. KimCosmik DJ’s in London and around Europe at events across the dance spectrum.
Japhy Turner is a local Hastings resident and has been thickly immersed in the electronic music scene for a long while now. Japhy gathered his skills as a DJ in Brighton’s thriving nightclub scene in the 90’s, whilst working at the legendary Covert record emporium. With recent shows at London’s Corsica Studios, a late night New Years Eve set for local promoters Zeroh, plus full time digging at his Hastings based vinyl warehouse, he has amassed some of the finest cuts of underground dance, mutant electro, deepest house and addictive techno.
BUNCH – info to follow
Re-purposed films, lysergic live distortions and visual feedback.
(Line-up may be subject to change.)
Music Genres: Electro, Electronic