Here’s some info and updates from a few of the live acts on our roster -
Puce Mary / LA / book
Following on from her hugely successful album on PAN - proclaimed by The Wire as "her strongest statement yet" and a glowing review in Pitchfork: "Over only a few years, Puce Mary has emerged as one of the most exciting and promising voices in noise music. The Drought’s glacial intensity and dead-eyed focus force you to approach it on its own terms, but one senses that Hoffmeier is just getting started."
A recent highlight of London's Re-Textured Festival "situating an ambitious series of shows amid brutalist buildings...Puce Mary keeps galloping drums from falling into a groove, before stalking the stagefront on the mic amid an anxiety attack of techno-leaning noise" The Guardian. The Danish artist is adept at expertly weaving emotion and tension into heavy atmospherics and noise - her impressive compositional prowess draws on electroacoustic music, field recording techniques and the eerie potentials of the negative space. Do not miss a chance to experience one of her arresting, sense-assaulting live performances!
☞ Available in Europe: 26-28 May / 2-6 June
☞ Autumn tour dates open for discussion
♬ Re-textured Festival podcast
Hiro Kone / NYC / book
"With her second LP, Hiro Kone cements her position as one of the finest electronic musicians working today" - The Quietus
Hiro Kone has been working on a follow-up to her "Pure Expenditure" album, which was premiered live last year at Berlin Atonal to rave reviews (selected by RA as one of the festival's 5 key performances). She's currently mixing the new material with Kris Lapke (Alberich / Hospital Productions). This summer she will be busy with artist residences at Pioneer Works in New York and the prestigious EMS studios in Stockholm.
☞ Available in Europe between April and July - several weekend dates are still open!
♬ Hiro Kone live from Berlin Atonal with FACT
Christoph de Babalon / Berlin / book
Known for tripping rhythms, dark wide spaces and eternal melancholy, legendary producer Christoph De Babalon remains busier than ever, putting out 'Exquisite Angst' LP on A Colourful Storm, 'Hectic Shakes' EP on ALTER, and working on further releases for Whities and VIS. Boomkat has repressed the sought-after sold out 1997 album 'If You're Into It, I'm Out Of It': a work of textural, darkside fascinations that influenced the breakcore generation and still confounds 20 years later. In his live performance, Christoph presents his trademark intense melodramatic atmospheres combined with fast and aggressive hypnotic jungle beats. An Australian tour and several festival appearances are planned for this summer! Read more in the RA feature: The art of production: Christoph De Babalon
♬ DJ Mag Podcast
YPY / Osaka / book
With his new full length Be A Little More Selfish on EM Records scheduled to drop on 28 May, YPY is ready to take his new sound on tour this summer - including the last edition of Nachtdigital. His signature semi-improv live performance using numerous cassette tapes on multi-track tape decks is always adventurous and unpredictable as he intentionally randomises the sound samples by not labelling the tapes while he responds to the sound on the fly and somehow constructs intricate pattens of rhythms, tones and textures. He is eager to play both concert settings and club nights.
☞ Available in Europe late July - early August
♬ Be A Little More Selfish (preview)
♬ YPY Boiler Room x DOMMUNE Osaka Live Set
ENA / Tokyo / book
ENA is one of those people that spends most of his time in the studio, and some of the works saw the light of day in the past few months via re-works of a Svreca/ Neel track for Semantica, a Dadub remix on Holotone and a collaborative project with Felix K as F&E, and there are more on the way. As a live act, his focus is on crafting highly detailed soundscapes, with depth and resonance derived from his profound knowledge and understanding of bass music production.
☞ Available in Europe mid-late July & early September for both LIVE and DJ sets
♬ LRN Series #06