Sounds of the London Underground in Montréal : Ramadanman, Zed Bias, Mary Anne Hobbs visit in April
Riding off the success of their latest show with Mount Kimbie, local promoters LOOKOUT continue to bring electronic sounds from the UK to the Montréal stage in April.
__Mary Anne Hobbs
29th April, 2011
4465 St-Laurent, Montréal
Fresh from the success of her first ever film soundtrack design for Darren Aronofsky's Oscar winning Black Swan, Mary Anne Hobbs returns to Montréal at Club Lambi on the 29th April.
"The undisputed first lady of bass" (XLR8R) can ride any motorcylce you put in front of her, but is most reknowned for breaking new electronic music on the world stage. For 14 years Hobbs worked for Britain's BBC Radio 1, hosting an influential experimental music show that drew widespread attention to dubstep, grime, bass music and other underground electronic genres. Last summer Hobbs announced that she was leaving Radio 1 to start her new position as Media Development Coordinator at Sheffield University and continues to tour her selector skills around the world.
Mary Anne Hobbs will appear with Montréal-based experimental noise makers Meat Parade & The Gulf Stream as well as Lookout's resident DJ, Rilly Guilty & DJ Lexis.
__Ramadanman (aka Pearson Sound) & Zed Bias (aka Maddslinky)
April 14, 2011
4465 St-Laurent, Montréal
Prolific newcommer, Ramadanman (aka Pearson Sound), receives the stamp of approval from dubstep godfather Zed Bias (aka Maddslinky) as they tour North America this spring.
David Kennedy's work as Ramadanman and Pearson Sound has been a key component behind some of the most daring dancefloor music released in the last year, both as a producer and as a label owner. Kennedy co-runs the Hessle Audio imprint, whic has released music by key producers including Joe, Elgato and James Blake. Finding the perfect space between bass bin and monitor, he's constantly innovating, refusing to sit still and feeding off all kinds of temperate influences - from old house to Chicago juke music. 2011 sees him hording an array of productions that are absolutely battering soundsystems, radio shows and eardrums alike.
Zed Bias and Phuturistix is one of the most influential producers in the ever expanding family tree of UK bass music genres. Young producers, DJ's and artists all mention him as a major influence on their career. If Maddslinky is the deeper side of Dave Jones' musical mind, then Zed Bias is the out and out club music; music made for dancing. Ragga and breakbeat infused garage hooks and infectious bassline rhythms combine to make the finest and most cutting edge UK club music. As a testament to his status as one of the godfathers of the scene, Maddslinky was heavily referenced in the BBC Radio 1's two-part 'Story Of Dubstep' documentary.
(Source : Ideal Friends Inc. / Photo: Mary Anne Hobbs (Photo courtesy of artist))