woensdag 30 december 2015

Thu, Jan 7: HIEROGLYPHIC BEING in Rotterdam

Prior to his studio time in its vintage synthesizer shack, Hieroglyphic Being will do a highly anticipated live set at Worm during a pilot of 'Discombobulated': Infusing Rotterdam's cityscape with the most unruly, adventurous, technoid music currently out there. Organised in
conjunction with Sandwich-Island
Don't miss it!

20.30 – 02.00 | presale: 8€ / door: 10€
Location: Worm – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam


Hieroglyphic Being is the alias of American techno producer Jamal R. Moss. Operating from Chicago, he naturally draws from that city’s dominant and enervating dance culture. Moss, however, looks both inwards and outwards to bring a richer, more sophisticated edge to his productions. Elusive but accessible, his music mixes elements of industrial jazz, rhythmic noise and cosmic house to dizzying effect. Jamal Moss has spent more than twenty years in the electronic underworld of Chicago and this rich experience has created his unique sound.

ASSEL (nl / anus records)
A maker of bruising, jarring techno, Assel is a promising electronica artist who caught our attention with his debut 10” vinyl (recently released on Anus Records). And just like that young (though growing) Rotterdam based label, Assel has a healthy preference for choosing untrodden sonic paths; always on the lookout for new angles to create his music from. Clone compared him to Tuff Sherm, and we might add a little Powell into the mix.

PAUL DU LAC (nl / bio rhythm)
Rotterdam based Paul du Lac started DJing in the early nineties. He became a key figure in the Dutch electronica underground; shunning the limelight to concentrate on his internationally respected Bio Rhythm record label and to craft rough jacking house/techno tracks. At the core of his output are his relentless - and highly esoteric - DJ sets; fluidly incorporating anything from mutant house, techno/electro noir and wave. We expect a more industrial / EBM-ish direction on this night.

Describing Parrish Smith can be quite a task, given the elusive nature of his music. But that's also why he finds himself as part of tonight's line up. Beginning his musical odyssey as teenage metal and rock fan, Parrish Smith gradually developed a taste for harsh sounds. In his "forbidding" but elegant DJ sets he will not look to manage expectations, but allow the tracks dictate the course (not the other way around). Stick with him until the end and you'll be in for one refreshing rush.

zondag 13 december 2015

Thu, Dec 17: VROOOM x DE PLAYER's festive end of the year shredder!

DE PLAYER and VROOOM's festive end of the year shredder. A collective happening where we'll ponder about 2016 and shed Liliputian tears over - and wave goodbyebye to - 2015.
– Goodiepal & friends
– Philipp Ernsting
– Red Brut
– Henk Bakr
– Gonçalo Almeida
– Lukas Simonis
– DJ Raging Ego

location: DE PLAYER - Hillelaan 49d, Rotterdam
doors: 20:00 hrs | entrance: € 6


VROOOM's Shred-o-mat with: Philipp Ernsting, Red Brut, Henk Bakr, Gonçalo Almeida, Lukas Simonis

The (music) video 'shred' is a cultural phenomenon, arguably based on the flashy, fast metalized guitar playing (= shredding). It has taken on its own life in recent years. Artists from a wide variety of backgrounds are re-hashing and reinterpreting existing music videos and other things; spoofs of Steve Vai's smug live-in-concert noodling or reharmonizations of crazy people ranting. There's even musicless music videos; a playground for bastardized sound design. The shred can manifest itself in many different alternate takes. Together with the local artists of tonite's line up we will pick a few videos that will be tossed into the shredder for some improvised live treatment!


Goodiepal is a controversial Danish/Faroese musician/composer whose long list of antics are rooted in his oddbal artistic output. He does performances and lectures (on the future of computer music, his own compositional practices and resonance computing). From 2004 till 2008 he was the head of the electronic music department and a teacher at DIEM (Danish Institute for Electro-acoustic Music) at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark. He is the author of two books: “Radical Computer Music & Fantastisk Mediemanipulation” and “El Camino Del Hardcore – Rejsen Til Nordens Indre”. He travelled very long distances only using his home-made cabin bike named 'Kommunal Klon Komputer 2', providing electric power during concerts with the help of its dynamo system. His international tours included 150 universities. Goodiepal has given away money and most of his belongings; in 2011 he published an 'album object' containing a 500 Danish Crowns note, and sold it for 250 Danish Crowns. During the 2012 edition of the Transmediale fest, Goodiepal shipped his belongings over and subsequently gave them away; dubbed as the 'MORT AUX VACHES EKSTRA EXTRA – THE GIVE AWAY!' performance.

Tonight's show sees him joining forces with Daniel S. Bøtcher + Grøn + Nynne Roberta Pedersen Pedersen for a set described by Goodiepal himself as "Scandinavian Nordic Dreamy Synth Music". But knowing him, it will probably be much more than that!


This event is made possible with kind support of Popunie Rotterdam