On Saturday 2nd of November Gonzo & myself will be heading to Oxford to perform at ANOTHER US at Grove House Rotunda. "An event in a comfortable, friendly and unique space, with a focus on original live performance". We'll be doing a LIVE improvised audiovisual, multi-layered set. There will be cakes, soup and hot drinks.. Bring your own alcohol ;)
The next day, Sunday November 3rd Discrepant & JP Music present a very rare appearance by Filastine in London!
Filastine uses percussion to fire off sounds and synchronized video from a heap of electronics wired to an amplified shopping cart. The new live set for the £00T tour uses a custom software to pull off some deep AV madness, and sees Filastine expanded to tour as a duo or trio, joined onstage by Indonesian vocalist Nova or one of the collaborating cellists from the album. Benefit gig for grass roots orgs.
Support comes from another very special rare appearance from the duo Gonzo & Lowdjo performing part 2 of their celebrated cassette releases خشة.
Gonzo & Lowdjo are a live/dj/audio visual duo whose performance aims to deconstruct the rigid structure of folk and world music. By pinpoiting music styles from all over the world Gonzo & Lowdjo create an ingenious mishmash of (un)popular music mixed with an array of other influences, western or not. Their highly original take on world music has been released on limited edition cassettes that sell out instantly.
I'm super excited about our new tape releases on Discrepant. Gonzo delivers an original Dabke-tape while Lowdjo explores the recent tendencies in Chaabi music.
All this is happening on November 3rd at the Lexington in London. The new double cassette-release will be for sale at both events.