Thursday, January 21, 2010
16 - BiT @ Smart Bar 01-28-10
doing my bit (no pun), to help the chi dubstep scene... come out and see 16-bit. You can ask him to autograph your iPhone if you got a copy the game he did Lilt-line. That game is fucking tough man, I suck at it. I'm stuck at level 3, perhaps you all got better tapping and tilting skills than I, big deal. anyways here's the hype, straight from the promoters spammin' my inbox.
thursday 28 january 2010
abstract science and dubfix present
> 16BIT [boka, southside dubstars, london, uk] - http://www.myspace.com/16bitmusic
> TIMID [bass goes boom, mnmlefrt] - http://www.myspace.com/chicagodubstep
> CHRIS WIDMAN [abstract science, wluw 88.7 chicago] - http://abstractscience.net
smartbar - 3730 n. clark
10p-4am | $8/FREE before 11pm w/txt | 21+
smartbarchicago.com | bigbassthursdays.com | abstractscience.net | dubfix.com
abstract science is proud to announce another night of dubstep @ smartbar, this time featuring london upstarts 16 BIT and alongside bass goes boom co-founder TIMID and wluw's CHRIS WIDMAN.
when name and title alone evoke sonic visions--in this case, a serrated buzzsaw of jagged pixels tearing through a video game landscape--you've tapped into the spirit of the times. there's no question that the young south london dou of eddie "kidnappa" jefferys and jason aka "drt" morrison, aka 16 BIT, have hit upon this spirit with the latest dubstep sound of the moment. vaunted new yorker pop music critic sasha frere-jones named the aforementioned title "chainsaw calligraphy", from the smash "in the death car ep", to his "decade reconsidered" list representing 2009 and the song's tearing digital distortion has been heard on countless mixes, from underground to ministry of sound. with an in-your-face style bordering on absurdity, it's no surprise that eddie "kidnappa" jefferys is also one half the rising breakcore dou BROKEN NOTE. but somehow 16 BIT is able to maintain a controlled chaos, channeling digital distortion into a hit formula that in a few years has pushed the dou to forefront of dubstep's next wave of stars. don't miss the return of 16 BIT!
16 BIT - "chainsaw calligraphy"
High resolution photo attached.
As the BGB head honcho and MNML EFRT mastermind, Timid is one of the forefathers repping dubstep on the decks in chicago. His styles range from the deep and dubby teched out end to the wobbly / fidgety / bass-ridden parts of the dubstep spectrum. As one of the founding promoters of the pioneering bass goes boom monthly, TIMID has had a hand in bringing many of the genre's innovators to chicago.
Chris Widman is a DJ that defies easy classification. Host of the weekly radio program Abstract Science since it's inception in 1997 and a DJ since 1995, his cohesive sets intertwine records from across the electronic music spectrum and beyond. Over the years, Widman has set the stage for a diverse cast of underground luminaries--Amon Tobin, Apparat, Benga, Booka Shade, Cinematic Orchestra, Daedelus, Deadbeat, Dosh, Edit of the Glitch Mob, The Field, Jaga Jazzist, John Tejada, Kode9, Lady Sovereign, M83, M.Doughty (of Soul Coughing), Matthew Dear, Meat Beat Manifesto, Modeselektor, Monolake, Mr. Scruff, Nightmares on Wax, Plaid, The Orb, Rusko, Scanner, Sleeparchive, Skream, Telefon Tel Aviv, Ulrich Schnauss and Unkle--and performed at Resfest, the Chicago World Music Festival, Chicago's Museum of Contempory Art, Chicago Cultural Center, the Rhinocererous Theatre Festival, LA's dublab.com, Germany's Club Bogaloo, and many of Chicago's choice venues (including Metro, Empty Bottle, Abbey Pub with residencies at Smartbar and Sonotheque). Widman also records and performs live with Colin Harris as Quadratic. Lately, he's been mixing up every record near 140 bpm and telling the kids it's dubstep.
widman + murderbot dj mix @ smartbar w/ skream