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[UPDATED] Switch Hop: Up, Languid, Fjorten

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Date(s) - 13/12/2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The Smokehouse


We are pleased to announce three nights of “Live Electronica, Experimental Music & Arty Nonsense” at The Smokehouse during Autumn/Winter 2018: 4th October, 8th November and 13th December. All events run from 8pm (sharp) through to around 11pm and are £5 entry on the door (£3 for students).

Childhood friends from Essex, Martin and Rob’s love of Japanese pop culture, 90s nostalgia and electronic music forms the basis of their sound. Featuring elements of dance music, indie vocal stylings and vibrant production, UP’s music drifts between upbeat pop and broad cinematic soundscapes. They have been championed by BBC Introducing including a live set at BBC Suffolk studios and are looking forward to showcasing new material at this event. Their latest release “Waiting For You” is a love letter to 90s dance music, with a video capturing the nostalgia of late night MTV.

From Harare and Bristol but mainly Ipswich, Switch Hop favourite Languid is an Akai ninja and knug-fu beatmaker who loves everything Japanese, and most things Batman. He slices and splices beats on-the-fly live while mixing a smooth funk and soul strings and vocals.

Already having a couple of albums under his belt as The Decibel Kid, this pseudonym represents a change in direction to a much more ambient sound. He collects recordings of everyday environments; snippets of conversations, the hum of a busy street at night, the echoes of footsteps in a busy shopping centre. These are played back alongside slow drums, moody basslines, filtered synths and orchestral swells. His set will be partially improvised combining new material with selections from his first two EPs – “zero”, released Dec 2017 and “one” released June 2018.


[UPDATED] Switch Hop: Up, Languid, Fjorten