RONIN: Ears to the Future

 

GIGS

2016

12 November at Crux, ExFed
29 October – venue TBC, London
30 September at Undercurrents Gallery
3 September at Fordham Park Festival
12-14 August at Boomtown Fair
5 August at Mutiny in Edinburgh

30 July at Crux, London
23 July for Kaometry in Berlin
11 June at secret London location
27 May at Critical Mass afterparty, London
21 May at Crux in London
14 May at eXperimental Electronics
19 March at Crux in London

 

2015

4 December at Rutfuk in Bristol
3 October at Crux in London
27 September at Creek Festival II in London
14 August at Boomtown Fair
8 August in Bretagne, France
25 July at Crux in London
4 July on SS Stubnitz in Hamburg
26-28 June at Fusion in Germany
16 May at Crux in London
4 April in London at Rave Against the Machine
21 March at Convergence Festival (as Villain)
11 Feb in London at Crux
23 Jan in London at Just Defy


2014

11 October in Berlin with Kaometry and Pokora

11 Sept in London at Crux

8-10 Aug three sets at Boomtown Fair (get in!)

28 June at Glastonbury

21 June at Music Day

7 June in London at NFA
5 June in London at Crux

17 May in London at Mischief

16 May in Brighton at Erisian, The Volks
10 May in London at Brufut Benefit

12 Apr in London with Pokora and Kaometry

15 Mar in London at System Revolt

7 Mar DJ-set in London at Minesweeper

28 Feb in Bristol with Digga/Rawkus Noise Records

21 Feb in Berlin with Kaometry

 

2013

31 Dec in Barcelona with Phat Ratz
27 Dec @ Suub, London
2 Nov @ Synthetic Circus, Paris
11 Oct @ Broken Windscreen, London
20 Sep @ Mischief Festival
29 Jun @ Shangri-La stage, Glastonbury
21 Jun @ Music Day UK Afterparty, London

I do various different live or DJ sets - noise me up if you want some noise!

 

NEWS

I have a new release: Ronin –  Cut to the Quick EP out on Jigsore Digital. Four different audio attack formations with slick sound design, high-blood pressure sequencing and a distinct lack of yawn-worthy cheese. I've also got a Ronin track on this Jigsore EP.

 

 

The Ears to the Future digital music label, specialising in boundary-pushing futuristic tracks has launched with an excellent four track EP featuring Lokom, Amousement and my more techy alias Villain.

 


I am continuing to organise the Crux live-performance-meetup events in London which focus on skill-sharing, a jam session and live AV.

I now write music under three aliases, which I felt necessary to try and cover all the styles I produce. This means I've been punting out my new techno AV liveset under the Villain moniker and that I push my bass-music under the Obese alias.

In other other projects –  I'm in my fifth year of teaching Ableton Live at Point Blank and the Music Day project continues to grow, with 2017 being the 35th year internationally.

Available for tracks, DJ sets, live-sets, VJ sets, tuition, music videos, remixes etc.

TRACKS

There is lots of activity on the production front this year - check out the latest offerings on
my Soundcloud page

 


And also check out the work of Obese whilst you are at it.

 


Oh yeah, don't forget my other new alias for more abstract, hypnotic stuff - Villain

 


I have done a condensed showreel of most of my output from 2013 - Spring 2014

 

LIVESETS

You can find a recording of the improvised liveset duo I did with SP23's Crystal Distortion at Boomtown 2015 here.

I'm very proud of the Obese liveset constructed and recorded during summer 2014 – go through to the track on Soundcloud to listen and download.

 


New AV set in continual development - watch the latest incarnation of the Villain techno AV set.

I am also half of the fully-improvised Putsch project with Freddy Frogs. We have a video of our first rehearsal which has since been endorsed by Point Blank, the music college where we both teach Ableton. Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

RELEASES

Digital releases in 2016 on Jigsore Digital.

Vinyl releases in 2016 on Destroy Oh Boy.

Digital releases in 2015 on Digital Storm Recordings and Ears to the Future.

Vinyl releases in 2013 on Kaotek Wreckords and Bad Sekta.

Last digital release on Bad Sekta is here.

<IXES

On the electronic-music tip check out my own Mixcloud page for stuff like the Do Not Rust electro-bass mix, the Stink Cloud drum & bass mix or the Digging Your Own Grave hardcore/breakcore mix.

 


I did a few of the DJ mixes for the Music Day campaign in a very different vein to what I'm usually pumping out – you can check them out at the Music Day Mixcloud page.

 


A slice of dark ambient / broken noise and hip-hop ultra-violence can be found in my Defy Definition mix for the Jigsore Now This Ain't Rave mix series.

 

VIDEO

Villain AV techno liveset - developed summer 2014

 


Stage design and mapping at Synthetic Circus in Paris, 2 Nov 2013

AV set at Broken Windscreen, 11 Oct 2013- click here for video documentation

VJing on the Shangri-La stage at Glastonbury 2013-2014

A recording of a combined DJ/VJ performed at audio-visual event Cortex is online and can be watched here.