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2020

12-16 August –  Boomtown Fair festival
9 May – Das Booty at Venue MOT, London
4 April – Disco Maximus, Gothenburg, Sweden
7 March – at Jack of Diamonds, Bristol
29 Feb – as Force Majeure at Chaos Theory Festival afterparty, London
9 Feb – as Force Majeure at Crux, London


2019

6 Dec – Erisian at The Volks, Brighton
16 Nov – New World Disorder party, London
7 Nov – as Force Majeure at Hekate/Praxis, London
1 Nov –  NFA party at MMM, London
14 Sept – as Ronin at Das Booty, London
10-13 Aug – Boomtown Fair, UK
13 July – Feel Festival, Bergheider See, DE
12 July – at Trash-o-Lade festival, Berlin
26-30 June – Glastonbury Festival
8 June – Rave Against the Machine, London
1 June – Strawberry Fair in Cambridge
5 May – 0161 afterparty in Manchester
30 March –  Huize ívicke, Wassenaar, NL
16 March – at Kopi in Berlin, DE
16 Feb – as Villain at Das Booty, London
10 Feb – as Obese at Crux, London


2018

27 Oct – Rave Against the Machine, London
20 October –  Crux surround sound, London
14 September –  Headfuk 20th Anniversary
10 August – Broken Core at Boomtown Fair
21 April – surround sound set at Crux, London
13 April –  Gleeetch in London
6-8 April – Freekuency Festival, Portugal
10 March – The Loch is Fucking Dead, NL
3 March – Jungle Syndicate, Black Swan, Bristol
11 Feb – Crux at Five Miles Brewery, London
27 Jan –  Nostruckture Fundraiser, London

2017
31 December –  NYE party, LDN at ExFed
21 December –  as Obese, Stour Space
9 December – London squat party
25 November – with Kaometry in Krakow
28 October – London squat party
22-23 September with Kaometry in BCN
27 August – London street party
10-13 August at Boomtown Fair, UK
2-4 June at Balter Festival, UK
27 May as No Signal at Splice Festival
11 Feb as Villain at Don't, London
28 Jan at Team Playground Benefit, N London


2016

31 December at ExFed –  End Of.
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


What does everyone need? More projects, right?
Well I'm a sucker for something new and so I've turned my attention a more sound-design-driven and experimental electro-acoustic project under the name Force Majeure. It's got a particular process I'm applying to the audio (and later to the video side) – all sounds have been performed/recorded by me and processed into harsh electronic realms. Here's a recording of an early liveset I worked on:


After some time without a release from the harder/faster side of my music – a whole three came along at once in late 2019. All of them are markedly different from each other and sit well with the output of their respective digital labels. Have yourself a listen, share the link and if you want a decent quality download – throw a few quid in the bucket too!


Broken Core Collective – Bandcamp page



Erisian – Bandcamp page

 



Pokora – Bandcamp page

TRACKS


Suck. On. This...


Here is some fresh full-phat naughtiness from Obese:



Here is a burst from the Villain camp in an electro-acid-breaks vein:



I've been ploughing a lot of energy into rave-punk act Killdren. Here are a couple of my own remixes of the music made for the band (both from this excellent remix EP:


I've got a new track out on Destroy Oh Boy that was described as 'aggressive, footwork meets breakcore futurism' (I'd agree). Be sure to check out the rest of this free EP:

 

Check my (absolutely filthy) track on FUK008 (made like it was 2001 or something!), or
go here to see the whole EP

 

A full EP on Jigsore Digital: Ronin –  Cut to the Quick EP. 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 have done a condensed showreel of most of my output from 2013 - Spring 2014

LIVESETS

This is the harder edge of a liveset from the Ronin alias, recorded early 2019:


Below is a rare liveset recording from my technoid alter-ego Villain with a liveset recorded at our Crux audio-visual events in London. It fuses together my two liveset approaches – remix sets or full improvisation. This has a bit of both but with all of the drum sequencing, synth tweaking, mixing, FX and arrangement is done on the spot via Lemur app on iPad, Ableton Push, M-Audio X-Session, Korg Nanopad. Click through for full geeky explanation.



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


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

I've been a bit slack on the visuals front, but here was the last AV set I made:
Villain techno AV set.

<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.