RONIN: Ears to the Future

 

GIGS

2020

7 March – at Jack of Diamonds, Bristol
29 Feb – as Force Majeure at Chaos Theory Festival afterparty, 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


Ronin - digital music release schedule for Autumn 2019


After some time without a release from the harder/faster side of my music – a whole three come along at once. All of them are markedly different from each other and sit well with the output of their respective digital labels. I'm terrible at self-promotion, so would really and truly appreciate you listening, sharing and of course - throwing a few quid in the bucket too!


Broken Core Collective – Bandcamp page



Erisian – Bandcamp page

 



Pokora – Bandcamp page

 


 

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



Here is some fresh full-phat naughtiness from Obese:


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


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:


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'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:


My Obese alter-ego finally gets some air-time for his maximal bass-music sound that artfully merges a number of different musical strands into high-octane bangers. The Extra Saturated EP also relaunched the great Bad Sekta label and website. It's available from 13/05/17 on a name-your-price downloadI (including free, but you get better audio quality if you chuck a few quid in the bucket) so you've got no excuse not to download and wrap your lugholes around the sound of Obese!

Obese - Extra Saturated EP cover image


My original outfit –  the Headfuk sound system – have had their zimmer frames kicked away, their medication replaced with placebos and their Meals on Wheels denied. This meant that the retired collective of producers and miscreants had nothing better to do than put out a fresh digital release on the long forgotten Headfuk Records label.
Check my (absolutely filthy) track on FUK008 (made like it was 2001 or something!), or
go here to see the whole EP

 

Last year I had a full EP released: 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.

I'm also part of new band projects Killdren and No Signal.

In other other projects –  I'm in my 7th year of teaching Ableton Live at Point Blank and other schools in London whilst the Make Music Day project continues to grow – 2019 being the 37th 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

Despite experiments over the years, I'm going to do my first proper techno liveset under my Villain alias at the best techno night in London (bar none!) on Sat 11 Feb at Don't.

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.

<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.