Bop Yestrum Presents an Evening With DJ Scotch Egg's Small But Hard Label
[b:b56ae25704]KOYXEN (NHK / Kouhei Matsunaga - Raster Noton / PAN)
DJ SCOTCH BONNET (DJ Scotch Egg - Load / Adaadat)
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Friday 2nd November
9pm / £9 (£7 before 10.30pm)
Koyxeи is another alias of Kouhei Matsunaga particular when working with Hip Hop/Breakbeats and a live vocalist.
Matusnaga was born in Osaka and lives and works between there and Berlin.
He started drawing during childhood under the influence of his grandfather. He grew up listening to hardcore-techno and hiphop, studied architecture and has been making music since 1992. His 1st album "Upside Down" was released by Mille Plateaux (Germany) in 1998, also Collaborated with Merzbow, Sensational, Autechre's Sean Booth, Mika Vainio Conrad Schnitzler, Anti-Pop Consortium's High Priest and so on.
"Osaka/Berlin's Kouhei Matsunaga follows recent collaborations with Autechre's Sean Booth, MC Sensational, and Conrad Schnitzler, among others, to deliver the technoid intricacies of 'Dance Classics Vol.1', his debut for PAN. As NHK'Koyxen, he fluctuates between mercurial electronic slipperiness and concrete grooves learned from Hardcore Techno and Hip Hop disciplines. This work has found him a home on diverse labels such as Important Records, Skam and Raster Noton, who all share a yen for the kinetic potential of his tricksy, subtly unstable style. For PAN, he offers a collection of what might be his straightest, and dopest productions, focussing on music for the dancefloor and/or altered state reflection. Using advanced spatialisation techniques, coupled with an appreciation of structure perhaps inherited from his formative studies in architecture, Kouhei warps our perspective of conventional patterns in geometric 3D, resulting in a carefully detailed rendering of IDM tropes bound to be enjoyed by fans of Autechre, AFX, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Machinedrum et al. Highly recommended!" (boomkat) http://boomkat.com/vinyl/505209-nhk-koyxen-dance-classics-vol-i
[b:b56ae25704]DJ SCOTCH BONNET[/b:b56ae25704]
DJ Scotch Bonnet is the new solo project of Shigeru Ishihara, aka DJ Scotch Egg. Swapping GameBoys and 8-bit limitation for a hefty distortion unit, Ishihara delves deep into the world of bass-driven hip-hop breaks.
DJ Scotch Bonnet melds dense distorted beats with his signature pop sensibility, referencing Scorn, NHK, and the dance music culture of new home-town, Berlin.
A maverick, crazed with energy and excess creativity, Ishihara's chance meeting with Kouhei Matsunaga spurred an isotopic explosion of activity and inspiration; the result was the new dope style distorted bass and beats of DJ Scotch Bonnet.
Ishihara is prolific in his output, and has collaborated with E-Da (ex Boredoms) in epic psychedelic outfit DRUM EYES; works with Bo Ningen's Taigen Kawabe, and Dokkebi Q's Gorgonn in dub distortion unit DEVILMAN, and also plays bass in newly reformed electronic pioneers, SEEFEEL. He has performed at major festivals including Roskilde, Glastonbury, and Primavera; and has shared bills with a diverse selection of artists including Devo, Lightning Bolt, and MF Doom.