Shackleton was one of the people behind the famed Skull Disco label. His maverick take on big bass lines and complex beats didn’t fit into easy categories, but sparked an experimental form of dubstep. As a result, he was applauded by a wide range of radio stations, clubs, zines and fans. While moving to Berlin, he left the dubstep hype and began focusing on idiosyncratic and complex percussion. His music is emotional, raw, hypnotic and melodious at the same time. His just released album Fabric 55 received numerous raving reviews from all major media, such as Pitchfork, BBC and The Quietus.
UK magazine The Wire wrote: “It is earthy, aged, gnarled, neurotic, in short, the opposite of much art made with electronic tools, which can often process these human qualities out of existence. This is dance music as a holistic experience rather than a physical workout: ritual, submission and collective revelation are all qualities evoked through his work.”
Cam Deas is a young London guitarist who plays different lengthy compositions and improvisations on the twelve-string guitar. He starred on stage of the 2009-edition of the Incubate Festival. His music can be compared to Six Organs Of Admittance, Jack Rose and James Blackshaw. His new album ‘Quadtych’ is a purely acoustic piece for 12 string guitar in four parts clocking in at around 70 minutes and will be available at the show. The Tilburg show will mark the beginning of this European tour.
Bram Devens, alias Ignatz is an extremely productive Belgian with releases on the (K-raa-k), Conspiracy and Birchville Cat Motels Celebrate Psi Phenomenon labels. He pairs folk and blues with electronics, psych, drones and low-fi psychedelica and creates a complete unique sound with only a guitar and a battery of guitar effects. The lyrics are filled with broken English and repeated incantation singing on songs charged with experimentation by delays and echoes. Improvisation and spontaneity is the freedom found within his music and performance.
Tickets are available for €8. You can make reservations via the Paradox website.