pangbianr April gigs: RP Boo, Helm, M Dwinell

By , 2016年 3月 16日

pangbianr’s been quiet so far in 2016, but we’re taking a break from taking a break with back-to-back gigs on April 7 & 8. Guests this time are HELM from London and M DWINELL from New York. They’re playing more danceable tunes on THU April 7 at Dada — alongside legendary Chicago footwork producer RP BOO — and more freeform experiments on FRI April 8 at Fruityspace (the new venue opened by Zhai Ruixin/me:mo of Fruityshop).

Full info:

Antidote x pangbianr present: RP Boo (Planet Mu, Chicago), Helm (PAN, London), M Dwinell (Forma/Bunker NYC)
THU April 7 @ Dada Beijing
10pm / 50rmb

Antidote x pangbianr team up for a long weeknight of far-out future sounds and ice-cold springtime club killers. Heading up the bill is the legendary RP Boo, founding father of Chicago footwork/juke, following up on a canceled December gig. Credited in some hype-oriented media as “the greatest Chicago producer you’ve never heard of”, Boo’s oeuvre is ground zero for the radical evolution in sound and movement that has characterized the Windy City as one of few hearths of true originality in contemporary club music. He barely played outside of his hometown until the 2013 release of his Legacy LP, which, as the name implies, cemented his role within the city’s storied dancefloor-cultural history.

Joining are two more international guests: from London we get Helm, a sound artist and experimental electronic musician whose 2015 long-player for PAN, Olympic Mess, increasingly incorporates his parallel interest in industrial and hard-edged dance music. Helm will play a live set the following night at Fruityspace (see below) for the true noise heads; tonight at Dada he’s DJing a mix of Belgian synth wave, new beat, proto-techno, hard & cold Euro dance tunes.

All that, plus another turn from irregular Beijing resident M Dwinell, founding member of Forma, who’ll unpack his modular suitcase once again for some hot organ licks and conceptual twists on contemporary club culture, justly intoned. (Dwinell will also flip his set to the more experimental end of the spectrum on Friday at Fruityspace; see below.)

Opening/closing sets of thinking-person’s machine music from Beijing’s Charm and Oaktree Blossom, respectively.

10pm start, 50rmb


pangbianr presents: Helm, M Dwinell, Menghan, 丁晨晨 + Charm
SAT April 9 @ Fruityspace (13 Meishuguan Dong Jie / 美术馆东街13号)
4pm / 30rmb

pangbianr hits the reset button on Saturday at Fruityspace, the new live venue opened by Fruityshop vinyl store proprietor Zhai Ruixin (aka Me:mo), located a stone’s throw away from the China National Art Gallery. Things kick off abruptly with a free improv set by Beijing’s reigning harsh noise champion, Ding Chenchen (丁晨晨), whose “instrument” lately I guess is “no-input mixer that he wears like a giant medallion around his neck”, plus Charm smashing drums to boot. Then live sets of ambient electronics, experimental drone, exploratory sound art, et al from London’s Helm (PAN) and New York’s M Dwinell (Forma/Bunker NYC). Chase that down with a live set from Menghan, Beijing’s first lady of challenging, deep & dark techno.

4pm start, be on time!

Fruityspace address: 13 Meishuguan Dong Jie / 美术馆东街13号 (basement space, across from 24-hour Sanlian bookstore)


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