Squarepusher to perform two sets including the full AV show for Damogen Furies, and the world premiere of ‘1995-1999 selection’ with full live band
Saturday 24th October 2015, 7pm til Late
The Troxy, 490 Commercial Rd, London
“The one-of-a-kind electronic artist returns reinvigorated and still way ahead of the game”
Seeing Squarepusher in the flesh has transformed into something between an immersive audiovisual art installation and an existential experience.
– Crack Magazine
Listen to his classic track from Big Loada, “Come on my Selector” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_SkJb7LPYE
Following the massive success of his mind-bending gig at the Barbican in March, which sold out two months in advance, Squarepusher will be keeping the pressure on by performing his biggest gig to date at the Troxy in East London on the 24th of October. The gig will feature two sets from Squarepusher, including his revolutionary AV show for recent album Damogen Furies, and the world premiere of his new live band who will perform a selection of Squarpusher classics from 1995-1999. Support comes from veteran electronic trio 808 State.
Ever since his earliest sonic experiment in 1994, Squarepusher has always sought to explore the limits of electronic music. From early releases on Rephlex and his residency at the Blue Note, through his aggressive interpretations of ensemble jazz, the peerless Music Is Rotted One Note, his musique concrète experiments, and the boundary-warping drum ‘n’ bass with which he is synonymous, Squarepusher has tilted ever forwards. Taking an interest in house, hardcore, Acid House, and techno in the early 90’s, Squarepusher became one of the early pioneers of a leftfield jungle and acid house movement alongside contemporaries such as Aphex Twin, Ceephax Acid Crew and Carl Craig.
Squarepusher has remained truly experimental in part because of his rejection of conventional stylistic norms, choosing instead a compositional process that places the act of building instruments at its heart. On Damogen Furies we hear a truthful, unembellished representation of how those instruments sound. Everything was recorded in one take, with no edits. Damogen Furies is a record that has the brutal energy and vivaciousness of a debut. It sees the peak of the preoccupations that have emerged throughout Squarepusher’s career, approached with the antagonism and audacity of an artist who still believes in the power of the intervention.
For long time fans, this dual-set at The Troxy on the 24th of October, will be rare opportunity to see and hear Squarepusher perform some of his earliest work with a full live band, as well as a repeat of his Damogen Furies live AV show, premiered at the Barbican earlier this year.