BLOCKHEAD at YAAM / Friday, 18.11.2016
This show is a real feast of the cosmic grade for all the fans of club music and lovers of night club life. Famed for his genre crossing party style blending up-tempo Electronic music with psychedelic Hip Hop beats that made him famous around the globe he is back with a new album. With up to 3 million views on you tube he is one of the most successful artists on Ninja Tune. He has toured all over the world on his own as well as with Bonobo, Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, Diplo and many more.
BLOCKHEAD presents us a skillful follow-up to his last “Interludes After Midnight (Ninja Tune)” album with this new masterpiece “Bells and Whistles”. He is also known for making beats for the likes of like Atmosphere, Murs, Mac Lethal, Cage, Mike Ladd and many more. Aside from his solo efforts released on the Ninja Tune label, Blockhead is most associated with producing the critically acclaimed hip hop artist Aesop Rock (Ryhmesayers), recognized for his dense and abstract word play.
In 2013 he and independent Rapper Illogic released “Capture The Sun” which received rave reviews and was hailed as one best Hip Hop albums in 2013.
As an active piece to the sound design elements of legendary MC Aesop Rock and a body of solo records with Ninja Tune that is already decade defining in its genre, Blockhead has always been one of our favorite hip hop – electronic producers since his inception as a professional musician. His music career has always been about unique pathways into the ethos of hip hop production music but he taps into a grid of sound that is all engulfing and expansive in past and present eras, bridging many modes of sound from all over the world with lush bass lines and classic break-beats always on deck. It’s a beautiful world of music that he’s produced since his 2003 debut LP Music By Cavelight and he returned in 2015 with the announcement of his 6th LP Bells and Whistles. Bells and Whistles released through digital formats and a vinyl version.
Friday, 18th Novermber 2016 | Doors 20:00 CET | 21:00 CET
YAAM | Stralauer Platz 35 | 10243 Berlin