Comprised of Raisa K, Marc Withasee Micachu, the band began in 2009 halfway through the making of Micachu’s debut release ‘Jewellery’ (Rough Trade) which she worked on with Matthew Herbert.
The result was that half of that album was recorded with The Shapes and half was her own electronic solo work. Since then the band have toured extensively in the U.S., Europe Australia.
Micachu Raisa remix under the guise ‘M.A.T.H.E.S’ for artists including The XX, Metronomy, Roots Manuva, Konono No.1 and Jamie Liddell.
Micachu & The Shapes | Golden Phone
Micachu has also released four mixtapes available for free download: ‘Filthy Friends’, ‘Kwesachu vol.1 w/ Kwes’, ‘Kwake Bass VS Micachu – Meat Batch’ and ‘ChoppedScrewed’ mixtape, hosted by Brother May which samples from the London Sinfonetta Micachu The Shapes ‘Chopped Screwed’ album.
Kwes may be more familiar than you realise – the 24 year old musical multitasker has worked with artists including The xx, The Invisible, Micachu and Joe Goddard. This year he was also invited to showcase his production duties with DRC Music on the ‘Kinshasa One Two’ album.
Kwes | Tissues
The new material showcases his natural aptitude to music, he plays Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Sampler, Guitar, an Accordion and also sings, a side of him that has never really been explored before.
“Kwes is another record producer going it alone next year. He’s already worked with Speech Debelle, The Invisible, The xx, Joe Goddard, Damon Albarn and Elan Tamara and is part of Albarn’s DRC Collective. Impressive heritage aside, his solo material suggests he’s set to be a star in his own right.” -The Telegraph
Urban Mutations is a fresh Berlin-based DJ duo made up of MASTERFADER and DJ SWADANSI. They play refined new beats from both sides of the Atlantic, back 2 back, all night long.
Concentrating on UK Bass music from labels such as Night Slugs, and Swamp 81 and mixing it with hot new American sounds coming from labels such as Fade to Mind and Body High they create an exciting and very danceable patchwork of the freshest club music of the present.
Micachu & the Shapes & Kwes LIVE
presented by Festsaal, Digital in Berlin, Berlin Unlike, byteFM, Spex …
Dj: Urban Mutations
Saturday, 11 August 2012 | 21:00 CET
festsaal Kreuzberg | Skalitzer Str. 130 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg