Kalbata, real name Ariel Tagar, is a bass music pioneer from Tel Aviv.
[audio:xxx-xxx.mp3]Regardless of genre, his distinct musical approach comes through in everything he does. He has a deep affection for the lowest of frequencies and uses a collection of vintage effects and instruments which guarantee his razor sharp beats will always have a warm analog feel, floating in a pool of endless ripples and echoes.
Kalbata | Ninja we ninja
Signed to the legendary Soul Jazz Records, Kalbata collaborated with MC’s Warrior Queen, Clapper Priest and 80’s Rub-A-Dub legends, Jah Thomas and Little John for his various 12″s. For his most recent one, he travelled to Jamaica to record a totally analog dub record with live instruments on a 16 track tape machine in the spirit of King Tubby.
Rising alongside the raft of electronic producers making waves is Seams. Touring with Gold Panda and Dam Mantle whilst selling out a run of ‘Nightcycles’ pressed by Tough Love set Seams off to a very strong start.
Most electronic music fans will recognise in Seams’ organic sound a reference to traditional song writing and structure. Seams is likely to be a gateway drug to electronica for those kids that grew up listening to guitar music.
Always responding to the times, Bill Youngman found his passion for drum computers and analog machines after years of classical training in guitar and drums. He moved to Berlin in 2001, in search of the perfect beat. There, he became involved with the experimental techno scene, looking for new ways to push the boundaries of music. Along the way he has collaborated with Jamie Lidell, Neil Landstrumm, Cristian Vogel, and Tobias Schmidt.
Today, Youngman presents his high-energy act worldwide, performing in front of audiences ready for an artist who will truly engage them. Dropping beats like bombs and weaving tsunamis of synth lines, he tops off his abstract and off-kilter techno sounds with authentic NYC hip hop elements.
Kalbata, Seams & Bill Youngman LIVE
presented by densehall, leisure system, Digital in Berlin, Zitty & HHV.
Djs: Marius Reisser & Areaboy
Saturday, 10 December 2011 | 23:00 CET
Chez Jacki | Schillingbrücke 1 | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain
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