There’s both fragility and fierceness in the black kiss of Young Echo’s members. The Bristol collective conjure some of the most beautifully bleak electronic compositions this side of the void, while spawning an equal amount of grimey, bass-heavy club bangers.
With individual releases on Tri Angle, Blackest Ever Black, Punch Drunk, and Astro: Dynamics (to name but a few) their diversity makes for a fascinating audio journey when they come together.
Young Echo | Nexus
For an exclusive Berlin show, UnReaL bring together Kahn & Neek, El Kid, Jabu, Gorgon Sound, Killing Sound, Ishan Sound, and a special *SECRET* guest member for a night of intensity across a range of sound spectrums.
Hailing from Bristol and having grown up immersed in the city’s renowned culture of sound systems, punk rock and hip hop, Kahn is at the forefront of the new wave of Bristol producers and DJs.
Kahn | Late Night Blues
From his first vinyl releases in 2011 on cult record label Punch Drunk Records to his more recent cuts on Mala’s Deep Medi label, Kahn has established himself as one of the most diverse producers of his generation.
His production style tends to draw influence from dub reggae, early 2000’s grime, digital dancehall, UK steppers and music from across the 140bpm spectrum. As part of the Young Echo collective, Kahn has also explored other areas of electronic music and incorporates his own vocals and instrumentation into his sound. Together with Neek, Kahn makes incendiary grime.
Having grown up in Bristol and being influenced heavily by the city’s burgeoning Dubstep scene, Sam Kidel aka El Kid released his first record as B-LAM on Ruff Records when still only 17. After growing disillusioned with the music’s development he schooled himself in more eclectic electronic music/noise/sound art, and started the Young Echo collective alongside (left_blank labelmate) Vessel, Kahn & Zhou (both now signed to Punch Drunk).
His first house productions as El Kid were signed to Immerse (Le Corbusier & 112), and he also released an acclaimed split release with Vessel on Rekordah’s Astro:Dynamics imprint. Sam is currently working on a live set to be debuted next year, influenced by contemporaries such as Actress, Jetone & Jan Jelinek.
Young Echo feat. Kahn, Neek, Gorgon Sound, Killing Sound, Ishan Sound, El Kid, Jabu
Friday, 30th May 2014 | 23:00 CET
Urban Spree | Revaler Str. 99 | 10245 Berlin/Friedrichshain