Andrew Weatherall Dresses Up Fred Perry's SubSonic Live
You know Andrew Weatherall best as a DJ/producer extraordinaire, but when he stepped up to the plate as a curator for Fred Perry's SubSonic Live series at The Garage in London recently, he proved that he can put together a hell of a live show, not only by bringing his own brand of beatwise magic (Weatherall was indeed one of the acts on the bill), but by picking some of the most promising acts on the upswing in the world of electronic music.
Every other month, Fred Perry proves that his/their finger is on the pulse of what's happening in nightlife by having a a different iconic figure curate an evening of live music for them, and Weatherall tapped two intriguing acts for the job, Night Angles and Warm Digits, both of which occupy the forefront of electronic music, not fitting into any particular pigeonhole. In their set at The Garage, London/Berlin duo Night Angles showed off a sound that seems to incorporate everything from Italo-disco to Berlin-school cosmic synthscapes, post-rock, and perhaps even a dash of prog, while Warm Digits conjured up a burbling, beeping, gurgling, glowing kaleidoscope of sounds that's impossible to hang a tag on. Suffice to say, the audience at the garage were more concerned with getting down than logging genre definitions. Don't miss the next one on April 20, when none other than Afrika Bambaataa sets the scene.