Brighton clubbers will be able to attend Eat static, Zion train and Banco de Gaia take action on Sunday August 29 at CHALK location located at 13 Pool Valley, Brighton, BN1 1NJ from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. This date is postponed to Saturday March 6, 2021.
Eat static was formed in 1989 by Merv Pepler and Joie Hinton as a creative outlet for the diverse line of electronic music the couple wrote. Always conceived as a live band, Eat Static can legitimately claim to be one of the UK’s premier live techno bands.
Eat Static quickly developed a spectacular live show that included a huge light show and a giant illuminated brain. A loyal following quickly formed, with crowds realizing that the dance could be performed live at a time when the “live” performances of other groups were often imitated by PAs. Since then, Eat Static has given hundreds of headlining concerts at festivals and shows around the world.
In 2015, Eat Static released their 25th anniversary double album “Dead Planet” / “Human Upgrade”. One half uptempo and banging and the other half exploring more experimental sounds. Merv released this monster version to counter the throwaway culture of streaming music. People said it couldn’t and shouldn’t be done, which was reason enough to do it.
When not on the road, Merv can be found in the studio where he has delved deeply into the new frontier of modular synthesis and continues to enrich his collection. For “Last ship in paradise” Merv and original member Steve Everitt combined their modular rigs and made sure nothing was repeated, and the tracks had an ever-changing liquid quality. There are no presets or standard samples that you have heard in other tracks. This is a testament to Merv’s dedication that none of this music should be predictable or follow business trends.
Zion train are pioneers of Dub / Dance and undisputed leaders of the genre for over 25 years. The group has always been involved in alternative and DIY culture, as well as being the supplier of some of the most refined and revolutionary reggae music since their inception.
Zion Train is one of the best live dub groups in the world and pioneered the practice of dynamic dub mixing on stage incorporating live vocalists and instruments.
WobblyWeb is the online site of dub group Zion Train and their associated labels Universal Egg and Deep Root. It contains information on concert dates and musical releases, mp3 sounds to download, galleries and videos.
Banco de Gaia is an English electronic music project, formed in 1989 by Toby Marks. The music is mainly classified as ambient and downtempo dub. Marks strives to cross genres, often using Arabic and Middle Eastern samples against a heavy reggae, rock or trance beat to produce deeply textured tracks that progress layer after layer.
He first became interested in electronic music in 1989, when he bought a digital sampler. The first track he recorded on it was called “Maxwell House”. After having cut his teeth on the dub ambient compilations of the early 90s, he released his first studio album in 1994. ‘Maya’ on Planet Dog records, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize upon release. It was followed in 1995 by the critically acclaimed film “Last train to Lhasa”. Both albums reached number one on the UK independent charts and are in the top 40 of the national charts.
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