Playground | Friday, August 3rd
London-based duo Soccer96 transmit epic synth-scapes over poly-rhythmic drums and infectious dance grooves in a brutal cocktail of tight electronica and the spontaneous energy of improvisation delivering a fearless show of musicianship and floor-filling potency.
The synth and drums duo of Danalogue [Dan Leavers] and Betamax [Max Hallett] are most known as being two thirds of The Comet Is Coming [with sax player Shabaka Hutchings], currently to be heard whipping up a cosmic storm on their recent acclaimed album ‘Channel The Spirits’ [Leaf] and recently nominated for the Mercury Music Award. Originally a precursor to The Comet Is Coming they now present a show that is primed to blast us all in to another dimension.
“The duo’s jazzy, synth-led psychedelia combines the rough with the sooth – glossy neon synths paired with accurate, hammering percussion.” – DJ Magazine
“Sonic ambitions of seemingly cosmic proportions” – The Quietus
“A majestically grooving mix of electro-indie and a South London carnival sound system from the UK duo.” – The Independent
“Psychedelia, techno and 21st century R&B intertwined in a trip Sun Ra and Ken Kesey would comprehend.” – Jazzwise
“A phenomenal body of recorded music that combines poly-rhythmic percussion with lively dance tropes.” – XLR8R