FIERCESOUNDS is back and at a brand new venue,
FIERCESOUNDS is also very honoured and proud to bring you the Kamikaze Space Programme. KSP aka Chris Jerman first dipped his toe into the electronic world as D&B producer, Raiden. KSP’s music is made up of a myriad of samples, 'found' sounds and white noise from real world situations. A genuine musical experimenter, KSP's music is released on labels such as Luke Slater's legendary Mote Evolver, Tresor, KilleKill as well as TRUST. He has also been commissioned to remix on artist's labels such as Planetary Assault Systems, Emika, He/aT, Monic and The Exaltics, always adding his own idiosyncratic take on things.
We also have another special guest, DL Glow from Trust Records, Berlin as well as Japanese noise legend KK NULL’s new project PULSAR X. As always, we also have as our resident DJs DJ Mayuri and Daiki!
KAMIKAZE SPACE PROGRAMME ( MOTO EVOLVER, KILLEKILL )
Kamikaze Space Programme is a true sonic renegade, a genuine musical experimenter. Somewhere between a classic Musique Concrète and modern electronic approach, KSP’s music is made up of myriad samples, found sounds and white noise from real world situations, it lends the stuff a very real texture and aesthetic that links it to the here and now, the everyday, in a very real way. The sound of an old truck, the hiss of a kettle or the clunking of a door are all fair game for KSP, who then takes his strange sound sources and weaves them into infectious sonic tapestries and intricate rhythms.
It all started for Chris Jarman in the mid-90s when he worked as an accomplished session musician. He first dipped his toe into the electronic world as a D&B producer at the turn of the century and was quickly signed to revered label Renegade Hardware and soon began playing around the world. Never one to sit still, Jarman wanted to foment an even more original sound and thus the Kamikaze Space Programme project was born.
It’s a project with its own sonic identity that has been snapped up by the press and public alike, with many festival appearances taking him across the globe and music being released on labels such as Luke Slater's legendary Mote Evolver, Tresor, KilleKill, TRUST & and has been commissioned to remix artists Labels such as Planetary Assault Systems, Emika, He/aT, Monic and The Exaltics, always adding his own idiosyncratic take on things.
DJ GLOW ( TRUST )
DJ Glow is one of the pioneers of Vienna's early 90s techno scene, alongside artists like Patrick Pulsinger, Auto Repeat, and Christopher Just. He promoted the city's first underground techno raves as early as 1992, and become a resident DJ at Falco's favourite club, the city's legendary U4, at age 19. In 1993 and 1994 he co-founded two short-lived but influential labels: Mainframe, noted for releases by Ilsa Gold, Abe Duque, and DJ Elin, and Red Tide Records. For the latter he produced the still much sought-after 'Massdriver' and 'System Shock' releases, which got him invited to play at many of the world's most famous techno clubs at the time, such as Limelight in NYC and Tresor in Berlin.
During the mid-90s he turned his focus to the broken beats of Detroit-style electro bass, launching his TRUST label with his own 'Super Earth Invasion' EP in 1998, which proved a minor hit in the Detroit scene and caught the attention of artists like Mad Mike, DJ Rolando, and Ed DMX. TRUST went on to promote the idiosyncratic electro styles of Viennese artists such as Microthol, Epy, and Lok44, as well as international producers, perhaps most notably UK breakbeat legend Clatterbox, and Detroit's Sherard Ingram, better known by the names of Urban Tribe and DJ Stingray.
In 2007 DJ Glow collaborated with Patrick Pulsinger for their joint 'Radio Earth' EP, which got name-checked by Radiohead's Thom Yorke in his 'Atoms For Peace' interview with The Guardian. He moved to Berlin the same year, taking up a residency at the city's notorious Picknick club, as well as becoming a regular guest at clubs such as Berghain, Panorama Bar, and Killekill, moving crowds with his very special mix of bass music and avantgarde house and techno.
PULSAR X (aka KK NULL)
PULSAR X is a new project by a noise composer Kazuyuki KISHINO (aka KK NULL), guitarist, singer, mastermind of ZENI GEVA.
Started his career by performing guitar improvisation at the clubs in Tokyo. He continued by collaborating with MERZBOW for two years, and joining the band YBO2 (with Masashi Kitamura, the chief editer of "Fool's Mate" magazine and Tatsuya Yoshida, the drummer of RUINS) and starting the improvised noise/rock trio ABSOLUT NULL PUNKT (with Seijiro Murayama, the original drummer of Keiji Haino's FUSHITSUSHA).
In 1985 he established his own label NUX ORGANIZATION to produce & release his own works and subsequently the bands such as MELT-BANANA and SPACE STREAKINGS. He also produced the series of “Dead Tech" (compilation albums by Japanese bands) which heralded Japanese alternative music boom internationally from the early 90's to date.
In the early 90's he gained world-wide recognition as the mastermind, guitarist and singer of the progressive hardcore band ZENI GEVA, releasing five albums produced by STEVE ALBINI (two on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label) and a few more on other labels such as NEUROSIS's Neurot Recordings. Also ZENI GEVA recorded twice for JOHN PEEL SESSION on BBC, and immensely toured throughout Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, playing hundreds of concerts.
All the while, Kazuyuki KISHINO has been working on his solo career and collaborating with other musical innovators such as Z'EV, CHRIS WATSON, KEIJI HAINO, MATMOS, FRED FRITH to name a few, and has been invited to perform at international festivals such as "Presences Électronique" in Paris (France), "Sonar" in Barcelona (Spain), "All Tomorrow's Parties UK", "Radar" in Mexico City (Mexico), "International Sound Art Festival" in Mexico City (Mexico), "Sergey Kuryokhin International Festival (SKIF-6 & 8)" in St.Petersburg & Moscow (Russia), "X-peripheria" in Budapest (Hungary), "Liquid Architecture" in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane (Australia), "Totally Huge New Music Festival" in Perth (Australia), "Avanto Helsinki Media Art Festival" in Helsinki (Finland), "Roadburn" in Tilburg (Holland), "International Festival Musique Actuelle" in Victoriaville (Canada), "Electron" in Geneve (Switzerland), and more.
After playing the guitar as his main instrument for nearly thirty years, Kazuyuki KISHINO has gradually moved towards a more electronic approach. Since the late 90's he has been concentrating his efforts on his solo & collaborative recordings, exploring the outer territories of electronica, creating intense clashing wave of noise, structured electro-acoustic ambience, broken down rhythmics, scattered pitch sculptures, droning isolationist material which could be described "cosmic noise maximal/minimalism".
DJ MAYURI (METAMORPHOSE/REBOOT/FIERCESOUNDS)
Mayuri is a pioneer of the Japanese club scene, since 1991 she has been consistently voted the No.1 female DJ in Japan and remains one of the most talented and influential DJs and promoters in the country. Until today she continues to dominate the Japanese Techno scene.
Mayuri's best known project, the "METAMORPHOSE" festival is the biggest electronic music festival in Japan. Metamorphose first began in 2000, soon establishing itself internationally as one of the best electronic and dance music festivals in the world, which now gathers together some 30,000 people.
After spending 4 years in London in the late 80's, Mayuri became heavily influenced during the second summer of love. Upon returning to Japan in 1991 Mayuri started organising & DJ-ing at underground parties in and around Tokyo.
Rapidly gaining notoriety for her excellent DJ-ing skills and diverse sets Mayuri found herself being invited to play in clubs all the way across Japan. Quickly establishing a name for herself on the back of this success, Mayuri took her talents worldwide, travelling across the globe & playing in the major cities of Asia, the USA, Australia & New Zealand.
Mayuri has had a residency at Reboot, the most famous hard Techno party in Japan for the last 18 years. She is also a resident at Fiercesounds, playing regularly for them in Japan & in London.
DJ DAIKI ( FIERCESOUNDS )
Daiki first started DJ-ing in 1994 after becoming influenced by Hip-Hop, these first forays into the world of beats exposed him to many new forms of music and began to branch out into Ragga, Dancehall, House, Big Beat & Breaks.
He organised a huge party called "Synthsize Muzik", it was 3 deffrent music, placed under the "Yokohama big Bridge", 3000 people showed up and his name was known as a organiser and DJ.
While travelling between London & Madrid Daiki met Christian Verela, he invited Christian to play at his party he was organising in London alongside Chris Liberator, ant & himself. The party was a great success & led to him being asked to play at the 'Kinetic Live' '24 Hour Techno Marathon' & 'Galaxia'.
Daiki plays mainly techno but with a mix of breaks & acid. Always on the bleeding edge, his blurred-hand three deck aural assaults are peppered with new sounds designed to lead you to another dimension.