Thursday 14 June 2012 at 9:00pm
Goodgod Small Club
53–55 Liverpool St, Sydney, 2000, Australia
Tel: (02) 8084 0587
Astral People are putting on all the smoke and mirrors possible for their most illusive party yet, presenting the Sydney debut of London/Berlin duo HYPE WILLIAMS in full live sequence.
Shrouded in mystery and intrigue, Hype Williams AKA Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland are not your typical musical project. Or..they wouldn't be if anyone knew anything about them. From faceless interviews, unlabelled cd mix-tapes to untitled VHS album leaks, their project (and process) is deliberately designed to speak for itself. Their free-wandering sound measures low-fi RnB & Hip Hop to textural Grime works and percussionless Techno, creating a drawn out mix of highly original and contextual sound for audience dissection. After self releasing their no-budget debut EP 'High Beams' in 2009, the duo have gone on to release on Kode9's Hyperdub, Hippos in Tanks (home of Grimes) and De Stijl, where their debut album 'Find Out What Happens When People Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Reel' was released to worldwide critical acclaim. They have gone on to compile mixtapes for Fact Magazine and tour the world, drawing their audiences in to one of the most illusive groups in the sonic underground.
Their elaborately simplified live performance is just as evasive, turning heads in dark and smokey locales worldwide to perfect their grainy aesthetic. Behind an excess of fog and a complete lack of light, the duo continues to hide themselves, allowing their mysterious musical style to take hold of your senses at seriously high volume. Extended amongst a mess of synths and other-worldly effects, it is a show continually changing in direction - unmissable for anyone trying to disect the future of current music. You probably wont find it here, but Hype Williams will surely define interest in the process.
* WARNING: THEY ARE BRINGING THEIR FULL LIGHT SHOW TO GOODGOD SMALL CLUB - MEANING THERE WILL BE INTERVALS OF INTENSE STROBES IN PARTS OF THEIR SHOW*
Earlybird Tix $20+bf // General Tix $25+bf available via moshtix.com.au
Astral People Presents...
HYPE WILLIAMS aka DEAN BLUNT & INGA COPELAND (UK/BER)
+ Supports TBA
Thursday 9pm 14th June
Goodgod Small Club