capsule + cake

Fri 15th November 2002

Push Button Objects
Fims + Dj fun

electric cinema . birmingham
For one night only, Capsule will be taking over the Electric Cinema and seducing your eyes, ears and tastebuds with a potentially lethal cocktail of films, music and cake. Five pounds on the door will buy you a mini-festival in its own right, including Push Button Objects, direct from the USA, DeadSunRising and Floach and nimble disk-fingering from Iacon and Tokyo Lucky Hole DJs +capsule girls. Thereâs also “Point to Point”, a special audio-visual treat courtesy of the Cube Cinema in Bristol, along with a storming short film called “keepintime” which has been warming up for DJ Shadow on his recent world tour, and a host of other weird and wonderful bits of film. So, if youâve ever fancied shaking your booty in a cinema, or watching a film at a gig, then this could be the night for you… Doors open at 9pm, and places are limited.

The history of hip-hop is partly a conversation with the rhythms of our elders. KEEPINTIME: Talking Drums and Whispering Vinyl is a groundbreaking documentary that links the practices of todayÕs beat jugglers with those who created the beats in the first place. In February 2000, legendary drummers Earl Palmer, Paul Humphrey, and James Gadson got together to talk about old times, in-between times and just plain old off times. When joined by Babu and JRocc of the Beat Junkies as well as Jurassic 5Õs Cut Chemist, the musical conversation erupted and bridges were built from air. Keepintime is the result of three years of research by L.A. based photographer B+ – who captured the moment, and with the help of succinct music editing by DJ Shadow, created this electric short film.

Edgar Farinas is the Miami-bred producer behind Push Button Objects, whose artful fusions of hip-hop, electro, and jungle have appeared through the American Schematic and Chocolate Industries labels, and through the U.K.-based imprint Skam. While hip-hop remains the core element of the PBO sound, Farinas combines the raw beats with treated electronics, bizarre samples, and rhythmic deviations mostly foreign to hip-hop’s mid- to downtempo lope.

From the depths of West Bromwich, deadsunrising have come to toy with your preconceptions of how a 21st century metal band should sound. With a lineup of six members, deadsunrising are rapidly being acknowledged as the most devastating live attack that the Birmingham scene has seen in years. There is not a safe haven in the entire room once DSR have kicked in, with vocalists and guitarists spreading across the venue like bacteria, with scant regard for personal well-being. Musically, imagine a musical Frankensteins monster made up of the best bits of Botch, Converge, Will Haven, post-rock, grindcore and metalcore, but stitched together totally wrong, and you’ll be somewhere in the vicinity of the unique DSR experience. Recently releasing a split EP on Speedowax with Solway Fifth, the EP only gives a glimpse into deadsunrising, as their live show is where to catch this sextet in action, and the best place to witness their barely-controlled chaos. The revolution is near, are you ready to give your life?

musical archaeologist. His own special brand of vintage lo fi electronica, like Indiana Jones keeps a level head but occasionally has to cut its own wretched path. IACON: is the collaborative project of artists/djs

united in their passion for collecting other peoples junk. Spending far too long in their bedrooms, incorrectly playing records, or in charity shops, car boot sales and 2nd hand record stores, hunting out obscure sounds. This results in samples, soundbites and dialogue being reclaimed, modified and taken out of context to create new meanings, ideas and stories, often amusing and always entertaining.