Supersonic London Taster review

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Thank to all who came to Corsica Studios last Thursday for our second Supersonic Taster. It was a bass heavy line up of King Midas Sound, JK Flesh (Justin Broadrick) and Glatze who all tested the excellent sound system there to its very limits.Thanks also to Corsica Studios and The Quietus.

Freq have posted up this review of the show

King Midas Sound take the stage through a haze of dry ice, pumping a wall of sound that makes even JK Flesh seem quiet, with bass that makes your trousers dance before your feet have even had a chance to move. The twin vocal performances of Roger Robinson and Kiko Hitomi, somehow melodic, strident and languid all at the same time, put a human edge on proceedings, while behind the desk Martin unleashes the robots. It’s heavy. REALLY heavy. Imagine a Mezzanine-era Massive Attack hiding themselves behind a wall of sound with the biggest, and most stoned reggae sound system you ever heard, only breaking cover to pop out every now and then to punch you in the face. It’s like that. And it’s the perfect pick-me-up after the relentless vitriol of JK Flesh; the two acts complement each other perfectly. It would appear Broadrick and Martin being in the same room is ALWAYS an awesome proposition, even if they’re not making noise at the same time as each other. Read the full review HERE

We hope these tasters have given you a good opportunity to check out some of the artists due to perform at the festival and other interesting musicians we’re working with. King Midas Sound’s Kevin Martin will perform at October’s festival as The Bug, Justin will return with his JK Flesh project and Sam ‘Glatze’ Underwood will perform as part of a new collaboration – Ore and KK Null.

The Supersonic Taster have formed an exciting extension of our 10th anniversary celebrations. Other 10th birthday events include a special Tea Party and the Sonic Feast, which act as a thank you to those who have supported the festival through our We Fund campaign. There’s only a few days left to support and secure a place at one of these events. Learn more via http://wefund.com/project/supersonic-festival-10th-anniversary/p27749/

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Supersonic London Taster – tomorrow

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The second of our Supersonic Tasters takes place tomorrow night at London’s Corsica Studios. The heavy bass of King Midas Sound is joined by Justin Broadrick’s (Godflesh, Napalm Death, Techno Animal) new JK Flesh project. The Midlands’ very own Glatze aka Sam Underwood also takes to the stage to round up an exciting line up.

Tickets are £10 and can be purchased via http://www.corsicastudios.com/

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Supersonic Taster – Birmingham photos

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Thanks to all who came along to the first of two Supersonic taster events last Saturday at Eastside Projects in Birmingham. The amazing performances, and diversity of acts on show has got us all buzzing for the main event in October. Below are some lovely shots of the event by Katja Ogrin.

Laurence Hunt of Pram opened with a solo percussive project. Creating abstract sounds and looped feedback.

Sarah Farmer presented ‘An Array of Events’ using DIY instrumentation (plus viola)

Iron Fist of the Sun stepped the volume up a notch with a power electronics set

The first UK outing of Justin Broadrick’s new JK Flesh project. And it was LOUD.

King Midas Sound System closed the event with a set touching dub, reggae, drone and noise, plus great vocals from Roger Robinson and Kiki Hitomi

If you missed this event, fret not! A second Supersonic Taster event takes place at London’s Corsica Studios this Thursday 9th August. Tickets are available via http://www.corsicastudios.com/

And if you’d like to see more events like this happen, with line ups to be found nowhere else, support us via our We Fund campaign.

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Supersonic Taster – this weekend

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On Saturday 4th August, a very special event will get us all excited for the 10th edition of Supersonic – extending our birthday celebrations as much as possible! The Supersonic Taster at Eastside Projects in Birmingham will see a range of adventurous artists taking over the gallery space for an exciting one off event. Doors are 7.30pm and we will have a lovely Purity Ale and cider bar. Tickets are available via https://www.theticketsellers.co.uk

King Midas Sound System will take us on sonic adventures to the deep and heavy and will feature live vocals, exclusive remixes and astonishing sound design. Check out their Fact mix below:

JK Flesh aka Justin Broadrick of Godflesh, Napalm Death, Jesu will present the UK premier of his new project that explores the darker side of dubstep along with his inimitable guitar sound.

Bitter cold contemporary power electronics comes in the form of Iron Fist of the Sun, just don’t call it art noise!

Artist and instrument designer Sarah M Farmer will present ‘An Array of Events’, mixing traditional methods of sound production with DIY instruments and experimental techniques “in a bid to overcome the problem of being a lone performer with only the usual number of hands and limited instrumental skill.” Check out one of her previous installations below.

Pram and Modified Toy Orchestra percussionist Laurence Hunt will present a new solo percussive project combined with live electronics.

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Supersonic Birmingham Taster this week

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This Saturday 4th August we’re hosting a taster event for the 10 edition of the festival – extending our birthday celebrations as much as we can!

With a stellar and diverse line up this should get us all excited for October. King Midas Sound System aka Kevin Martin of The Bug, drops DJ exclusive dubs/versions and remixes as well as bleeding other artists’ music into the astounding sound design, with special guest vocals. Justin Broadrick will give a UK premier performance of his new project JK Flesh, expect soul-crushingly dark beats and bass, layered with Broadrick’s inimitable guitar.

We’ve also taken the opportunity to programme some exciting sounds from some Birmingham based experimental sound artists. Iron Fist of the Sun blends power electronics and black metal, Laurence Hunt of Pram and Modified Toy Orchestra performs a new solo percussive piece and Sarah M Farmer will play an entire orchestral piece using DIY instrumentation.

The taster takes place at Eastside Projects, Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth and doors are 7.30pm. Tickets are available via https://www.theticketsellers.co.uk


 

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Watch The Bug in Tenerife

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Check out this great footage of The Bug performing in Tenerife. We recently announced that he’ll be joining the Supersonic Festival line up with Grime MC Flowdan and Ragamuffin rapper Daddy Freddy

The Bug is just one of many Kevin Martin projects. His projects King Midas Sound System will feature at the Supersonic Taster on Saturday 4th August at Eastside Projects, along with JK Flesh and many more. Tickets are available via https://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/

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