#C2C12 / Club To Club Alfa Romeo MiTo Festival presents The Italian New Wave
Kuedo (Planet Mu) exclusive London show
The Italian New Wave featuring Italian artists
Lucy (Stroboscopic Artefacts, CLR) live - London premiere
Lory D (Numbers, Rephlex) live
O / One Circle live - London premiere
Esperanza (Gomma) live - London premiere
Club To Club Soundsystem feat. Giorgio Valletta dj set
starring cosmic music legend Daniele Baldelli(Nang, Quantistic Division) dj set
Thursday 18th October
Village Underground, Shoreditch, London
From 7pm to 2am
Tickets: 6£ on Resident Advisor / 9£ at the door
The Italian New Wave is the exclusive London preview of international festival Club To Club Alfa Romeo MiTo / #C2C12, taking place in Torino from 8th to 11th November (http://clubtoclub.it).
This special London showcase features a cast representing the whole spectrum of Italian music creativity + very special guest Kuedo, who will be headlining the night: under the spotlight there are new sensations and legendary pioneers of Italy's contemporary electronic sound. Visual shows and fashion design will help recreating #C2C12 festival's unique atmosphere for one incredible night at Village Underground.
In collaboration with
Resident Advisor (UK), FACT (UK), The Quietus (UK), Groove (D), Red Bull Music Academy, British Council, Bang On
The most creative and original Italian ways of dealing with ‘groove’ are well represented in ‘The Italian New Wave’ showcase. Legendary ‘cosmic disco’ originator Daniele Baldelli –back in the late 70’s he was resident at Italian club Cosmic, where he literally invented the genre by blending pitched-down rock, synth-pop and world music- and seminal techno producer Lory D (with a faithful following since more than 20 years, he recently found a new label home at Numbers) are joined by fresh and visionary talents such as Lucy -producer and dj as well as founder of Stroboscopic Artefacts, whose debut album 'Wordplay For Working Bees' won general acclaim thanks to its original combination of experimental techno with ambient, industrial and dub influences-, Esperanza, mixing 90′s Detroit Techno with the universe of Italian melodies and a 70’s touch in an explosive live set, and O/One Circle, “a rough and ready collision pitched somewhere between Daft Punk, Nathan Fake and Sunn O)))” in the words of Resident Advisor. Giorgio Valletta’s eclectic dj set under the moniker of Club To Club Soundsystem will help setting up the right atmosphere.
If there is one artist that encapsulates the new found air of uninhibited creative expression in modern electronic music then surely that artist is Kuedo. Making his name as part of the acclaimed duo Vex'd, who's brutal take on Dubstep helped define it in its infancy, Jamie Teasdale's re-invention under his Kuedo moniker is nothing short of breathtaking. He spent each release developing and evolving his sound, the pinnacle of which is his debut LP 'Severant' , also released on Planet Mu. More introspective and melancholic than his earlier works, the emotive, bladerunner-esque soundscapes represent the futuristic, sci-fi world he now inhabits, a world that he has singlehandedly created for himself. His sets also reflect his wildly diverse range of influences and inspirations. Hard Atlanta rap instruments and fervent footwork sit side by side with 80's synth soundtracks, quasi disco and all manner of elements from the post-dubstep musical universe, brought together with seaming ease. What defines Kuedo is, paradoxically, the impossibility of defining him. A renaissance man of electronic music and beyond, here's to the future.
Kuedo will also perform at #C2C12 in Torino, on Saturday 10th November 2012 at the Gran Finale event. More info at http://clubtoclub.it.