Following their previous event back in August with London based producers Nummer and Kasra V, Comm•une return to Dance Tunnel on Friday 23rd October with Polish duo Ptaki, and Glasgow based production duo General Ludd, plus support from Tom Blip & O’flynn of Blip Discs and Synamatix.
Ptaki (meaning ‘birds’ in Polish) are Jaromir Kamiński and Bartosz Kruczyński (aka The Phantom), the mysterious Warsaw based production duo who’ve caused a considerable stir in the past year with their inventive Disco edits and captivating sample-based debut album ‘Przelot’. More widely known for their debut 12″ that featured the slo-house anthem ‘Krystyna’, released in 2013 on The Very Polish CutOuts label, selling like hot cakes and topping the bestseller chart at Phonica Records. Their sets are an all-embracing blend of disco, house, tropical, dub, balearic, hip-hop and more – with the likes of Move D, Julio Bashmore, Hessle Audio’s Joe, Jamie XX and Jose Padilla all avid fans of their output.
General Ludd, the outfit consisting of New Jersey native Rich McMaster and Canterbury’s Tom Marshallsay, met whilst both studying at Art school in Glasgow. Initially they collaborated on interactive sound installations before a few late night studio sessions formed some promising material they would eventually use under the General Ludd name. They make club music with a crude and frenzied twist, racking up releases on Mister Saturday Night, Ten Thousand Yen and charity fundraising project Autonomous Africa. Expect “weird, trippy rhythms, space echoes and chaos held together with hard percussive sound.”
Although only two releases in (O’Flynn’s ‘Tyrion / Desmond’s Empire’ and label head Tom Blip’s ‘Wrong Guanco/Shekere’), Blip Discs have caused quite the ruckus in such a short space of time. Their Afro-infused approach to twisted house and techno has been a staple in the sets of Four Tet, Bonobo, Gilles Peterson and Bradley Zero from the off. Comm•une invite the two friends down to play some records and give us a glimpse of what the future holds for the label.
Comm•une with Ptaki & General Ludd
23 October 2015
Tom Blip & O’Flynn
95 Kingsland High St