On Friday 28th September a brand new event series named [diy] launches in London at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick. Aimed at exploring the more experimental side of the electronic music spectrum, [diy] kick off their first ever event with L.I.E.S. producer Krikor, plus support from Danielle, Yesawi and [diy] residents.
Krikor works obsessively at extracting the very substance of machines. The shapeshifting composer, sharp and rough, developed a one-of-a-kind sound identity under a string of aliases, an insane mess in which dub, Chicago house and the dirtiest of rocks frantically fuse. Refusing to choose between Errorsmith and Lee Perry, Krikor Kouchian constructs, makes mistakes, unravels. An empirical, experimental yet accessible approach that lays the groundwork of all his projects.
His 2017 album ‘Pacific Alley‘, released via Ron Morelli’s imprint L.I.E.S., contained expertly executed boogie and funk. It captured our attention for its insatiable ability to meld the sounds of Prince’s funk, early hip-hop, video-club culture and flamboyant B movies. In July of this year he followed up his album with ‘Pacific Alley In Dub‘, 6 exquisite reworks featuring spacious pads, Linn drum claps and vocals pinging back and forth.
Danielle is a DJ and Illustrator from London, currently based in Bristol. Over the past couple of years she has had the chance to play at some of the city’s best parties including Timedance, Livity Sound and Young Echo, as well as some of the world’s best clubs such as Corsica Studios, Sub Club in Glasgow and Griessmeule in Berlin. Her sets feature an impressive range of genres from deep house to leftfield, electro, new-wave, UK techno and beyond.
Yesawi has a diverse sound deeply rooted to his exposure of different cultures, having lived in multiple countries during his early childhood. Yesawi brings a unique blend, meticulously mixed, paying tribute to world influences and opening up the dance floor as a space for full freedom of expression.
[diy] will also host events on the 18th October with Zuli and 23rd November with MIC Records. Stay tuned for further information.
Discover more about DIY on Inverted Audio.