”NUANCE with KONTRA MUSIK X” @ UNIT/UNICE 開催決定
Title: NUANCE with KONTRA MUSIK X
Fee: Adv 2,500YEN | W/F 3,000YEN | DOOR 3,500YEN
Ulf Eriksson ( Kontra Musik )
TM404 (Kontra Musik) [Live]
DJ NOBU (Bitta, Future Terror)
YAZI (BLACK SMOKER)
[UNICE] “Sound Garden” supported by Pioneer DJ
Will Long presents Long Trax (Comatonse Recordings)
スウェーデン最南端の都市マルメーのレーベル “Kontra-Musik” （コントラ・ミュージック／スウェーデン語で “カウンター（反逆）ミュージック” の意味）は、その厳選されたリリース作品群と、そこに通低する無二の美学により、シーンに多大な影響力を持つエレクトロニックミュージック・レーベルである。その主宰者であるUlf Erikssonは、現在に至るまでの長いキャリアの中で、一貫してヴァイナルDJとして活動している。DJを音楽に没入する為のアートフォームとして捉えているというUlf ErikssonのDJスタイルは、シーンの重鎮Gerd Jansonから「最良のハウスミュージックとアンビエントのテクスチャーの間に立脚する、エレガントなテクノサウンド」と評されている。また彼は「本当の意味でのDJとなるためには時間と経験と音楽性が重要であり、またそれ以上に、音楽そのものに対する深い知識が必要だ」という持論を持っており、レーベ ル・ディレクションに垣間見せる、高潔で揺るぎない活動姿勢と相まって、北欧を中心にシーンでの絶大な信頼を獲得している。
Ulf Eriksson runs Kontra-Musik, a label based in Malmö, Sweden’s southernmost city. Kontra’s carefully curated catalogue and divergent aesthetic is having an increasingly significant influence on electronic music internationally. Kontra-Musik is a label that fully embraces today’s radically open aesthetic. Its artists include among others: TM404, Frak, Mokira, Jonsson & Alter, Jason Fine, Sebastian Mullaert and Rivet with remixes from Morphosis, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann and Heinrich Mueller to name a few. A labor of love, the label has flourished and boosted the profile of all the artists involved including Eriksson himself. Eriksson is nowadays a very visible DJ outside Sweden, holding many live dates. Being a vinyl dj for almost 20 years, his sets is the result of someone who still consider dj:ing a true art form and a tool to go deep into music over time.
”To really become a dj takes time, practice, musicality and last but not least, a great knowledge of music.” — Ulf Eriksson
His dj-sets are a reflection of the label output, blending styles with ease, mixing with personality, perfection and an open mind.
The TM404 live show can now be booked through Kontra-Musik. The new project from Andreas Tilliander just released his debut album for the label. Andreas now starts to tour as TM404 bringing a big gear bag containing 3x303s, 606 , 808 & effects. Available as part of Kontra-Musik showcases.
TM404 – a unique live project from Andreas Tilliander
With a new alias, TM404, Andreas Tilliander has created enjoyable ambient dub simmering with life and details. The songs have all been recorded live, in real time in the studio. A unique way of operating within today’s electronic music.
“Everything is recorded in one take. Nothing is post arranged.” — Andreas Tilliander aka TM404
＜TM404 最新アルバム “Acidub” 試聴リンク＞
＜DJ NOBU (Future Terror / Bitta)＞
NOBU’s stance as a DJ can be best described as underground — his persistence is undisputed. However, that should not be confused with stylistic inflexibility. Rather, his approach is singular and ever-changing, constantly modified and adjusted to the quality and the concept of each gig he plays. He keeps it all underground, yet he manages to mutate it. It is this ability that makes him stand out, as can be heard on his official mixes such as [Dream Into Dream] (tearbridge), [ON] (Musicmine), [No Way Back] (Lastrum), [Creep Into The Shadows] (Underground Gallery) and [Nuit Noire] (Octave-Lab). In recent years, he has been programming his set around highly abstract techno with authentic floor anthems, textured avant-electronic music as well as unknown house tracks, along with even more obscure contemporary electronic pieces. He excels in threading challenging tracks from his wide repertoires into a compelling story. What he could present on the dance floor with his DJ set has gained much love and applause, even among many international acts he shared the stage with. Lately, he has been touring regularly to Europe including several appearances at the techno institution Berghain, collaborating with Smoke Machine crew from Taiwan, building his network worldwide to explore his new frontiers.
＜YAZI (BLACK SMOKER / TWINPEAKS)＞
BLACKSMOKERRECORDS presents “EL NINO” Resident DJ/One half of TWIN PEAKS/Best known as original member of Japanese legendary Hip-Hop outfit THINK TANK
＜CHRIS SSG (MNML SSGS)＞
Chris SSGはMNML SSGSの創設メンバーの１人で、ブログが完結してからも東京で
Chris SSG is best known as the co-founder of the now defunct MNML SSGS blog, recognized as a leading source of critical insight on electronic music. In recent years, he has moved from the online world into the Tokyo techno scene. He is the organizer of a series of MNML SSGS events, and is a resident at the semi-regular Sound Garden chill out parties. As a DJ, Chris SSG eschews standard dancefloor music, instead focusing on a range of sounds from ambient, experimental, kosmische through to more abstract forms of techno. He has DJ’d at many major Tokyo clubs, including Unit, Air, Dommune, Galaxy, and SuperDeluxe, as well as at the FREEDOMMUNE and Rural festivals. His podcast for the New York based ‘Mysteries of the Deep’ series was included in Clubbing Spain’s top 10 mixes of 2014, and his podcast for Rob Booth’s ‘Electronic Exploration’ series was included in That Special Record’s ‘best of 2015’. Chris SSG commenced 2016 by playing in the Elektroakustischer Salon as part of Berghain’s Silvester party.