Friday, January 18, Blasthaus brings a special show to Mighty with appearances from Manchester-based producer, Andy Stott, and German producer, Christian Loeffler.
Andy Stott has been making rounds around the world hot on the heels of his 2012 full length, Luxury Problems, which has garnered acclaim from a variety of media outlets, including Pitchfork, Spin, and XLR8R. In fact, he recently made a stop at Public Works last fall for Public Access with his Modern Love cohorts, Demdike Stare. In case you missed it, this will be a prime opportunity to catch him at peak time as he plays out a selection of new and old material incorporated into a live set.
Luxury Problems is a reflection of Stott’s latest life changes, complete with blunt song titles like “Sleepless” and “Expecting” referring to his busy life as a full time worker, artist, and new father. To add an even more personal aspect to his work, Stott went so far as to use vocal samples from his childhood piano teacher, which add an ethereal quality to some of his tracks.
Stott’s production style is rooted in dub techno but has evolved into a more ominous interpretation of electronic dance music. Layering deep bass and textured samples, Stott has gradually slowed down the tempo in favor of creating innovative tracks over dance floor fodder. But anyone who has witnessed Stott’s music on a good sound system can affirm that the rhythms won’t just leave you chin scratching.
Christian Loeffler is Kompakt’s latest rising star and sub-label co-founder of Ki Recordings. In the last few years, he has released a handful of EPs and a recent full length that shines with glittering percussion and lush atmospheric builds reminiscent of early Kompakt releases. Called A Forest, Loeffler paints scenes of his hometown as he blends organic elements in an introspective journey through moods and memories.
Like Stott, Loeffler will also play a live set. If you’re dedicated to dance music, don’t miss out on a chance to see what these guys have in store for you this Friday.
Andy Stott and Christian Loeffler play at Mighty Friday, January 18. Support comes from SF’s own Clint Stewart. For more information and tickets, go here.