TICKETS: coming soon
Hidden Measure loves the Bay Area so we are throwing 2 parties in 2 nights in 2 cities. Crazy? Probably. Awesome? Most definitely! Get your party pants, your dancing shoes, and your mind ready, this will be wild. There will be a SF show at our favorite venue F8. There will be a OAK show at our favorite East Bay venue, newly renovated Riddim w/ it's infamous Turbosound. To help us kick it off we are bringing, for his first SF/OAK appearance, non-other than Techno's man in black,
BLACK ASTEROID (MOTOR / CLR)
w/ an incredible support roster of
SF TECHNO ROOM
Milkplant (From 0-1 / Subspec)
TRΛCER (Hidden Measure Music / monobomb)
DJ Clairity (Pulse Generator)
SF INDUSTRIAL ROOM
Mr. Smith (ELEVATORdown)
Daya (Hidden Measure Music) [Debut Performance]
Rubidium (From 0-1 / Subspec)
After exploding onto the scene last year with the highly charged and widely acclaimed CLR debut, “The Engine EP”, Bryan Black revises his BLACK ASTEROID guise and takes it to the road for his US April tour to support ‘Black Acid’, his lab-crafted, deeply groovy techno entry into the Electric Deluxe stable, among other releases.
Whilst BLACK ASTEROID is still a fairly fledgling endeavor, Black’s production credentials are as rich as they are steeped. Starting out at Paisley Park Studios as a sound designer for Prince, Black proceeded to foment a passion for techno as the other half of Motor. Signed to Novamute in 2003, over the course of nearly a decade Black and his partner Oliver Grasset, consolidated EBM, industrial, pop and electro fusions into four albums and a string of EPs. But it is as BLACK ASTEROID that Black has come into his own as a unique and highly skilled sonic engineer, with ‘Black Acid’ marking further steps towards a purer, and yet boundless engagement with techno.
“This EP is about chemistry and space. I chose to focus on raw, analogue sounds. I spent a lot of time playing white noise, static and sub bass, often layering them together and coming up with new sounds in the process.”
From the EP’s punchy granular title track to the meticulous disorder surrounding “Hydrogen” and palette of alien, mechanical sounds that proliferate throughout–distinctly towards the EP’s space-themed closers: “Pressure”, “Lunar Escape”–‘Black Acid’ is an inventive and ever intriguing record. Like some estranged and maverick alchemist, Bryan Black mixes drops and discordant home-brewed noise with plenty of infectious floor-ready rhythms to form compounds that transcend straight listening and danceable orientations. Indeed, whether as aficionado of sound or simple beat junkie, ‘Black Acid’ will lure you in with one and hook you with the other. Turn up the bass and dive deep into its timbres to discover the weird and wonderful vistas of BLACK ASTEROID’s sonic imagining.
F8 - 1192 Folsom, San Francisco, CA 94103
Riddim - 581 5th St. Oakland, California 94607