FIRST TWO 2MR 12″ RELEASES OUT 29TH JUNE
DEBUT RELEASE FROM NEW LIVE ELECTRONIC DUO DEARDRUMS & A NEW 12″ FROM BROOKLYN LIVE TECHNO 3-PIECE DUST
Listen to the A-side below
Deardrums is a new project from two well-established Italian artists: Bottin and Leo di Angilla. Deardrums deploy an arsenal of analog drum machines (mostly played by hand) in what feels like a neo-tribal soundscape, drawing from pre-hispanic elements (think mayan and aztec, not latin) and pseudo-african rhythms.
Nearly all sounds, including bass and leads, are crafted with skillfully tuned drum synthesizers. Just after listening to the first couple of songs the project was immediately signed to Brooklyn’s 2MR, under the supervision of Italians Do It Better and Troubleman founder Mike Simonetti. Keep an ear out for more Deardrums on 2MR soon.
DUST is an international, amorphous, conceptual techno project known for futuristic acid compositions and noisy, immersive live performances.
The collective is currently anchored by audio engineer Michael Sherburn and John Barclay, who is most well known for his founding roles in Brooklyn techno venues Bossa Nova Civic Club, 285 Kent and Trip House, and fronted by Korean visual & noise artist Greem Jellyfish.
Founded in 2012, DUST performed their first live show alongside Gatekeeper and Teengirl Fantasy in Chicago and has since performed and/or DJed across Europe and North America with Light Asylum, Adam X, Kim Ann Foxman, Phuture, DJ Pierre, Xeno & Oaklander, RRose and Xosar, amongst others. Perhaps the most notable element of the live aspect is Greem Jellyfish, whose heavily processed screaming and flamboyant costumes often erupt crowds into techno riots. See below for upcoming show details.
DUST has released 3 records on Rome-founded/Berlin-Based imprint Mannequin, and an EP each on Brooklyn’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy and Low Life Inc. Keep an ear out for more Dust on 2MR soon.
Listen to the A-side here
3rd July supporting Detroit techno legend Juan Atkins at Good Room, Brooklyn