The Demystification Committee studies the intensities of late capitalism. Established in 2016, the Demystification Committee is chaired from London and Berlin.
230616 2200. As polls close in the UK’s referendum on EU membership, Nigel Farage, a former commodities broker and the global face of Leave, immediately concedes defeat.
230616 2252. In a Foreign Exchange market imbued with Remain sentiment, the network effect of Farage’s concessions pushes the pound to its highest point against the dollar in six months.
240616 0409. Nigel Farage declares June 23 “UK independence day”
240616 0528. The pound reaches its lowest point in three decades, loosing 12% of its value against the dollar.
ECHO FX replays Brexit night through the echoes of misleading information spread through networks with the aim of inflating the Pound. As the market sentiment was shaped by these repetitions, City traders with access to insider information pointing to a Leave win made millions from the pound’s collapse.
Timedance owner Batu has carved out a unique sound for himself since his debut in 2013. Subsequent 12″s on a number of labels including XL Recordings, Hessle Audio and his own Timedance imprint have found him grounded in British bassbin principles. His style however is relentlessly forward thinking, and pushing his sound in adventurous, inventive ways that have become something of a signature aesthetic.
Batu and his tight-knit Timedance label continue to push the boundaries, putting Bristol firmly at the center of global bass-minded music culture.His efforts have given him a number of critically acclaimed years, including a series of standout EPs, remixes for Sampha and R&S Records, and establishing Timedance as one of the most vital proponents of fresh UK dance music.
His DJing is also increasingly respected worldwide. A standout set at Dekmantel’s Selectors festival earned him a place in The Guardian’s ‘Best Mixes of 2018’ list, and Mixmag ranked him as one of their top 20 DJs in 2017. Recent times have seen him tour Asia, America and play a series of the best festivals in Europe (a list including; Field Day, Freerotation, Dimensions, Unsound, Dekmantel Selectors and many more).
Straddling the line between the exploratory nature of club culture and the poetics of sound design, Uruguayan DJ and producer Lechuga Zafiro, a.k.a. Pablo de Vargas, seeks to express the nuances of Latin American experience through his music. With a background in experimental music and rhythms from the Southern hemisphere, de Vargas started producing as Lechuga Zafiro in 2012. Influenced by the drums of the Afro-Uruguayan candombe tradition, Mexican tribal music, and Angolan-Portuguese kuduro rhythms, and field recordings and sound design Zafiro first caught the attention of dancers and listeners with Sapo de Manga, released in 2013 on Matias Aguayo’s Cómeme label. In addition to his production work as Lechuga Zafiro, de Vargas is also part of the group F5, along with the renowned C1080 candombe comparsa. Creating an animated dialogue between candombe drumming and electronic music, F5 has toured Colombia and performed at Poland’s Unsound Festival, hosting workshops and performing live concerts in public theaters, the streets, and raves.
Shannen SP is a London based DJ and the co-curator, alongside Kode9, and resident of London's mid-week monthly
Hyperdub event Ø, as well as a NTS Radio resident. As a DJ, her sets
explore club sounds through an Afro-diasporic lens, ranging from kuduro, gqom, batida, dark dancehall and more. Recent stand out shows include Herrensauna at Tresor, De School, Boiler Room and an upcoming set at Berghain for Hyperdub's 15th birthday party.