Bleed presents... Diagonal

  • The first official showcase for Powell's Diagonal imprint... DIAGONAL | is a small but, so far, fairly well formed entity that has drawn praise from far and wide thanks to label founder Powell’s two EPs, both of which mashed a host of peculiar influences into new modes of dancefloor expression. This year, new artists enter the fold, and Powell will use the Waiting Room’s infamous basement as a chance to air their wares. BLOOD MUSIC | a violent outfit that exploits pummelling drum machines, noise guitar, harsh electronics and voice, will take to the stage in advance of their hugely anticipated Blood Music EP. Led by Simon Pomery, the band haven’t appeared in London for nearly a year, since they supported My Disco at the much-talked-about Quietus night at the Lexington. Expect to have your head rearranged. RUSSELL HASWELL | also new to Diagonal, will be reaching for similar ends, albeit by different means. Armed with a modular system and God knows what else, Russell will be exploring new rhythm-based material that’s been prepared for the label and is due out later in the year. The rest of the night will be led by POWELL and special guest DJ, RAIME, both of whom will use turntables and wax to explore the outer reaches of the label’s influences — and entice whatever manoeuvres they can from anyone who cares to listen. Party time. POWELL MIX :
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