Festival Serendip.Lab

  • Venue
    Le Soft
    • 32 rue Pierre Regaud, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris, France
  • Date
    Sat, 5 Oct 2013
    23:45 - 06:00
  • Attending
    • 5
  • The 2012 Serendip festival edition featured an exclusive live set by Hypnobeat which marked James Dean Brown's first solo appearance since more than 20 years under his former alias. What was supposed to be a one-off event besides his current project Narcotic Syntax (Perlon) turns out to become a distinctive, forward-looking statement in 2013 – in the name of the groove and mechanical skills. In fact, the sequel is going to happen big style by introducing a new, exciting line-up: it seemed to be inevitable that two kindred spirits found each other to join forces – James Dean Brown and Helena Hauff are looking forward to presenting a stunning live premiere at this year's Serendip: Incessantly feeding their hungry machines, the duo's stage performance of explosive nature will be completely based on improvisation. James and Helena program their abundance of rhythmic phrasings from scratch – by exhausting the power of an untamed Roland horde which is truly unique on stage. Here’s the equation: 3x TR-808 + 1x TR-707 + an array of effects = provocative percussion, unbridled passion, ritual ecstasy, hypnodelic temptation, psycho-exotic magic, and a quantum of danger under a crypto-bohemian approach. Experience the full effect of their tribal Funk: Helena Hauff – Actio Reactio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAcni1Xlp0Y JDB – The Arumbaya Fetish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2cTHga345M Helena Hauff is a DJ and producer from Hamburg, Germany, where she runs a club night called "Birds and Other Instruments" at the Golden Pudel Club. Her sound as a DJ can't be nailed down as she cuts between genres with ease. Dirty Acid, Chicago, classical Electro and Wave mixed in an obsessive way, as you can hear on the Blackest Ever Black's sub label Krokodilo Tapes, where she released a limited edition mix tape, the "Obscure Object". As a producer this obsessive nature comes across in the intensity of her music. Helena’s breathtaking debut EP "Actio Reactio" has just been released on Actress's Werkdiscs imprint as well as a collaboration with F#X as Black Sites on PAN. Interview with Helena Hauff for Juno Plus, 06/2013 http://www.junodownload.com/plus/2013/06/24/helena-hauff-a-certain-energy Helena Hauff on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/helena-hauff web http://helena-hauff.com James Dean Brown, Berlin resident, is deeply rooted in the adventuresome Perlon family and a DJ regular in the rotating line-up of their monthly, infamous "Get Perlonized" parties at Panorama Bar since 2001. Producing and DJing for more than 20 years, JDB is a story-teller. His versatile, musical roller coaster rides are strictly passionate, of timeless quality and designed for gaining "The Emotional Maximum". They follow an approach of serious deepness; "minimalism" means reduction of conformity here. Evolving from the project Hypnobeat, JDB founded Narcotic Syntax in 1996, a band he re-boosted together with Yapacc in 2003 (releases on Perlon, WIR, Mothership). Interview with JDB for MEOKO, 12/2012 http://www.meoko.net/interviews/meoko-pays-a-visit-to-james-dean-brown-s-jukebox JDB on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/helena-hauff narcoweb http://www.narcoticsyntax.com
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