bad timing presents
MC SENSATIONAL (NYC)
DJ SCOTCH BONNET (DJ Scotch Egg, Berlin)
NHK yx KOXYEN (Kouhei Matsunaga) (Japan/Berlin)
Introducing new label Small But Hard Records, co-founded by DJ Scotch Egg:
Weds 17th Oct, 8-11pm, The Portland, 129 Chesterton Rd, Cambridge, CB4 3BA.
£7.50 adv/£9 door
Sensational debuted (as Torture) aged just 15 on Jungle Brothers' 'J. Beez Wit The Remedy'. Through Bill Laswell, Torture came to the attention of the WordSound label, soon making his extraordinary solo with 1997's 'Loaded With Power', a maverick, lo-fi piece of speaker-wrecking bass, chest-caving beats, and gruff, marble-mouthed self-aggrandisement, hailed as an experimental hip-hop album like no other.
DJ SCOTCH BONNET
The new solo project of Shigeru Ishihara, aka DJ Scotch Egg. Swapping GameBoys and 8-bit limitation for a hefty distortion unit, Ishihara delves deep into the world of bass-driven hip-hop breaks. DJ Scotch Bonnet melds dense distorted beats with his signature pop sensibility, referencing Scorn, NHK, and the dance music culture of new home Berlin. A maverick, crazed with energy and excess creativity, Ishihara's chance meeting with Kouhei Matsunaga spurred an isotopic explosion of activity and inspiration; The result was the new dope style distorted bass and beats of dj scotch bonnet. Ishihara is prolific in his output, and has collaborated with E-Da (ex Boredoms) in epic psychedelic outfit DRUM EYES; works with Bo Ningen's Taigen Kawabe, and Dokkebi Q's Gorgonn in dub distortion unit Devilman, and also plays bass in newly reformed electronic pioneers, Seefeel.
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Kouhei Matsanaga, originally from Osaka now based in Berlin, works in music and drawing. Having grown up listening to hardcore-techno and hiphop, as well as studying architecture, he has been making music since 1992. With releases on Important Records, Mille Plateaux, Skam and Raster Noton he has also collaborated with Merzbow, Sensational, Autechre's Sean Booth, Mika Vainio, Conrad Schnitzler, Anti-Pop Consortium's High Priest and more. In 2002 he founded the Flying Swimming label for distribution of contemporary music and art.
New custom dubplate set. Having collaborated with Sensational on his critically acclaimed 12" release for Actress' Werk Discs label, recent activities include an acclaimed split cassette release on Further with Ekoplekz (Editions Mego, Mordant Music) and a forthcoming LP for Ramp Recordings.
'Forever keeping heads on their toes, Werk Records dash this curveball from the brilliant Nochexxx and marmite MC extraordinaire, Sensational, into our path. We really don't know what the f*ck is going on with 'Smashing Your System', it's like a folder full of Philip Jeck, Throbbing Gristle and Anti Pop Consortium has been corrupted with live protein enzymes, resulting in one confounding bit of beaten oddness. 'Sinbliss' is a little easier to grasp, if a mesh of Belgian New Beat with swampy Dub subs and the most disjointed MC in the business is nothing out of the ordinary to you. For us it's one of the best WTF moments we've had in months. Fans of V/Vm and High Priest, it's all yours!' Boomkat