The Playground Presents... Crystal Fighter (DJ Set), Groundislava, Beaty Heart ++

Top Quote THE PLAYGROUND is pleased to announce their next warehouse event on Friday 14th November at Autumn Street studios! End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 21, 2014 - THE PLAYGROUND

    Friday 14th November
    Autumn Street Studios, Hackney Wick
    10pm - 5am
    Early Bird 8.00// ADV 10.00 // 13.50 // MOTD



    THE PLAYGROUND is pleased to announce their next warehouse event on Friday 14th November at Autumn Street studios with a special electronic dj performance from CRYSTAL FIGHTERS. support comes from Los Angeles artist GROUNDISLAVA who flies in specifically for this event and UK debut performance! Currently main support to JUNGLE across the US and Europe are BEATY HEART along with further support from LABYRINTH EAR, SHINAMO MOKI, ASTRO ZU + more!

    ►CRYSTAL FIGHTERS - The group took their name Crystal Fighters from an unfinished Opera which Stockley's grandfather had penned during his final months of insanity. Stockley came across the manuscript while clearing out the reclusive old man's remote home in the Basque countryside. Describing their style as "fast, mesmeric and passionate", the band play both electric and acoustic guitars, which adds lots of timbre, synths, drums, and incorporate traditional Basque instruments into their music. Many of their songs use a txalaparta, a wooden xylophone-like percussion instrument played by two people standing face-to-face. They also use the danbolin (a rope-tuned snare drum), and the txistu (a Basque pipe whistle).

    A melting pot of cultural, musical and stylistic influences, Crystal Fighters use eclectic reference points to create their unique genre of music, stating "we consider ourselves to be a mixture of folk, electro, punk, techno and Spanish pop. We are kind of like the sound that would be created if The Velvet Underground and The Gipsy Kings were to travel back in time to the Pyrenees, 1980, and make a record with Skream, Madlib and Luciano on production."

    Mixmag proclaims them to have "the single most exciting show in dance music" Dazed & Confused stated that "there is nothing more alive or energetic than Crystal Fighters".

    ►GROUNDISLAVA - Jasper Patterson, AKA Groundislava travels to London for his debut UK show. An LA resident, he's a member of the WeDidIt Collective and signed to label Friend Of Friends, also the home slow-mo maestro, Shlohmo. Continually collaborating on a number of works with Shlohmo, Groundislava stands apart because of an unusual penchant for fleshed-out songwriting. boogie, 8-bit buzz, Boards of Canada melodies and Sebastien Tellier-esque electro pop.

    ►LABYRINTH EAR - are a UK electronic duo made up of Emily and Tom. Coming from different sides of London, they were brought together by mutual tastes in music, while each bringing their own set of influences. Emily's folk-like lyrics invoke colourful, visual stories, while bringing together a wide range of musical influences, ranging from Classic film scores, world music and vintage electronica. With songs that are both melancholic and euphoric, they combine samples with synths and psychedelic, Worldly sounds along with child-like vocals to create fantasia pop music with a foot in the past, present and future.

    ►BEATY HEART - Currently supporting JUNGLE on their US tour the London four-piece video-art and music collective have been called "London's answer to Animal Collective". Following on from the release of their acclaimed debut album 'Mixed Blessings' and a successful appearance at this years Glastonbury, South- London trio Beaty Heart have announced details of their next single - 'Banana Bread' & 'Lekka Freakout'. With a sound that remains as positive as it is progressive, Beaty Heart provide layered, cacophonous and glorious off-kilter, left-field alt-pop. Describing themselves as "psychedelic drum pop" their music is layered with lush synths, percussion echoes and loops. This is a live show not to be missed.

    ► SHINAMO MOKI - are an electronic trio with roots in the South East, further east in Brighton and further still in Kyoto; they combine their passion of 90's Anime, Japanese contemporary art, nature and Eastern architecture with sparse synths and splintering, textural percussions to form a core to their sound.

    ► ASTRO ZU - is a unique young London producer on the cusp of greatness. His first two outings on the Bad Life label are demanding attention. Inspired by his love for Flying Lotus, 60′s psychedelia and 90′s RnB, Astro Zu emerged at the end of 2013 with a unique brand of forward-thinking, boundary-pushing electronic music. We are excited to announce his first ever live AV show on this event.

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