Monday, 26 May 2014

Supersonic Swoomptheeng Disco

Well my world has all gone swoompy, and if you've seen the word before now you've probably been living around Birmingham where we have been raving-up art venues and indie nights as AV act Swoomptheeng. Branded as Rave Kraft, Zombie Bass and Ritualised Punk Technologies, Swoomptheeng are my new project band and more of an arts collective than your usual DJ or band setup. Masked in weird bright headdresses, hanging from the rafters, playing upfront bass-heavy Rave-Trap 'n' Bass, we've been lucky enough to turn a few heads and get some nice reviews such as "one of the most surreal live experiences of my life" by Need No Melody.

We recently played the fantastic Ort Cafe, a small, friendly and creative hub, curated by the playful and mischievous, fine-art tinkers Juneau Projects. But it seems the best is very much still to come and this saturday we are thrilled to be hosting our own spot at the coolest underground festival for new art and music this side of Sonár or SXSW - Birmingham's very own Supersonic Festival.

On Saturday May 31st from 12pm until 2am we will be hosting the Swoomptheeng Disco - a very exciting extended live set and a DJ set in what used to be the Medicine Bar (now Alfie Bird's) in Digbeth's Custard Factory. Expect an extra dose of heavy dancefloor-friendly beats, melancholic electronica, head-nodding and tongue-flapping hip-hop, YouTube dregs and face-melting razor-bass. Other acts include Swans Khünnt, Ex-Easter Island Head, and Black Country doom monsters Opium Lord.

Here's our latest Dubstep and Trap-infused salty electronica track 'Seagull' to give you a low tempo taster... be sure to check out the awesome Monform remix on Soundcloud too.

We have a lot more in store soon and if your attending If Wet's custom instrument show and tell then you might like some of our experiments too (still in progress) like this tasty Theremin inspired DJ filter built using an Arduino and Traktor.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Bonkers Brummy music!

I've been busy once again! And have some goodies to share...

Firstly check out this great bit of video from my new rave craft band Swoomptheeng's last event at Muthers Studio in Birmingham, there's also more fun and photos on the website at Keep your eyes out for plenty more where that came from! We already have a music video or two in progress, a bunch of unheard new tracks, some VJ toys, gadgets and even our own cute little voodoo dolls... T-shirts on the website very soon!

And if that wasn't enough, we have finally released our new MaggotHouse podcast for what was going to be a big, real proper radioshow - now sadly not happening - but have a listen to this anyway! More senseless stupidity coming soon.

If your appitite for fun isn't already over-fed, check out this promo for Mr.Moltonium's Air Guitar Competition which is going to happen at Yardbird's in Brum on March 24th.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Fun and twisted Birmingham music

Swoomptheeng live at the Hare & Hounds in Kingsheath, Birmingham! Check out this awesome video. Look out at for more gigs soon.

Also here's a cheeky Drum & Bass mix I did of Elmo Sexwhistle's "Go Down" who played the event after us.