FUTRA presents Doubt (live)
Doubt (Mistress, Disposable Commodities) MPLS *LIVE
A veteran of the Midwest electronic underground, Doubt is the new alias of a Minneapolis artist who has earned a reputation among aficionados of electronic music as one of the most inspired, engaging, and entertaining artists of his time. A true musician’s musician, he routinely reaches for unconventional elements and seamlessly blends disparate styles to create completely unique sonic experiences, which hit all of the right buttons.
Doubt’s first release is on Mistress, the secret weapon sub label from DVS1 (HUSH). Remember Fono and Beauty have garnered early acclaim, featured in Mixmag and highly reviewed in Resident Advisor; “Remember Phono” pivots on a metallic swing while a mournful melody swoons in the background. “Not Before” matches its unstable core elements with a pummeling techno beat.” LISTEN
Doubt then released Chaos Om Vision I and Chaos Vision II with Midwest based boutique label Disposable Commodities. Exploring “the edges of lo-fi techno shamanism imbuing his compositions with murky grime, distortion, dissonant harmonies and the sound of decay while still maintaining versatility as a DJ weapon that can be played in the club sphere.” LISTEN
Raíz (Droid Behavior, VRV) LA
Producers and label owners Vangelis and Vidal Vargas have performed worldwide from North America to Europe to Japan. Through their connection with Drumcell they developed the label, production group and music collective Droid Behavior. Aside from curating forward thinking events such as Interface, Raíz have released affective music on labels including Electric Deluxe, Historia Y Violencia, Droid Recordings and their own label VRV. As performers, Raíz fully harness the capabilities of technology to create a thick blend of Detroit-influenced techno and hard, gritty house. Years of production experience inform their Live PA / Digital DJ hybrid approach, as they layer each track’s core essentials and live improvisation to craft sets into a unique and narrative arch. Their releases follow suit, drawing from their musical training and diverse influences, to shape elegant and deep tracks. LISTEN
Dazz Moov (Futra) LA
Adept at mixing a dynamic soundscape of heavy bass, chopped up drum patterns, and infectious rhythms, Dazz Moov pays respect to the classic history of dance culture while seamlessly injecting forward thinking music. His solid foundation in drum & bass, house, and techno was forged back in the 90′s while shooting footage of live performances and updating the vast catalog for Groovetech Seattle where he hosted a weekly show. Never one to sit still his pursuit of quality music and the deep desire to learn more about its cultures has taken him to Barcelona, Berlin, and Tokyo where he performed and captured video of events and notable individuals who are defining those cities. LISTEN
Natology presents Pseudo & Morph featuring Jos McKain’s performance Oxidation and visuals by video artist Lindsay Scoggins. Pseudo & Morph is a meditative performance on the devolution of the human body and its ability to shift into an amorphous state. This meditation is intended to diffuse gender pairing, silhouetting a nude male and juxtaposing him against Scoggins’ signature video work. The ideas center on replication as a form of evolution, both intellectually and socially. First the art becomes you, and then you become the art.
Jos McKain (MOMA PS1, LACMA, MOCA) *PERFORMANCE ART
Jos McKain is a classically trained and self-taught dance maker and performance artist. He approaches performances as a shamanic ritual where the heightened state of performance acts as a trance-like state. His work reflects formative years spent on an Indian Reservation and training the classical East Indian Kathak. Since then his practice includes Dunham Technique, West African forms, yoga, Tai Chi, and extensive training in modern. McKain has curated shows for Machine Project, Highways Performance Space, and EDC. His venue credits include Carnegie Hall, MOMA PS1, LACMA, and MOMA. He has appeared in work by Ryan Heffington, WIFE, Mariana Abramovic, Scott Benzel, Daft Punk, and Mike Kelley. WATCH
Lindsay Scoggins (GUGGENHEIM) *VIDEO INSTALLATION
Lindsay Scoggins is a LA-based multimedia artist, filmmaker, and pioneer in YouTube video art. Influenced by a classical musical education, her interests in new media developed through her infatuation with audio’s essential functions in cinema. Scoggins’ began working with video installation, using YouTube as an online gallery, and soon began to attract millions of viewers. In 2010, she was chosen as a finalist for Guggenheim’s YouTube play: A Biennial of Creative Video. As a result she’s exhibited at the Guggenheim in NYC, Venice, Bilbao, and Berlin. WATCH
FUTRA begins at 10PM with bass heavy resident Dazz Moov. Entry is $5 until 11PM and $10 after with RSVP – $15 without RSVP. The visual art experience curated by Natalogy, Pseudo & Morph, is set for 11PM. Raíz of Droid Behavior/VRV will entice and set the mood. Doubt’s live set will feature mostly unreleased material rebuilt from the ground up over 8 channels.