We are very pleased to announce that along with our pal Game_Program (aka Jon Nash of Hookworms / Nope / Cowtown) we have been confirmed as support for 100% Pure Silk recording artist and former Mi Ami member Daniel Martin-McCormick, otherwise known as Ital, in Leeds on 10th October. From FACT magazine:
“You may already know Daniel Martin-McCormick from his work as one half of Thrill Jockey duo Mi Ami, or his solo endeavors as Sex Worker.
Lately though, he’s been releasing some of the most vital-sounding house music around, under the name Ital. ‘Ital’s Theme’, released this year on Amanda “L.A. Vampires” Brown’s Not Not Fun sub-label, 100% Silk, was a raw, acid-eroded gem in itself, but nothing could have prepared us for ‘Culture Clubs’, a sunblind epic of rough percussion, luscious chords and elements that work against each other as effectively as they work with each other. He’s also collaborated with Brown on the recent Streetwise release, and most recently, released a sterling edit of Candi Staton.
Ital is at the forefront of something more interesting than just great tracks though – along with D’eon, Laurel Halo and the 100% Silk label in general, he represents a generation of Americans taking outsider aesthetics and unpredictable song structures, and applying these to classic house and techno. This approach doesn’t always hit, but when it does, it’s an irresistible antidote to the precision-tooled Beatport house that modern dance music is so often weighed down by”.
Full interview with Ital here: http://www.factmag.com/2011/07/22/new-talent-ital/
In addition to this we are very excited to have been invited to play at the new Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen, soon to be opening it’s doors in Leeds. This new and exciting venue is hosting some fantastic acts and DJs over the next few months and is the brainchild of the Super Friends promotional team whose other projects include Beacons festival, The Iron Wagon and more.
Tickets for the event are available online and from Crash Records in Leeds.