As synthesizers, drum machines and sequencers become more affordable, it’s becoming rare to see live music performances without at least some electronic component. Bands are embracing new technology and unlike the every-band-needs-a-turntablist movement of the 2000’s, synthesizers are here to stay.
At the other end of the spectrum lies electronica and dance music where producers live shows have also hugely benefitted from the increasing access to physical hardware. Gone are the days where a “live” set involved watching a producer awkwardly staring into their laptop pausing for the occasional hit of bit-crush and reverb. From one man shows to co-ordinated digital masterpieces, we are for the first time we’re starting to see electronic producers making truly engaging live shows. James Blake, Mount Kimbie, Flying Lotus, Gold Panda and Luke Abbott are just a few of the artists to bring their MPC’s, patch bays and stunning live shows to Bristol.
If we set dance music to one side, then it’s relatively easy to highlight a few key venues for live electronic music in Bristol. Start The Bus, The Louisiana and The Exchange typically pick up artist’s first live tours while you would want to pick up tickets to The Trinity Centre, The Fleece or Thekla for larger, more established artists.
BRANDON Brandon is an electronic producer of Synthwave / Retrowave music – music that aims to capture the iconic sounds of 1980's pop and electronic music, while throwing in a few modern production techniques to create a sound that is nostalgic, yet somewhat fresh at the same time. The 80's is often defined as being the decade of ‘excess’, and Brandon aims to capture that in his music by fusing bright synth-leads with funky guitar riffs and larger-than-life old-school electronic drums.
Between a vivid imagination and a sensitive side, the producer knew that he would come to express his unspoken emotions via the best channel he knew: music. An electronic musician with a classical background, he formed and played drums in a band, playing numerous tours, before he discovered band life wasn’t for him as he felt held back creatively. With the driving forces of ambition and passion, DEADLIFE began to explore the world of music production.
Aeronexus is a UK based electronic music artist who fuses a range of styles, including melancholic ambience, 80s synthesisers and heavy distorted darksynth.
Founded in 1967, Tangerine Dream were one of the major forces behind the introduction of electronic music and the synthesizer to popular culture. Throughout the past 5 decades, the electronic band's countless incarnations have created more than 100 studio albums, some 60+ film scores, and received 7 Grammy nominations.
'Bubble' is a new hybrid club & LIVE performance event designed with one thing in mind - to make you move! We're gonna bring sounds from across the modern electronic music spectrum whether they be soulful, breaksy, bass-heavy, deep, 2-stepping, warm, percussive, just crazy and essential body twisting grooves!