Beat Dimension 11/2/12
I think it is fair to say that Beat Dimension’s launch party in Concorde 2, Brighton was a huge success and a totally awesome party. It was not just the Berlin Techno party monkeys that made the night – the accompanying acts Duff Disco and Klic also showed the crowd how to have a good time. The venue was right, the extra bass was great and, of course, the music was banging.
Duff Disco played an extended set, and really gave it the feel of a Berlin-esque night. The music was heavy – techno and disco all rolled into one – refusal to dance was not an option! Duff Disco built the excitement for Modeselektor and tension was defiantly high before they came to stage. When eventually Modeselektor came to play they were great. They announced, “Oh My Goddddd” in a Zeus-like voice and spider web visuals appeared behind them. Then that amazing, unique Modeselektor bass… Awesome! Bass-heavy techno, full AV show, lights flashing everywhere, lasers going crazy, insane strobes, what more can you want….oh yeh….champagne? We got that too.
Klic ended the night on a high note, going with the vibes of the night and winding it down with some great tunes. He showed off his vast musical range, from techno, to house with atmospheric sounds and nice drum beats. He is defiantly one to play with the feel of the moment and he obviously knows what the crowd want. I asked Klic a few questions following the night:
Re: So how did it feel to follow up Modeselektor?
K: Mild peril. Manni Dee was due to play that set but unfortunately came down with a nasty illness – he’s ok now though thankfully!
Re: The music I heard you play the other night and what I have listened to on your soundcloud is very varied. There’s house and boogie and much deeper beats. What is your favourite music to make and play?
K: Hard to choose I think, when I play as Klic I have scope to go pretty much anywhere, which is fun.
Re: How long have you been making music for and what got you into the electronic world?
K: About 10 years, though only in recent years that I feel it’s stepped up to a level I’m reasonably happy with
Re: What gear do you use to make your music on? And Decks/CDs/digital?
K: Entirely within a computer, using Ableton Live and Logic, would love some hardware though. DJing-wise, I buy as much vinyl as I can afford, and use CDs to play unreleased/forthcoming stuff
Re: Who are your top 3 produces/DJs of the moment?
K: Too hard to choose as most of the music I listen to isn’t new… right now I’ll say Krystal Klear, I;Cube, Huerco S.
Catch Beat Dimension next Month with their warehouse party in Hackney Downs studios with Karenn, Red Shape and Objekt. Thanks Beat Dimension. Please keep bringing the parties to Brighton
Photos starting from top: Klic, Modeselektor with AV and Duff Disco