Australian Tour November 2007
With Zero DB – DJ Set (Ninja Tune)
Luke Vibert, the eminently multi-pronged bedroom producer-stroke-DJ, is a Cornishman who has continuously explored various musical styles, from hip-hop-influenced electronica to drum’n bass to acid techno to twisted breaks.
He has recorded for 3 of the most highly respected electronic music emporiums -Rephlex, Warp and Ninja Tune – under several aliases including Wagon Christ and Plug and has remixed the likes of Howie B, Meat Beat Manifesto, David Sylvian, and Nine Inch Nails. Whatever Luke does sounds like something Luke would do – swinging, musical and often funny. Much like his contemporaries Aphex Twin (with whom he recently toured Australia for the Big Day Out) and u-Ziq, he takes a cavalier approach to what is and isn’t done.
With and increasing demand for his pioneering dj style there is, quite possibly, no electronic musician busier than Luke Vibert right now and Civil Society is pleased that he has taken time out his hectic schedule to come to Australia sometime label mates zero dB.
Neil Combstock (aka Frank De Jojo) and Chris Vogado, otherwise known as zero dB, have been concocting a provocative, innovative and addictive brew of music, combining elements of hard jazz, electro, latin, hip hop and house, laced with signature heavy basslines. Now signed to Ninja Tune zero db released their long overdue debut album to the masses ‘Bongos, Bleeps & Basslines’. A stand-out work of UK dance music that has been described the best Ninja Tune release ever… a schizo, jazzy excursion in badass basslines (Inpress) and as energetic and dance floor geared (3D World).
Demand for early Zero DB tunes on labels like Ubiquity and Compost and K7! led to remixes and praise by Truby Trio, Suba, Peace Orchestra, Hexstatic, Nicola Conte and even Sun Ra (co-mixed with Gilles Peterson) before getting snapped up by the legendary Ninja Tune.
To accompany the album release, Neil Combstock from zero dB has been embarking on a ‘Bongos, Bleeps & Basslines’ dj party tour which has taken him across Europe and the rest of the world and now he finally hits Australia – y’all wanna come party with him? You have been warned!
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