Thursday 16th May – Hula Honeys Showcase feat. Bit-Tuner (live), NHK’KOYXEN (live), Feldermelder (live) + Nik! & Soult
Line Up: Bit-Tuner (live), NHK’KOYXEN (live), Feldermelder (live), Nik! (djset), Soult (dj set)
Hula Honeys is a label for *emotronic sunshine* based in Zürich, Switzerland. We aim to provide your musical reproduction devices with special, intense, true school, open minded, imaginative and inspired music.
In the past years, the Hula Honeys have focussed on releasing music digitally and on vinyl with loose connections to the electronic spheres. It could be loud, aiming at your peaktime thrills. But it also might be quiet and thoughtful, deep or crackled – the influences go from Electronica, Bass Music, HipHop, Leftfield, IDM and beyond. The Honeys’ artists to date include Feldermelder, Bit-Tuner, Hepp, Buvette, Fell and Somtek / Schnauz, among others.
NHK’Koyxen was born in Osaka, a musician and drawing artist. He lives in Osaka and Berlin. He started drawing in his childhood under the influence of his grandfather. He grew up listening to hardcore-techno and hiphop, studied architecture and has been making music since 1992.
His 1st album “Upside Down” was released by Mille Plateaux (Germany) in 1998. Since then, he has collaborated with Merzbow, Sensational, Autechre’s Sean Booth, Mika Vainio, Conrad Schnitzler, Anti Pop Consorium’s High Priest and many more. He is working under many aliases like NHK, Koyxen, etc. Over the last 15 years he has released albums on seminal labels including Raster Noton, SKAM and most recently the amazing PAN label
“Bit-Tuner is the master of booming basswalls and sweeping noises” – 20minuten
A Bit-Tuner live show means heavy beats, blown up bass sounds, gloomy athmospheres, acid-driven melodies and uproaring soundscapes. His musical field of expression reaches from HipHop Beats to Electronica, Noise, theater productions and film soundtracks.
In his energy-driven concerts, Bit-Tuner oscillates between Downbeats, Electronica and Post-Dubstep, while he pulls his tracks together to become a gloomy, but still euphoric bass monster. Live, he has shared the stages with Acts like Kelpe, Jon Hopkins, Ben Frost, Modeselektor, Shackleton, Jimi Tenor, Zomby or Actress.
Bit-Tuner has collaborated with and / or remixed various rappers like Bleubird (Florida), Oddateee (Deadverse Rec.), Sole (Anticon) or Sensational (WordSound/NYC), Filewile (Mouthwatering Rec.), Omega Takeshi (88:Komaflash), Audio88 (Berlin).
„He creates music that was once aptly described as the lost art of keeping a secret“ – Spezialmaterial Records
Feldermelder has been performing on stages all over the world for over ten years – clubs in Switzerland know his music just as well as the museums, forests, raves and festivals all over Europe, Russia, Japan, USA, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. He is also an innovative remixer for Sinner DC, Scrubber Fox, Mochipet, The Sign & the Opposite and many others. Equipped with analogue synthesizers and controlled digital equipment, Feldermelder creates ever evolving sound universes in which rhythm, simplicity and complexity interlock elastically.
With his album “The Echo Circus” on Spezialmaterial, Feldermelder makes clear what he means by this: athmospheric, deconstructed tracks mutate into stomping beat-tracks. His new album “Henriks Fishing Catapult” is scheduled to be released on Everest Records in 2013.
NIK! (dj set)
DJ & producer Nik! has been causing disturbance with his sets, sounds and events for years.
As one half of the DJ-tag-team The Dean Soniks (w/ Soult), as promoter, as a co-founder of the label Hula Honeys or as solo-DJ: his activities are always about the connections between related music and styles, about music between tradition and innovation, about heavy basslines and hymns.
He is known for sets that oscillate between styles – bring things together – opening windows to musical dawn, or doom. His Releases and Remixes on Hula Honeys and Quiet Records develop their grooves based on Dub, HipHop and Electronica.
SOULT (dj set)
Soult has been active as DJ, producer and master of chaos for years. Together with Nik!, he forms the DJ-tag-team The Dean Soniks.
Soult is unpredictable – breaking the limits of styles and rolling over the dancefloors of the world with shining dance tripping hazards. Back in the 90ies, Soult organised excessive nights in clubs and forests as one of the founders of the legendary Jungle Crew Tsunami.
As Soult, he is releasing his own music on his mysterious Tape Label Inner Noise and on Hula Honeys. Since January 2010, he runs the monthly mix series Soultmonth, on which he digs through his record collection and deals with styles or moods of music, one at a time.