Barrio by Pisco Bar and Art Xtreme Media start their first Thursday (18 April) techno party of the year welcoming the one and only Benjamin Damage who will be throwing up a bone and playing a live set. To make this night even more special, Pisco Bar KL are teaming up with the crew of Art Xtreme Media as they celebrate their anniversary.
Art Xtreme Media turns 4, so for 4 weeks, at 4 locations, 4 parties and this is the FIRST one.
Bold UK techno. Benjamin Damage’s roots lie firmly within the UK’s underground. Drawing from early rave to jungle to nineties house, Benjamin’s non-purist approach to techno produces energy and emotion rarely found in modern electronic music.
Teaming up with fellow Welshman Doc Daneeka for the 2010 underground hit Creeper in 2010 caught the eye of Modeselektor, who quickly offered the project a home on their renowned label 50 Weapons. Working together in Berlin, the duo fused UK bass, techno, lush ambience and haunting vocals to create the critically acclaimed album They!Live. This album solidified Damage as an innovative mind in electronic music and saw him relocate to the techno obsessed German city in 2011.
Through 50 Weapons, Damage releases teamed brutal indulgence with moments of atmospheric tension and tenderness, culminating in the release of his stunning debut solo album Heliosphere in 2013. Hailed by critics as a return of soul and warmth to the cold industrial world of Berlin techno, Heliosphere was hallmarked by a contrast very present in the artist himself.
Creating the live show for Heliosphere saw Benjamin return to his roots, combining machines of early electronic influences with the latest in music technology. Abandoning the stage laptop, Damage delivers a truly live electronic techno performance, taking elements of his original tracks and recreating them in a new form for every show. His all hardware setup premiered at Fabric in 2014 and was heavily refreshed in 2018 with debut shows in Oval Space and Berghain.
Benjamin Damage’s second solo album Obsidian was released to great reviews and was the last artist album to close 50 Weapons the label. Benjamin signed to R&S records in 2017, releasing the Montreal EP. Malfunction / Binary was released in July 2018 with a full album to follow in 2019.
Support for the night from Pisco Bar’s JonnyVicious and Art Xtreme Media’s Obadius b2b Meliha
: 29A, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL: Admission (with one drink): RM40 Online Presale (via peatix.com) / RM50 door charge. Call 03-2142 2900. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org