Ott - Filastine
M.B.P is excited to announce Ott's return to NYC at the gorgeous Highline Ballroom with Filastine!
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Highline Ballroom - 431 W 16th St New York, NY 10011
Doors: 7:00 / Music: 8:00
British producer Ott got his start working as an engineer in several studios around North London. Working obsessively, 18 hours a day, seven days a week for almost 10 years, he began developing the skills that would eventually allow him to work with artists who inspired his foray into music in the first place – Brian Eno, The Orb, Youth, African Head Charge, Steve Hillage, and On-U-Sound.
After spending the '90s freelancing around London as a studio engineer and producer, Ott celebrated the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st by giving it all up and moving to a remote cottage in southwestern England to be alone with his cats and his studio. A period of intense creativity followed, during which he created a great many tracks and then stashed them away on tapes, hidden from the light of day. In the meantime, Ott hatched a plan to remix half a dozen or so classic Hallucinogen trance tracks and release them as dub mixes – slower, fatter, and more chill friendly. In 2002 he realized this plan, releasing the album Hallucinogen in Dub via Twisted Records to universal acclaim.
Buoyed by the success of this initial release, the following year Ott gathered together and released his earlier sonic experiments as the album Blumenkraft (2003), which was also very well received and attracted a great many listeners around the world. The next few years passed in a whirl of gigs, remixes, and collaborative projects. During this time, Ott travelled the world, got married, welcomed his daughter Daisy to the world, and released his third and fourth albums, Skylon (2008) and Mir (2011). He recently settled on the Mediterranean coast of Spain with his wife and daughter and is currently working on numerous projects.
"Grey Filastine is an audio-visual artist born in Los Angeles, based in Barcelona, and often nomadic. He composes a dense transnational bass music that collides the lowest frequencies of dubstep with the highest-level beat science, acoustic strings, voices, and lofi street noises. The results are "Awesome and delicate... hybrids so fluent they defy classification." -Pitchfork
Filastine's debut record, Burn It , was released in 2006 by DJ Rupture to much critical acclaim: "Filled with both with jagged edges and moments of sad sweetness ... Burn It is sure to win fans across multiple scenes"- XLR8R. The album ricocheted around the world, licensed and re-released by labels in France, Japan, and the US. The follow up album, Dirty Bomb, dropped in 2009 through an alliance of labels led by French electro-dub imprint Jarring Effects. Prefix Mag called it "the prototype of globalized urban sound... It will devastate your subwoofer."
Performing up to a hundred concerts per year, Filastine triggers live riddims and synchronized video from a heap of electronics wired to an amplified shopping cart. You may have seen him at a sweaty Tokyo nightclub, a football stadium in Casablanca, a respected euro-fest like Sonar, in a parking lot in Borneo, or touring the US with Bassnectar.
Before making electronic music Filastine played with the Infernal Noise Brigade, a marching band he founded for the Battle of Seattle. He continues to use audio as a tool of intervention with the Sound Swarm, an orchestra of bike- mounted megaphones conducted by pirate radios transmitters.
2011 will see the release of a new album, and a grip of videos, made in tighter collaboration with Javanese vocalist Nova Ruth and Lyon-based cellist Amelie Bouard. Expect to find Filastine anywhere, crashing borders and transforming friction into beauty."
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Ott & Filastine @ Highline Ballrom [3.23.12]
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