NO FIXED SHAPE – Dec 21st @ LOOP
December 21st, 2012 – a date that according to the Mayans marks the end of the world. Also on that date and clearly just as pivotal, is the second edition of No Fixed Shape. Hoping that the end of the world will hold out until they can finish up at Loop, the Inner City Rolling Committee gear up for an event of biblical proportions.
Keen on out-doing their debut event, which by all accounts was a success with the bar smashed and a sturdy contingent of one-eyed DnB aficionados dancing till well after stumps, the NFS krew knew that something really special had to be pulled out of their bass-hat. Not a rabbit, but clearly a lot more entertaining, Johnny Hooves and Kodiak Kid headline this round of festivities.
Johnny Hooves is the quadruple threat – drummer, beat architect, DJ and live sound-engineer. A household DnB name not only known locally, but also internationally, he currently serves as drummer to the iconic New Zealand live act Shapeshifter. But when Hooves isn’t slamming out hard hitting live breakbeats to crowds across the planet, he can be found in the studio, or on the turntables, contributing his own “vibe” driven take on drum and bass and lower tempo beat music to the global musical discussion. And again, if isn’t in the lab, or in the mix, chances are he’s behind the live mixing desk acting as the front of house engineer to the likes of the legendary Tiki Taane or The Upbeats Live.
Rounding out the headlining spotlight we also welcome local young gun, and all round beat-wizard, Kodiak Kid. A slave to all that is “beat” driven, Kodiak Kid’s style holds no bounds – touching on everything from Glitch-hop, Midtempo, PsyDub, Dubstep, Downtempo, World Beats, Roots/Reggae and of course DnB, his sets are renowned for taking the crowd on a powerful journey. Safe to say once The Kid steps up, that we’ll be in for one genre pushing set.
On support duties we welcome local bass-stalwart, TEECEE – frontman of Dubbish online radio show on Budgie Collective. TEECEE has been pushing his unique blend of deep bass beats to a fantastic response, with his weekly online radio show holding the largest listener base on budgiecollective.com. TEECEE’s ear for detail shines through in every show and DJ set he plays, and we couldn’t think of a better artist to join the ranks.
NFS residents FLIP3K, J-Slyde and James Brooke will also be around to fill in the gaps offering up deep liquid DnB like only they know how. Visual duties will be handled once again by the insanely talented Manoeuvre.tv – fresh off the Stereosonic tour, it’s safe to say he’ll be bringing his A-Game.
Friday, 21st December – 10:00pm til late
Loop – 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne CBD