Whelanslive.com, U:MACK & White Plague presents
– MIDNIGHT SHOW –
+ THE LAST DAYS OF 1984 & MAGIC POCKETS
Daniel Martin-McCormick aka Ital chops and skews classic house/techno through a liberating and unique soundworld. This is heady and tactile dance music in which feel and texture are valued over fidelity or uber-quantised beat grids… sensual, epic and amorphous these tracks are a RUSH. Constantly evolving, in the last year he has already put out a couple of 12”s on 100% SILK and his own Lover’s Rock imprint (featuring a killer remix from kindred spirit Hieroglyphic Being), as well as carrying out production duties with LA Vampires forNot Not Fun. Now his debut EP Hive Mind is being readied for January release on Planet Mu, with remixes forTriAngle and LA Vampires/Maria Minerva in the pipeline.
As one half of Thrill Jockey signed duo Mi Ami, he knows how to cut loose live. Synth, drum machines and sequencer lay down the framework for his tracks, with mixer, guitar pedals and laptop effects used to warp his sounds/samples, and euphoric, smudged keyboards floating high above.
“some of the most vital-sounding house music around… nothing could have prepared us for Culture Clubs, a sunblind epic of rough percussion, luscious chords and elements that work against each other as effectively as they work with each other” – Fact Magazine
“Ital suits up and strays into the the irradiated zones of Minimal Techno to retrieve the Detroit archives… with percussion ripped from an agitated Geiger counter, Ital wades into a landscape scarred by years of Ketamine abuse. ‘Culture Clubs’ manages to drag the spirit of Rhythm is Rhythm’s ethereal melodies through some rip in the zone’s fabric but it can’t quite bring it through the intervening decades without picking up a little reel slippage and tape hiss along its journey” – 20JazzFunkGreats
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