Wednesday night February 4th
@ 1/2 Lounge
136 1/2 Church Street
cover - $5
SUBMERGED ( Ohm Resistance / Obliterati / Sublight / Subtitles / Flatline / Big H / Cabal // NYC )
Even as drum & bass, this restless futuristic underground electronic dance music genre, pushes ever-forward ever-morphing into new daring permutations, Submerged aka Kurt Gluck is in the eye of a hurricane signalling the rise of a new D&B movement.
He named himself Submerged, he says, “Because I have no intake filter. I take in way too much information, take it all too seriously, and am drowned constantly with the amount of information I have to process walking down a street.”
In 1999 he founded Ohm Resistance, a collective of musicians and DJ’s spanning two continents, which was also a label that released exciting DC artists including Sinthetix, Impulse and Kiko, and Skynet of the UK. For one year, Ohm Resistance threw a Wednesday weekly at U-Turn called Tangent.
Submerged moved Ohm’s headquarters to Brooklyn in late 2002 to facilitate global distribution of its releases. In 2003 he co-created a second label, Obliterati, to pursue the darker and more experimental roots of Ohm Resistance.
In 1998, he met drummer Mick Harris, formerly of Napalm Death, at a show with Painkiller, a band with John Zorn and Bill Laswell. Submerged and Harris wrote two tracks together. Harris told Laswell about his friend Submerged who made D&B coincidentally around the time that Laswell’s good friend Robert Soares became convinced that Laswell should do a D&B fusion project.
In 2003, Laswell met with Submerged to discuss working together and said he owed John Zorn a record. Submerged came up with eight compositions to which Laswell added more music and live bass. This first historic Bill Laswell vs. Submerged collaboration, “Brutal Calling,” a harrowing anti-status quo screed, was released on Zorn’s Avant label, in the first half of 2004, during which time he also remixed Herbie Hancock for Sony, and toured Eastern Europe.
Collaborations are a familiar territory to Kurt. Over the span of his musical career he has worked on various projects with various musicians spanning all genres including one called Method of Defiance: An important groundbreaking jazz-D&B fusion project featuring the talents of virtuoso musicians (Bill Laswell, Herbie Hancock, Pharoah Sanders, Buckethead, John Zorn, Toshinori Kondo, Pete Cosey, Craig Taborn, Graham Haynes, Byard Lancaster, Bernie Worrell, Dave Liebman, Nil Peter Molvaer, Masada String Trio) along with D&B’s most progressive producers (Paradox, Amit, D-Star, Evol Intent, SPL, Black Sun Empire, Corrupt Souls, Fanu, Outrage, and Karsh Kale) and another project called Death Cube K again with Laswell and Buckethead,
Aside from his own full length albums (Stars Light the End and Violence as First Nature)and various musical collabortations, Submerged is responsible for putting out a plethora of forward thinking music by artists such as Silent Killer, Breaker, Lethal and Khanage, Temulent, Kiko, Infiltrata, Identity, Scorn, C.A.B.L.E., Enduser, and many many more on his labels Ohm Resistance, Obliterati, and Resist……..
Clearly Submerged has evolved into a vital link in the D&B ecosystem. Considering the history he’s already made expanding the reach of D&B with his projects, it’s not illogical to ask how he envisions his legacy, but typically Submerged’s response is philosophical and grounded.
“I don’t know, realistically, if I will have any legacy in music. But I always wanted a family, and Ohm Resistance is what I made to make a family, a pirate crew, if you will. If that’s all I ever get, I’m happy with the people I’ve gotten to meet, the places I’ve had the chance to visit, and the love I have had in my life. I always want more, but I work for it, and if I don’t get it, I don’t get too disappointed. Life is too short to think too much about what your future translates into in someone else’s past.”
This marks Kurt’s second appearance at Whiplash, he is sure to bring the rukkus. Brace yourselves……..
also appearing on the night
SILENT KILLER ( Ohm Resistance / Algorhythm / Counterstrike / Barcode / Outbreak / Guerrilla / Obliterati / Hate / US Jungle // NYC )
Hailing from Brooklyn NY, Sean aka Killer has already established himself as a force to be reckoned with. With a slew of releases already out and forthcoming ( his first full length album set to drop very soon on Ohm Resistance ), Silent Killer has a style that is heavy yet steadfast, keeping you gasping at every break with his signature mind-blowing Reese. Sean is now blessing dancefloors with his chaotic movement of drum n bass. Be prepared for pure damage and plenty of exclusive tracks during his first visit to Burlington.
in addition we have another first time Burlington set from
BREAKER ( Ohm Resistance / Guerrilla / Barcode / Counterstrike / Obliterati // NYC )
Rooted deep from the West Indies and Europe, Dean B. aka Breaker has just begun to lace dance floors with his “industrial hardcore - metal - punk - bboy” mash down style of drum n bass. Discovering his musical talents on his fathers turntables at the age of 11 and by way of playing the saxophone when he was 12, Dean began to make his 1st compositions with just two tape decks and a SEGA game console. Originally an extreme fine artist and Industrial producer in his teens, Dean found he could push his vision of twisted mindscapes thru drum n bass further. Heavy influenced by death metal, punk music, hip-hop, industrial, and gabber. With releases out and forthcoming Breaker tunes receive play at the hands of many of todays top dnb artists. Come witness the hype. This is not to be missed…….
Warm up selections from the Basscamp Crew:
Brace yourself, this night will be heavy.
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