NakNoise – VIA Edition Part 3
Hey, Everyone! We’re getting closer and closer to the festival and we’ve got more artists for you to check out before the big weekend! 5 new artists and 5 new tracks for your listening pleasure.
2011 has been a hell of a year for the hip hop producer Abraham Orellana. Anyone who closely follows the music blogosphere has probably seen his name crop up numerous times. His debut, Electronic Dream, has received nearly unanimous praise since its release. You can’t talk about this guy without mentioning his incredible skill in using MPC drum machines. He effortlessly creates intricate beats by triggering samples and loops with impressive speed and precision. Instead of posting a song from his album, I’ll instead leave you with a video of Abraham doing what he does best as the, “MVP of the MPC”.
2. Underground Resistance – Satellite Song (Underground Resistance Remix)
Described as the Public Enemy of techno, Underground Resistance is an incredible standout to the VIA lineup. Their music was ruled by their desire to promote activism and exert change within the political sphere. Dabbling in a multitude of different genres, such as hip hop and breakbeat, UR’s style of techno is sure to bring serious heat! Live performances by UR are extremely rare, don’t miss the opportunity to see this legendary crew in action.
3. Peanut Butter Wolf – In Your Area
Owner of the Stones Throw Records label, Peanut Butter Wolf is a hip hop DJ that hails from San Jose, California. With his late partner-in-crime, Charizma, PBW performed with the likes of Nas and House of Pain. While he has hung up his gloves as a producer, PBW, has been touring the world and sharing his music with the masses.
4. Sutekh – Untitled 8 (Alice)
A master of minimal house and techno, Sutekh was a perfect addition to the lineup for Humanaut’s 6th Birthday VIA Afterparty. Opening for both Donato Dozzy and Nuel, Sutekh’s brand of dense, spacey techno will be an excellent warmup. Sutekh wowed the VIA crew this year at Mutek and I anticipate a fantastic set this year at VIA. I highly suggest checking out Sutekh catalog of music; its remarkably varied and should give you a taste of what to expect.
5. Pink Skull – Tai Ki
Pink Skull, along with their label mates Blondes and Tim Sweeney, will be performing at RVNG after party on Friday, Oct. 7th. I’d describe their sound as experimental electronic dance music with a touch of alternative rock. Pink Skulls eclectic style meshes well with VIAs overarching principles and slightly left-field slant.
We’d also like to encourage you to purchase tickets to each day of the festival here. You’ve got options, folks. You can purchase an Individual Day Pass (Wed-Sat), a Weekend Pass (Fri + Sat main events and parties) or a Weekend Plus Pass (Thurs, Fri + Sat main events and parties). See yous there!