Beautiful Swimmers Live With Kyle Hall


Update 8/7/11: Venue announced – Bar 512 Kingsland Road

Kyle Hall has just been added to this increasingly dope lineup, happening at a TBA venue in East London next Friday 8th of July. Beautiful Swimmers are headlining live, and have been sitting on the edge of my peripheral for a little while now; but looking at the clips below I’ve no idea why I’ve not gotten in to them proper.

The group is the collaboration of Maxmillion Dunbar and Ari Goldman, and when you throw in Funkineven and Soft Rocks next Friday night is looking quality. As always we’ll be there shooting for the morning after.

Details below.

via Resident Advisor

Beautiful Swimmers, the flagship crew of Washington DC’s synth-wave Future Times label, have rapidly gathered a cult following of vinyl obsessives and club hustlers alike with their leftfield boogie collage and spatial balearica. Compromising this duo are Ari Goldman and Andrew Field-Pickering AKA Maximillion Dunbar. This is their first ever set in London, and one that promises to live up to the mass of underground chatter and positive vibes they’ve garnered over the last 2 years.

Kyle Hall has had enormous amounts of praise and hype heaped upon him in the last couple of years, not least from countless legendary Detroit producers – Omar-S and Rick Wilhite serve both as fans and teachers. Kyle is both naturally gifted (check his keyboard trills and skills!) and something of an anomaly, his schizophrenic productions veer from downright jacking house with lashings of soul, to abstract, perverse beat-crunching. The ghost of Dilla and Zapp is as strong in this young artist as House music’s finest. Prepare yourself for a signature vinyl DJ set – likely to spill funk, electro, acid, techno and house throughout the dancefloor.

As London’s new prince of machine-funk, Funkineven has quickly earned plaudits from a worldwide audience of acid-lovers. Having kicked up a fuss with several Eglo EPs and some seriously refined remixing, here he’ll be flexing his DJ muscle – bringing the kind of rawness and intensity that line his music.

Having released cut-up compositions on Endless Flight, Redux and their own label, Soft Rocks are proving to be a force of their own. With every release a gem full of chugging floor-filling production, their subsequent DJ sets find them drawing from a raft of musical knowledge displaying a rare breadth and depth that seems to be missing from London’s current nightlife.

The Phonica, Nonsense and Streets Of Beige DJs will be bringing the warm-up noise, and with it only being the first collab night between these crews expect more to come from three of London’s most varied boutique promoters