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DIY [diy] w/ krikor / Danielle / Yesawi + residents

28 September

10PM – 4AM

Krikor [LIES Records News / Editions Gravats]
Danielle [ Phonica Records / NTS Radio]
Yesawi [NowhereFactory]


Krikor works obsessively at extracting the very substance of machines. The composer, sharp and rough, developed a one-of-a-kind sound identity under a string of aliases, an insane mess in which dub, Chicago house and the dirtiest of rocks frantically mate. Refusing to choose between Errorsmith and Lee Perry, Krikor Kouchian constructs, makes mistakes, unravels. An empirical, experimental yet accessible approach that lays the groundwork of all his projects.

Twenty years spent in recording studios with a flurry of influences to show for it, which would become the material for an LP released on the New York label L.I.E.S. The album, entitled Pacific Alley, conjures up every sound that has left an impression on him: Prince’s funk, early hip-hop, video-club culture and flamboyant B movies. Designed like a short sound feature, this LP could move thugs to tears and has already found its way to the stereos of convertibles the world over.

Danielle is a DJ and Illustrator from London, currently based in Bristol. Over the last couple of years she has had the chance to play at some of the city’s best parties including Timedance, Livity Sound and Young Echo, as well as some of the world’s best clubs such as Corsica Studios, Sub Club and Griessmeule.

Her sets feature an impressive range of genres from deep house to leftfield, electro, new-wave, UK techno and beyond. She draws from an informed selection of old school house cuts, whilst keeping up to date with the newest dance music as it’s released. This is thanks to a musical education that continues to expand with her 9 years (and counting) of work at the internationally-renowned Phonica Records. In addition to hosting regular NTS shows, she is a resident alongside Daisy Moon at BRSTL (a monthly club night showcasing Bristol-based talent) and is one of the mentors at the increasingly popular Bristol-based DJ workshop ‘Mix Nights’.