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COMPETITION: WIN free entry to PLAID vs. RED SNAPPER @ Koko 20 Nov 2010

Soundcrash Promotions are falling over themselves with generosity yet again! They’re offering free entry (plus one) to a night of bacchanalian beat craziness (alright – it might be a bit more chill than that) on 20 Nov. at London’s Koko with entertainment ably provided by the likes of Plaid, Red Snapper, Luke Vibert, Ninja Tune’s newest signing, Eskmo, Stateless and Anchorsong. Should that sound like the very thing all you need to do is:

1. Answer this question – ‘What was Red Snapper’s debut LP on Warp Records called?’
2. Mail your answer to:

Old and new mastery of the electronic music world is represented at KOKO on the 20th November as Soundcrash rounds up three giants from the movement and three fast-rising new-comers and sticks them all on to one huge, opulent, bass-driven stage!

With a hugely eclectic career under their belts Plaid are currently going for the record of the most anticipated album of all time; ‘Scintilli’ has been on the cards for a year now and with still no release date penned-in we’re looking especially forwards to this appearance in Camden’s hallowed music-hall where we’re told we can expect some previews of their new material!

Formally signed to the spiritual home of progressive electronic dance music Warp Records, Red Snapper have now found their new home on Lo, with a shift from live techno-esque beatery to a more Jazzy flavour that has been capturing audiences around the world since their re-emergence last year. Their hugely energetic live shows are perfected by the supreme musicianship on show and we’re well excited about seeing it again on the Soundcrash stage!

What needs to be said about Luke Vibert? One of the very few acts to have been signed to Warp and Ninja; a man who’s fans are that loyal and, well, real, that he doesn’t feel the need for facebooks and myspaces and the like; a man with over twenty years of fine musical production under his belt and one of the most relaxed performers we know of. Luke Vibert, aka Wagon Christ, aka Plug, aka a-whole-host-of-other-aliases is coming back to KOKO to rip it up once more.

Conneticut native and San Francisco inhabitant Eskmo is Ninja Tune’s newest signing, and the young producer couldn’t find a more suitable home for his dark, textured, bass-heavy future-funk. With his awesome debut album ‘Eskmo’ coming out on the 24th October this young beatsmith is set for big things, why not come and be among the first to see him in full-live action?

Masaaki Yoshida, better known as Anchorsong to you and I, is a proponent of some of the lovliest electronic soundscapes you can find, anywhere. Sometimes alone with his drum-machine and keyboard, at others accompanied by a glamorous string-quartet, always a phonic treat – here’s yet one more rising star brought by Soundcrash to you for your discerning delectation.

Leeds’ glitchtronic outfit Stateless have been winning acclaim everywhere they have graced the stage in the last couple of years, and with a new album expected on ninja Tune in early 2011 the only way is up for Kid Kanevil and friends.


* Plaid
* Red Snapper
* Luke Vibert
* Eskmo
* Stateless
* Anchorsong
Tickets: £15

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