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XFRMR, Robbie Thomson + Chiminyo + Emily Dust (Radar Radio)

Saturday 2 September
From £15.00
to £18.00
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In a nutshell

A phenomenal late night music show with arresting visual and sonic treats

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Join us for a phenomenal late night music show guaranteed to make your spine tingle and hips sway with arresting visual and sonic treats.

Featuring a spectacular full audio visual performance by Robbie Thomson using a tesla coil as a music instrument.

Live Electro-jazz dance fusion by Chiminyo, using specially developed technology, he uses his drum kit to play music he has composed on his laptop. A rhythmically rich, infectiously groovy and visually stimulating, live, one-man show. With live visuals by Ben Moon.

Emily Dust from Radar Radio weaves the evening's musical fabric together. She seamlessly blends neo-baile from Rio de Janeiro into Bristol bass, Angolan kuduro into grime and hip-hop and South African gqom into house, showcasing the freshest sounds in the world.

What to Expect

Audiences can expect to be taken on an arresting visual and sonic journey from heavy electronica to neo-baile, electro-jazz fusion to grime and house. A spectacular evening of performances from artists hacking sonic capabilities and reinventing their instruments and your ears. Headlined by a huge Tesla Coil centre stage.

Who's Involved

Robbie Thomson is a Glasgow based artist working between the fields of visual art, music and theatre. Thomson's multidisciplinary practice has often focused on the use of new technologies as a thematic departure point and also as a methodology for his work. His current interests surround the interplay of technology and consciousness - how the contemporary psyche is influencing, and being influenced by, the architecture of ultra connectivity and capital.

Chiminyo creates fresh and exciting electronic dance music in a revolutionary way that’s been blowing crowd’s minds across London. Using technology he developed himself, he uses his drum kit to play the music he has composed on his laptop. The result is a rhythmically rich, infectiously groovy and visually stimulating, live, one-man show that’s sure to get any party pumpin’.

Emily Dust has built an impressive reputation for showcasing the freshest sounds in the world. A Londoner born and bred, her mixes have lit up the airwaves of BBC Radio 1Xtra, the British Council’s Selector, Hipsters Don’t Dance and more. She runs London night Flexx and her internationally syndicated show on London’s Radar Radio has grown into a leading platform for forward-thinking global sounds.

What people are saying

'Bridging the technical and the spectacular, the popular and the arcane...' Aesthetica 

'Propels the viewer into an intense electromagnetic experience.' digital arti 

'It’s a thrilling moment; as ever, the boldest sonic and visual gestures are the most meaningful.' The Wire

Find out more


Listen: Robbie Thomson's XFRMR Live

Listen: Emily Dust / Emily Dust on Radar Radio 

Watch: Sonica: XFRMR

Watch: Chiminyo

Twitter: @crypticglasgow / Facebook: @glasgowcryptic 

#XFRMR / #Sonica

Things you should know

Please note: This performance contains flashing images, loud noise and can cause possible magnetic interference with pacemakers.

For ages 18+

This event is wheelchair accessible.