While You Were Sleeping #1

Here’s our roundup of the best experimental and electronic shows from last week. Playing late at night on Radar, we don’t want you to miss them.

GABBER ELEGANZA

Alberto ‘Gabber Eleganza’ Guerrini is the Milanese hardcore hero bringing a new generation to rave through his insane Tumblr dedicated to gabber culture. Guiding us through an hour of, what he calls, “not proper hardcore stuff but hardcore attitude stuff”, his mix is 60-minutes of pure techno, experimental and grimey instrumental, laced with a true hardcore undercurrent throughout. You’ll also hear some unreleased bits from Gabber Eleganza’s own EP, forthcoming on Lorenzo Senni’s Presto!? label.

CRYSTALLMESS

Welcome to the first of Crystallmess’ Unleashed monthlies. After hearing the Paris-based DJ’s mixes online, we had to ask her to become a regular. Recording in the French capital, Crystallmess seamlessly blends an hour of dreamy ambient, club, experimental, French rap, dancehall and bashment for her Radar debut.

CLAUDE SPEEED

Ahead of his forthcoming ‘Infinity Ultra’ album on Planet Mu, we asked Scottish producer Claude Speeed (three Es) to come through and play a bag of stuff he’s into right now. From noise to guitar tracks and ambient, glitchy experimental, as well as a bunch of unreleased stuff that won’t feature on the new album, the now-Berlin-based artists didn’t disappoint.

PARADISE

This was a rare appearance for enigmatic DJ, Paradise. Expect an hour of pure emotion as Paradise expertly plays out 60-minutes of feels heavy r&b, road rap vocals, an Ice City Boyz blend sure to bring tears and a ton of his own edits.

IQB7

French visual artist Patrice Olivier Acardi is best known for his work creating kaleidoscopic fractals for NASA. What’s less well-known is the work he does as independent experimental and ambient producer IQB7. The artist used the hour-long slot as an opportunity to let people hear his music without having to release via a label. Expect a show 100% dedicated to IQB7’s own tracks.

VIOLENCE

NON-affiliate and creature of nightmares Violence makes his UK radio debut on Radar with an hour of weirdness – noise, rap and industrial sit alongside American bluegrass, folk and rock – keep your ears open for a surprise appearance from Bruce Springsteen. The Baltimore-bred now LA-based artist, composer, musician and producer also performed three songs live, two of which are from his ‘Human Dust To Fertilize The Impotent Garden’ album, forthcoming this month on PTP.

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