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Saturday 29 August 2015, 8pm

Afrikan Sciences + Bass Clef

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Afrikan Sciences (Eric Douglas Porter) stands solidly as one of the most innovative producers to surface in recent times. Affectionately titled the Rhythm Czar, Porter has steadily become one of the most well respected creators in Electronic music. Once described as the love child of Afrika Bambaataa and science-fiction writer Octavia Butler, the grand Sun of Ra, Porter’s production has always crafted a marriage between various forms of music and sci-fi with an emphasis on freedom.

Afrikan Sciences

Afrikan Sciences (Eric Douglas Porter) stands solidly as one of the most innovative producers to surface in recent times. Affectionately titled the Rhythm Czar, Porter has steadily become one of the most well respected creators in Electronic music. Having roots in 80's hip hop first as a dj eventually moving into production, Eric was ever searching for distinction in his sound. This search led him ever so closer to electronic production in the late 90s . Once described as the love child of Afrika Bambaataa and science-fiction writer Octavia Butler, the grandSun of Ra, Porter's production has always crafted a marriage between various forms of music and sci-fi with an emphasis on freedom in tempos and meter.

Ever the artist, Eric maintains a low profile staying true to his craftsmanship. Along with his releases on Deepblak, his music has found it’s way on to other labels such as UK based Bitasweet (Bugz In The Attic), Puerto Rico based Amalgama, German based Rubaiyat, and Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood imprint, and most recently PAN. As a student of the rhythmic arts, Eric is also an accomplished DJ/Live Performer having played insettings ranging from nu- soul, free jazz to experimental electronic orientations, appearing in venues like the BlueNote (NY), Jazz Cafe (London), Prince Charles (Berlin),Jazz House (Copenhagen), Nublu (Istanbul), and Boiler Room TV.

Bass Clef

Bass Clef is the primary handle for the marauding musical runnings of Ralph Cumbers, the producer, trombone player, DJ and modular synth manipulator (as Some Truths) whom, whilst calling Hackney, UK his current home, has long since broken through the earthly atmosphere with his itinerant, style-and-pattern approach to electronic music.

With four full-lengths and innumerable EPs, single cuts and remixes to his name, Bass Clef releases nowadays come in clusters, forming unexpected but very much desired constellations: recent times have seen a score of fresh portals opening up through which to access Cumbers’ constructs in space and time: 2014 alone saw on-point output for PAN, ALTER, We Can Elude Control, Mordant, Iberian Recordings, his conduit for releasing works both personal and from sonically sympathetic peers.