Thursday 10 December 2020, 7.45pm
Live streamed show from the Cafe with mercurial South East London vocalist, musician and DJ, Coby Sey, whose work spans the realms of live instrumentation, sample-based productions and experimental music, melding recognisable motifs of hip hop, drone, techno, post-punk, fusion and more into a dubbed-out anaesthesia. Plus support from Aircode, who weaves radical autonomist Marxist feminist ideology with her stripped back avant-electronics, and who released the excellent 'Tunnel Vision' on our in-house TakuRoku label earlier this year.
Coby Sey is a vocalist, musician and DJ from South East London who offers a shifting, disorienting vision of club music.
A long-time collaborator with Mica Levi, Tirzah, Babyfather, Klein and Kwes, Coby’s recorded work – as best evidenced on the Whities 010: Transport for Lewisham 10″ – spans the realms of live instrumentation, sample-based productions and experimental music, melding recognisable motifs of hip hop, drone, techno, post-punk, fusion and more into a dubbed-out anaesthesia. Live, these dreamlike compositions are imbued with a heavy, uneasy dancefloor energy, often abetted by live vocals as well as saxophone interjections c/o regular cohorts Ben Vince and Calderwood.
Coby’s open-door approach to sharing and making music stretches to his work with London collective Curl, who release records and host events with a collaborative, improvisatory approach, as well as a regular slot on NTS which offers a portal into his appealingly murky musical world.
aircode is a Swedish producer based in London whose production is linked by tone rather than genre. Though, heavy dub-rhythm and careful use of space are reoccurring themes mixed with vocals, short occurrences of piano, halfway-club drum patterns and constantly changing dynamics. Following her debut release on TT (fka Tobago Tracks) we have seen releases on labels such as Alien Jams, Cafe Oto’s Takuroku and Nostro Hood System.