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BCNmp7. Club Culture

Musics in process

Scene + Music

Nightclubs have been vital to the development of some music scenes. This session presents the fanzine that A Viva Veu has coordinated for the occasion with texts by figures involved in the music scene (Javier Blánquez, Albert Guijarro, Miqui Puig, Frankie Pizá, among others), with performances by Headbirds and Londoner Dean Blunt, a foremost musician in today’s music underground.


The concert will open with the upcoming talent of the young Barcelona producer, Headbirds, a club music cocktail of groove, garage, bass and deep house that is now the great white hope of UK bass, firmly rooted in poppy grooves and drawing on electronic dance music that straddles the daring and the avant-garde.


From the dissolution of the enigmatic duo that favoured deep electronic music and basses as thick as fog, going by the name of Hype Williams, Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland have emerged. Of the two, it is Blunt who has upped his creativity, in little over a year producing three excellent discs. Black Is Beautiful was a joint project with his fellow traveller from Hype Williams, who later also embarked on a solo career. The continuation of that wonderful disc was The Narcissist II, followed this year by his most ambitious work, The Redeemer. With this disc under his arm, he’ll be taking the stage of the Teatre del CCCB with a group put together for the occasion that will also accompany him on his European tour of clubs and prestigious festivals such as Unsound in Krakow, an event that has recently emerged as the acme of avant-garde music.

With his latest disc, Blunt reviews many of the musical genres he’s explored during his career. Inspired principally by sadness and depth, he explores contemporary gospel with touches of obscure folk and piano lines. Concealed beneath the layers are voice messages, a variety of samplers and a dense depth of field. This fragile music will be the argument underpinning the theme of this session: club culture, because there’s nowhere better than a club to enjoy this kind of music.


This activity is part of BCNmp7. 2013, BCNmp7

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