Planet-µ's Canadian breakcore/drill'n'bass creator
brings his intense and inventive sound to Cambridge for
the first time as part of a short UK tour.
Venetian Snares's music is probably
most often categorised as breakcore or drill'n'bass --
his sound is typically constructed around dark and frantic
jump-cut drum'n'bass breaks and broken beats.
Always driven, his music is far from humourless
-- retro-game sounds and tunes, film clips
and found sounds are also fired off into the mix.
Comparisons might include Squarepusher minus the
jazz hybridisation or the dark drum'n'bass precision
of the early material by Germany's Panacea.
Venetian Snares is one of the mainstays of the Planet µ label,
the diverse electronica-focused independent run by µ-ziq's
Mike Paradinas and sometime home to the likes of Capitol K,
Jega and Luke Vibert as well as many of Paradinas's own
`Aaron Funk is one of the most talented people making music
at the moment, I just have to get all the tracks he makes.
It's an obsession. Just trust me and buy all the cd's he
releases, 'cos his shit is hardcore, taking what was
drum'n'bass & breakcore totally to another level. Believe.'
-- Mike Paradinas
> www.planet-mu.com (sound samples available)
> www.angelfire.com/mn/vsnares/ (homepage)
(zod, hymen, mirex)
Fanny's musical history takes in Edinburgh guitar bands,
a brief stint in The Exploited and 90s Canadian funk/rap/metal
band Bootsauce. The last of these brought him to Winnipeg, Canada
as well as very much into Venetian Snares's sonic territory, and he
has recently started putting out his own hectic breakcore material,
including the Fear and Loathing for Dummies series
on the German Mirex label.
(charlie don't surf)
DJ from Charlie Don't Surf of Cambridge (responsible
for the recent Cylob night at The Junction).