With Strange Fluid we had a good time performing at Berlin’s Magnet Club last week, as you can see, or better hear, from this little quick and dirty bootleg video compilation:
Featured songs include Gabba, Fragile, Creep Through Lies, Prove Your Knowledge and Mighty’s Face, all taken from our new Album “Freak Licensed Unit IDentity“.
With my band Strange Fluid I play a hybrid drumkit for more than ten years now, as the mixture of electronic and acoustic sounds belongs to the concept of this band. The symmetry of this drumkit is based on my personal preferences.
The perfect symmetry of this setup means there is no preference of right or left. It allows me to play everything with my right or left hand or foot at any time. It helps me to get equal performance on both sides which always was my first goal in drumming. It also was part of the concept for Strange Fluid from the beginning, as it helps to play unusual combinations that occur when using electronic equipment.
The electronic part on this latest update of the drumkit for our 2012 concerts is not quite obvious to see on these pictures. Of course the self-built pads on the outsides allow for playing samples. But the most interesting part is hidden in the acoustic instruments, the sound of which is beeing picked up by microphones and can be used as is.
Using my self built Quadra Pad switch in the top middle of the set, I can now add up to two layers of samples onto the acoustic sound and spice up the whole thing by using time-based and colour-based effects, usually delay and distortion. The Quadra Pad controls the software on my laptop and indicates by red lights if a layer of effect is currently active.
Our next show will be at Berlin’s Magnet Club, upcoming Wednsday, August 22nd, 2012.
“We Love Bass” is a series of Jungle and Drum’n'Bass Nights, organized by the Bass Station Crew every wednsday at Magnet, usually featuring our friends from Human Sampler as a live act. This time it’s going to be Strange Fluid instead.
Magnet Club is located at Falckensteinstraße, Kreuzberg. Doors will open at 11.30 PM and entry will be free until midnight. Later on it will be 4 Euros.
We are going to play a concert on August 11th, 2012 at Gretchen, Berlin. You are welcome to join us and to invite your friends, of course!
It’s going to be a live electronics night between Dubstep, Drum’n'Bass and Techno, featuring quite a bunch of artist and two bands: Besides us there will be Olivia FX, as well as Moog Conspiracy, Rainer Guba, Marc Schütt, Abelha Supersónica, Kommando Beretto and others. The final line-up and details are going to be announced at the Gretchen Website. There is also a corresponding Facebook Event as well as an announcement at Resident Advisor. See you soon!
I am proud to announce a concert with Strange Fluid at the renowned and renewed Potsdam club Spartakus at February 24th, 2012. Besides Strange Fluid DJ’s Wou_Masta, Petroschi, ICEA, and Heinz von Mecklenburg are going to present some of the finest Dubstep and Drum’n'Bass.
Doors will open at 11pm, entrance fee is 7 Euros. To find the spot check out this description. It’s close to Potsdam Hauptbahnhof, so maybe that’s a good way to get there.
What a night! Music was flowing continuously from dark dubstep to straight drum’n'bass into the early morning. If you want to peek into it, have a quick look at this bootleg video taken from our show with Strange Fluid at the Supamolly.
Many thanks to all who participated and helped to make this event such a success!
With Strange Fluid we released our brand new studio album “Freak Licensed Unit IDentity“.
After two long years of working into depth and detail it has finally become a true picture of Strange Fluid as a collective, showing all of it’s facets yet still creating a unit.
We are going to present the ten tracks of this album live at our upcoming show at Supamolly, and of course you may also buy the album there. Be sure not to miss it!