"The Left Field Experiment is an event that combines hip hop and electronic music. The hip hop is usually abstract, psychedelic, instrumental, and/or underground, and the electronic music is usually hip hop influenced, psychedelic, bass music, but never dubstep or house.The event incorporates producers performing live, turntablism, and freestyle rapping. The event was founded by promoter, Brannon Boyle and psychedelic hip hop producer Dr. Conspiracy. The Left Field Experiment is inspired by the likes of Prefuse 73, J Dilla, Flying Lotus, Jel, El-P, and Los Angeles weekly event, Low End Theory. While it incorporates plenty of local talent, The Left Field Experiment is already slated to include shows with nationally touring artists such as: Teebs, Shigeto, Slugabed, Devonwho, and Mux Mool."
Performances from Mux Mool, Devonwho, and Ethereal
DJ sets from Dr. Conspiracy and Divine Interface
Hosted by DT (from Clan Destined, The Difference Machine)
MUX MOOL - Ghostly International
I know it’s electronic music,” Brian Lindgren says, “but sometimes I feel like an old-timey traveling musician with an M-Audio Trigger Finger instead of a guitar.” As Mux Mool, Lindgren has been criss-crossing the country by himself for years, collecting records, loops, and samples, and rocking parties in towns both large and boondock-small. Lindgren is a self-confessed nerd to the bone, an incurable doodler, a Star Trek: The Next Generation fan; he lives on energy drinks and barely sleeps, spending his days working on music and his nights absorbing Internet memes by the hard-drive load. Mux Mool’s homespun electro hip-hop is the product of an introverted mind, an extroverted imagination, and a bottomless cultural appetite.
Lindgren’s life in music began in Minnesota with a cheap toy sampling keyboard (“I remember being so fascinated by how much a sound changed when you dropped it down several octaves”). Flash forward a few years (and more than a few keyboards), and the teenage Lindgren began recreating his favorite sounds – Dilla’s stutter-step beats, classic video-game music, abstract electronic noise – using software and digital effects, glazing them with tape hiss and vinyl static.
DEVONWHO - All City Dublin
One of the Klipmode family - whose membership includes Suzi Analogue, mndsgn and Knxwledge - the LA via Portland-based producer, devonwho, makes awesome, synthy, low-slung beats that sit somewhere in between hip hop and experimental electronic music - if you’re up on Beat Dimensions or the Beatnicks 12”s you’ll know the vibe. Various members of Klipmode have done a series of EP releases entitled 3P (which can be yours for less than £5 - seek them out), and devonwho’s is out today - free of charge too if you are willing to give up your email address. Get on this early, click the link below to get a hold of it.
Presented by Snowflake Entertainment, Speakeasy and Psych Army