BLACK DICE W/ MARAL, DJ JIMI HEY
w/ Maral, DJ Jimi Hey
L.A. date of Black Dice’s Fall 2021 tour in support of a new full-length album Mod Prog Sic on Four Four Records, a new label from Jonathan Galkin, co-founder of DFA Records.
"For all 25 years of their existence, Black Dice have loomed as an unrivaled, unforgettable, and influential force. Their performances are forceful, full-body experiences, with listeners afterward describing the singular kink of feeling their skeletons vibrate. This understanding of the physical force of sound has endeared Black Dice to both the damaged youth of DIY warehouse shows and the erudite spectators of vaulted galleries. This specious contradiction carries through to their community, seeing them thrive equally on underground labels like Troubleman, on Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks, and with DFA Records. Black Dice's recorded legacy reveals an obsessive focus, like loner teens taking objects apart to see how they work. This fixation on craft and composition exposes a restlessness that pushes each record to a distinct edge, impossible to conflate with any other entry in their discography, let alone with any other band. Black Dice's disquiet, their relentlessness, their work ethic, their shimmering, howling, lurking thump belongs to them and them only." – Ethan Swan
"Maral has spent the past half-decade quietly honing an approach that meshes the latest in electronic music contortions, a range of pulverized dub effects, and samples from her library of Iranian folk music. Her debut record “Push” (Leaving Records) punk and dub influences are reinforced by intriguing guest features from dub legend Lee “Scratch” Perry and Penny Rimbaud, co-founder of Anarcho-Punk band Crass.”
“At her best, Maral is an alchemist, making disparate samples sing like Shadow and Dilla before her.” – Resident Advisor
DJ Jimi Hey
This is an 21+ event