Ott & The All-Seeing I (Live Band) w/ Kilowatts, YuYu, Soulacybin and Thumper

Blackspy Presents

Ott & The All-Seeing I (Live Band) w/ Kilowatts, YuYu, Soulacybin and Thumper

Fri, February 8, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

Denver, CO

$20 Advance / $25 Day Of Show

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 16 and over

Ott & The All-Seeing I
Ott & The All-Seeing I
Ott was doomed to be a teenager in the cultural wasteland that was mid-1980′s provincial England. After a brief period spent wandering aimlessly through the hairsprayed deserts of New Romanticism and poodle-rock he found refuge in the warm, inviting sounds of Scientist, King Tubby, LKJ, and Prince Far-I and the effortless grace of European experimentalists Neu! and Kraftwerk. Spending the early days of his career working as a studio engineer, racking up credits on works by Brian Eno, The Orb, Youth, African Head Charge, Steve Hillage, On-U-Sound, and more, Ott eventually ventured out as an artist, creating and releasing some of the most influential electronic music albums of the time. Ott combined his undeniable mastery as a studio engineer with a fresh creative approach to a variety of styles, developing a sound both relevant and unique. Releasing three albums with Twisted Records, ‘Hallucinogen in Dub’, ‘Blumenkraft’, and ‘Skylon’, and performing a whirlwind of gigs worldwide, he created a growing demand for his works both in the studio and live.
The release of his current full length album ‘Mir’ on his own Ottsonic label in 2011 marked the beginning of a new phase. After many tour dates and a handful of festivals, we find ourselves moving into 2013… and Ott & The All-Seeing I.

Ott & The All-Seeing I is a live four piece band performing material from ‘Blumenkraft’, ‘Skylon’, ‘Mir’, and new unreleased songs. Featuring Ott (electronics), Naked Nick (vocals, guitar, synths, and percussion), Chris Barker (bass), and Matt White (drums), the band captures all the intricate glory of Ott’s electronic sets, but augments them with a raw power and spontaneity which propels the songs to another level.

Naked Nick is responsible for guitars and vocals on many of Ott’s best loved songs such as ‘Adrift in Hilbert Space’, ‘The Aubergine Of The Sun’, and ‘The Queen Of All Everything’.
Chris Barker is the other half of Umberloid and has provided bass on Ott, Hallucinogen in Dub, and Sphongle albums.

Matt White is a drummer of some 25 years of experience who first played with Ott and Chris Barker in their first band as teenagers way back in the late 1980’s.

Together, they are Ott & The All-Seeing I.
Kilowatts
Kilowatts
Coming off the wildly successful Invisible Allies tour with Bluetech, KiloWatts has come home with a head full of new ideas for the studio - some tangible, others bananas. Whether expressing the warmth of the heart through lush chords and melodies, or engaging extraterrestrial aliens through twisted granular tractor beams, James Watts is committed to sharing music with the world, and beyond.

One of the most prolific artists of the era, KiloWatts has worked with some of the greatest minds in the industry, including Bluetech, Bil Bless, Tanner Ross, Peter Van Ewijk, and labels Native State Records, Mothership, Dependent, Harmonious Discord, and Thoughtless Music. In 2010, he set off on a 12,000-mile tour across the US and Canada with cohorts Aligning Minds and The Great Mundane. This year included releases on the Canadian Thoughtless Music label, and Harmonious Discord, based in Austin. His own imprint, KiloWatts Music, showcased a new solo EP, "The Right Words". His most recent endeavor, Invisible Allies, is a collaboration with Bluetech, exploring futuristic spacefunk, textural ambient, odd time signatures, complex harmonic developments, detailed digitalia and a sublime sense of the exotic.

A classically trained pianist, his work now embraces the bulk of electronic genres, including breaks, IDM, techno, and downtempo. His albums on Artificial Music Machine that are full of visionary dimensions, fusing together a dexterous knowledge of sound synthesis, deep emotional articulation, and solid melodic intuition. Peppered throughout these monumental statements are releases with class labels such as Somnia, Thoughtless Music, and his own outlet, KiloWatts Music, that celebrate his adept technical expertise, often bringing a whirlwind of digital wizardry in the form of glitches and edits. The list of projects and collaborations continues to grow, but some of the highlights are: Skeetaz, with breakbeat cohort Bil Bless brings hard-hitting digital glitched-out psychedelic funk. His collaboration with singer Peter Van Ewijk is a mystical ride with vocals and guitar, nested atop edgy electronica. With Tanner Ross, an eerie style of dark techno is born under the name Voodeux for Dirtybird's techno sublabel Mothership. Fellow Philadelphian MC Amagine delivers consciousness-driven motifs in their digital glitch-hop project called Super Galactic Expansive.
YuYu
YuYu
Yuyu is a collaboration between Colorado artists Cualli and Omega. They each bring aspects of their signature sounds, but this duo is much greater than the sum of its parts. Lush soundscapes and intricate melodies blend with ultra funky bass lines and bangin percussion, creating a sound that defies categorization, but will surely rock any dance floor. Utilizing their skills as both live musicians and electronic producers, Yuyu shows combine the best of the two worlds: meticulously crafted composition and production, plus masterful live instrumentation.

http://soundcloud.com/yuyumusic
Soulacybin
Soulacybin
Soulacybin is the product of an insatiable appetite for music and the continual urge to create and share it with the World. Musician/Producer/Artist John LaBoone harmoniously melds his passion for traditional Jamaican Dub and ambient electronic soundscapes into heart-felt music that is meticulously crafted with care and love. Live guitar and melodic synths combine with mid-tempo beats and throbbin
g dub basslines to transport listeners to a place of pure emotive sound, stimulating the Body, Mind, and Heart. His live sets of all original music have earned billings with some of the nation's most talented electronic musicians including Shpongle, EOTO, Emancipator, Phutureprimitive, Love & Light, Papadosio, Zoogma, Govinda, Ana Sia, Vibesquad, Polish Ambassador, Mochipet, Ill Esha, Elliot Lipp, Archnemesis, The Werks, Amtrac, Spankalicious, and Wick-It the Instigator.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/