Lost Map at The Social: Makeness + Maranta + SDF

sat27jan(jan 27)7:00 pmsun28(jan 28)1:00 amLost Map at The Social: Makeness + Maranta + SDF

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Lost Map Records and The Social are buzzin’ to kick-start 2024 with a Saturday evening of live music and DJs, taking place in London on 27th January, from 7pm til 1am.¬†
Showcasing the Scottish label’s fascination with the exploration of all things electronic, the night will feature a headline performance from the propulsive motorik rhythms of MAKENESS, with support from the tropical synth-pop of Edinburgh’s MARANTA, and the swaggering acid-house misbehaviours of SDF. Following their live sets, all three acts will join forces to DJ until late.
LOST MAP RECORDS¬†was established in 2013, from founder and director¬†Pictish Trail‚Äôs¬†caravan home on the isle of Eigg, Scotland (56¬į54‚ÄôN, 06¬į10‚ÄôW). The¬†Lost Map¬†roster has included the likes of¬†Pictish Trail,¬†Alabaster dePlume,¬†Callum Easter,¬†Rozi Plain,¬†Ed Dowie, Seamus Fogarty, Martha Ffion, ballboy,¬†L.T. Leif,¬†Savage Mansion, Monoganon,¬†Victoria Hume,¬†Firestations¬†and¬†Amy May Ellis¬†among many others. Critically lauded large-scale¬†Lost Map¬†events to date have included the epic¬†HOWLIN‚Äô FLING!¬†festival on the isle of Eigg, held roughly every other summer since 2014,¬†Christmas¬†HUMBUG!¬†parties in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and various other one-off happenings in cities around the UK.¬†In the summer of 2018, the label celebrated its fifth anniversary with the launch of its isle of Eigg residency project¬†V I S I T ‚Ė≤ T I O N S. Every month since January 2019,¬†Lost Map‚Äôs PostMap Club¬†subscription service has seen an ever-growing membership receive exclusive new music and other material and merch, whether by post or digitally. The accompanying¬†Lost Map Podcast, presented by¬†Pictish Trail, shares interviews and other content from¬†PostMap Club¬†artists; a new episode is free to listen to from the first of each month. In 2023,¬†Lost Map¬†celebrated 10 years as a label with a series of special events and releases throughout the year.
Currently based in London, but raised in the Outer Hebrides and south-west England and previously based in Leeds and Edinburgh, Kyle Molleson’s 2018 debut album for Secretly Canadian Records¬†Loud Patterns¬†was hailed by Pitchfork as¬†‚Äúdark and dissonant electronic rock that captures the thrum of cities and the solitude of the country‚ÄĚ. Traveling to the Isle of Eigg in 2022 to take part in Lost Map‚Äôs residency project,¬†V I S I T ‚Ė≤ T I O N S,¬†the¬†resulting¬†session EP was a collaboration with Gus Beamish-Cook ¬≠‚Äď a Suffolk-born synth-addict who previously made mind-warping dance-pop rhythms as Bewilderbeast and now plays in the¬†Makeness¬†live band, as well as collaborates on another project with Kyle called Small Car NRG. 2023‚Äôs limited edition¬†Avoidance¬†EP saw Kyle continue in a similar vein of working collaboratively and in rural seclusion, by recording again with Beamish-Cook, as well as drummer George Rothman and guitarist George Nicholls (who also releases music on¬†Lost Map¬†with his project¬†The GN Band).
Maranta are vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, songwriters and producers Callum Govan and Gloria Black. They were brought together in 2018 through friendship, a love for melodic, leftfield pop and dance music and a mission to make visceral, textured and infectious songs easily translated to the dancefloor.
Their debut single ‘Radiate’ in April 2019 – hailed as “song of the summer” by The Skinny – was later included on The Guardian’s best tracks of 2019 playlist. The EP¬†Care ii Cure¬†followed in July of that year on Paradise Palms Records, before the band made their Lost Map Records debut in December 2021, with the politically charged bittersweet disco banger ‘Stop Pretending’. It was followed in February 2022 by shimmering analogue-synth-powered shock-pop bop ‘My Man’, accompanied by a dazzling video shot late at night around the streets of Edinburgh. Their latest EP¬†DEUX PLEASURE¬†was released in September 2022 on 12″ vinyl & digital platforms.¬†
Their live show has been blossoming over the past few years into a collaborative project working with visual artist and set designer Chell Young and costume collective Vomiton. This multi-disciplinary, multi-sensory, ‚Äėart-electronica’ show has grown in each of their prime-time slots at the last three Hidden Door Festival’s, a leading Scottish arts festival based in Edinburgh. Their most recent commission by Nothing Ever Happens Here has seen them producing and hosting late night parties in¬†the capital’s Summerhall Dissection Room. During these quarterly club nights they invite alternative electronic musicians to perform and collaborate with dancers, film makers and performance artists to create the illusory, multi-sensory spectacle of MICROSTERIA.
Forged in the nightclubs of Newcastle and now based around the marshes of Northeast London, SDF are Adam Parkinson (AKA Dane Law) and Oliver Marchant (AKA RKB Vitesse, who runs the micro tape label Vitamin Concept together with Bas Jan’s Serafina Steer) together with quantum physicist Lucy Whalley. SDF’s third album 2022’s Rhythm of the Rubicon saw the group reunite after time spent on solo projects and other life matters. Their debut album Judas was released in 2015 on Good Food Tapes, followed by Alana in 2017 via Psykick Dancehall.

Rhythm Of The Rubicon¬†was conceived at a PRAH studios residency by the sea. Every day, or rather every night, stories around such subjects as the yellow vest protests, the fall of Caesar, future energy collapse and synthetic sugar substitutes were set to machine drums, lysergic synthesisers, and sub heavy basslines, whilst Oliver and Lucy blended storytelling with dubbed-out mantras to the coming night.¬†‚ÄúSDF¬†is friends playing their relationship to each other and to time,‚Ä̬†writes Oliver.¬†‚ÄúSDF¬†is machine folk.¬†SDF¬†is a vision glimpsed in a mist.¬†SDF¬†is a state of mind.¬†SDF¬†is a way of life.‚ÄĚ




January 27, 2024 7:00 pm - January 28, 2024 1:00 am(GMT+00:00)

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