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Electronic Exchange EP launch on Friday

This Friday all roads lead to Kraak gallery in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Tullis Rennie and Najia Baji’s Electronic Exchange project launch their second EP with a full live band show, with support from Dayse & Aver. Following the gig there is new clubnight Go Dumb! in the same venue, featuring MOF crew Danny Drive Thru and G Kut, so no reason to go anywhere!

Electronic Exchange

Electronic Exchange

MOF DJs with Dayse & Aver at Trof on Friday

Will Not Be Televised bring Dayse & Aver to Trof in Fallowfield this Friday and we are providing the warm up sounds. Its only £1 so if youre in the area there’s little excuse. And if you’re not in the area it’s one of the busiest bus routes in Europe so still no excuse!

Dayse & Aver

D&A at Will Not Be Televised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out Will Not Be Televised for some of Manchester’s freshest hip hop shows… Dayse & Aver support JEHST this Saturday too, and JERU THE DAMAJA is over in December!

Dayse & Aver and MOF DJs support DELS

On Wednesday 12th October you can catch Mind on Fire DJs playing between acts at the DELS show at Ruby Lounge. Support comes from Dr Syntax and Dayse & Aver, and if you drop us a message to mofsounds at gmail dot com you can get on the cheaplist for a measly fiver!

DELS

DELS

Dayse & Aver and MOF DJs support DELS

On Wednesday 12th October you can catch Mind on Fire DJs playing between acts at the DELS show at Ruby Lounge. Support comes from Dr Syntax and Dayse & Aver, and if you drop us a message to mofsounds at gmail dot com you can get on the cheaplist for a measly fiver!

DELS

DELS

Photos from Now Then showcase

Check out these excellent snaps from our showcase at Dulcimer with Vieka, Dayse & Aver and Danny Drive Thru. (Photos courtesy of GB MultiMedia)

Dayse & Aver at Now Then Showcase

Dayse & Aver at Now Then Showcase

Review of Dayse And Aver EP001

Check out Spurious Scholars’ review of the recent Dayse and Aver release on their TNC imprint.

Dayse & Aver

Upper Space Launch with fLako, Blacksmif and more.

Upper Space team up with Mind on Fire and Herbal Sessions to present ‘Home’ – a street art exhibition and website launch party, at Salford’s Islington Mill on Friday 26th August. With an upfront lineup including some of the most exciting producers in the country right now – fLako, Blacksmif, Zoir and Dayse and Aver – and MOF and Herbal DJs holding it down in the courtyard as well as an exclusive Upper Space exhibition of new  artwork. Free entry so no excuses!

Upper Space

Review: Dayse and Aver EP

By Dave Firth

 

Like a scratched Isaac Hayes record, the industrial soundscape of 19th century Manchester provided the sultry mood music to the conception of a new age. Spinning frames, steam engines and the howls of disfigured children; a sensual rhythm to which Karl and Friedrich thrust their swollen and throbbing dictations deep into each other’s minds. The hirsute lovers tangled like spiders caught in their own web of intellectual lust, it became impossible to tell where one beard stopped and the other began. Sometimes, Engels would pretend to be the proletariat, tied tight to the frame of his bed, while Marx played the cruel Mill owner. “Spare the rod and spoil the child, my dear boy,” he’d say, spitting on his hand. It was in this setup that they penetrated further into the concept than ever before. Distributing his warm wealth across Engels’ perfect oily body, inspiration struck. “I’ve got it,” he shrieked, “My best line yet… but what rhymes with ‘chains’?

 

EP 001

Stains. The Capitalist bed sheets were well and truly soiled that day, leaving a mess the servants of the Imperial Machine are still struggling to remove. With all of this in mind, it‘s fitting that Dayse and Aver’s ode to our city is a reflection on the revolution that it helped to inspire. It comes in the guise of a hip-hop concept album- portraying a not so distant Mancunian dystopia. A terrifying cauldron in which brutality, surveillance and hidden menace meld to form a hellish urban penal colony. D&A have created a future every bit as vivid as the books and movies that inspired it; and in doing so, they have provided a powerful commentary of the present.

 

This debut is a soundtrack for a world in which many of us carry tracking devices in our pockets, willingly, like lambs unaware of their shepherd’s plans for them. Our midnight bus rides, blazed and bleary, are under the cycloptic gaze of countless security cameras.  Dayse’s lyrics confront a society that has allowed the gap between the rich and the poor to widen, systematically removing the safety net from under those who lose their grip.  References to social philosophers from previous centuries show him to be a well read MC, acutely aware of the Industrial Revolution’s parallels to the present.

 

Dayse and Aver

Dayse and Aver

 

The beats laid down by Aver match the lyricist’s dexterous flow with a sonic syncretism the two have honed through years of performing in The Natural Curriculum.  Opening track, Hell Is a City, is a statement of intent- over a haunting wall of synths a sample, sourced from the bowels of science fiction, warns the listener that returning to Earth is suicide. And right about then Aver introduces us to the Bass- lurching and stuttering and heavy as hell.

 

The EP’s strengths lie in its diversity, various flows and styles are fused seamlessly; from nocturnal jazz of Dark Matter to the MF Doom-esque psychedelia of 221120100. Human Zoo sounds like some kind of nightmarish Native Tongues production. Despite the nods to influences (some obvious, others less so), EP001 stands out on its own terms as a work of individuality and artistic integrity. Somehow managing to sound both old school and futuristic, Dayse and Aver have hit on something that deserves to be noticed.

Now Then presents…

Over the summer our friends at Now Then are hosting a series of monthly events at Dulcimer in Chorlton. This Thursday you can find Manchester’s Broken Bubble digital label showcasing a whole range of local electronica and bass music, and next month sees Mind on Fire take the reigns, with sets from Danny Drive Thru, Dayse andAver, Vieka and Zoir. And its great value for money too, you choose how much to pay!

Doodlebug, Broken Bubble, Mind on Fire,

Now Then... Dulcimer.