The Melting Pot Presents Pitch Black on Friday 17th July 2020
The Melting Pot are proud to welcome Pitch Black back to Brighton for
their first gig in the city since 2006! Joining them on the night will
be Xullab playing live plus DJ sets from Seashoe and Aliji.
Pitch Black are Michael Hodgson and Paddy Free. Having pumped their way
through New Zealand’s electronic music scene since their inaugural
performance at The Gathering New Year's Eve festival in 1996, they have
spent the subsequent years rousing dance floor punters, generating rave
reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world
for their dub drenched electronica.
Hard to box into a single audio 'genre', Pitch Black is a combination of
musical journeys. Their sound is distinctive; ranging from organic
ambient beginnings and layered soundscapes to skanking keyboards,
cutting acid riffs and thumping rhythmic grooves, with dub being the
glue that holds their sound together. One critic has described them as
like 'Orbital meets King Tubby, or Rhythm and Sound in Technicolor'.
It is their live show that really makes Pitch Black stand out from the
rest of the crowd, both sonically and visually. Their tracks take on an
added dynamism and their performances reveal the dialectic behind the
band - Paddy wants to do it for the crowd, Michael wants to do it to the
crowd. Visually they are in another dimension thanks to Michael's
cutting edge visuals.
They have toured the world relentlessly, playing everywhere from
Amsterdam to Zagreb and the streets of Las Vegas to the Australian
outback, supporting acts such as Coldcut, Skream, Easy Dub All Stars and
System 7 along the way.
Music Genres: Bass Music, Breaks, Electronic, Funk, Techno
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