BLACK EYELINER • 黑眼线 • DEAD J
Hosted by: SoundSpade | Benjamin Bacon | 白培耕
BLACK EYELINER • 黑眼线 • DEAD J
07月24日 • 星期五 • 2015 • FRIDAY • JULY 24TH
DADA BAR BEIJING
/**DUE TO A FEW ISSUES THE EVENT LINE UP HAS CHANGED. DEAD J WILL BE REPLACING SHANYINDE FOR THE EVENING**/
BLACK EYELINER • 黑眼线 returns to DADA Beijing with special guest DEADJ.
DEAD J Will Be Taking Over DADA Beijing For Black Eyeliner • 黑眼线 along with SOUNDSPADE, OZONE and COMPACT DICKS!
Keeping with BLACK EYELINER • 黑眼线 tradition, this party will be a night to remember with genre pushing sets, taking you on a journey from experimental to mainstream, dark genre bending and evolving delight from pop to electro-clash, idm to bumping techno, retro new wave to cool cold wave and deep thumping beats to industrial mayhem.
Killer visuals and interactives will be stepped up once again by BRKR + DOGMA LAB.
DJ’s and Musicians
Shao Yanpeng, previously known under the moniker Dead J, is one of China’s leading electronic artists.
Shao began making electronic music in 2002. Influenced by classical oriental philosophy and Industrial German and Bauhaus ideals, his music explores the relationship between sound and space. Tensions are interweaved with restrained emotions, and a sense of space running through the movement, can be felt - calm, solid, yet highly impressive.
In 2010, Shao created his own live audio visual set with visual artist Wang Meng. They have been invited to perform their a/v set in festivals across China as well as at international festivals and venues in Mexico, Macau, India, Switzerland (Electron Festival), Germany (Worldtronics Festival), Portugal (Cidade Preocupada Festival) and Norway (Wolrd Music Festival).
His first album Mental Imagery was released in 2005 under China’s largest independent music label ModernSky, followed by two more albums Mental Magic (2006) and Psychedelic Elephant (2008). Shao was named “Best Electronic Artist” at the 2007 China Music Media Awards for his album Mental Magic.
In 2011, Shao released his fourth album 'Tíng,Tái,Lóu,Gé' under his own label, Waveform.
He is currently working with the legendary Berlin techno label Tresor for his next album.
In addition to his personal projects, Shao is also a highly sought after composer and sound designer. He was invited in 2011 by the Goethe Institute to re-compose the soundtrack for the classic German silent film Metropolis. Shao has an ongoing cooperation with Meng Jinghui, one of Asia’s most influential avant-garde theatre directors and created several unique compositions for some of Meng's most popular plays such as 'Rhinoceros in Love' , 'Soft'，'To Live' etc. These works have been performed all over the world more than 3,000 times. The play 'To Live' was performed in the Deutsches Theater in Berlin and Thalia Theater in Hamburg. In 2010, Shao was appointed as the sole sound designer for the 2010 World Expo’s “Pavilion of the Future.” Shao collaborated with the Chinese animation artist Bu Hua, to create a soundtrack for the film Visions of the Future, also featured at the “Pavilion of the Future.”
Shao Yanpeng was born in 1981 and resides in Beijing.
black eyeliner • 黑眼线 // voltage divider • 分压器
SoundSpade aka Benjamin Bacon is the co-founder of Dogma Lab, a cross-disciplinary media and design studio based in Shanghai, China that focuses on design consultancy, interactive media, audiotronics and research.
Benjamin’s creative practice and research focuses on the intersection of new human interface, visual stimulus, technology, media, mobility, information and sound design. Starting in the early 1990’s with the Minneapolis Darkwave band Dies Irae ! US, Benjamin has been involved with both creating, playing and DJ’ing all types of music. In 1994 he formed Dies Irae ! US with fellow confidant Jonathan Ford (Dissociate). They played festivals such as Wave Gothik Treffen in Leipzing German. In the late 1990’s Jon and Ben left Dies Irae ! US and formed the electro-industrial duo Animadversion. Shortly after he moved to Brooklyn, NY, where he went on to form the band Blindworks. In 2005 he started working on solo projects as SoundSpade and Phase Angle.
Throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s he Dj’d at various clubs in North America, Europe and Asia. In 2010 he moved to Beijing, China and in 2011 he and Alexander Chow formed the cult DJ group Black Eyeliner. He continues to perform and DJ with Black Eyeliner and his solo projects SoundSpade and a new event devoted to the exploration of live experimental music called Voltage Divider. In 2005, he co-founded the new media research group SpyLab that’s mission is to create long distance collaborative projects with researchers, musicians and artists around the world. He has lectured, performed and exhibited at a variety of institutions, exhibitions, events and conferences.
+ COMPACT DICKS && OZONE
INTERACTIVES + VISUALS • BRKR + DOGMA LAB
dada 北京 · dada beijing
206 GULOUDONGDAJIE • 鼓楼东大街206号
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