Art & Culture

BleeD Music Presents FORD & LOPATIN live
Thursday 2nd June


Ford & Lopatin (formerly Games / Hippos In Tanks) live
Support Act TBA
Casper C (BleeD) dj
Benedict Bull dj
Hippos In Tanks djs

BleeD Music is proud to present the official London ‘Channel Pressure’ album launch for Brooklyn-based production duo Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and Joel Ford (Tigercity), formerly known as Games. We’ve chosen the resurgent Dalston hotspot, The Shacklewell Arms, as a suitably colourful venue with ramshackle charm and a new and improved sound and lighting system. Support on the night will come from a yet to be announced live act, with DJ support from BleeD curator Casper C, close cohort Benedict Bull and the Hippos In Tanks head honchos, who were responsible for releasing the Games material.

‘Channel Pressure’

After the success of their previous single and EP, Ford & Lopatin decided to pour everything into a long player in their own inimitable style. Eschewing a traditional song-writing period, improvised sessions were instead recorded over 3 months at Mexican Summers headquarters and synthesizer legend Jan Hammers home studio in upstate NYC.
The recordings of these were then spliced, sampled and reconstructed, growing unexpectedly into an imaginary soundtrack for the adventure of Joey Rogers, mild-mannered teenager of the year 2082. Battling to overthrow a computer-ruled, megalomaniacal music industry through epic, world-changing MIDI jams, an iconic frontcover by Thunderhorse depicts the moment his TV starts to command him subliminally.
To capture the soundscape of the studio results, talent was enlisted from childhood pal Al Carlson for engineering, Prefuse 73 for mixing, and guest vocals from friends Autre Ne Veut and Jeff Gitelman of Stepkids. The result is a pristine presentation of chaotic material; layers of glitch, Krautrock, synthpop, ambient, prog-fusion and hardware shredding melded into just 14 tracks of multi-focus post-pop edits.

Channel Pressure will be the first release from Software, Ford & Lopatins brand new label imprint on Mexican Summer, available June 7th.

Thursday 2nd June
21:00-02:00 (Ford & Lopatin on stage 23:00)
The Shacklewell Arms | 71 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EB
Nearest Transport Links – Dalston Junction Tube / Dalston Kingsland or Stoke Newington Overground
Advance Tickets 5/7 via Resident Advisor. More on the door.