MELT - Milwaukee's premier electronic and experimental music series comes to Madison to get down with our friends ZeroBeat, Echo Island & Wyatt Agard. Representing the 414 will be Stagediver and MELT's founder The Demix.
Sponsored by 89.9 WORT!
Electronic drums, MIDI guitar, vocoders, hardware synths and assorted gadgetry to create live electronic music that pushes way past any perceived human performance limitations for the genre.
Echo Island is a project consisting of Madison musician Brad Hawes. After performing with several Madison bands including The Projection People and The Cemetery Improvement Society, Brad started Echo Island in an effort to push personal boundaries.
"Plenty of people in Madison will recognize Brad Hawes as the focused drummer who pounded The Projection People’s songs to life on the back of the stage. But with his new solo project, Echo Island, he’s pushing his way to the front by supplementing his regular kit with all manner of electronics. Bangers like “Acousticophobia” share some sonic symmetries with Madison beatsmith Man Mantis—whose “I Believe” EI remixed in 2011—but the gorgeous, slow-building “These Buildings Are Islands…” stands apart. The music has real movement and deals in dramatic flourishes, but the real fun is watching him recreate it in a live setting." - Madison A.V. Club
Radiograffiti label boss & Amiga enthusiast Stagediver is back from the dead to bit crush your brain.
THE DEMIX is an experimental musician and DJ based in Milwaukee, WI, USA. Influenced by film scores and soundtracks, eclectic rock, left-field electronic music and DJ culture, The Demix unleashes a unique combination of apocalyptic, cinematic, genre-defiant songs and mixes upon listeners. He is also responsible for this MELT live music series in which has featured a diverse line up of artists such as Gonjasufi, Lorn, Dolor, adoptahighway, Om Unit, Eliot Lipp, Haywyre, All Tiny Creatures, Signaldrift & Man Mantis to name a few.
Samarah has been slowly carving out a niche for herself since the early 2000′s through unconventional beats and gorgeous otherworldly atmospheres. Her music is a diverse blend of elements from IDM, glitch hop, deep drum and bass, minimal techno and ambient dubstep fused with her soft, ethereal vocals.