Presented by Thirty Three Thirty Three & St John Sessions
Heavy, mutilated strains of electronic music with influence from the sounds of Detroit, UK and Germany - Laurel Halo's music is shapeshifting, moody and ecstatic. The Michigan-born and Berlin-based artist has been a mainstay of the London-based label Hyperdub, who released her breakout, divisive debut album Quarantine in 2012. The record received critical acclaim, and was named Wire Magazine's Album of the Year. Since then she's released two more albums - 2013's Chance of Rain for Hyperdub, 2015's In Situ for Honest Jon's - and toured extensively with a live hardware PA. In addition, Laurel hosts a regular show on Berlin Community Radio, having originally cut her teeth as a freeform DJ on the legendary WCBN-FM station in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has collaborated with John Cale, Julia Holter, David Borden, Daniel Wohl, and Metahaven among others.Halo has also composed the soundtrack for Still Be Here, a Transmediale/CTM film commission starring the Japanese virtual popstar, Hatsune Miku, which debuted at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and was most recently shown at the Barbican Hall in London. Her latest album, Dust, is due out on Hyperdub in late June.
is an exposition of individually and collectively pressured memory,
musically articulated in a series of elegiac melodic movements,
punctuated with swerving beat structures and and shrill pitch
manouevers. Stylistic motion twists and genre bending mixes are
reminiscent of the ambience of Lee's dynamic DJing style.
live in these strobing, visual times, like a constant subliminal
advertisement but, also over the last few years the world seems to
have become more and more dreamlike, alien, and parodic itself and
there was this part of me that wanted to drag my music back from
this Shangri-La, but fully drenched and infected by it’s
The live presentation of the album will use purpose built
generative systems to control flash lighting, project ‘after
images’ and rewire the album’s sonics.