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SOCCER96

Stripped-down, amped-up analogue synth vs live drum assault

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“Pschedelia, techno and 21st century R&B interwine in a trip Sun Ra and Ken Kesey would comprehend.” – Jazzwise

“Channelling an infectious line of high-squalling boogie into their mixture of slow-mo house and hip-hop smack, the duo’s debut for the south London Slowfoot label is as much a statement of intent as it is a contextualization…7/10″ – DJ Magazine

“A majestically grooving mix of electro-indie and a South London carnival sound system from the UK duo.” – The Independent Playlist

“A phenomenal body of recorded music that combines poly-rhythmic percussion with lively dance tropes.” – XLR8R

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London-based duo Soccer96 transmit epic synth-scapes over poly-rhythmic drums and infectious dance grooves in a brutal cocktail of tight electronica and the spontaneous energy of improvisation delivering a fearless show of musicianship and floor-filling potency.

The synth and drums duo of Danalogue [Dan Leavers] and Betamax [Max Hallett] are most known as being two thirds of The Comet Is Coming [with Shabaka Hutchings], currently to be heard whipping up a cosmic storm on their recent acclaimed album ‘Channel The Spirits’ [Leaf] and recently nominated for the Mercury Music Award. Originally a precursor to The Comet Is Coming they now present a show that is primed to blast us all in to another dimension.

Over the past five years the pair have been shaping the sound of the new wave of electronic inspired jazz with their art-house production skills on albums for the likes of Ibibio Sound MachineFlamingodsThe Comet Is Coming and having worked with big names such as Rozi PlainSons Of KemetMelt Yourself DownBoredomsYussef Kamaal & Nitin Sawney.

This is the eclectic musical production team of the underground breaking out on their own with a killer record and live show of future electronic jazz – will you join the cosmic journey?