Dec
6
th
2014
7th St Entry
Saturday
Dec
6
th
2014
7th St Entry

DEF KITH Record Release Show

with Def Kith, Mux Mool and Aby Wolf

Show Starts

11PM

Ages

18+

With the Def Kith EP, the usually mononymous Martin Dosh and Jon “Ghostband” Davis debut their techno-addled, IDM-damaged brand of bass-blessed dance music. Across these three or four generous cuts (“Twin Speak” is digital only) we hear two “one-man-band” types becoming a single machine. It’s the rhythm section’s revenge as the respective drums and bass of countless jazz and odd-rock ensembles put their improvisatory chops to work, funneling a lifetime of wild musical obsessions (Sun Ra, Squarepusher, the RZA, Caribou) into their live electronica.

You might look to “Twin Speak” as a sort of sampler platter. A warm blurt is soon usurped by a four-four pulse — a harbinger of the seemingly hundred-plus interlocking pieces that jitter and wobble their way to a manic 13-minute whole. Left-field sonics, Afro-Latin percussion, Chicago house, playful melodies, and squelching sequences get caught up in the swirl. Other tracks stay vibrant but occupy a more defined space. “False Starts” rattles through a dark, lush soundscape too fast for Forest Swords, but too slow for footwork. “Bristol Bounce” approximates a vision of Miami bass abstracted through its municipal namesake’s rich history of aural experimentation. And “Tet a Tet” openly references the ever influential Kieran Hebden, but carves its own identity out of Jamaican dub, Moroder synth, and broken beat. Fourteen minutes later: silence.

But not for long. Dosh & Ghostband are hard at work on a full-length album — due on Anticon in 2015…

Special Guests


Def Kith

Minneapolitan music men Martin Dosh and Jon Davis unite as Dosh & Ghostband. Together, they wreck speakers and minds with techno-addled, IDM-damaged, bass ’n’ bliss groove music. They’ve accomplished all...

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Mux Mool

Skirting the edges of a hundred peeling stickers on dusty bins in forgotten record stores, Mux Mool didn’t set out to throw critics into a labeling tizzy—he just makes what...

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Aby Wolf

Dodging American Idol nearly her entire singing career, Aby Wolf has still managed to become one of the most highly regarded female vocalists in the Midwest. Wolf has performed and...

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Venue


7th St Entry

Since 1980

The 7th St Entry is a smaller venue attached to the historic First Avenue. This space was once used as a restaurant area (the “Greyhound Cafe”) in the former Greyhound…

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