The Operatives and Bad Sir present Espionage Feat Eskmo
Saturday 1 December 2012, 9:00pm
The Operatives and bAD SiR are teaming up to bring Espionage to the nation's capital. Featuring the wonders of LA-based beatsmith ESKMO, this will no doubt be a fantastic way to celebrate the arrival of summer.
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While Angelides' tracks encompass a wide range of electronic styles, he avoids classifications. Bleep.com called his tracks, "masterfully produced...sophisticated, post-Dilla hip-hop funk", while sites like Boomkat describe his music as, "[putting] Eskmo on his own electronic plateau".
Much like his previous releases, 'Language' is reflective and constantly exploring new terrain. The album cover, which was created by Trek Matthews for the project, shows the Egyptian god Thoth who is the master of writing, magic, science and healing. Above him are the merging of sun and moon and Ouroboros. The themes within the tracks range from the self to relationship, fear, nostalgia and the sonic interpretation of not folding as expressed in, "World of Dread." The 'Language' EP oozes classic Eskmo textures while diving into emotive rushes, minimally avante-pop melodies and chunky dance aesthetics turned on their head.
His 2010 self-titeld full-length, released on Ninja Tune, was described by Future Sequence as, "Create(ing) his own sound." and BBC Music noted the album as, "Electrifyingly enveloping…Mind-melting invention." Ninja Tune recording artist and film composer Amon Tobin hailed his work as, "some of the best production I've heard in recent times" in 2009. Shortly thereafter, the pair teamed up to release a collaborative project under the name ESKAMON on Eskmo's own record label, Ancestor, in early 2010. The 'Language' EP is the latest Eskmo release on Ancestor since his collaboration with Tobin.
The Operatives have championed music in Australia over the last decade, spanning Genres, DJs, Bands and Events (Elementz Upfront, The Operatives HQ, Bassix, Espionage, The Drop). Always on the cutting edge of music, from Flying Lotus to Concord Dawn, Hudson Mohawke to Theo Parrish, Maurice Fulton to Craze, new and old.
Music is something that takes away our cares, perhaps some of us analyse it, some just listen, some just dance all night long, we are not bound by genres, but by one thing, we love good music. And that's what The Operatives are all about, Good Music for and from our generation, Upfront, Upclose and Personal.