The legend Martyn returns to Honey to perform a live set. Opening sets by TML and Elaborate Heist.
$15 at the door
MARTYN (live set)
Throughout the many layers of his winding journey in electronic music, Holland native (now Washington, D.C. resident) Martijn Deijkers, aka Martyn, has always stood in a genreless scene of his own.
Though his influences are wide-ranging, Martyn’s music is deeply inspired by the futuristic and melodic aspects of Detroit and Chicago. His rhythmically diverse sound floats across Drum ‘n’ Bass, Dubstep and various strains of Bass music, just as smoothly as it traverses House and Techno, and encompasses abstract ambient soundscapes. Based on musicality and energy in equal parts, Martyn’s layered tracks are a rapt exploration of melancholy, futurism and dancefloor hypnotism.
Over the years, his tracks have become archetypes for the next direction(s) that electronic music ends up moving. From the mesmerizing dub techno/dubstep of “Broken” (2007, Revolve:R), to the 2-step/House swing of his inimitable “Broken Heart” remix (2008, Hessle Audio), to the Dubstep/2-step/House crossover of his debut album’s smash hit “Vancouver” (2008, 3024). His surprising second album, Ghost People (2011, Brainfeeder) took his sound in a new stratosphere entirely. The 4/4 dancefloor stormer “Masks” set the tone, as did his astounding sci-fi epic “We Are You In The Future”, connecting the dots for his other underground classics: “Miniluv” on Ostgut Ton, his remixes of “Gentle Giant” for Tiga and “Acid Bells” for Efdemin, and his Detroit-tinged foray “Newspeak” on Dolly. After signing with legendary UK imprint Ninja Tune he released his third long player The Air Between Words in June of 2014. Largely a more introspective analog sounding record, it features sublime collaborations with none other than Four Tet and Inga Copeland (of ex-Hype Williams fame). With Falling For You he has released his first solo 12″ on Ostgut Ton in October 2015. Most recently he has co-produced Virginia’s album Fierce For The Night (Ostgut Ton, May 2016). Together with Steffi he’s performing live as Doms & Deykers, they’ve released the EP Dedicated To Those Who Feel and the album Evidence From A Good Source (3024, 2016) under this moniker.
As a DJ Martyn is as uncategorizable and all-encompassing as his production style, as displayed on his landmark fabric 50 mix or his 2012 Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. Known for his risk-taking selection and long, seamless sets, he’s played at iconic venues the globe over. He’s also well seasoned within the international festival circuit, playing the likes of Sónar, MUTEK, Dimensions/Outlook, Decibel, Bestival, Lowlands, The Big Chill, Club to Club and Unsound. Beyond DJ’ing, his live sets have a distinct Martyn vibe condensed into an hour of upbeat energy and intricate improvisation. Recently he has been collaborating with vocalist and producer Inga Copeland in live settings as well. He’s also a resident at Panorama Bar, at Make It New in Boston and New York’s Good Room.
Besides DJ’ing and producing, Martyn runs the vibrant 3024 label together with long time collaborator Erosie. The duo (Martyn as A&R, Erosie as Art Director) have formed a visionary stack of releases over the last 6 years, with a colorful roster that includes 2562, Jacques Greene, Redshape, Trevino, Leon Vynehall, Steffi, Julio Bashmore, Addison Groove, Instra:mental and remix work from Ben Klock, Zomby, Flying Lotus and Shed.
Outside of 3024, Martyn continually pushes the fold and finds ways to connect arts and scenes, whether with his various work with RBMA, his cultural work for the region of Piemonte in Italy, or being part of Ninja Tune events across the globe. Additionally, in 2010 Martyn starred in and soundtracked a beautifully poignant and moving short film by Dutch director Ramon Gieling called Great Lengths. In 2013, he wrote music for the British/American fashion designer duo Rag & Bone’s Men’s and Women’s Shows for New York Fashion Week. Continuously innovating, Martyn is always looking for new ways to shape his ideas about electronic music.
Inspired by sneaking out to illicit Wicker Park loft parties while still in high school, Peter Lansky dove headfirst into music and DJing upon moving to Minneapolis. Immediately after turning 21, he launched the Too Much Love party at the renowned First Avenue nightclub. Inspired by new ways of listening made possible by the internet, the sound of the party fluxed constantly to reflect the ever-hungry tastes of Lansky and his friends. What began as a small monthly event rapidly turned into a mainstay of the music scene, taking up residency in the 1500-capacity main room, and running weekly for eight years.
Upon dissolving his residency at the club, Lansky donned the TML moniker in order to focus on his own recorded output. As TML, Lansky fused together a decade of experience with long nights and early mornings into a far-reaching sound. In order to find the proper outlet, he took up a role inside the newly minted Always Human Tapes label, a champion of underground sounds from not only the midwest but around the world. While releasing tapes from himself and his colleagues, TML continued to explore the limits of DJing and live performance, perhaps best reflected by having opened for both Downwards-boss Regis and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy in the same night.
While releasing his own productions for Always Human, as well as for the Croatian Low Income $quad, a track caught the ears of Berghain’s former techno-via-dubstep resident Scuba. TML’s “Site Absence,” a combination of snarling breaks and gritty acid, led Scuba to solicit more tracks from Lansky for release on legendary Hotflush Recordings. The result has been a series of EPs that reflect TML’s penchant for pockets of dark sounds from across the history of dance music. This pitch-black, exploratory ethos can be heard not only in his productions, but in his hypnotic club sets, monthly residency on Bristol Noods Radio, and guest set for Tim Sweeney’s long-running Beats In Space show.
ELABORATE HEIST (live set)
Charlie “Chuck Love” Erickson’s life has led him to Slam Academy Studios in Northeast. There, he, James Patrick, and their fellow collaborators make beautiful music together. Those sessions are inspired by musical memories, the machines that created them, and the human spirit that makes such amazing creations possible.