Sad House Daddy & Nomadic Recordings present ROSCIUS live at Biddle Bros, with support from SALT MOON and CAMERON J. NIVEN. Free entry!
French-born, London-based underground composer, producer and live performer Roscius has spent the last couple of years building an enviable reputation with the release of his debut EPs "WMD#1" and "WMD#2", as well as successful tours in France, the Middle East, Asia and the U.K (including performances at the Glastonbury Festival). Combining improvisation, live vocal sampling, looped bass lines and very special percussion and piano skills, Roscius creates genuinely innovative and emotionally absorbing soundscapes. His travels around the world allow him to bring back to his studio some rare and bizarre traditional musical instruments, which he records, uses and edits just like a DJ tweaks and triggers his drum machines. Armenian and Arabic tambourines ('Villa Paolo'), South American shakers and Asian bongos (‘Royal Albert Hall’), bass lines made of a pitched vibraphone ('Gouttes'), filter effects created by water falling into a sink and real acoustic hi-hats are now his trademark. This is how Roscius creates “World Minimal Disco”, which you could interpret as a mixture of acoustic and intelligent dance music, organic techno and ethnic deep house. His two first releases were premiered on XLR8R and CLASH MUSIC and supported by artists such as Laurent Garnier, Chloé, AFFKT, Horse Meat Disco, Danny Daze, Mr G., Stacey Pullen, Hugo Mendez, Arandel, Akase and the Mawimbi crew. Roscius has also released a couple of reworks/remixes for artists such as The 2 Bears and Calypso Rose feat. Manu Chao. He is currently finishing his debut album, due in 2018, promising more original sounds, fresh samples, captivating harmonies, textured rhythms, whimsical grooves, ethnic chants and unique atmospheres.
"Freeflowing, meditative work, one that is by turns deeply cerebral and yet physical, funky, alongside glistening house and techno influences, delivered with an IDM flourish" – Clash Magazine
“Roscius moves effortlessly between the worlds of classical and dance music, showcasing a warm and technically impressive style that has us eagerly anticipating future releases” – DJ Mag
Salt Moon are a new band fronted by the remarkably prolific singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Maya McCourt, who plays cello, oboe, guitar and the African kora. As well as occasionally playing her own material solo, Maya is well-known on the acoustic scene as cellist with the mighty Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band and formerly one half of Euro-American folk duo Various Guises. Leading the band on cello and vocals, Maya is joined by Cameron J. Niven on guitar & vocals and Simon McIlhinney on double bass. Expect complex rhythms and enchanting themes from this bluesy folk trio.
CAMERON J. NIVEN
Cameron J. Niven draws on folk, blues, Latin and North African music to form lyrical songs whose rhythmic and hypnotic sounds have earned him comparisons with Devendra Banhart and Milton Nascimento. Cameron records and releases music from his bedroom studio in New Cross and has played shows with bands such as British Sea Power splinter group Brakes, Low Chimes, Francobollo, Ben Walker & Josienne Clarke and Patch & The Giant, as well as performances at Festival No. 6 and Red Rooster Festival.
"Impeccable" – Gary Crowley, BBC Radio London
"An important talent who most definitely deserves a much wider audience" – Folk Radio UK