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Hulk Dash

Experimental / electronic / unclassifiable music night in East London


Hulk Dash was a series of music nights I co-organised with Simon Petre & Giuseppe Giunta in the East London area, featuring experimental / electronic / unclassifiable musicians in the area during the period of 2008-2009. At the time, we produced a “radio spot” promo track for each Hulk Dash event and a limited edition CD featuring one track contributed by each artist, which was documented on the Hulk Dash Website and Hulk Dash Myspace. I produced all printed and digital collaterals for Hulk Dash events (and other side events), often inexplicably and tediously by hand.

FROM THE ARCHIVES...

Hulk Dash 1

6 JUNE 2008 (SATURDAY)
KORSAN BAR, 161 KINGSLAND ROAD, E2 6AL, LONDON

Go Arse Over Tit broke everyone in with some heavy duty dark rhythmic noise tastyness. The Wolves Will Eat You ate everyone else who was left standing, like a 60s monster movie. Pseudo Nippon drove the girls going mad for his dance flexy moves and pseudo pop sound excursions. Wang Wang Gou was having a smoothie with bananas and mincemeat. Katapulto's polish dumplings were plump and plummy, providing satisfaction and girlish orgasms to everyone who nibbled on them. Finally, Michael Forrest creamed off the party with some spunky beats. The fans were last seen on the dancefloor slippin over everywhere.

Hulk Dash 2

24 JULY 2008 (THURSDAY)
KORSAN BAR, 161 KINGSLAND ROAD, E2 6AL, LONDON

Ove-Naxx dropped some filthy circus shaped wasabi on the floor and made the poor sods swalloe whole. Dokkebi Q. feat Kayaka dripped out some sickly flavoured dub licks with guitar noise assistance from kayaka. Sonic Dragolgo frazzled nearby brain waves with his electro pop tastic covers and mentalist guitar picks. Horacio Pollard exploded himself with drilling guttural splats and mic feedback spaz attacks causing eyeballs to fall out. oMMM's bouncy phat beats and melodic swirls were iced on by cakey audience vocal randomness.

Hulk Dash 3

28 AUGUST 2008 (THURSDAY)
KORSAN BAR, 161 KINGSLAND ROAD, E2 6AL, LONDON

Le Couteau Jaune drilled the crowd with their own special recipe of rave mash ups and shouty confusion and shoreditch slime. Team Brick disturbed all present with a perturbing mix of monkish singing, tribal drums and beautiful noise waves. Melvis Tibet and Dawn Scarfe warned the surrounding populace of weirdo attacks with subtle edgy contact tones and drones. Sputniko! broke down rival egos with sugar pop cyber femme nippon pricks to the face. Real Feal. feat Agaskodo Teliverek struck barrages of guitar melt with appeances by hungarian sausage suspects of the agaskodo tribe.

Hulk Dash 4

25 SEPTEMBER 2008 (THURSDAY)
KORSAN BAR, 161 KINGSLAND ROAD, E2 6AL, LONDON

Teeth!!! flooded the place with positive shouts, bleeps and lo-fi electric drum explosions. BBBlood wiped clean blocked veins with an envelope of sound grounding zero within each and every ear drum. Spax called in aliens with his moblie phone noise contact explorations, striking fear into the hearts of nearby kettles and fish tanks. No, Really? and Deepkiss720 mustered the spirits with a spacey crackle-n-pop festival for woodlouses and lumberjacks. Box Master, the mysterious man behind animal fact and guns n horses boxed it up with a unique blend of minimal thuds and hilarious wirring melons.

Hulk Dash 5

23 OCTOBER 2008 (THURSDAY)
KORSAN BAR, 161 KINGSLAND ROAD, E2 6AL, LONDON

Anti-lyrical warmed the cockles with some fuzzy guitar space explorations setting the mark for what was a sick set from our newly found Shacklewell Lane neighbours in crime. Quth confused all with hypnotically repeating loops of doom cross wired with some blinding visuals from mysterious allies... Kayaka sent the whole place into some kind of druggy spin out... people were recorded setting up tiny sacrifices of hair and teeth. Talking of teeth, Gum takes tooth completely laid waste to their surroundings with a full on mash up of drums, noise, computer weezels and damn right ingenious live setup and performance. Leading on to DJ Tendraw & the Gypsies Dog metallic shards of bass, vocal n circuit bent doom, leaving all left standing devoid of internal juices. A luscious splatfest sealing the approval of all who bore witness. Not forgetting specialist sound interventions from dj polipo and dj fuz3.

Hulk Dash 6

29 NOVEMBER 2008 (SATURDAY)
KORSAN BAR, 161 KINGSLAND ROAD, E2 6AL, LONDON

DogGs/ Ghouls of Reduction... these two underground veterans united once more for this live set broke the evening in nicely with a wall of noise and extreme sonics... "what music do you call this?" one barman asked. 'Lovely music' we thought. **k worked the room into a dizzy spin of hand crafted riddims and synths progressing, all broadcasted through his own sound system which he brought down!! Extnddntwork disorientated all with his portable strobe light, sonically bombarding the crowd with quirky off centre drum loops, slow tribal psychedelia and splatters of noise, all rounded off nicely with toy mic vocal distortion. Aaahh!! Bromancer confused all with their stop start drums and spazzy vocals, culminating with an on stage fight between band members! Ahahha. Choice! The Toxic Pijin raised the bar of nonsense with their own unique mix of grindy hardcore thrash madness. We couldn't find a drum kit in time so they found random junk on the street, causing nearby sattelites to collide on their space dish snare. The feedback incurred caused the punters to throw BREAD; a horrible food/oil/metal mess then ensued. Vindicatrix beautified proceedings with some super-human vocal performances, classical synth progressions and some unique drum exercises, all accompanied by his own projected slides. The girls fell weak at the knees. Bangerz N Mash popped it hard with their own slick mix of trashy uk hip hop, propelling all warm blooded men to yelp in excitement. A refreshing mix up to say the least, watch out Salt n Pepper! Cementimental blew the system away with his amplified "HULK...SMASH" toy glove and innumerable other hacked toys and devices, propelling crowd members to unconsciously spazz out, destroying satellite dishes and any other objects that came to hand. Luckily we managed to calm it all down before we were all thrown out =) SMASH T.V rounded of proceedings with an intensely hilarious smathering of classic furious mashup of breakcore/gabba nonsense and rave-tastic shout outs, allowing the hardcore select remaining to flex out the last of their breath on the dancefloor.

Hulk Dash 7

7 FEB 2009 (SATURDAY)
KORSAN BAR, 161 KINGSLAND ROAD, E2 6AL, LONDON

Everyone at Hulk Dash 7 brought the Hulk scene to new industrial depths of mayhem. First up March of Alka Malka, hailing from the distant north provided some spaced out guitar and electronic dabblings, ushering those present into the new era. B.C. subsequently marched on into a resolute future of John Carpenter-esque sci-fi dub-trotting. Tickling goosebumps and tantalizing brain cells with a sickly fresh flesh sound. Sly & the family drone next exploded from the reverie into some kind of tribal noise whirligig, handing out instruments of percussive torture to the enthralled crowd. Sloppy Seconds developed the thread of insanity sporting huge mice masks, an ode perhaps to White Mice? Who knows, except they were better and their masks were much more funny to look at. Terrifying and hilarious in equals measures... Horse Vomit brought things to a worrying level of chaos with their machine chomping face searing noise, narrowly avoiding beer taps whilst traversing the bar, and destroying all their own equipment in a frenzy of amusement; all at the request of the venue's newly appointed manager (ahem...). Atomck consequently reduced their performance to a stop start managerie of insanely deft and brutal guitar out-takes from a recently axed commercial for BBC Masterchef. No actually I don't know what I'm saying anymore. Atomck essentially were the best heavy duty spaz grindcore to be seen, well...anywhere. And all the way from Wales as well!! Fe bac tied up the evening with some slick n crunchy 8-bit dance abstractions, dizzying all present into a wobbly jelly like motion of the legs. Watch out Dj scotch egg, props to the new 8-bit mad-stylez! ;)

Everything was rounded off into a particularly juicy tasting experience by DJ Charity Shop and the commonly spotted DJ Fuz. Some heavy licks and shapes were thrown by 'selector' and 'punter' alike.

Hulk Dash 8

28 MAR 2009 (SATURDAY)
CAFE OTO

Pimea warmed up the system with some ultra low bass incursions, contact mic explosions and light-audio interfaces sourced from some futuristic Finish sound laboratory or something. Shogun Dismay rattled all present with their variety of trashy noise rock, odd vocals and endearing experiments in logic. PNAK brought a lovely touch of jazz and noise and subtlety rarely felt at Hulk Dash, top nice guys to boot! (F)ave (M)uslim amused myself with some classic delinquent noise and laptop antics, all whilst sporting his own rucksack throughout! Terrordactyl swooped down into the audience with some full on jazz-spaz sax and intense drum workouts, never seen anything like it. Grind-core jazz may well be the future. Finally Bradford Bahamas upheld the finest traditions of Hulk Dash by bringing the night to a close with some invasion of sorts, not sure how many members were actually set up to play but unfortunately they managed to impress the venue manager so much he exploded into some kind of big mash potato.