Ice Cream On Concrete in Bristol.
Two August nights in the company of Steven Warwick aka Heatsick.
Friday 21st August – Qu Junktions x Idle Hands
+ Chris Farrell (Idle Hands)
+ Daisy Moon (Brstl)
+ Qu Junktions DJs
Idle Hands and Qu Junktions club together on the open-air terrace to present a welcome Bristol return for Heatsick (PAN), aka Berlin-based UK artist Steven Warwick, who will unspool a live set of his loose, hypnotic and playful lo-fi synth-house with support from IH + Qu DJs
Details of Part 2 – Heatsick DJ Set at Cosies available here >>>
Heatsick is the project of musician and visual artist Steven Warwick.
Using a Casio keyboard, a myriad of effects, vocals and percussion Warwick’s music is created in real time based upon loops that are moulded, stretched and reduced to interlink, nestling and merging with one another in a similar way to his visual artwork, where objects and media combine and coalesce in an environment inviting the viewer’s participation. Combining a palette of sources from early Chicago house mixtapes (in sound, texture AND mixing technique) through to musique concrète and psychedelia, – has been favourably received at venues, clubs and festivals across the world.
Warwick proposes a live dance music that expands and unlocks the senses: his use of limited resources to produce an immersive, maximalist sound environment is stretched beyond three hours and augmented by elements of his broader multi-sensory art practice for his Extended Play… performance-installation series, which, since being premiered at Unsound Festival in Krakow, Poland, has been presented in diverse club/art contexts including CTM at Berghain in Berlin, The Cube Cinema in Bristol and Werkleitz Festival in Halle.
The most recent Heatsick album ‘Re-engineering’ is described as a “cybernetic poem”, indulging us in the mores of hypnotic dance music while holding a critical, and at times satirical, lens toward the culture writ large.
“Complex and enthralling, swallowing whole dancefloors of people into deep, hypnotic grooves for hours on end in a rich, multi-sensory overload” – FACT
“Relentless analogue disco grooves batter dancers into sensual abandon… quite simply one of the greatest on the scene” – The Guardian