Those loitering in the middle of the soul enthusiasts/gear geeks Venn diagram, your time to rejoice has come. Soul boy and sometime experimentalist Jamie Liddell has gone and formed a supergroup. Called Mostly Robot, the lineup also features four other likeminded sonic provocateurs including Warp’s Tim Exile, DMC champ Shiftee, MPC botherer Jeremy Ellis and keyboardist Mr Jimmy.
The group was masterminded by the folks at Native Instruments, but any cynicism now forming will be stamped out by the fact that they look and sound ace. Their inaugural performance took place last month at Sonar-by-Day, reaping a positive critical reception. If you weren’t there hit up the Native Instruments page to get a better taster of what the concept is all about here—as you might expect, there’s a lot of full frontal hardware shots.
Intrigued? ‘Course you are. They’ll be playing the Budapest edition of the Electronic Beats Festival on the 13th of September, alongside Modeselektor, Junior Boys and Nicolas Jarr. Hope we see you there!
Published July 31, 2012.