Bloc 2016

Appleblim & Second Storey – live

R&S / UK

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Co-founder of avant-dubstep label Skull Disco with Shackleton, Appleblim is one of British music’s most interesting and inspiring characters, whether solo, as part of one of his many collaborations, or behind the decks.

Having placed his stamp on the scene with two bona fide classics on Skull Disco – ‘Vansan’ and ‘Circling’ – he went on to form the Applepips label, releasing music from established scene heroes like T++, Sven Weisemann, Pearson Sound, and Martyn, as well as fresh talent from the UK (Arkist, Orphan101, KidKut, Greena and Brackles).

His sporadic but legendary sets for Rinse FM have been compared to the great John Peel thanks to their off-the-wall diversity, and he remains one of the contemporary scene’s least predictable and most most exciting DJs.

Formerly known as Al Tourettes, Alec Storey’s new incarnation showcases a new and natural evolution for his already cherished sound.

While the Al Tourettes material was widely recognised for its complex rhythmic invention, kinetic restlessness and angular counterpoints, Storey’s newer work delves further into a more languid realm, though he’s lost none of the multi-layered intricacy that made his work stand out in the past.

Melding spiralling syncopation, clinical electro, classic IDM echoes and experimental synthesised flickers, his work as Second Storey for labels like Houndstooth and Aus have already firmly established his new identity as a serious force to be reckoned with.

Posted: 12 November 2015