“Little Nobody in particular is freestyle bits and pieces, ranging
from hip hop to disco. Son of Zev is harder techno/electro, and Nod does very strange sound stylings. We like anything so
long as it’s vaguely electronic in nature."
— IF? label manager Andrez Bergen, aka "Little
Nobody", in this week’s 3D World Mag.
The above is probably about as close as I'll get to labelling
the electronic antics which went on Saturday evening at Scissor*Paper*Rock.
Having played a highly amusing drinking game to Goldfinger (my fave
Bond movie), my girlfriends and I rocked up to Dendy Bar at about 11:30 Saturday evening. We were greeted by a rather empty
club, and Nick Toth spinning some interesting vinyl on the wheels of steel.
I’m not entirely sure what he was
playing, suffice to say that it was a rather interesting blend of beats which were hip hop in nature. I could have sworn he
was mixing something which sounded suspiciously like a sample from a Kriss Kross track I remember from my mid teens –
but I may be way off the mark with that call…;-)
Due to a conspicuous absence of anything resembling action we
decided to venture up to Mint Bar for a quiet drink. I believe Ben Feggans was spinning vinyl up there, and doing a nice job
might I add! Having had our obligatory time-filling drink we wandered back down the road to be assaulted by a bizarre melange
of electronic sounds as we entered Dendy.
“Nod” was the first live PA IF? dished up, and he
was certainly living up to the above description. The music was hard, relentless and (I am going to sound extremely lightweight
I got the feeling that most of my S*P*R compatriots felt the same way, as the dancefloor was
virtually empty. A shame.
Mike Dotch was the next batter up to the plate, launching into some extremely tasty electro.
The girls and I were inspired enough to make a mad dash for the dance floor (in an extremely cool manner of course) and start
cutting a few moves. I was a little disappointed that he didn’t stay on the electro tip, but his set was very good nonetheless.
off the mark was "Little Nobody", playing a funky blend of electronic stylings. I am sure I heard a strange
rework of the sample in Armand Van Helden’s "You don’t Know Me", and was really impressed. It’s a kewl sample
which really works without the cheesy vocals. I also heard what seemed to be, ah, Barry White thrown in somewhere
there – eccentric, but good fun.
Biz E then graced centre stage, launching into customary minimal tech. What
can I say? The man is always pure class. My final act for appraisal came in the form of "Son of Zev" – once again
delving into some strange, harder electronic territory. By this stage we were a little weary, and left quite close to the
end of his performance.
While I appreciated the IF? boys for the fact that they pushed boundaries, they perhaps
did not exactly fulfil all my criteria for an entertaining night out. I’m not entirely sure that the night worked, but
this may have been due to the fact that events such as "Freedom" may have drawn a lot of the S*P*R regulars elsewhere.
would, however, highly recommend checking out the IF? boys' new releases as they hit the stores over the next few months
– cutting bleeding edge indeed!
snatched from inthemix.com.au