KONRAD BLACK

12th - 14th January - MAURITIUS

Friday 12th - LUX* Grand Gaube - Beach Rouge
Saturday 13th - LUX* Belle Mare - Beach Rouge
Sunday 14th - LUX* Le Morne - The Pool

Part of the firrst wave of North American producers to infiltrate Berlin's modern techno movement, Konrad Black's haunting production style and charismatic live persona has since had dance-floors basking in the long shadows cast by his presence on the scene. His signature sound is a masterwork of harmonious contradictions, pairing apocalyptic basslines and moody synth progressions with a cinematic temperament that finds its most compelling moments within the spaces between the notes.

Together with fellow Canadian Mathew Jonson, Konrad Black founded the influential Wagon Repair label in 2005 – A label that has had a heavy impact on the dance community with its relentless top-quality releases including those of Black himself like "Draconia" and "Medusa Smile", both championed by tastemakers like Ricardo Villalobos, Tiga, and Richie Hawtin.

Riding the momentum of these releases, Konrad Black relocated to Berlin with a shift from production to performance, being tapped to play the scene's most coveted venues, including Fabric in London, Rex in Paris, Space in Ibiza, and as one of the regulars at the legendary Panorama Bar. What started as a series of gigs effectively became a decade long world tour that had Konrad constantly in motion from places like Womb in Tokyo, Goa in Rome, Arma 17 in Moscow, to D-Edge is San Paolo.

With his sparse and highly considered discography, Black’s most recent output, released on Meander, was a lesson in techno infused breakbeat and d&b science known as, “The Scorched Earth EP”, with lead track "Silene Dust" being listed as one of the best tracks of 2015 by XLR8R.

More recently Black's attention has been focused on composition and sound design for film and art installations. Recent work has seen Black compose the score for director Blake Mawson's award winning short film PYOTR495, create and produce the sound design for artist Jeremy Shaw's The Quickeners film installation as well as producing the soundtrack to Shaw's earlier film Variation FQ, which was recently released as a one sided vinyl edition on The Vinyl Factory's label. This led to further sound installation work with a contribution to Cyprien Gaillard's monumental 3D film When Nature Runs Riot. With a track on the recently released Meander 20 compilation, a remix of Mathew Jonson's seminal “Decompression” out earlier this summer on Jonson’s own new Freedom Engine Label plus a pair of album projects nearing completion (with Martin Buttrich and Jeremy Shaw respectively), Black's studio work has recaptured his focus after years of heavy touring and sleepless nights on the road.

FACEBOOK:
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SOUNDCLOUD:
https://soundcloud.com/konrad_black