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SeqCirc 10-6 • Max Ulis

Sequential Circus 10 PodcastA DJ going on 13 years, Max Ulis was first inspired by the sounds of house, trip hop, and early drum and bass. With the formation of Vancouver’s Lighta! Sound and the success of New Form’s Dubforms parties headed by Malcolm Levy and Michael Red, Max gained ground as one of North America’s first dubstep DJs. Over the past two years Max has shifted his focus away from dubstep, coming full circle with his music to reintroduce elements of his first loves, house and techno.

Max’s music has been played by notable performers such as Addison Groove, XI, Joe Nice, Starkey, Breakage and Stereotyp and he has shared the stage
with a who’s who of contemporary dance music. Artists such as DJ Krush, Skream, Benga, Hatcha, The Bug, Breakage, XI, DJG, DJ Vadim, The Mad
Professor, Salva, Eprom, Remarc, Calibre, Falty DL, Machinedrum, Joker, Caspa, Julio Bashmore, and Roska to name a few.

To quote Resident Advisor’s Andrew Ryce, “Max Ulis’ increasingly diverse output could hardly be described with any one term, but it’s all united by an extremely spare and dry aesthetic. Stripped back, pitch black, and stark, he strikes an enviable balance meshing the dark with the dance floor.”

STYLE: Minimal
HOME CITY: Vancouver, BC

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SeqCirc 10-5 • Villain

Sequential Circus 10 PodcastAfter playing the 6th installment of Sequential Circus, xfive is back under his alter-ego, Villain. Revelers of the groundbreaking series of shows will hear live versions of the upcoming debut album on Singularity, as well as brand new creations. Dark, moody, twisted, genre bending grooves will be encompassing the sound of the evening.

STYLE: Techno
HOME CITY: Los Angeles, CA

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SeqCirc 10-4 • 0CO

Sequential Circus 10 PodcastWith over two decades of performance experience on a variety of instrumentation, Salvatore Sferrazza’s latest compulsion for synths with beats sees him producing under the cryptic pseudonym 0CO.  Melding influences that chronicle the history of electronic music, 0CO’s oeuvre maintains orbit around a barycenter of Techno, Electro Bass, Acid, Italo-disco, Berlin School and Freestyle.

While the sounds exhibit a severe fixation on synthetic rhythms, sinister melodies find ample opportunity for infiltration.  Dark, double-helix synth passages betray an intellect seldom portrayed in much of the 21st century’s dancefloor fodder.

Further distinctions are found in 0CO’s applied matériel.  Live electronics are manufactured exclusively with hardware kit: DCO polys, VCO monos, PCM ROMplers and a small modular are deployed for violent sonic disintegration campaigns upon nocturnal subterraneans.

Chaos awaits.

STYLE: Techno / Acid / Electro Bass
HOME CITY: New York City, NY

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SeqCirc 10-3 • The Automatic Message

Sequential Circus 10 PodcastThe Automatic Message is Trevor Jacobson and Tanya Goehring. They are based in Vancouver, Canada and have been working together since 2007, creating music, performing live audiovisual sets and producing music videos. Their music ranges from hard, dark techno to jazz-influenced minimal and experimental electronic. Their video work exemplifies their interest in ideas that hover on the edge of normalcy, darkness and surreality.

The Automatic Message is currently working with the labels: From 0-1, Machine Box, CLR, Kalimari Musique, Monsieur Musique, Bleepsequence and are part of Berlin’s UNOIKI collective.

STYLE: Techno, Minimal, Experimental
HOME CITY: Vancouver, BC

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SeqCirc 10-2 • Vespers

Sequential Circus 10 PodcastVespers is a beat-making robot that started creating music in the year 2502, then was sent back in time to show humans how to mangle audio using Ableton Live.He makes a unique fusion of heavily edited glitch hop beats and live instrumentation with sax and an Akai EWI4000S wind synth.His live shows push the envelope of what’s possible using Live’s looper technology, real time glitch effects, and controllerism with midi devices like the Akai APC40 and MPD32.

All of Vespers’ music can be downloaded for free at http://vespers.ca/free/

STYLE: Bass-heavy, jazzy glitch hop with live sax, looping and wind synth overdubs
HOME CITY: Salt Spring Island, BC

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SeqCirc 10-1 • Jessie Bru

Sequential Circus 10 PodcastJesse is an MC, DJ, producer and artist who draws inspiration from all things deep and soulful. Borrowing much of his approach to music-making from that of early-90′s sample-based hiphop (A Tribe Called Quest, O.C., Organized Konfusion, DJ Krush), you can expect a plethora of rhodes, vocals and guitars, with plenty of disco and soul sprinkled on top for good measure. Jesse will be releasing his debut album ‘MidCity’ on UK-based label ‘Audio Parallax’ early in the new year and is certainly someone to keep an eye on.

STYLE: Deep House
HOME CITY: Vancouver, BC

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