Peel back the leaves and discover Andras Fox, the Australian golden boy who has enchanted half the world with tactile and imperfect electronic music, inspired by primitive percussion, simple melodies and home recording. Andras is able to combine elements of house music and ethno-groove in a distinctly antipodean way.
Based around drum machine rhythms and new age synths - with glimmers on the rainforest - his original tape recordings are simultaneously contemporary in sound and difficult to carbon date, slipping comfortably between 80s Library Music, Chicago House and g-Funk.
His style sits very well with the taste of good old Balearic lovers who consider it as a new generation expression of that context. He finds also favor with discerning palates of the scene, even though or just because he uses cassette tapes and dodgy synthesizers doing it in a fascinating way.
After sold-out solo releases, Andras teamed up with vocalist Oscar Key Sung for a collaborative LP that went back to the roots of disco and house.
Presenting the weekly radio show Strange Holiday on 3RRR FM in Melbourne has given him a chance to greatly expand his record collection, which currently occupies the broad territory between Disco, World, Library and Balearic sounds. This depth of knowledge about music’s past informs his productions, which all give a nod and a wink to the past.
▂ ANDRAS FOX (Dopeness Galore / Mexican Summer / Audio Parallax)
Warm up provided by the guys of Getwet who are launching their first release F O R E P L A Y #1 these days: local sophistic---- hero Robotalco and the duo Minimalafrica who got also a rlease on the way for Dopeness Galore.
Friday, February 6th
from 11PM to 3AM