Simon Komputer and Roi Mechanical Cabaret will play live sets. Dave Komputer and Roi Mechanical Cabaret will DJ new and vintage electronic music.
Komputer Dave and Roi Mechanical Cabaret DJ + live covers set by Roi + guests
DIRTY CONTACTS 2: Our second Dirty Contacts night will feature a unique live solo performance on the night from ROI of Mechanical Cabaret, who will be performing a special, raw electronic live set of a rare selection of his songs!! DIRTY CONTACTS is a new Electronic music night hosted by DJs Dave Baker (Komputer/I Start Counting/Fortran 5/MUTE Mute Records) and Roi (Mechanical Cabaret /Electrogogo/Nekromantik/Scream Inc) at world famous North London music venue The Boogaloo. Expect an eclectic mix of vintage and new Electronic music of any and every era, from the popular to the obscure, spanning the genres as we go... You don’t have to pay anything to come in: there’s no guest list as such, but we’re utilising an Honesty-box door policy, which basically means that people can pay as much as they like, with no minimum or maximum. The Boogaloo is on Archway Road, located right by Highgate Tube on the Northern line, and served by several buses, as it’s right on a major bus route: the 43, 134 and 263 all stop right outside.
Komputer DJ Mechanical Cabaret Live
David Baker and Simon Leonard
“Simon Leonard was beset by vocoder problems, but pressed on regardless, opening with new Komputer track 'Minimum'. To me they looked like Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters (Leonard) and Gary Glitter (David Baker; but such awesome triangular sideburns) in orange boiler suits. It's been years since I heard 'Looking Down On London', but it was instantly recognisable and pretty moving; a video of the sun setting on the City appeared behind them and stayed up for most of their set. Then onto I Start Counting's 'Letters To A Friend', followed by a heavy version of Fortran 5's 'Heart On The Line' with Leonard's troubled vocoder replacing that girl from Miranda Sex Garden. 'Like A Bird' was beautifully delicate. There was a storming dancey update of 'Still Smiling' with burbling acid-esque flourishes while the pulsing Kraftwerkian 'Valentina' descended into corruscating white noise. A heavy 'Million Headed Monster' was a welcome encore, straddling the angry and the euphoric effortlessly.”
Ask Komputer anything...
Q: hey komputer, when comes the new album?? greetings from düsseldorf/germany...do you remember the gig in steel factory?...still love your music
A: That was indeed a great experience!
Asked by anonymous. Answered on Mon Sep 08 2014All Questions