Possession Records Presents
Saturday, 04 May 2019
DJs Paladin, Gertrud Stein and ZeroSet
“synth • minimal wave • coldwave • electronic • postpunk • ebm• newwave”
Soft Riot is JJD, a former Vancouverite now residing in the Glasgow who has clocked in around twenty years of musical output in various bands and projects. Moving from Vancouver to the UK in the late 2000s, Soft Riot came into full being, having released a couple of acclaimed albums and EPs and staging numerous tours around Europe.
Using an arsenal of synthesizers and effects, Soft Riot’s sound is an amalgamation of JJD’s personal experience with music, containing elements of synthesiser-based film soundtracks, romantic italo-style flourishes, throbbing arpeggiations and angular, psychedelic synth-pop all tied together with an underlying tension. It is a science-fiction heavy soundscape that narrates the listener through today’s fractured, excessive landscape with hints of black humour.
Hard hitting minimal wave by Berlin resident Basti Wagner, and one current underground synth artists on Germany’s Young & Cold Records label. Inspired by the sounds of early 80s and early 90s synthesiser music, Paradox Sequenz provides his own direct and precise take on the genre.
Formerly one half of the popular Berlin-based dark wave duo Monowelt, Marta has stepped out on her own, composing music that is her “journey to the inner self”. A journey from sensual, heartwarming & dreamy soundscapes through melancholic, triste and gloomy sounds, at the same time keeping a raw and underground spirit. Marta’s debut album “Hidden Emotions” was released last year on the Berlin-based Sick Suck label.