Dancity festival

electronic music and digital arts festival

Infinite Livez UK, Big Dada Recordings


Saturday, June 29th 2013 // 00,00 // Auditorium S. Domenico

Infinite Livez is Bethnal Green-native and Berlin-based MC, musician and artist Steven Henry. A Chelsea Art College graduate, he has been described as a "surrealist rapper" - his influences come in fact from such diverse sources as Surrealism, P-Funk, and continental philosophy. Big Dada records released his first album "Bush Meat" in 2004 to immediate critical acclaim in the UK and abroad, and "Art Brut fe de Yoot" in 2007, the same year as the collaborative project with the Swiss electro jazz outfit Stade. Recorded over a series of improvised sessions it has been recognised as a unique achievement in both experimental Hip Hop and whacky humour. The follow up album entitled "Morgan Freeman's Psychedelic Semen" was released in 2008. At the beginning of 2009, the live album "Live At La Guinguette", again recorded with Stade and guest vocalist Joy Frempong, came out of a residency in Geneva. Infinite Livez has performed in the UK and all over Europe at events such as Montreux Jazz, the North Sea Jazz Festival and The Sonar Festival. Other collaborations within a wide range of producers and musicians include David Murray, Jahcoozi, Part 2, Nils Peter Molvar, Elliot Sharp and Kid Acne. He has supported artists such as Kool Keith, Talib Kwali, Dj Krush and Mulatu Astatke. As an artist, Infinite Livez also makes comic books, short films, soft toys, prints and illustrations (for magazines such as Hip Hop Connection and The Wire). July 2009 saw his first solo exhibition "Salvador Dali Was Half Bengali" at Pebbledash Gallery in London, where he presented a series of madly surrealist silkscreens referencing the aesthetics of old school comics, Japanese woodcuts and Hans Bellmer. In September 2009 he took part in the group show "7 Styles for 7 Brothers" at Archipelago Art, Scheffield, and also launched "Glorious Mono", his own weekly 2 hour radio show on Herbstradio in Berlin, where he djs and presents exclusive live sessions and interviews. In 2011, he released the mini-album "Warehouse Music" with Exotic Pylon. This latest missive proved that Infinite Livez's music continues to be inordinately difficult to put into brackets as he skates through dubstep, reggae, abstract electronics and industrial sounds without even a pause for breath.


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