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international festival
of digital creativity
and electronic music
Édition 19
2226.08
2018
Montréal
Québec
Canada

Solitary Dancer CA/QC

Nocturne 4
August 25, 2018, 21:30 - 02:30
Live: 01:30 - 02:30
Who
Montréal-based producer duo
Style
Stripped-back broken-beat electro, downtempo techno drama, cinematic ambience skewed to low-end bass
Labels
Graded Records , Optimo Trax , Dark Entries
Latest
In The Name Of The Mother EP (2018), Transmitting to Heaven (2017), Dualism EP (2017)
More
Solitary Dancer collaborated with post-punk electro producer Marie Davidson on their Dualism EP lead single “Emails 2 Myself,” her harmonized vocals and spoken word woven into haunting sustained octaves and a hard pop-techno beat.
Links
Soundcloud
Discogs
Bandcamp

Solitary Dancer's ambitiously detailed sound design shows no fear of dropping from beatless ambience into bombastic breakbeats or flattening the mind with crystalline melodies on repeat, rinsed and ramped up in an emotional wash of low-end techno.

The two members of Solitary Dancer crossed paths in Montréal and Toronto but only met in the studio in 2016, launching their first album on British house-techno-dubstep producer Midland's Graded Records, following it up with three more releases to date. Both artists are known for experiments in electronic music that merge songcraft with uptempo house, techno and bass and for their appearances at underground techno events, day parties and other social investigations of emerging electronic sounds.

Following their DJ premier at Berlin's Tresor in the fall, Solitary Dancer held their live premiere this past winter in Montréal at gallery-event space Never Apart, showcased alongside electro-noise experimenters susy.technology with an original audiovisual setup and audience-level roaming. At MUTEK this year, Solitary Dancer introduce their beguiling installation-cum-performance scenography and a few other winks dedicated to upending expectations.

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