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Club Phenomenology II: The Grid featuring Pearson Sound

Club Phenomenology II: The Grid featuring Pearson Sound

Saturday, May 17

syt5There are not many producers who can boast releases on almost all of the UK’s most highly esteemed bass music labels, from Hemlock, and Aus Music, to Swamp 81, Soul Jazz and Hessle Audio. Aside from world-renowned wunderkind James Blake, Pearson Sound aka David Kennedy is one of the few UK bass producers who can lay down such a strong résumé. Kennedy was making club music before he had ever stepped foot in a club. At the age of 17 he ventured out to a club in London for the first time, alone. “I didn’t even know bass existed until I went to a proper club,” said Kennedy in an interview with BBC Radio 1 host Benji B. “I realized that this is what it can sound like. You can have your nose rattled and your ears shaking.” Now, he’s mastered the science of tweaking frequencies and the art of adjusting subtle yet intense grooves that are capable of taking any DJ set to the next level. As producer he’s a pioneer in the UK bass music scene, releasing snapping grime grooves like 2013’s “Lola,” a critically accalimed Fabriclive compilation, and remixes for Radiohead. As the head of the respected record label Hessle Audio—along with Ben UFO, and Kevin McAuley aka Pangaea—he’s known for tearing down the boundaries between house, garage, and techno, and perfecting that nose rattling sound, which most producers can only dream of. Sandwiched between tour dates at a secret location in Massachusetts with Jacques Greene and New York City’s Output with Untold, Pearson Sound comes to Buffalo Iron Works as part of Club Phenomenology II: The Grid on Saturday (May 17), presented by Cool Dad Records and Infinite Zone Productions. Support from Eyes EverywhereNick FowlerNeckbrace, and Mascone Lee with Alex Morrison.

– cory perla

9pm Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St.(200-1893 / $10 advance, $15 before 12, $20 after 12, 18+