Festival Frolics: Stupor & SBTRKT, Dazed Live.

Another year, and another inner city festival, the city being London crops up. Yet this one boasts a somewhat more enticing, avant-garde affair than a reconstituted Razorlight. The inaugural Dazed Live features a slew of crossover artists so cutting-edge they draw blood on contact, with Shoreditch's Village Underground headlined by Manhattan worldbeating worldbeaters Gang Gang Dance. Last month a typically schizophrenic cut by the name of Glass Jar emerged, and clocking in at around eleven minutes, sounds something like this:
  Glass Jar. Gang Gang Dance by PFAS
Beneath the New Yorkers, of a similar, if significantly more gloomy slant are hometown anti-heroes Factory Floor, whilst Bernard Fèvre is set to return to Blighty with Moog and MacBook in tow, Black Devil Disco Club having trekked down to Minehead for Bloc Weekend decadence a few weeks back. Also in on the commotion are Hyperdub darlings Darkstar, Young Turk sensation SBTRKT and Alexis Taylor's latest venture, the afrobeat-orientated About Group. Across Hoxton, the Greco Roman Soundsystem ropes in Dan Snaith of Caribou notoriety on DJ duty downstairs in XOYO, whilst upstairs is to experience a Levi's Craft of Music Performance congregating and aggregating the likes of Aidan Moffat, Austra and Fiction in amidst the latest exhibition from illustrator Hudson-Powell. Come 9th April, you'll find us in the club, bottle full of bub, the club being Village Underground, the bub being a pint of the cheapest.

For more info on Dazed Live, the official site can be found here, whilst tickets are currently up for grabs at £25 here.