Blockhead

Tue May 29 2018

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Archspace

340 Acton Mews London E8 4EA

Ages 18+

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Soundcrash Presents

Blockhead

Ninja Tune’s producer brings his exceptionally capturing hip hop beats for a nocturnal escape into futuristic beat-making.

The producer born Tony Simon’s love for New York hip hop pushed him to create beautifully crafted beats without the necessity of any voice. Since his 2004 debut, Music By Cavelight, Blockhead has shared a list of utterly distinctive, funky and emotive instrumental hip hop tracks for the last two decades. On top of that, his production input in the highly acclaimed works of Aesop Rock and Def Jux made his name standing amongst DJ Shadow, Food and Krush. 

The groundbreaking style of Blockhead’s beats is fueled by esoteric and distinctive samples that channel a sense of urban paranoia. Throughout his Ninja Tune-released albums and his independent releases, he never failed to deliver tracks considered as nocturnal treasures for the fans of the genre. His music has been defined as “the hip-hop soundtrack to the apocalypse”. The genial and dynamic production of his tracks keeps his listeners on the edge of the seat in a crescendo of emotional involvement.

He will delight the mystical and intimate Archspace for a night not to be missed for fans of hip hop filled with heavy drums, flutes, sitars and horns.

“Engrossing instrumental hip hop tracks to be admired” - BBC Music

“The Quality of his music is jaw-dropping” - All Music

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Blockhead

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    Hip-Hop/Rap

    Blockhead grew up in downtown New York City. The son of an artist, early on he found his passion was for music. A fan of a whole range of sounds, especially hip-hop, Blockhead steadily built a tremendous collection of tapes and later CDs from innumerable artists. After a brief stint as a rapper, he realized his calling was behind the boards and not on the mic, and from there he began to produce beats. Since making that decision, he’s been one of the busiest producers out there, producing 9 tracks on Aesop Rock’s critically acclaimed album Labor Days, and the majority of the tracks on his followup albums Dayllight EP, Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives, and None Shall Pass. Blockhead has also been working with other indie giants such as SLuG of Atmosphere, Murs, Mike Ladd and Sa Smash. He also found time to complete a break beat album entitled Blockhead’s Broke Beats, with 10 hard hitting instrumental tracks, which was released on Mush Records, the US home of cLOUDDEAD. Showing his artistic variety from only art-rap, Blockhead produced 2 tracks on the newly crowned Skribble Jam Battle Champ, maclethal’s full-length album. He does comedy too. He is a member of the Party Fun Action Committee whose hip-hop/comedy debut album was recently released on the legendary Def Jux.~last.fm

Soundcrash Presents

Blockhead

Tue May 29 2018 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Archspace London
Blockhead
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

Ages 18+

Soundcrash Presents

Blockhead

Ninja Tune’s producer brings his exceptionally capturing hip hop beats for a nocturnal escape into futuristic beat-making.

The producer born Tony Simon’s love for New York hip hop pushed him to create beautifully crafted beats without the necessity of any voice. Since his 2004 debut, Music By Cavelight, Blockhead has shared a list of utterly distinctive, funky and emotive instrumental hip hop tracks for the last two decades. On top of that, his production input in the highly acclaimed works of Aesop Rock and Def Jux made his name standing amongst DJ Shadow, Food and Krush. 

The groundbreaking style of Blockhead’s beats is fueled by esoteric and distinctive samples that channel a sense of urban paranoia. Throughout his Ninja Tune-released albums and his independent releases, he never failed to deliver tracks considered as nocturnal treasures for the fans of the genre. His music has been defined as “the hip-hop soundtrack to the apocalypse”. The genial and dynamic production of his tracks keeps his listeners on the edge of the seat in a crescendo of emotional involvement.

He will delight the mystical and intimate Archspace for a night not to be missed for fans of hip hop filled with heavy drums, flutes, sitars and horns.

“Engrossing instrumental hip hop tracks to be admired” - BBC Music

“The Quality of his music is jaw-dropping” - All Music

Blockhead

Blockhead

Hip-Hop/Rap

Blockhead grew up in downtown New York City. The son of an artist, early on he found his passion was for music. A fan of a whole range of sounds, especially hip-hop, Blockhead steadily built a tremendous collection of tapes and later CDs from innumerable artists. After a brief stint as a rapper, he realized his calling was behind the boards and not on the mic, and from there he began to produce beats. Since making that decision, he’s been one of the busiest producers out there, producing 9 tracks on Aesop Rock’s critically acclaimed album Labor Days, and the majority of the tracks on his followup albums Dayllight EP, Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives, and None Shall Pass. Blockhead has also been working with other indie giants such as SLuG of Atmosphere, Murs, Mike Ladd and Sa Smash. He also found time to complete a break beat album entitled Blockhead’s Broke Beats, with 10 hard hitting instrumental tracks, which was released on Mush Records, the US home of cLOUDDEAD. Showing his artistic variety from only art-rap, Blockhead produced 2 tracks on the newly crowned Skribble Jam Battle Champ, maclethal’s full-length album. He does comedy too. He is a member of the Party Fun Action Committee whose hip-hop/comedy debut album was recently released on the legendary Def Jux.~last.fm