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  • Life Time Dub: Edward George & Kevin Martin in Conversation

Saturday 27 April
The Cube, 14:00 — 15:15
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This conversation brings together Edward George and Kevin Martin, artists who have each been working for several decades across genres and forms at the limits of bass music and culture. The discussion will explore George and Martin’s relationships to musical traditions from dub to techno and hip-hop, the function and effect of rhythm, voice and bass, the work of quotation and sampling, and the continuities and changes across time these suggest. The panel will be oriented around a series of records and chaired by media theorist Paul Rekret.

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Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin is the artist and producer behind The Bug, Kevin Richard Martin, King Midas Sound, Techno Animal, Zonal and a host of other uncompromisingly heavy - and heavily dub-informed - projects he has instigated since the 90s. The Bug's signature apocalyptic dancehall production style, as fully realised on the ‘London Zoo’ and ‘Fire’ albums for Ninja Tune as well as his ongoing live activity with Flowdan and a host of collaborators, was forged at in London at the start of the millennium via collaborations with UK dub veteran The Rootsman and MCs including Daddy Freddy, Toastie Taylor and Paul St Hillaire, and through his proximity to the nascent dubstep scene. Known as a storied and obsessive devotee to the world of echo, Martin has recently issued ‘Machine’, a series of instrumental EPs outlining a new and savagely dystopian blueprint of dub. More

Edward George

Edward George is a writer and broadcaster, visual artist and musician. A founder of Black Audio Film Collective, George wrote and presented the ground-breaking science fiction documentary Last Angel of History. He hosts Sound of Music (Threads Radio), and Kuduro – Electronic Music of Angola (Counterflows). George’s series The Strangeness of Dub (Morley Radio) dives into reggae, dub, versions and versioning, drawing on critical theory, social history, and a deep and a wide cross-genre musical selection. Ongoing live audio essay listening session projects include Voodoo: Listening to D’Angelo and The Strangeness of Jazz, at London's Cafe Oto. Ongoing audio art projects include the group X Ray Hex Tet. More

Paul Rekret

Paul Rekret is the author of three books and two edited collections, most recently: Take This Hammer: Work, Song, Crisis (Goldsmiths/MIT Press 2024). He publishes widely in cultural and media theory in journals such as Theory, Culture & Society, Constellations, South Atlantic Quarterly and his writing has appeared in Frieze, The Wire, Art Monthly, The New Inquiry, and elsewhere. He is a member of Le Mardi Gras Listening Collective and is a Lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at the University of Westminster. More