Future Classic and the MCA have combined forces once again to present FCxMCA – an immersion of contemporary art, music and good times in the spectacular surrounds of the MCA Sculpture Terrace, on selected Sundays throughout summer.
The MCA Sculpture Terrace will play host to a handpicked selection of high-calibre international and local electronic talent, performing sets inspired by and in complement to the Museum’s Collection.
Kenton Slash Demon is one of the most promising new talents out of Denmark. The two guys have gained great attention, without releasing a lot of material. Their sound is both organic and futuristic, and their obvious skills take their productions further than the typical frame and dramaturgy of a club track. Kenton Slash Demon want to measure soundtracks for the clubs as well as music that you could listen to on your home stereo.
Silas Moldenhawer and Jonas Kenton, both children of the early 80´s, grew up alongside each other in the tiny big city of Copenhagen. In their teenage years they discovered their fellow passion for electronic music, started spinning records and producing tracks. Years later they met two other talented musicians and formed well-establish Danish indie-electro outfit “When Saints Go Machine”, but still kept on building Kenton Slash Demon as a separate project.
So while working on their When Saints Go Machine debut, Kenton Slash Demon released their critically acclaimed “Khattabi EP” (Tartelet Records) in June 2009, and the release was playlisted and championed by artists such as Dj Koze, Dixon, Claude Von Stroke & Luciano. Title track “Khattabi” was chosen by French Dj Brodinski for his BuggedOut compilation and German music magazine De:Bug wrote: “if you can imagine house music as an Indian free jazz opera, that’s Kenton Slash Demon”.
Analog synthesist Harvey Sutherland emerged from Melbourne’s bubbling underground with a cassette tape in hand. The lo-fi boogie and Roland house music of 2013’s Nexus EP was a cult hit amongst dancefloor aficionados, priming listeners for a lauded EP on Echovolt Records and the best-selling ‘Brothers’ on Voyage Recordings.
His music has been played and appreciated worldwide, with support from tastemakers Bradley Zero, Tom Noble and Motor City Drum Ensemble. He was named one of FACT Magazine’s “Australian Electronic Artists to Watch in 2015” and made his European debut in May 2015 with an 11-date club tour.
His latest 12” ‘Bermuda’ finds a welcome home on the legendary MCDE Recordings; two modern disco cuts that reflect the tastes of the label’s eponymous selector, but are undeniably Harvey.
Sutherland’s improvisational live show – equal parts 808 rattle and double disco clap – is an evolving, synthetic boogie exploration. Manning the controls of the mighty Juno 60 synthesizer, Harvey sweats it out with the crowd, looping new phrases and modulations, pitch-bent solos and the occasional Janet Jackson cover into a heavy four-to-the-floor throwdown.