Room 303: a monthly hosted by MIIIA dedicated to outer space tripping, acid bassline illusions, losing control and the techno that takes us there. It will showcase artists - internationally, Asia-based, and local - creating new pathways and pushing the boundaries of sound while keeping tight grooves intact. Past guests include Bambounou, Traumer, Rebekah, Etapp Kyle and Par Grindvik. Her guest in January is electronics artist, DJ, producer, modular synth builder and operator Antenes, based out of Brooklyn, NY.
"Talk to anyone who knows Lori Napoleon and the conversation will invariably cover her skills as a DJ. Since arriving from Chicago almost a decade ago, she's become an integral part of the Brooklyn DIY scene that's been incubating in studios and warehouses. Those outside of this bubble might recognise Antenes from the tough-edged tracks she's released with L.I.E.S. over the past few years. Her label affiliations are set to expand further, with new releases planned with The Bunker New York and the Vancouver ambient label Silent Season.
Napoleon has a deep appreciation of music, and her studies involve endless personal research and the repurposing of discarded electronics to make her own modular synths. This led to an invitation to create an installation at last year's Moogfest. Entitled The Exchange, the modular synth was built from vintage telephone switchboards.
It feels appropriate to consider Napoleon as an artist in the broad sense: a tirelessly creative soul who has dedicated her life to a variety of art forms, including painting and holography." - RA
MIIIA supports. The Chinese-Canadian producer has released on ECI Korea, Berlin's Be Sure and Co:Motion, the Shanghai label/collective she's co-founded. Expect a strange, groove-heavy, futuristic and textured techno journey.