28 September 2018
Concert Hall ROG
Hailing from London and Birmingham, Lee Gamble is a DJ and producer renowned for his exploration of the boundaries between jungle, techno, rave and ambient music, always experimenting and pushing them a bit further while still retaining some semblance of the familiar.
From roots as a teenage DJ rinsing state-of-the-art jungle on pirate radio, Lee explored the mechanics and dimensions of computer music, avant composition and noise in the ’00s with a series of abstract, sculptural releases and live improvisational and multichannel presentations.
With three albums at PAN and the latest Mnestic Pressure at Hyperdub Records he achieved a cult status not only as an exceptional music producer making intricate and abstract music but as a masterful DJ that always delivers thoughtful sets of dancefloor material with the freshest tracks around.
On Mnestic Pressure he signals from elsewhere that echoed through his previous releases – signals from the unconscious, sub-aqua, hallucinated, dreamt – are decoded into a terra interpretation. Mnestic Pressure is an exposition of individually and collectively pressured memory, musically articulated in a series of elegiac melodic movements, punctuated with swerving beat structures and and shrill pitch manouevers. Stylistic motion twists and genre bending mixes are reminiscent of Lee’s dynamic DJing style.
Lee has toured extensively over four continents, playing solo and with visual collaborator Dave Gaskarth, performing their cartographic A/V show Foldings, as well as regularly DJing.
Lee has been commissioned by Shiva Feshareki and the London Contemporary Orchestra to compose two acoustic pieces to be premiered at one of Peak District’s caves in September 2017 alongside the first performance of Éliane Radigue’s latest composition.
He recently started his own label UIQ. Its goal is to expose new talents around the world that make thoughtful and adventurous electronic sounds. N1L, ZULI, Renick Bell, Lanark Artefax are some of the names that have come out on UIQ in the last three years.
He also hosts a monthly NTS Radio show.