Estonia celebrates 100 years of Independence with Electronic Communications tour

For the first time on these shores, there is an opportunity to see outstanding figures from the Estonian electronic music scene. The tour showcases inspiring production which will be performed live by HAPE, Hypnosaurus, Cubus Larvik, and DJ Ilmajaam.

In Estonia, electronic music first appeared just after the Restoration of Independence (1991). Aivar Tõnso‘s project Hypnosaurus pioneered the house and techno movement in Estonia. Porridge Bullet released the early archives of Hypnosaurus which took the Estonian record label to the peak chart positions on Boomkat, The Quietus and Norman Records. Hypnosaurus will present his new EP where he uses the early sound motives in a modern way that distinct from the current dancefloor trends.

Electronic music composer, sound designer, and nature recorder Taavi Tulev’s new alias HAPE (ACID) portrays a fully improvised, room-specific live set that combines nature-rich and electronic sound waves. For Taavi, music is an instrument that helps to create a different way of thinking, lose track of time and bring the audience into the unknown territories.

Behind a solely Estonian name Ilmajaam, stands a one-man effort to create a continuous journey with hard-to-find vinyl records. A longtime resident of one of the most renowned UK festivals, Freerotation, DJ Ilmajaam will perform a selection of tracks that shaped the Estonian scene, reaching from the Soviet era to the present day.

First stop of the tour will take place in a trendy London record store Rye Wax. Among the Estonian performers, we have also invited Astral Industries creator Ario.

The Bradford night held at Fuse will be extra heavy. On top of the Estonian masters, we have brilliant UK support: Dj %Username%, Lsd-licious and Chrononautz, whose tracks have been gained by Perc, Regis and Bleaching Agent.

Electronic Communications is part of Estonia Now, a city-wide festival of contemporary art, dance and music which takes place in Glasgow. In collaboration with the Scottish techno powerhouse Taikano an electronic music showcase will take place on late Saturday night in Stereo. Ambient duo Cubus Larvik (Karl Saks, Hendrik Kaljujärv) will present their latest LP “State and Design” which is based on the music of choreographer Karl Saks’ award-winning solo work. Karl Saks will perform “State and Design” also in Tramway.

The final concert of the tour will be held in the legendary Manchester record store Eastern Bloc.

Estonian musicians are brought to the UK by Powerplant, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estonian Authors’ Society, Estonian Cultural Endowment, Taikano, Astral Industries amongst other supporters.


Tour dates & locations:

15/11/18 Rye Wax, London

16/11/18 Fuse, Bradford

17/11/18 Stereo, Glasgow (Estonia Now festival)

18/11/18 Eastern Bloc, Manchester


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