16.10.2017, 20:00

Super Unusual Beings - Blockhead (Ninja Tune, New York) - live!

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Super Unusual Beings x wolkenvorhang present:

The SUB-crew and Wolkenvorhang are very proud to be able to present Blockhead live in Vienna for the very first time. Stay tuned for more collaborations in the closer future as we are planning to bring more thrilling and challenging hiphop acts to our club.


BLOCKHEAD (NYC / Ninjatune) live


DOT (DE / Yawl / Blindspot / Anette Records) live
TSI (AT / Duzz Down San) dj-set
JUDAH (VIE) live
++ Entry: 7,- Eur bef. 10pm/ 10,- after ++
Blockhead is a critically acclaimed beat-maker from New York and has been making some of the most unique and funky club music to come out of New York City. Famed for his genre crossing party style blending up-tempo Electronic music with psychedelic Hip Hop beats that made him famous around the globe he has been releasing highly acclaimed albums on Ninja Tune for several years. In 2017 he is ready to launch his new album “Funeral balloons” and a free album which will feature Logic, Homeboy Sandman, Aesop Rock and many more.

With up to 3 million views on you tube he is one of the most successful beat makers artists. He has toured all over the world on his own as well as with Bonobo, Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, Diplo and many more. Aside from his solo efforts released on Ninja Tune label, Blockhead is most associated with producing the critically acclaimed hip hop artist Aesop Rock (Rhymesayers), recognized for his dense abstract word play.

BLOCKHEAD presents us a skillful follow-up to his last “Interludes After Midnight (Ninja Tune)” album with this new masterpiece “Bells and Whistles”.

In 2013 he and independent Rapper Illogic released "Capture The Sun" which received rave reviews and was hailed as one best Hip Hop albums in 2013.

BLOCKHEAD is also known for making beats for the likes of like Atmosphere, Murs, Mac Lethal, Cage, Mike Ladd and many more.
As an active piece to the sound design elements of legendary MC Aesop Rock and a body of solo records with Ninja Tune that is already decade defining in its genre, Blockhead has always been one of our favorite hip hop - electronic producers since his inception as a professional musician. His music career has always been about unique pathways into the ethos of hip hop production music but he taps into a grid of sound that is all engulfing and expansive in past and present eras, bridging many modes of sound from all over the world with lush bass lines and classic break-beats always on deck. It’s a beautiful world of music that he’s produced since his 2003 debut LP Music By Cavelight and he returned in 2015 with the announcement of his 6th LP Bells and Whistles. Bells and Whistles released through digital formats and a vinyl version.
2012’s Interludes After Midnight (Ninja Tune) is the last solo record Blockhead dropped and it’s an incredible feeling to hear his new offering Bells and Whistles. Blockhead has released the first two songs from the record for streaming purposes via Soundcloud (“Kaput!” & “On The Back Of A Golden Dolphin”), it remains true to his usual alternative standards, with introspective samples, unusual beats and an adequate dose of the eerie compositional elements that we usually find in his work. The album is like a mixture of various genres, ranging from soul to electronica to jazz to psych rock, thrown into a pot and stirred. But what comes out is still definitively hip hop and vintage Blockhead.

Funeral Balloons is the new album from acclaimed producer & NYC fixture Blockhead [real name; Tony Simon]. Funeral Balloons is as bold and irreverent as the title suggests; from the uplifting and energetic mood of “A bad case of the sundays” to the spaced out airy grooves found on “UFMOG” all the way to the 1970’s car chase anthem like “Escape from NY”, the songs never stop in one place.
While, at it's core, Funeral Balloons doesn't stray far from the kind of music Blockhead has been making since his debut Music by Cavelight, his evolution as a producer is on full display, exploring different avenues and sounds with every new release and continuing to forge his own lane between the worlds of Hip hop and electronic music.
Blockhead presents a blinding new live show.

Interview: http://radioroomy.com/intervyu-blockhead-en


Best of Blockhead mix:

Local support will be provided by DOT (live!/DE / Yawl / Blindspot / Anette Records), Judah (live!/VIE) and TSI (dj-set /AT / Duzz Down San)

DOT has a reputation as busybody and puppet master behind numerous projects. He is already making a name beyond the local music scene and has released various albums whose various editions have been selling out rapidly. After an expansive European tour as part of the rap group BLINDSPOT he received the Augsburg music award ROY as best artist. Never running out of ideas and new goals he then proceeded to form international rap group, YAWL together with Ancient Mith from Denver, Colorado. They have toured Europe together with Saul Williams and Astronautalis as well as various german band Frittenbude. His latest album, Beast Issues, and follow up to albums: Erratica (2015) / Alice (2014) is being released 20.10.2017 via Independent label Anette Records.


TSI is a Vienna based producer and DJ. He has been on the lookout for unusual sounds, rhythms and moods to fuel his music for the last 13 years without losing touch to his Hip Hop grounding. TSI stands for raw, melodic and often spaced out beats that will take you to other worlds and entice you to dream. You will find TSI somewhere between classical Bom Bap, Ambient, Electronica and Jazz. A certain Lo-Fi aesthetic cannot be denied which seems like a conscious refusal to apply the current standards of contemporary clubmusic. His debut album „Groks+Microns“ was released 2014 on Vienna Label Duzz Down San. His production work can be heard on various compilations and collaborations with rappers such as Mosch, Form and Audio88.


Judah is one of the best kept secrets of Vienna's rap scene. He has been around as an MC for the last 17 years and secretely honing his MC and beatmaker skills for most of the time. Expect a smooth and Jazzy delivery that will take you back to those hieroglyphics/pharcyde days while not ignoring current styles and music. Expect a fine selection of hand-picked beats and trippy wordplay.