Heatsick is the project of musician and visual artist Steven Warwick, whose new album, Re-engineering, is out now on PAN. Heatsick’s entrancing live show is created in real time based upon loops that are moulded, stretched and reduced to interlink, nestling and merging with one another in a similar way to his visual artwork, where objects and media com-bine and coalesce in an environment inviting the viewer’s participation. Combining a palette of sources from early Chicago house mixtapes (in sound, texture AND mixing technique) through to musique concrète and psychedelia, Heatsick proposes a live dance music that expands and unlocks the senses: his use of limited resources to produce an immer-sive, maximalist sound environment – often stretched beyond three hours and augmented by elements of his broader art practice for his Extended Play… performance series – has been favourably received at venues, clubs and festivals across the world including Berghain/Panorama Bar, Unsound, MoMa and Novas Frequencias in Rio. New Heatsick album Re-engineering is described as a “cybernetic poem”, indulging us in the mores of hypnotic dance music while holding a critical, and at times satirical, lens toward the culture writ large.
residency Villa Aurora – L.A 2015
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