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Max Cooper and Kid Kenobi

When:

Sat 4 May 2013, 9:00pm–4:00am

Where: Chinese Laundry, 111 Sussex Street, Sydney CBD, New South Wales

Restrictions: 18+

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Listed by: bonez99er

We are very excited to host one of the worlds most truly amazing talents Max Cooper in a 4 hour set in the Cave.

You only need to look at these recent achievements to see why we say this with so much authority:
- RA top live act of 2012
- Beatport top artist of 2012
- One of XLR8R's 10 most popular podcasts 2012
- Two x XLR8R videos of 2012
- RA top 100 DJs, 2011

Plus headlining the Laundry we have our resident Kid Kenobi who is always a crowd favourite and recently been killing it with his releases on his own label, Klub Kids.

"One of the greatest new talents to emerge on the dance scene in the last few years" - Skrufff.com

"Consistently proves himself to be one of the most peerlessly beautiful recording artists in modern dance music" - IDJ

"One to keep a close eye on" - Fabric blog

"Haunting" - Clash magazine

"Beautiful, hypnotic techno that should be listened to by anybody with even a passing interest in intelligently geared dance music" - Electrorash

"'The End of Reason,' a truly sublime beatless tour de force that recalls Philip Glass, Aphex Twin's most serene moments and even Henryk Gorecki's Symphony No. 3" - Resident Advisor

The facts are easy to establish: Max Cooper has more than 50 original releases, tracks and remixes under his belt, from glitchy reinterpretations of big bands like Hot Chip and Au Revoir Simone to straight dancefloor 12"s like his breakthrough "Serie" originals and remixes for names like Agoria, Dominik Eulberg, Extrawelt, Pig and Dan, Kaiserdisco and Sasha.

The approach, meanwhile, is anything but simple. A melancholy composer whose live sets can raise blisters in a club, Cooper is as comfortable writing abstract electronica as he is writing dancefloor techno 12"s . A rationalist with an otherworldly, idealistic side, Cooper is also a wildly creative musician who until recently had a day job as a sober scientist.

And he's swung from extreme to extreme since he first took to the decks 11 years ago.

As Cooper sees it, there's conflict, but it's part of the music-writing process. Each side of his personality sparks ideas off the other, and what remains constant is his own unique and starkly emotional style. From his breakthrough trilogy of "Serie" releases on Traum Schallplatten - the first released in 2009 and with each track inspired by a different scientific or mathematical concept - Cooper has built a reputation for one-off originals, killer remixes and challenging DJ and live sets.

Since his first release in 2007, his back catalogue now includes two mainstream Hype Machine smashes with reworks of Hot Chip and Portishead, several Beatport genre top 10s, work with the visual artists Whiskas fX and Nick Cobby and an increasing number of collaborations with artists a long distance from Cooper's dancefloor beginnings.

With his time now mainly spent writing and touring music, Cooper continues to release his own originals, with 'The End Of Reason' described by Resident Advisor as "a truly sublime beatless tour de force that recalls Philip Glass, Aphex Twin's most serene moments and even Henryk Gorecki's Symphony No. 3", and the UK's IDJ magazine saying that Cooper "consistently proves himself to be one of the most peerlessly beautiful recording artists in modern dance music". Stark, emotive and original, Cooper is, according to Skrufff.com, "One of the greatest new talents to emerge on the dance scene in the last few years."