Friday, March 6, 2009
Café Capital, Antwerpen | Doors open at 11pm | €7 w/pre-mail / €9 on door
- ROB HALL
- WILL O’BRIEN
Rob Hall’s style is genuinely refreshing, distinctive, and energetic. The defining characteristic of his performances is his ability to expertly blur the lines between techno, electronica, industrial, ebm, rave, and electro. He sensitively moves between these genres without losing flow or momentum, creating a cohesive but constantly shifting set, while managing to tailor his selections to suit the performers he is playing with on the night and for the entertainment of the audience he is playing for.
Rob began his career at techno night Megatripolis held weekly at the legendary London venue Heaven. His first of many appearances there was with Autechre in the summer of 1992. Rob Hall’s connection to Autechre is long established and infact Autechre have been his most valued friends and biggest supporters. He has played support DJ on most of the highly successful Warp duo’s tours over the last 14 years.
From 1995 to 2006, he also worked closely with Andy Maddocks and Ged O’Hara running the highly revered and respected Skam Recordings label, releasing music from artists including Gescom, Bola, Shadowhuntaz and Boards of Canada.
Rob has also contributed to numerous productions, remixes and live sets as part of the Gescom project, a collective consisting of a diverse range of producers, including Autechre and Bola. Many DJs and producers cite the work of Autechre and Gescom as being highly inspirational on their work, including Radiohead, LFO, Surgeon, Coil, Oscar Mulero, Mark Broom and Exium.
After 17 years of refusing to compromise or dumb down his sound, Rob Hall’s skills are constantly in demand and he is widely regarded as one of the most talented and influential DJs in his field, with Mark Broom, Surgeon, Regis, Ellen Allien, Meat Beat Manifesto, Andrea Parker, Plaid, LFO, Squarepusher, Speedy J, Marco Passarani and Adam X all happy to wax lyrical about his sets.