而同他一起到来的是一个所有人都期待已久的名字，Her Records的掌门人，大名鼎鼎的DJ MM(Miss Modular)，很少能有人像MM一样，能够如此低调地成为俱乐部场景中的一方领袖，年仅17岁就与Suda开启Her Records，这个引领一时，并在当代舞曲文化中留下了深远影响的唱片厂牌，掌控Rinse FM的节目，再到横跨大洋彼岸掀翻Boiler Room。同时他也在PTP,Staycore,Mixpak,Fade to Mind等标杆性厂牌均有优秀发行面世。作为新一代英国舞曲制作人中的佼佼者，DJ MM如同一座挖掘不尽的宝藏。6月22日是Antigen第一次来到杭州Loopy，另外两位来自杭州FunctionLab的实力大将Juan Plus One和GG Lobster也会同场支持，希望当晚可以在Loopy的舞池认识到更多的新朋友并且感受到杭州热烈的派对氛围。
Few artists have managed to rise from relative obscurity to being a leader in their scene quite like DJ MM, from starting nascent club outfit Her Records with Sudanim at age 17 to holding down Rinse FM slots, headlining nights both sides of the atlantic and smashing Boiler Room gigs. As both a DJ and producer, MM has approached club music with a near-reckless flair, leaping between styles without breaking a sweat, all the while churning out undeniable hits like 9th Ritual & Reflector Pack. With a incendiary debut EP and white label recently released on his own Her Records, a vinyl offering on New York's rising Purple Tape Pedigree and one-offs shared via labels such as Staycore, Mixpak and Fade to Mind, it’s clear that DJ MM has only begun to show us all he’s got.
Async Figure由Suda与MM两位英国艺术家组成。他们从2012年开始在南伦敦前卫舞曲厂牌Her Records开启了一系列的合作，在长期的磨合碰撞后最终推出了这个全新的二人项目，并于2018年10月受邀在两大前卫电子音乐节之一，Unsound Festival首次亮相并获得了如潮反响；这次表演被称为一次“深度迷失”的体验，无意识，无具象思考，以进击性的鼓点与重拍冲击人们对探索性音乐的认知层次，尽管他们的音乐充斥着英国俱乐部文化的元素碎片，但没有任何一个类似的模板可以参考；无论是Her Records，还是Async Figure，他们追求的都是一种无法理解和非理性的体验。
Async Figure is the new project from UK based MM & Suda, the culmination of a long history of collaboration, beginning with Her Records in 2012. Async Figure furthers the approach of Her Records in prioritising the thrill of the unfathomable and the irrational. Central to the music is the idea that the sensory disruption that can take place through contact with new and unexpected sounds on the dancefloor can destabilise everyday modes of perception and open up transgressive potentials. High emotion melodies will fold into chaotic yet physically coherent polyrhythms, melting sudden senses of system shock into rehabilitation and warmth. Async Figure was debuted with a live set at Unsound Festival in October of 2018, which was described as a 'deeply disorientating' experience, 'littered with fragments of UK club culture', but with 'no readily available point of reference'.
Reactionary and authoritarian personalities feel comfortable with clear and overt messages from their political opposition. What can be made sense of by the right can be criticised, pulled apart and subsumed into a conservative worldview. Standing against this, art that bears no specific critique, but whose very existence, in a form that is repulsive and incomprehensible to a conventional outlook, contains the ability to disturb and threaten the status quo.
This meshes with the artistic approach of MM & Suda, and our endeavours as a label with Her Records : we prioritise enjoyment of the unintelligible and the irrational. Central to our music is the idea that the sensory disruption and reorganisation that can take place through contact with new and unexpected sounds on the dancefloor, and in listening experiences generally, can destabilise everyday modes of perception and open up transgressive potentials.
With no specific or programmatic intent, Async Figure thereby brings forth an immersive production that stands as the definitive club experience we have been striving towards both with Her Records and our respective projects. It will de-emphasise the performer(s) as the focal point of the space and connect with the non-conscious impulses of those in attendance, offering glimpses of worldly reconfiguration from the body outwards. At points, Async Figure will take abstraction to extremes, but it will also fold experimental audio sections into unusual yet coherent rhythms, melting sudden senses of shock and alienation into rehabilitation and warmth. These will be left open, as a raw physical experience, to any mode of interpretation.
Async Figure will meld together a disorientating production of strobe lighting, minimal lasers and thick smoke with a DJ/live set hybrid containing entirely original productions. A constant dialogue between audio and production elements will give rise to a near-overwhelming sense of disorientation. Ultimately, the show will strive towards moments of a digital transubstantiation, uniting sound, light and space to leave fragments of unruliness in the collective unconscious of its audiences.