Jimmy Edgar (Ultramajic/Detroit) Tickets
9:00pm, Fri 2 December, 2016 - 12:00pm, Sat 3 December, 2016
REVOLVER UPSTAIRS, MELBOURNE, VIC
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REVOLVER FRIDAYS PRESENTS JIMMY EDGAR (ULTRAMAJIC / DETROIT)
Born in Detroit in 1983, Edgar learned piano in black churches as a kid and DJing among Detroit's hometown heroes as a teen. Under various personas (including Kristuit Salu vs Morris Nightingale, and Michaux), Edgar spent his late teens and early 20s experimenting with strains of Techno, G-Funk, House, Electro, Bass Music, and even his own "software virus as music".
By age 18, the multi-instrumentalist fond of fiddling with tape loops and found sound was signed to Warp where he eventually released 2004's Access Rhythm, 2005's Bounce Make Model, and 2006's breakthrough Color Strip, notable for its use of custom-built gear and its agnostic synthesis of Midwest funk, West Coast hip hop and European electro.
Other labels Edgar has called home include Poker Flat, K7! and Scuba's Hotflush imprint who released 2012's Majenta LP that included the "Art of Noise meets Timbaland" track "In Deep", and the "Prince meets Frankie Knuckles" burner "This One's for the Children". In 2013 he launched his own imprint Ultramajic alongside creative partner Pilar Zeta which has since been the central point of focus for his releases.
In fundamental ways Majenta heralded an evolution in Jimmy's sound, leaning more esoteric than erotic, foreshadowing sonic and conceptual changes expressed vividly on Mercurio. Without losing its austere futuristic edge, Edgar's body music evolved from raunchy, raucous bass into sublime, viscous, funk, dense with ricocheting vocal samples, shuffling beats, and manic synths jabs. Similarly, the artwork for Majenta, "Sex Drive", and "This One's for the Children" highlighted Edgar's esthetic, reminiscent of 1980s science and paranormal magazine Omni covers. "I wanted to develop a new style of airbrushing to convey a metaphysical, otherworldly, yet familiar and subliminalfeeling."
Transcendence has long been a vital force in Edgar's life, guiding his ascent in music and art as he maneuvered between cities, relationships, and mediums. In Ultramajic, musician, artist, and unofficial warlock Jimmy Edgar has everything he needs to transport fans to worlds beyond our three dimensions and five senses. Ready to take your body, soul, and mind on a trip? Step to the front of the line, and leave your baggage behind.
On Friday 2nd December Revolver Fridays welcomes Jimmy Edgar to the stage with local support from Kiti, Chiara Kickdrum, Eddie Example, plus Mike Callander & Co out in the back bar.
FRONT: JIMMY EDGAR, Kiti, Chiara Kickdrum, Eddie Example. Revolver front room 12:30-7am.
BACK: Who, Matthew Coventry, Many & Varied, Mike Callander, Harold. Revolver back bar 7pm-7am. Free until 11pm.
SATURDAY MORNING: Sunshine. Revolver back bar 7am-midday.