Against the Clock is a series on FACT TV where we give an artist 10 minutes in the studio and see what they come up with. You can watch all the past episodes here.
Taking the challenge this week, Heatsick. Steven Warwick has been carving out a weird old niche in some weird old corner of dance music for close to a decade now, settling on Bill Kouligas’s PAN label for the release of two of his most recent albums, Intersex and Re-Engineering.
In recent years Heatsick has gathered as much attention for his live show as his records, where he uses presets on a battered Casio keyboard and guitar pedals to build up cacophonies of off-beat drums, samples and key sequences that range from swelling chords to quasi-rave. Like a true rebel of the dance, he called a halt to the challenge at around 8 minutes 30.
Against the Clock is a series on FACT TV where we give an artist 10 minutes in the studio and see what they come up with.
Taking the challenge this week, Luke Abbott. After cutting his teeth on Trevor Jackson’s Output label in the mid-’00s, Abbott found a home on James Holden’s Border Community, sharing Holden’s love of emotive, ecstatic dance music and releasing two albums on the label, Holkham Drones and Wysing Forest. Abbott also has one hell of a live set-up, as he demonstrated to FACT TV when touching down in London for a pair of recent live shows.
Filmed by Bryan McKay
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