567 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts

March 27
Morgan Packard (NYC, Microcosm Music, Breakbeat Science, Offshore Recordings, Live)
Ripley (Oaktown CA, Death$ucker, Havocsound)
Morgan Packard's search for the perfect music for a benevolent future has led him to study jazz saxophone at Boston's New England Conservatory, to move to London and immerse himself in British drum and bass, to study classical composition, and to learn to program his own software tools. More scholar than fusioneer, he strives to understand the inner workings of the music he studies, using this deep understanding to more effectively create something new, rather than simply appropriating the glittering exotic sounds floating on the surface of the music he hears.

Across all the music he explores, the qualities of beauty, melody, texture, and hypnotic repetition fascinate him, and these qualities unite his work across disparate styles. His various projects and guises include drum and bass singles under his own name and with Offshore Recordings' DJ Clever as "Tundra," deep and melodic electro-instrumentals with childhood friend Phil Salathe under the "Captain Campion" moniker, ultra-chill textural explorations with Microcosm Music's Ezekiel Honig, regular jam/hacking sessions with visualist Joshue Ott, and the odd modern dance sound design gig.

?Rhythmic danger in overdrive? Rootical rally-cry uproar.? - Simon Reynolds on DJ Ripley. Ripley has caused total dance mayhem in spaces like a re-purposed public lavatory underneath a street in East London, a former commercial fishing ship off the cost of Rostock Germany, an (initially) laid-back lounge in Oakland California, a half-squatted office space in downtown Riga Latvia, the basement of an Indian restaurant in Bristol England, as well as warehouses and clubs in most places you?d think and some you wouldn?t. Her wreckstep raggaphonics spill over and rumble under into dubdownbreak sound experiments and bounce back into nastybeast beats. Ripley?s fierce intellect and raw energy spark new uprisings and unseat preconceptions in the company of artists like Hrvatski, Kid606, Blevin Blectum, Dizzee Rascal, Kaffe Matthews, Bong-Ra, Criterion, Drop The Lime, and Dr. Israel. In the world of letters, Ripley also examines global property systems through the lens of law and histor
y, shouting out Scientist?s lawsuit against Greensleeves, and the RIAA?s raid on Mondo Kim?s, while Grooves magazine cautioned listeners to miss her Ich Bin Defekt mix on Death$ucker Records at their own risk. Ripley wants everyone to dance.

Beat Research
experimental party music
Mondays at the Enormous Room
With residents DJ C and DJ Flack
9pm to 1am - No Cover - 21 plus
567 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

Added by Clampants on March 6, 2006

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