Milton Bradley & Ulf Eriksson
13 Jan 2018, 10:00 PM
14 Jan 2018, 4:00 AM
Interstellar is known as South East Asia's forefront for electronic dance music through parties, club nights, outdoor gatherings & artist touring.
Connecting cutting edge music with otherworldly concepts, they have brought legendary names like Robert Leiner, µ-Ziq, Eat Static, Marcus Henriksson, Bandulu, Shifted, Marco Shuttle, Patrik Skoog, Ø [Phase] & Neel to the region as well as organizing one of Asia's largest alternative outdoor festival to date, the Eclipse Festival 2016.
With the alliance of feline supremacy mao, we are starting 2018 with the double cosmic powers of Milton Bradley aka Alien Rain & Kontra-Musik/Ulf Eriksson! 👽⛈🔊✨
A cosmonaut 👩🏼🚀 👨🚀 treat! Double 👽👽landing 🛸🛸 ✨✨
About Milton Bradley aka Alien Rain.
Idealism is the driving force behind all of Milton Bradley’s thoughts and moves – a fact especially prevalent in his musical output. With years of experience in Berlin’s electronic music scene, Bradley has built up a reputation as a decisive and forward-thinking artist with a versatile yet thriving sound.
Growing up in Berlin in the late 80s, Milton Bradley’s first contact with the electronic side of music was acid house, and along with it the love for early Belgian techno evolved. He soon started collecting records and DJing, but it wasn’t until 2008 that he decided to put out music of his own. “Do Not Resist the Beat!” was born, a label essential for Bradley’s honest and clearly defined approach to producing. With the attempt to capture personal emotions and specific moments of his life, the German producer quickly developed his own distinctive and gripping sound.
Following a series of solid 12-inches on his own label, he released the extremely well received “Unheard Voices” EP on Prologue in 2010. That same year he created the apocalyptic ambience project, “The End Of All Existence” – a bleak and droning soundtrack written for the end of the world, which he premiered live at the Berlin Atonal festival in 2014. Milton Bradley’s live performances are described by Little White Earbuds as “an outstanding exhibition for his material, rhythmically diverse, thematically consistent, and thoroughly druggy and dystopian.”
Bradley’s love for acid house always stayed with him and eventually gave birth to the 90s acid-inspired project “Alien Rain” in 2012 – the name recalling a fictional alien invasion on earth. Hypnotic, haunting sci-fi 303 rhythms shape the sonic signature of Alien Rain, teamed with an emotive intensity characteristic of Bradley’s productions. Expanding his variety of production outlets, 2012 also saw him set up the K209 moniker and imprint together with Grounded Theory associate Henning Baer. To date they have released four highly acclaimed EPs presenting raw and effective quality techno.
With various flourishing projects at hand as well as releases on other well-respected labels like Prologue, MDR, Ann Aimee and more, Milton Bradley has become one of the most promising producers within the genre, whose dystopian, industrial-influenced and tripping sounds are also representative of his internationally-acclaimed DJ sets. His gigs take him from Europe’s most eminent nightclubs to shows in the United States as well as in Asia, with many more DJ tour dates and musical output still to come.
About Kontra-Musik/Ulf Eriksson
Ulf Eriksson and his label Kontra-Musik are so deeply interconnected that you can’t really imagine one without the other. It’s like trying to picture Saturn without its rings. Ulf Eriksson started Kontra-Musik as a club night in 2002, trying to change the way techno was perceived by the general public in Malmö, Sweden. Back then, there were some illegal parties in the outskirts of the city, but bringing electronic dance music into a more public and accessible environment was unheard of. Ulf Eriksson’s part in transforming Malmö to the stronghold for electronic music it is today is nothing less than pioneering. For many years, he’s been the artistic director of the music department at Inkonst, a renowned cultural centre and high end club venue in Malmö. He’s also the chief curator for Intonal – one of the most prestigious festivals for electronic music and experimental culture in Europe. The relatively happy state of electronic music and club culture in the region is simply impossible to separate from Ulf Eriksson and Kontra-Musik
Ulf started his label in 2006, releasing an Agaric aka Patrik Skoog record, which Marcel Dettmann chose to remix one year later – the first remix ever by the German producer that later on became the superstar we all know today. Ulf has always had a knack of connecting interesting and creative artists to his label, from artists like Jason Fine and Tyler Friedman overseas to Frak, TM404, Rivet and Sebastian Mullaert closer to home. The collaboration with Sebastian Mullaert has been especially instrumental for both Kontra-Musik and Ulf Eriksson himself. The two friends started touring the world together a couple of years ago with a unique hybrid setup where Sebastian plays live and Ulf plays records. This also resulted in very special album called The Dance, released on Kontra-Musik in 2015.
The two TM404 albums, the mini album from Durian Brothers and the recent album from Frak are certainly crowning moments of Ulf’s label, but Kontra-Musik X deserves a special mention as well. This album was released in 2016 as celebration of Kontra-Musik’s 10 years’ anniversary, featuring many of the label’s heroes. A revitalizing remix album, X: Colors, soon followed, making it plain that there’s no end in sight.
The recipe for the success and vitality of Kontra-Musik is Ulf Eriksson’s rejection of recipes. The label is outspokenly free of restraints and what gets released is simply up to Ulf’s intuition. This has kept the label relevant and exciting for over ten years. Ulf appreciates artists that have something to say and music with a perspective of its own. This is not only apparent in the label’s catalogue but also in Ulf Eriksson’s record bag. He has been a DJ for nearly 20 years now, always expertly mixing with great personality and an open mind and always with an impeccable sense of what’s genuine and – above all – dance-inducing. This has brought Ulf Eriksson to venues like Berghain, Tresor, Khidi, Lux, Culture Box, Concrete, The Block, Unit and Liquid Room in Tokyo as well as festivals like Labyrinth, ADE, Forte Festival in Portugal, Organik Festival in Taiwan, 4GB in Georgia and the mighty Fusion Festival, to name a few. Ulf loves to dance, he loves to make other people dance and he’s awfully good at it. It doesn’t have to be any more complicated than that.
Tickets (all include 1 drink)
👽Early Aliens (Entry before 11pm) - $20 (Sales ends by 2017)
👽Second Aliens (Entry before Midnight) - $25
🛸Door Landing - $30
m a d e i n c o s m o s . . .
133 Cecil Street
Keck Seng Tower B1-02