Tidal Shift presents
Thu 3 Nov 2011 | 7.30pm | £19.50 + bf
Following his first ever UK tour last year, hip hop’s most monikered man returns to the Arches with a full A/V show after delighting fans with the unveiling of new single Victory Laps, the result of his legendarily ill-fated project with Ghostface Killah.
Support comes from Hector Bizerk and Bigg Taj.
Otherwise known as MF Doom, Madvillian, Dangerdoom, Zev Love X, Viktor Vaughn, King Geedorah and Metal Fingers, the masked rapper is renowned for his humourous, eccentric lyricism and heavy comic book/Japanese sci-fi influences as much as his quick, free-association raps and sample-heavy production. That, and the fact that Daniel Dumile hasn’t shown his real face in public since 1993, hiding behind a mask even in interviews.
In contrast to the glut of bloated, gin-and-juice consumer rap bragging about quick murder, big women and even bigger bucks, DOOM’s persona – true to his comic book influences – is far more intent on saving the world: or, more accurately, saving the rap world from itself, with his understated, effortlessly smooth flow, sharp-as lyrics, and a huge sense of fun.
DOOM has dropped albums left right and centre over his twenty-years-and-counting stint in the music industry, building up a portfolio that flows easily from older classics such as Hoe Cakes and Potholderz, to Angels with Ghostface Killah to vocals on Gorillaz’ November Has Come. Celebrated as much for his production as his rapping, DOOM’s main collaborations see him working with Madlib (as Madvillain), Danger Mouse (under Danger Doom) and Ghostface Killah, producing tracks on Killah’s Fishscale and More Fish.
His latest studio album, Born Like This, mixes Charles Bukowski poetry and supervillain-cum-superhero imagery with DOOM’s trademarks: original songwriting and quick-as-lightening words.
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Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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