Graham Dunning & DJ Food
Instrumental innovator Graham Dunning perceives sound as texture, colour or a haptic impulse, his playful approach based in DIY production and found object recycling. In tandem with DJ Food, he wields his record player sequencers – an unusual apparatus built on a turntable platter, which relies on specially adapted discs, optical reflex sensors, active beat coordinates and ping pong balls (!) to generate a frantic mechanical techno.
Strictly Kev is another turntable dismantler and recontextualization enthusiast. Kev has been part of DJ Food (formerly the multi-producer collective Coldcut and PC) for nearly three decades. For 25 years, he was the main contributor to the radio show Solid Steel produced by – you guessed it – the Coldcut duo. Teaming up with Graham Dunning, his four-armed record player and so-called locked grooves elevate the DJ set into a performance of ceaselessly morphic sonic surfaces and rhythms.