Martin Tvrdy

Live Act Electronic Hip Hop
Martin Tvrdy - Electronic Hip Hop Live Act in Prague

Martin Tvrdy Short Info

Martin Tvrdý is a producer, musician, songwriter, and critically acclaimed graphic designer from a family of eccentric intellectuals living in a small city outside of Prague, Czech Republic. In addition to being an in demand musician, artist, and producer, Martin often writes articles and gives provocative interviews on music, creativity, the music industry, and politics, that make him the talk of the Czech music scene.

He first came to wider attention with the synth-inflected post-hardcore band Ememvoodoopöká, which won the best Alternative Album category at the Czech Anděl Music Awards in 2005. He then formed the dance-punk band Sporto, nominated for the Best Electronic Album in 2009. His next endeavor was a hybrid alternative rap/electronic project Bonus, with a debut album called Konec civilizace (The End of Civilization), perhaps the region's first "alternative" hip hop record. The second Bonus album, Náměstí míru (The Peace Square) pushed even further into experimental territory, using acoustic instruments and lush arrangements more akin to Baroque pop than rap. For this innovation, Bonus won the first annual Apollo Music Prize (the Czech equivalent of the Mercury Prize). Besides producing and remixing, Martin is also composing incidental music for films and theater plays.

In his original electronic sets that are partly improvised he introduces the airy constructions that frame the new sonic spaces. There is no need to name them, the shapes transform as you listen, and they begin to live their own lives as they absorb the fragments of real world. Can you hear it? Where are you listening form right now? Are you inside?

In 2014 Martin released his first instrumental EP Neprodejné (Unsellable) under Starcastic label. We can find some of his sonic abstractions in a project called Tvrdý/Havelka based on Czech underground, new wave and 80s punk or in a joint project with Mary C called Hrubik.

Previously toured with: Lushlife and Serengeti
Supported: Young Fathers, Dub Pistols, Sole, Bauchklang, Astronautalis

Martin Tvrdý is a producer, musician, songwriter, and critically acclaimed graphic designer from a family of eccentric intellectuals living in a small city outside of Prague, Czech Republic. In addition to being an in demand musician, artist, and producer, Martin often writes articles and gives provocative interviews on music, creativity, the music industry, and politics, that make him the talk of the Czech music scene.

He first came to wider attention with the synth-inflected post-hardcore band Ememvoodoopöká, which won the best Alternative Album category at the Czech Anděl Music Awards in 2005. He then formed the dance-punk band Sporto...

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Discography Martin Tvrdy

  • 2015 Hrubik EP | Post-Label
  • 2014 Tvrdy/Havelka Album | Poli5
  • 2014 Neprodejne EP | Starcastic
  • 2011 Náměstí míru Album | Starcastic
  • 2010 Konec Civilizace Album | Starcastic

Media

  • Sound Neprodejné EP / EP Not For ...

Origin

  • Prague CZ