Yaxu

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Yaxu - Techno Electronica Dance Live Act in sheffield

Yaxu Short Info

Alex McLean a.k.a. Yaxu makes live techno using his own handmade programming language Tidal, a technique called "Live Coding". He co-founded Algorave, bringing such algorithmic approaches to music to dancefloors, a fairly new movement that has already spread to over ten countries. His work has been featured in The Wire magazine,the Quietus, Arte TV, Wired, Dazed and Confused, Red Bull Academy and more, details here: [http://slab.org/interviews-etc/].

He has performed widely since the year 2000 in several collaborations including Slub with Dave Griffiths and Adrian Ward [http://slub.org] and Canute with Yeeking (Rephlex) [http://canute.lurk.org], and at many festivals including Sonar Barcelona, Club Transmediale Berlin, Sonic Acts Amsterdam, Earzoom Ljubljana, Deer Shed Yorkshire, NODE, Ars Electronica Linz, Dissonanze Rome, Vivo Mexico City, Lovebytes Sheffield, Lambdasonic Gent and STRP Eindhoven.

His performances are in general fully improvised, rather than based on tracks. However recently he has started producing, leading to the six track Peak Cut EP on Sheffield label Computer Club. Peak Cut is available on a limited edition USB key which contains an operating system with Yaxu's software installed, complete with the source code for the EP tracks. Bleep.com described it as ".. Yaxu’s polyrhythmic and hyperreal strand of techno is showcased on cuts like Public Life and Cyclic showing that he is not just testing the confines of how music can be consumed but also how genres can sound. A truly forward-thinking influx of material from Yaxu and the Computer Club team".

Alex McLean a.k.a. Yaxu makes live techno using his own handmade programming language Tidal, a technique called "Live Coding". He co-founded Algorave, bringing such algorithmic approaches to music to dancefloors, a fairly new movement that has already spread to over ten countries. His work has been featured in The Wire magazine,the Quietus, Arte TV, Wired, Dazed and Confused, Red Bull Academy and more, details here: [http://slab.org/interviews-etc/].

He has performed widely since the year 2000 in several collaborations including Slub with Dave Griffiths and Adrian Ward [http://slub.org] and Canute with Yeeking (Rephlex) [http://canute.lur...

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Discography Yaxu

  • 2015 Peak Cut EP | Computer Club
  • 2013 Broken Single | Chordpunch
  • 2002 20020525 Single | Fals.ch

Media

  • Video Canute live in Jubez Karlsr...
  • Video Live to Wallriss metarave/m...
  • Video Live coding and algorave in...
  • Video Peak Cut Live Code Remix

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Origin

  • sheffield GB

Founded

  • 2000

Members

  • Alex McLean Live coder