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Grey Filastine is an audio-visual artist born in Los Angeles, based in Barcelona, but most often nomadic. He composes a dense transnational bass music that collides the low frequenciy pressure of dubstep with high-level beat science, acoustic strings and voices. His work is described as “the prototype of globalized urban sound” -Prefx Mag, and “awesome and delicate…hybrids so fuent they defy classifcation” -Pitchfork
In 2012 Filastine dropped his third album, £00T, alongside a grip of potent videos, and a year-long world tour. Filastine uses percussion to fre off sounds and synchronized video from a heap of electronics wired to an amplifed shopping cart. The new live set for the £00T tour uses a custom software to pull off some deep AV madness, and sees Filastine expanded to tour as a duo or trio, joined onstage by Indonesian vocalist Nova or one of the collaborating cellists from the album. You may have seen them at a respected euro-fest like Sónar, in a sweaty Hong Kong nightclub, playing a football stadium in Casablanca, or touring the US alongside Beats Antique or Bassnectar.
Before making electronic music Filastine played with the Infernal Noise Brigade, a marching band he founded for the Battle of Seattle. He continues to use sound as a tool for political intervention with the Sound Swarm, an orchestra of bike-mounted megaphones conducted by pirate radio transmitters.
“Filled with both jagged edges and moments of sad sweetness…sure to win fans across multiple scenes”-XLR8R “Filastine creates tracks so geographically and chronologically diverse that they sound less like “world” music and more like music from another world.” -PitchforkTV
“a hybrid electronic sound that could be described as worldbeat for the dubstep generation – and the result is a lot better than it sounds” -MTV Iggy
“visceral, disorienting exotica” -The Stranger
“live stage show couples virtuoso live drumming and electronic grooves with a visual spectacle that holds crowds spellbound” -San Francisco Bay Guardian
“An uncompromising, unfettered alternative soundtrack to Life On Earth” -Discontent