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Lee Gamble


Lee Gamble


Across five albums and over ten years, Lee Gamble has become one of the hardcore continuum's deepest thinkers and keenest stylists.

In A Paraventral Scale has made the abstract feel tangible. Like its cover—pristine, liquified metal—this music gives form to the smart cities and networked realities of the 21st century. The result is a thrilling meditation on the weirdness of now.

the night’s standout is Lee Gamble. Accompanied by exuberant high-gloss visuals, he daubs impressionistic streaks of rave across the crowd – a jungle break here, a hardcore synth run there – to poetically condense a 12-hour bender into less than an hour. A bloke offers me half of his Twix: “Energyyyy!”

Lee Gamble is a producer and DJ of exploratory electronic/dance music, and owner of the UIQ label. From roots as a teenage DJ rinsing state-of-the-art jungle on pirate radio, Lee explored the mechanics and dimensions of computer music, avant composition and noise in the ’00s with a series of abstract, sculptural releases and live improvisational and multichannel presentations.

Subsequently, he tracked back to the floor from an oblique angle with the ambient-techno / jungle deconstructions of a series of defining releases for PAN – Diversions 1994-1996Dutch Tvashar Plumes, Koch and Kuang, followed by a 12” for his newly minted UIQ label – Chain Kinematics.

On Mnestic Pressure, Lee’s first album with Hyperdub, signals from elsewhere that echoed through his previous releases – signals from the unconscious, sub-aqua, hallucinated, dreamt – are decoded into a terra interpretation.

Mnestic Pressure is an exposition of individually and collectively pressured memory, musically articulated in a series of elegiac melodic movements, punctuated with swerving beat structures and and shrill pitch manouevers. Stylistic motion twists and genre bending mixes are reminiscent of Lee’s dynamic DJing style.  

Lee has toured extensively over four continents, playing solo and with visual collaborator Dave Gaskarth, performing their cartographic A/V show Foldings, as well as regularly DJing. 

Lee has been commissioned by Shiva Feshareki and the London Contemporary Orchestra to compose two acoustic pieces to be premiered at one of Peak District’s caves in September 2017 alongside the first performance of Éliane Radigue’s latest composition.

Lee hosts a monthly NTS radio show.

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