NOISIA & FOREIGN BEGGARS PRESENT I AM LEGION
Samiyam - 20:15
Nonames - 21:00
I Am Legion - 22:00
Dutch electronic music trio Noisia and British hip-hop / dubstep group Foreign Beggars, are proud to present I AM LEGION. This long awaited collaborative came to life with 2009's sleeper rap smash “Contact” and its otherworldly cousins “Shellshock” and “Soul Purge”, all releases on the two groups’ respective albums of that same period. Now, they join forces and come together as I Am Legion. Prepare yourself for an eclectic live show at its best; I Am Legion will take over the Rockhal stage on 1 October2013 for an exclusive performance in the region.
Having successfully changed the face of, UK hip hop in the last decade, FOREIGN BEGGARS' recent output has been a genre-defying blend of their former machinations and speaker-busting, dancefloor rumbling dance music produced by some of the hottest artists around. 2009’s “Contact” (3,000,000 views on YouTube), taken from their third album, saw them combine furious London-fuelled flows with Noisia’s crunching electro backbone - the start of what has become Foreign Beggars’ new obsession; fusing hip hop with dance music.
NOISIA’s music can best be described as original, emotional and visceral. In less than a decade the Dutch trio, renowned for their unparalleled technical skill, has gone from releasing drum & bass to crossing multiple genres, scoring for major video games, having their music used on trailers for Hollywood blockbusters and producing and remixing tracks for some of the world’s biggest artists.
The result of five years of inter-dispersed recording sessions, their self titled debut establishes the group's own manifesto of electronic rap music across a brilliant spectrum of tempos and forward leaning styles. I AM LEGION nods to rap's erstwhile forays into electronica, absorbing elements of its present as it lays out a reassuringly disturbed vision of what is to come.
Released on Noisia's Division Recordings, Foreign Beggars own new label Par Excellence, and OWSLA in the United States, this album breaks ground as an example of inventive independent music at its best. A full collaboration from its execution in the studio to its forthcoming release, 'I Am Legion's two lead singles will manifest with a short film written and co-directed by the group and Thijs Gloger due for release this summer.
"Make Those Move" is the debut single from their long awaited collaboration project, I Am Legion. Slow broiled over five years, expectation has been high across the board for this release of their first single "Make Those Move" doesn't disappoint. One of the few harder cuts from this truly experimental and original body of work, "Make Those Move" feels like a call to arms: the siren piercing the sleepy dawn, signalling I Am Legion's imminent and deadly impact. "Make Those Move" will be released worldwide on 15 July with the full album set to follow in September.
Don’t sleep on these young and inventive artists and their melting pot of creativity. I Am Legion will heat up the Rockhal audience on 1 October 2013.