Sat 29 JUN – Sun jun 30
Awakenings Festival 2019
In the Cartesian view of identity, the body is a container for our mind, personality and ultimately our soul. But what happens when technology allows us to transcend the limitations of physical reality as we know it? In a post-corporeal life, our bodies may no longer be confined to the rather cumbersome form of a human but instead a vast digital network. Matrixxman happens to be a proponent of this possibility. When he is not preoccupied envisioning the emergence of myriad artificial intelligence entities and endless virtual worlds within worlds, he also enjoys composing music. The essence of which is crafting new interpretations of something straddling the grey area between classic Detroit Techno and Chicago Acid House. “Resurgent techno atavism” as he prefers to call it.
In 2013, Matrixxman’s debut EP “The XX Files” received critical acclaim, garnering praise from the likes of The Fader, Pitchfork, XLR8R and Fact Magazine. His relentless rhythm tracks like “Protocol” and "Procedure" have been played by a who’s who of dope underground elite, seeing support from Levon Vincent, Jeff Mills, Len Faki, Richie Hawtin, Fiedel, Boddika, Pfirter, DBX, Larry Heard, Joey Anderson, DJ QU, DVS1, Huerco S and Seth Troxler, to name a few. It should also come as no surprise that Duff has already earned a fierce reputation with numerous releases on tastemaker labels like Dekmantel and Ghostly International. Endeavoring to construct “the most futuristic shit ever” with just a couple of years under his belt, Matrixxman is a name that will be known for years to come.