Plaid live beim Dekmantel Festival 2014

 

Ed Handley and Andy Turner first got together to make music as school friends inspired by pirate radio, John Peel playlists and dusty records found in car boot sales. A few years later the pair founded The Black Dog Productions with Ken Downie, and in 1991 Ed and Andy released their Plaid debut album Mbuki Mvuki on Black Dog Productions. Fusing the sounds of electro and Detroit techno, the album gained the attention of Warp Records, and Ed and Andy left The Black Dog to lay their focus on Plaid. The next chapter of their career saw them collaborating with artists such as Björk,Red Snapper and Nicolette, remixing tracks by GoldfrappMathew Herbert or Autechre, and experimenting with video artist Bob Jaroc for their live performances as well as the audiovisual release Greedy Baby. Plaid have also dabbled in film scores, working twice with director Michael Arias on the award-winning anime ‘Tekkonkinkreet’, and ‘Heaven’s Door’. Hard to pigeonhole, the Plaid sound incorporates carefully crafted beats, syncopated rhythms, emotive melodies and – occasionally – the human voice. Electronic music masters in every sense.

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