Brain Damage


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Hyperactive since 1999, Brain Damage built a strong reputation of « enfant terrible » of the international dub scene, brilliantly cultivating a certain dichotomy between cerebral studio sessions and explosive live performances. Always rising where we do not expect, developing the art of challenge, what used to be a duet since its 12 first years, never ceases to amaze with his choices and atypical thrusts, resulting in five opuses on Hammerbass and Jarring Effects labels. Those albums, often conceptual, are reputed to blow the very boundaries of the style, where it was a bit hastily catalogued. While growing amidst the talented French dub scene, Brain Damage yet regularly dared to unweave from it, forging strong links with numerous foreign artists such as Vibronics, Alpha & Omega, Zion Train, Mohammed El Amraoui, Vuneny or even Black Sifichi, playing with cultures and languages, like with an instrument crazy dissonances. After the bassist left in 2011, Martin Nathan goes on solo, prompts the project into new directions, and can already take credit for a collaboration with High Tone (“High Damage” - 2011-2012), as well as for his highly acclaimed new LP “What you gonna do?” (Jarring Effects, October 2012), shaped like a return to the roots of UK-Jamaican dub style, that the duo long left by the wayside. Furthermore, he goes on playing his mixes live all over Europe, and way beyond, always with that near trance-like energy for dear life.

Label : JARRING EFFECTS
email : monsieurmo@jarringeffectslabel.net
tel : +33 478 305 029
http://www.jarringeffects.net

Booking :
ARTIK UNIT
email : val@artik-unit.com
http://artik-unit.com/

TOUR 2014
13/12 – Châteauroux (36) Le 9 cube
06/12 – La Chaux de Fonds (CH) Bikini test
05/12 – Genève (CH) L’Undertown
29/11 – Vauréal (95) Le Forum w/Vibronics
28/11 – Gardanne (13) w/Vibronics
07/11 – St-Nazaire (44) Le VIP w/Vibronics
06/11 – Poitiers (86) Confort Moderne Télérama Dub w/Vibronics
25/10 – Villetoureix (24) Salle des Fêtes
17/10 – Vitry/Seine (94) Festival de Marne w/Vibronics
04/10 – Châlon/Saone (71) La Péniche w/Vibronics
20/09 – Guillestre (05) Salle polyvalente w/Vibronics
06/09 – Vaugneray (69) Fest Melting potage w/Vibronics
05/09 – Frontignan (34) Festipop w/Vibronics
02/08 – Geel (BEL) Reggae Geel fest w/Vibronics
26/07 – St Gervais (74) Festival Les Indézikables
19/07 – Ramatuelle (83) Théâtre de verdure w/Vibronics
18/07 – Dour (BEL) Dour festival w/Vibronics
17/07 – Pula (HR) Seasplash festival w/Vibronics
28/06 – St Paterne Racan (37) Kampagn’Arts fest w/Vibronics
26/06 – Lärz (GER) Fusion fest. w/Vibronics
07/06 – Göteborg (SW) Clandestino w/Sir Jean
06/06 – Brest (29) Le Vauban w/Sir Jean
30/05 – La Voulte/Rhône (07) Fest. Les oreilles du renard
07/05 – Paris (75) Le Petit Bain
03/05 – Cannes (06) MJC Picaud w/Vibronics
02/05 – Carpentras (84) Espace Auzon
30/04 – Strasbourg (67) Le Molodoi w/Vibronics
18/04 – Voiron (38) Col des 1000 indoor w/Vibronics
05/04 – Brainans (39) Le Moulins w/Vibronics
04/04 – Montreuil (93) La Pêche w/Vibronics
29/03 – North Wales (Uk) UNOD weekender w/Vibronics
28/03 – Montbrison (42) Espace Guy Poirieux
07/03 – Toulon (83) Omega live w/Vibronics
14/02 – Lille (51) Aéronef w/Vibronics
08/02 – Magny le Hongre (77) File 7 w/Vibronics
07/02 – Ivry / Seine (94) Le Hangar w/Vibronics
25/01 – Montauban (82) Le Rio
24/01 – St Germain-en-Laye (78) La Clef w/Vibronics

2013
30/11 – St Etienne (42) Le Fil / Télérama dub w/Vibronics
29/11 – Annemasse (74) Château-Rouge / Télérama dub w/Vibronics
28/11 – Toulouse (31) Connexion Live w/Vibronics
23/11 – Paris (75) le 104 / Télérama dub w/Vibronics
22/11 – Bourges (18) Le Nadir / Télérama dub w/Vibronics
21/11 – Grenoble (38) La Bifurk w/Vibronics
10/11 – Lyon (69) Fest Riddim Collision w/Vibronics
09/11 – Poitiers (86) Nuit du dub #13
26/10 – Bucarest (ROM) Atelieru de productie w/Vibronics
19/10 – Bruxelles (BEL) Magasin 4 w/Vibronics
12/10 – Fumel (47) Fest After Before w/Vibronics
14/09 – Chalindrey (52) Bad a boom #1
13/09 – Roissy en Brie (77) Pub ADK
24/08 – Genève (CH) Octopode festival
20/07 – St Gervais les Bains (74) Festival Les Indezikables
05/07 – Brout Vernet (03) Festival Wepachaba
29/06 – Poleymieux (69) Festival des Monts d’Or
28/06 – St Calais (72) Festival Soirs au village
21/06 – Ste Affrique (12) Fête de la musique
20/06 – Comines (59) Nautilys
25/05 – Metz (52) Festival Saulcy blaster
24/05 – St Florent/Cher (18) CC L. Aragon
10/05 – Chateldon (63) Rural festival
30/04 – Nantes (44) Le Ferrailleur
27/04 – Ferrara (It) Bolognesi
26/04 – San Salvo (It) Beat Cafe
20/04 – Figeac(46) Festival roots dans la vallée
13/04 – Grenoble (38) Festival Root’s n’culture
12/04 – Ste Croix Vovestre (09) Art’cade
23/03 – St Etienne (42) Le Fil
15/03 – Audincourt (25) Le Moloco
28/02 – Lyon (69) Le Transbordeur
09/02 – Nevers Café charbon
19/01 – Marseille (13) Dock des suds