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ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION’s trademark fusion of punk, electronic beats, reggae, bhangra, and hip-hop has attracted many famous fans, from Primal Scream to Radiohead, Sinead O’Connor to Chuck D, all former touring partners and studio collaborators. In a special BRIC commission (co-comissioned by Music Beyond Mainstream), the iconic London band performs the world premiere of its new original live score to George Lucas’ feature directorial debut THX 1138 (1971), a chilling dystopian fantasy set in an Orwellian future where moodstabilizing drugs are mandatory, sex is prohibited, and a young Robert Duval quietly rages against the system.
This project marks a new chapter in Asian Dub Foundation’s history of creating extraordinary original scores to films and performing them live. In 2001 they debuted a new live score to Mathieu Kassovitz’s 1995 modern classic La Haine at the Only Connect festival at the Barbican in London. In 2004 at the Brighton Festival they premiered their score to Italian Director Gillo Pontecorvo’s intense 1966 war epic The Battle of Algiers to huge critical acclaim.
Before the film, TAYLOR MCFERRIN layers vocals, beat boxing, samples, and live instruments in a remarkable one-man performance that “builds from his roots deep in ‘60s soul to his vision of future hip-hop.” (Resident Advisor)
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