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Live Review: Idiotape @ Rich Mix, 27/09/16

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★★★★☆

Displaying a different shade from the Korean musical spectrum Seoul electronic titans Idiotape brought their vibrant palette of glitches, bleeps and beats to Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix as the third instalment of this year’s K-Music Festival.

IdiotapeDelivering the power of rock music in an electronic format the three piece delivered a vibrant set with a mighty live drummer and a fine array of analogue and digital machines. At times it had a funky edge, and never dropped in its ability to make people dance.

Tinged with punk energy in the same vein as LCD Soundsystem, have created an electronic sound that works as well in the live arena as it would in a club or warehouse rave.

Electro-pop tune ‘Memoir’ was like Daft Punk remixing Deorro's ‘5 Hours’.

This Korean flavour of techno provided everything from melodic, stormy, resonating tunes that shook the venues foundations to its core, to slower jams driven by lingering rock drums.

The trio’s on-stage energy and skill took the evening to new heights and truly displayed their inventiveness. This invention was highlighted on a stunning reworking of the Beastie Boy’s ‘ Sabotage’ with the band removing the heavy rock riffs and replacing the with 21st century techno traits.

Idiotape are a perfect example of the musical depth on display in Korea right now.

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