Night Sports

 

Tuesday 30th September 2014
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It's not the end of the world. Only the ‘four-on-the-floor’ of an Oberheim DX drum machine – morphing slightly in and out of time. Squeezed to 12-bits and the last drop of blood by Akai's first ever sampler, the s-900.

It’s a slight minor key and a fragile glimpse of hope. Forcing its way through the filters of a Casio synthesizer - like a dog refusing to accept his lead.

It’s something that only you could ever truly appreciate. Because of who you are. Because of where you are. And because of all the sacrifices it took you to get there. It’s someone who took the same ride – at 131 bpm – someone who knows how you feel.

After having released two EPs and toured Europe with his old band Champagne Riot (as a support act for The Drums), Copenhagen based producer / singer Caspar Bock was broke and forced to take a job in advertising.

What money he made there was invested back into an arsenal of cheap but reliable synthesizers, drum machines and samplers from the 1979-1986 era. To prepare for a comeback to pop music that would stretch beyond the potential of your regular EDM sample pack or laptop synthesizer.

Night Sports is a reinvention of the real thing. Pop minimalism handcrafted on machines. Wrapped in plastic and fueled by blood.

Some call him a demonic Rick Astley. But he's a much bigger fan of The KLF, Saint Etienne and Gothenburg's pop scene (from The Tough Alliance to Ace of Base).

Night Sports' debut single 'Youthquake' features female vocals by Nanna Frimodt Kristiansen and was mixed by ex The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart drummer / Ice Choir frontman Kurt Feldman.

 

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