patten is a visionary London-based duo who with the recent Requiem EP have released two albums and two EPs on UK's Warp Records including the acclaimed futuristic industrial post punk-inflected electronics of last year's Ψ (Psi). With a wide catalogue spanning the outer edges of techno, hip hop, ambient, club music, grime, pop and industrial, their debut GLAQJO XAACSSO on London's No Pain In Pop, saw the start of their rise to wider promimence after early experimental CDRs & minidiscs circulated on their imprint Kaleidoscope.
The group is renowned also for lending their distinctive sound to the work of others with their RE-EDITS series and official remixes for seminal artists and labels such as Bjork, Giorgio Moroder, Caribou, Hauschka, Peaking Lights, Harold Budd, Kwes, Neon Indian, Ghostly International, Fat Cat to name a few.
Relating as much to pop music, club sounds and Industrial textures, their Psi album and the recent Requiem EP are the group’s most accessible and accomplished records to date, and sees them start to take their heady, tripped out sound into the wider foreground. The journey is already fully in motion with the Franco-British duo performing their striking new live audiovisual show across select European clubs and festivals to wide-eyed audiences. Most recently a packed out takeover at London's Institute of Contemporary Art saw them debut Requiem tracks for the first time with rapturous response, after playing the final show of the previous set at Sonar Istanbul.
Their live AV system includes hyper-programmed LEDs, lasers and projections, with patten uniquely creating their stunning visual and sonic world IRL. The HD projections, drum machine hardware, live vocals, oceanic bass and heavy smoke frame their tripped out stage presence, fusing with a hypnotic urgency that connects as much to cutting edge video installation as it does to a mind-altering NeuroSci experiment - all underpinned by futuristic club-primed rhythms. The stage design, visuals and AV system are all envisaged, produced and programmed entirely by 555-5555, patten’s shapeshifting creative agency.