Nicolas Jaar to Play City Debut at Invisible Wind Factory
Written by Jimmy Smith on 20th April 2017
Nicolas Jaar set to land in Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory this June for his debut appearance in the city.
Since its birth back in 2016, the North Docks’ Invisible Wind Factory has proven a tough nut to crack for the artists billed to play in front of its large capacity dancefloor. Indelibly raw and collosally cavernous, many have simply been overcome and subsequently drowned out by the venue’s immense size.
While artists the likes of Bicep, DJ Bone and Moodymann and have all taken note and gone on to conquer this space, offering expansive, big-room sounds, many have often fallen short.
Teaming up for the first time ever, Chibuku and new-comers, ENRG, have clearly been doing their homework. If any artist were to synesthetically companion a space such as this, it would be Nicolas Jaar. Experimental in his production, Jaar’s critically-acclaimed live show makes for fascinatingly broad yet intricate listening.
Voted best album of 2011 by Mixmag and Resident Advisor, Jaar’s debut full-lengther, Space is Only Noise, is still considered a seminal work in pushing forward what is thought possible in the world of electronic music. Following this up with 2016’s, Sirens, Jaar proved his diversity and talent, masterfully overcoming the “sophomore slump” experienced by many artists. The album gained mass-praise from across the board for its avant-garde yet quietly accessible sound.
Voted by Resident Advisor readers as the best live electronic act for three years running, Jaar’s worldly-influenced sound will be arriving in Liverpool on Friday 2nd June. Often scarcely found outside of a festival line-up, this will not only be a city debut for the New York-based producer, but also a rare chance to catch him performing live in such an exciting space.