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Brickhouse presents Frivolous


  • Cobalt Studios Limited 10-16 Boyd Street Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE2 1AP United Kingdom (map)
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Described as Jazz-infused minimal or experimental house Frivolous is actually really hard to describe ...and that's exactly why we like him. It's genre bending, melodic and unusual. We are delighted that he has agreed to bring his live show AND record bag on June 17th. 

Born in the rural Canadian countryside, Daniel Gardner spent his formative years in relative isolation, serenaded by the supernatural sounds of the environment in which he inhabited. Not content with the offerings of his schooling, he spent wintry nights tuned into the university radio stations, recording weird and wonderful electronic music onto cassette tape and studying its structural intricacy. It wasn't long before he began sampling his habitat and creating sonic landscapes of his own, as surreal and serene as his surroundings.

This is DIY Electronic music from the soul...

Now with more than 40 releases and over a dozen 12"s to his name, Frivolous has toured the globe playing an eclectic array of venues and festivals along the way. His live shows have been hailed for their energy, originality and ingenuity as he's taken the stage next to some of the most respected names in the business. Never compromising the art of showman-ship, these spectacles feature live keyboards and vocals as well as the incorporation of his DIY aesthetic. Integrating homemade devices such as the "Frivolous Patented Electromagnetic Knife", the "Broken-Ruler Music Box" and the Double "Cable-Tub" Bass, his sets are injected with a sense of fantasy, imagination and personality scarcely found elsewhere in modern electronic dance music.

Resident Advisor says .....
Classifying the unusual character of Daniel Gardner AKA Frivolous is a challenge. His school teachers all tried and failed, finally attributing his unconventionality to a learning disability and decidedly closing the case on him completely.

Born and raised on a farm in the suburbs of Vancouver, grades were always mediocre at best for young Daniel, until one semester a mysterious new course emerged into the curriculum; Electronic Music Composition. Suddenly discovered were honour roll grades, and a means to merge an imaginative young mind with over a decade of fiercely enforced classical piano training.

In 1996, captivated by the unified dance floors and Detroit sounds, the 16-year-old embarked on a life-long love-affair with the loop and took his first DJ residency at a Vancouver after hours. After two successfully directionless years studying electronics and design, and after dabbling with some independent releases, Daniel decided to put his pride aside and demo his accomplishments. A CD of incomplete works were sent out as an experiment to 5 of the most aesthetically innovative labels in Germany, and received back were 3 requests to release it. The encouragement and new-found confidence led to the birth of the project FRIVOLOUS.

Now with more than 40 releases and over a dozen 12"s to his name, Frivolous has toured the globe playing an eclectic array of venues and festivals along the way. His live shows have been hailed for their energy, originality and ingenuity as he's taken the stage next to some of the most respected names in the business. Never compromising the art of showman-ship, these spectacles feature live keyboards and vocals as well as the incorporation of his DIY aesthetic. Integrating homemade devices such as the "Frivolous Patented Electromagnetic knife", the "Broken-Ruler Music Box" and the Double "Cable-Tub" Bass, his sets are injected with a sense of fantasy, imagination and personality scarcely found elsewhere in modern electronic dance music.

Latest tunes
http://classic.beatport.com/release/alt-reality/2006472

His Media
http://www.frivolouslive.com/#
https://www.facebook.com/Frivolous-153908421322334/