Friday 22nd October 2021
Soccer96 is the synth and drums duo of Danalogue [Dan Leavers] and Betamax [Max Hallett] who transmit epic synth-scapes over poly-rhythmic drums and infectious dance grooves in a brutal cocktail of tight electronica and the spontaneous energy of improvisation.
The duo, most known as being two thirds of The Comet Is Coming [with Shabaka Hutchings], currently to be heard whipping up a cosmic storm on their recent acclaimed album 'Channel The Spirits' [Leaf], collaborate with a huge array of talent. Leavers is currently playing live with Henry Wu, Scratcha DVA and Rozi Plain as well as finding time to produce albums by Flamingods, Snapped Ankles and Ibibio Sound Machine in the esoteric recording studio at the Total Refreshment Centre in Dalston. He also plays sax in The Archie Bronson Outfit and has recently been co-writing with the likes of Simbad and Tim Booth from James. Hallett, also a member of groups Super Best Friends Club and Hot Head Show, has played drums with the likes of Sons Of Kemet, Melt Yourself Down, Boredoms, Yussef Kamaal, Jason Yard, Rozi Plain and Nitin Sawney.