This very interesting event is the culmination of an extended soundcamp, bringing international artists together in Sri Lanka. On August 11th they'll put on what looks to be a fantastic show of original music at the historic Gaffoor Building. YAMU has already reviewed the Harbour Stop
, a 24 hour restaurant which currently occupies this space. For one night only, these artists will convert that into a lounge and play in the car park type space next door.
Very interesting music, and a very interesting development for the Colombo Fort.
From the BorderMovement blog
"Preparations for the upcoming Sound Camp party in Colombo Fort on August 11th are already rolling.
As it became difficult to find a decent club in Colombo where we could realize the music, ideas and atmosphere we had in mind, Sound Camp decided to do the whole thing Berlin style instead : i.e. bring an old, empty, disused building back to life by doing a one off party.
Underground, overground, whatever you want to call it this certainly is club history in the making at that in a very old and historical part of town.
Colombo nomads of the nights and the ghosts of Pettah will finally be united in their glory.
The location is truly mindblowing. Situated at Colombo Fort
area and next to the old harbour, an area which was under Navy restriction for nearly three decades, the Gaffour Building
is run down and utterly charming in that state.
Both the main floor and the live floor plus a bar will all be set up in the underground car park which is located in the basement of the building. This was actually used as a place to park boats back in the day.
There will also be a lounge area with a cocktail bar next to the rice and curry restaurant on the first floor."
From their website:
"On two floors, in the unique ambience of the historical Gaffour Building, participants of Sound Camp South Asia will present their collaborative works to the Colombo audience. Pettah Interchange is the starting point of a journey taking you to some hot spots of the independent scenes on two continents. Experience the full scope of current electronic music production, reaching from experimental soudscapes to danceable, bass heavy club tunes.
Jahcoozi / Berlin
Kini Rao / Bangalore
Ish (Soundreasons) / Delhi
Khan of Finland / Berlin
Yashas Shetty / Bangalore
Raumagent Alpha / Berlin
Rahul Ananda / Dhaka
Jackmate / Stuttgart
Max Turner (Puppetmastaz, Meteroids) / Pondicherry
Asvajit / Colombo
Gebrüder Teichmann / Berlin
Gaurav Malaka / Delhi
& more guests"