A truly phenomenal band drop by on their world tour to play a very special FREE gig in Hackney Wick!
Dirtwire is a traveller’s collage of Earth-borne instruments and electronic sounds foraged from Electric Forest to the mountains of Tuva. From their home on the west coast of the United States to far-flung destinations all over the world, these troubadours are welcomed for speaking the most unifying language there is: music. Swamptronica, Spaghetti-Step, Electro-Twang — whatever you want to call Dirtwire’s music all that matters is it's extremely danceable!
Dirtwire, comprised of lifelong friends and musicians Evan Fraser, David Satori (Beats Antique) and Mark Reveley, are touring now in support of their new record “Road Goes All Night” and we're thrilled they'll be gracing the stage at Grow on Fri 14 December.
Every live set is a magician’s surprise show, an invitation to experience instruments that are usually heard only as samples in electronic music. It is a celebration of the art of the instrument, not just the sound you can record from it.
An important part of this journey has been acknowledging and honoring the traditions of indigenous populations, working to raise awareness about the challenges they face, and calling attention to their musical traditions and how the band has incorporated and drawn influence from them. Collaborations towards this end have included Tuvan throat singer Kongar-ol Ondar’s last musical recording, Mamadou Diabaté, the Grammy-winning Malian kora player, Vieux Farka Toure the legendary Malian guitarist, and Robert Yuldashev, Russia’s celebrated kurai flute virtuoso.