IKLECTIK presents,


Saturday 5 August 2023 | Doors: 6pm – Start: 6:30pm – Till 1am!
Our Kiosk opens 1 hour before doors.

Tickets: £10.50 adv / £13 otd

One year after 2022’s dazzling sold out spectacle, Robin The Fog brings FOGFEST returns to Iklectik for another eye-popping, ear-bending evening from delights yet more pushers of the audio-visual envelope. This year we’re bringing you the exclusive debut of what might be the world’s first ever modified turntablism soundclash, while welcoming in very special guests from the US and Barcelona. Expect a fullblown sensory evisceration – and definitely expect a party!

Warning: Some performances might use strobes and/or flashing lights.


18.30 – Steve Davis DJing outside and between acts
19.30 – 19.50: Robin The Fog intro / Howlround short opening set
20.00 – 20.30: Nad Spiro
21.00 – 22.00: Lauren Sarah Hayes
22.00 – 23:00: DJ Food vs Graham Dunning b2b + Visuals by Leon Trimble and PuttyRubber
23.00 – 00.00: tpwiiikatj
00.00 – 01.00: Robin The Fog DJ set / DJ Free-for-all!

Dj Food

DJ Food aka Strictly Kev has been involved with the multi-producer DJ Food project on Ninja Tune for over 25 years. He’s DJed the world over with Food originators Coldcut and PC as well as mixing hundreds of hours of audio for compilations (including Coldcut’s Journey’s By DJ mix) and radio using his 35+ years of experience and vast record collection. Tonight we bring you a world exclusive as DJ Food unveils his revolutionary Quadraphon turntable and prepares for an audio-visual soundclash of truly epic proportions. Clear the decks – quite literally!

Graham Dunning

The co-headliner in our main event, Graham Dunning also brings his turntablist chops to our world exclusive modified turntablist soundclash. Away from tonight’s theatre of conflict, his work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. He’s also a pioneer of “Mechanical Techno” – a ramshackle contraption built upon a turntable platter, creating wonky dance music though modified records, optical reflection sensors, physical drum triggers and possibly ping-pong balls.

Lauren Sarah Hayes

Ph Credit: Dan Gorelik

Lauren Sarah Hayes is a Scottish improviser, sound artist, and scholar who is recognised for her embodied approach to computer music. Her music is a mix of experimental pop/live electronics/techno/noise/free improvisation and has been described as ‘voracious’ and ‘exhilarating’. She is a sculptress of sound, manipulating, remixing, and bending voice, drum machines, analogue synths and self-built software live and physically. She has performed extensively across Europe and the US, including as part of her tenure with the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop at Kings Place, London. Her 2021 release Embrace (Superpang) was included in Bandcamp’s Best Experimental Music of February 2021.

Nad Spiro

Sonic agent Nad Spiro explores unfrequented AudioZones in the outer peripheries of electronica and stretches the sound reach of her guitar with a perverted use of this instrument. Under this anonymous alias, Rosa Arruti’s spectral presence in experimental music has adopted finally the form of a solo project as sole habitant of a world of complex electronic textures and sound fictions.

Steve Davis

Steve Davis

Steve Davis was the most successful professional snooker player during the 1980’s and won 6 world championships. After retiring in 2016 from the sport, he focused on his other lifelong passion, music. Co-presenting radio shows on PhoenixFM and NTS Radio with Kavus Torabi, saw him becoming ever more interested in the electronic genre. In 2018, after discovering the Modular Synthesizer a few years earlier, he joined forces with Kavus and Michael York to form The Utopia Strong. While attending the ever-expanding modular synth events around the country, he has teamed up with Steve O’Malley (a regular performer at Control Voltage in Southend) to embrace the challenge of improvised electronic music.

Howlround / Robin The Fog

Ph credit: Taile Eigeland

Over 10 years since first coming to prominence with hugely-acclaimed 2012 LP The Ghosts Of Bush, Howlround is a quintet (four slightly battered machines machines, one slightly battered operator) that creates recordings and performances entirely from manipulating natural acoustic sounds on vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, with all electronic effects or artificial reverb strictly forbidden. In an age where one can create all manner of electronic music with a simple swipe of a mouse, Howlround prove not only how much fun is to be had in making things complicated again, but conversely just how little effort is sometimes needed to create a genuinely uncanny and beguiling soundworld: the rough underbelly of our pristine, Pro-Tools universe.


Listener, DJ, sound artist. In that order.

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