dwyz (dwyzak the elevator)
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dwyz (dwyzak the elevator)

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Jul
24
dwyz (dwyzak the elevator) @ The Maze

Nottingham, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

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Jun
05
dwyz (dwyzak the elevator) @ Maze

Nottingham, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Nottingham, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

May
13
dwyz (dwyzak the elevator) @ Brownes

Nottingham, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Nottingham, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

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Papa La Bas
sure do make a tasty kinda noise with their female voice and electronic
armoury!! This five track EP is a kinda prequel to their forthcoming album
'Anechoic'; 'Eternal Return' finds Papa La Bas in dark and often disturbing
mood as the exotic and experimental twosome weave dynamic patterns and sonic
soundscapes that sit somewhere between trance-dance, hypno-soul and pure
electro-pop. Quite which genre or sub-genre pigeonhole Papa La Bas sit in is
something that doesn't really matter that much cuz their music barely scrapes
any one form as it flits in and out of time signatures and runs rampant across
moods as it sticks two fingers up at more 'normal' electro-induced
composition. ....

Papa La Bas' often
disturbing sound is partly due to the intensity of dark 'noises' that seem to
be woven almost disproportionately into the heart of the songs; if it wasn't
for the beautifully delivered vocals the Papa La Bas bridge might burn and fall
but instead Papa La Bas manage to lift the feel, make it organic, make it
appealing, give it real life. Two tracks here feature the distinctively
'pointed' tones of Duke01 and show another, perhaps more aggressive, side of
PLB.....

Papa La Bas kinda mix
leftfield pop with electro wizardry and that sorta allows their music to be
more openly accessible and less specialist. I found this EP quite haunting and
no matter how I fiddled with the volume control the end result was just as
dynamically pleasing and just as expressive and enjoyable. Now, this aint
really my kinda thing so praise by me comes like gold plate on a silver
underbelly - I like that Papa La Bas are coming at this electro form from an
entirely different angle. I like their juxtaposition of sound; the dark timbre
delivered by the variously assembled and multi-accessed micro-chips somehow
off-kilter but seemingly balanced by the bright and often angelic voices - it's
a strange but compelling kinda modern 'noise' that has a depth unlike most
similarly ilked but much more frivolous sounding combos.....

Papa La Bas give electronic
music a new edge and a whole different attitude - 'Eternal Return' shows great
invention and superb craftsmanship - blessedly more mature than most electro
outfits and thankfully a whole lot more pleasing!.... - Toxic Pete


Papa La Bas
sure do make a tasty kinda noise with their female voice and electronic
armoury!! This five track EP is a kinda prequel to their forthcoming album
'Anechoic'; 'Eternal Return' finds Papa La Bas in dark and often disturbing
mood as the exotic and experimental twosome weave dynamic patterns and sonic
soundscapes that sit somewhere between trance-dance, hypno-soul and pure
electro-pop. Quite which genre or sub-genre pigeonhole Papa La Bas sit in is
something that doesn't really matter that much cuz their music barely scrapes
any one form as it flits in and out of time signatures and runs rampant across
moods as it sticks two fingers up at more 'normal' electro-induced
composition. ....

Papa La Bas' often
disturbing sound is partly due to the intensity of dark 'noises' that seem to
be woven almost disproportionately into the heart of the songs; if it wasn't
for the beautifully delivered vocals the Papa La Bas bridge might burn and fall
but instead Papa La Bas manage to lift the feel, make it organic, make it
appealing, give it real life. Two tracks here feature the distinctively
'pointed' tones of Duke01 and show another, perhaps more aggressive, side of
PLB.....

Papa La Bas kinda mix
leftfield pop with electro wizardry and that sorta allows their music to be
more openly accessible and less specialist. I found this EP quite haunting and
no matter how I fiddled with the volume control the end result was just as
dynamically pleasing and just as expressive and enjoyable. Now, this aint
really my kinda thing so praise by me comes like gold plate on a silver
underbelly - I like that Papa La Bas are coming at this electro form from an
entirely different angle. I like their juxtaposition of sound; the dark timbre
delivered by the variously assembled and multi-accessed micro-chips somehow
off-kilter but seemingly balanced by the bright and often angelic voices - it's
a strange but compelling kinda modern 'noise' that has a depth unlike most
similarly ilked but much more frivolous sounding combos.....

Papa La Bas give electronic
music a new edge and a whole different attitude - 'Eternal Return' shows great
invention and superb craftsmanship - blessedly more mature than most electro
outfits and thankfully a whole lot more pleasing!.... - Toxic Pete


This song transports you to a darker side of life from the eerie intro to the spellbinding end. Papa La Bas have created a magical mind twisting tour of the musical variety that will have your ears tripping out. The trip hop twosome have made a fusion of the 80's classic power ballad (I Just Died) In Your Arms by Cutting Crew and a piece of classical music called Summer Overture By Clive Mansell featured in the cult classic film Requiem for a Dream. Who would have thought such an unusual, even unthinkable, mix would work but it does with mind-blowing effects.

The group consists of Suzan and Dwyz, who came together in 2006 and in their own words say that Papa La Bas was "born dreaming on the foam rubber of a burnt out car, nestled in a hidden cave under the ruins of the castle With stirs of Massive Attack this band have steered clear of the all too familiar wannabe indie notes currently clogging up musical airspace and instead freshened up the airwaves better than industrial strength Febreze.

The idea of trip hop may scare some of you but this song will make you realise there is nothing to fear but fear itself, get out of your comfort zone and open up your ears. The first time you hear this song it sounds familiar, and yes it is, but it is at the same time totally different, a juxtaposition that infiltrates the music itself in a way that in my opinion makes it one of the best tracks ever to be on TSM Radio's play list (not an easy thing to say!). The hypnotic beats and mesmerizing vocals are only part of the mystical concoction, the production is perfect and makes this track their yellow brick road to stardom.

Papa La Bas have recently released a double A side single; I'll Come Round / Middle Lane, which received well deserved rave reviews and have their debut album Anecohic on its way.
Jane Pople - TSM Radio


This song transports you to a darker side of life from the eerie intro to the spellbinding end. Papa La Bas have created a magical mind twisting tour of the musical variety that will have your ears tripping out. The trip hop twosome have made a fusion of the 80's classic power ballad (I Just Died) In Your Arms by Cutting Crew and a piece of classical music called Summer Overture By Clive Mansell featured in the cult classic film Requiem for a Dream. Who would have thought such an unusual, even unthinkable, mix would work but it does with mind-blowing effects.

The group consists of Suzan and Dwyz, who came together in 2006 and in their own words say that Papa La Bas was "born dreaming on the foam rubber of a burnt out car, nestled in a hidden cave under the ruins of the castle With stirs of Massive Attack this band have steered clear of the all too familiar wannabe indie notes currently clogging up musical airspace and instead freshened up the airwaves better than industrial strength Febreze.

The idea of trip hop may scare some of you but this song will make you realise there is nothing to fear but fear itself, get out of your comfort zone and open up your ears. The first time you hear this song it sounds familiar, and yes it is, but it is at the same time totally different, a juxtaposition that infiltrates the music itself in a way that in my opinion makes it one of the best tracks ever to be on TSM Radio's play list (not an easy thing to say!). The hypnotic beats and mesmerizing vocals are only part of the mystical concoction, the production is perfect and makes this track their yellow brick road to stardom.

Papa La Bas have recently released a double A side single; I'll Come Round / Middle Lane, which received well deserved rave reviews and have their debut album Anecohic on its way.
Jane Pople - TSM Radio


What's the matter with me? I'm a punk, for God's sake. An artrock loving punk. I don't like this stuff - do I? Maybe I do. Maybe I'm a more mature punk, with eyes and ears open to the world. Perhaps I no longer discount a style of music merely because it does not conveniently fit into my neat little pigeonholes. Maybe I do need to sit back and take stock somewhat.

All right, so it took several listens, but it just goes to show that there is 'good' in everything. This double-A sided single being one of them.

Papa La Bas are a two-piece collaboration with singer and writer Suzi teaming up with producer Dwyz to release these two tracks as a precursor to the forthcoming debut album. 'I'll Come Around,' opens with a smooth double-bass line that remains prominent throughout. Suzi's voice is soft and sweet as it plays in and out of the chilled bass and relaxed beat.

Perhaps the stronger track, however is 'Middle Lane.' Instrumentally sounding like something from a Science Fiction B-Movie, it somehow conjures images of an alien space ship landed in a mist-enshrouded swamp. (I very much doubt that was the intention when Papa La Bas set out to write this track, but give it a listen and tell me I'm wrong!) It's a truly atmospheric track, again featuring the hushed and laid back vocals and must rank as the most unexpectedly good single I have listened to for a very long time. - Artrocker Mag


What's the matter with me? I'm a punk, for God's sake. An artrock loving punk. I don't like this stuff - do I? Maybe I do. Maybe I'm a more mature punk, with eyes and ears open to the world. Perhaps I no longer discount a style of music merely because it does not conveniently fit into my neat little pigeonholes. Maybe I do need to sit back and take stock somewhat.

All right, so it took several listens, but it just goes to show that there is 'good' in everything. This double-A sided single being one of them.

Papa La Bas are a two-piece collaboration with singer and writer Suzi teaming up with producer Dwyz to release these two tracks as a precursor to the forthcoming debut album. 'I'll Come Around,' opens with a smooth double-bass line that remains prominent throughout. Suzi's voice is soft and sweet as it plays in and out of the chilled bass and relaxed beat.

Perhaps the stronger track, however is 'Middle Lane.' Instrumentally sounding like something from a Science Fiction B-Movie, it somehow conjures images of an alien space ship landed in a mist-enshrouded swamp. (I very much doubt that was the intention when Papa La Bas set out to write this track, but give it a listen and tell me I'm wrong!) It's a truly atmospheric track, again featuring the hushed and laid back vocals and must rank as the most unexpectedly good single I have listened to for a very long time. - Artrocker Mag


Discography

Papa La Bas - I'll Come Round / Middle Lane (Basilica Music)

Papa La Bas - Eternal Return
(Team Chameleon)

Non-Thespian - The Art Of Conflict
(Dealmaker Records)

Sophie Johnson-Hill - A New Dawn
(Dealmaker Records)

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Bio

dwyz had been producing and writing for artists in the genres of Electronica, Hip-Hop and various urban styles. Influenced by the work of Bjork, Portishead, RZA and Massive Attack.