Robin Brink

@okayshades

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News:

— Releases new album '12 Views of Beatenberg' on Island Records UK.

— Four-Channel Surround-Sound Live-Mixing in collaboration with composer/sound-designer Coila-Leah Enderstein takes place at Ufer Studios, Berlin for the SODA Graduation Performance of Nicola van Straaten.

— Spontaneous and Improvised Music/Dance/Theatre performance with Nicola van Straaten, Evgenia Chetvertkova and Vincent Audusseau at Acud Theater, Berlin.

— Recent live performances in Europe include a two week tour of France with Bongeziwe Mabandla as well as in Berlin with Lucy Kruger of Medicine Boy.

— Drumming to be heard on new music from Manu Grace: 'However'.

— Sound engineering for Hyroine live at Supaasessions now online.

— Quoted in the book What It Takes: a survey of 60 Young African Creatives.

— Hosts new podcast blue roots in conjunction with Lilies featuring one-on-one conversations with friends about shared musical connections.

— Releases "Documentary EP" with accompanying Music Videos. The EP is produced at Red Bull Studios Cape Town and features Pasta and BlaqKongo. 'Documentary' Music Video features Choreographer/Dancer Julia de Rosenwerth.

— Participates in The Edge of Wrong Experimental Music Festival presenting a solo for drums and electronics and releasing a set of sound studies on a limited 7" Record split with Jacques Van Zyl

— Plays drums for the multimedia improvisation project of painter Elsa Duault.

— Records a guest DJ mix with Sukummah on The Other Radio as well as a promo mix for Lilies Radio and, with Beatenberg, a mix of Jazz and Classical music for The Eye.

— Takes on sound engineering duties for the live recording sessions of Hyroine, Albany Lore and others at Supaa Sessions. Further live sound engineering and recording takes place for the improvisation project of Coila-Leah Enderstein and Dylan Tabisher.

— Writes Processing code for a number of projects aural, visual and gestural, also combining all three elements.

— Participates as improvising percussionist in the Music Dance 021 workshop of movement artist Manuela Tessi.

— Plays drums live and on recording projects for Manu Grace, Alice Phoebe Lou and Quit Safari.

— Writes code for Daniel Rautenbach to facilitate the production of 3D printed sculptures.

Biography:

Takes up Drumming and Painting during High School. Subsequently forms Beatenberg with Matthew Field and Ross Dorkin. Starts studying Web Development. Makes first steps into Music Production and DJing. In 2010 enters the University of Cape Town to study English Literature and Interactive Media which leads to two years of professional experience as a Front-End Web Developer. Founds with Mohato Lekena and Ross Dorkin the collective glowLDB to facilitate graphic design projects, a video series called Aperture, and a large scale multimedia remix project for TedxStellenbosch.

In 2012 spontaneously produces a series of paintings. These works are thereafter shown and sold at a handful of galleries and arts spaces around Cape Town. Is selected in 2013 to participate in the Red Bull Music Academy: Bass Camp Johannesburg. The workshop yields a Collaboration with Nonku Phiri, Bra Sol of BIG FKN GUN and Okmalumkoolkat.

Following the release of "The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg" the band encounters sudden and unforeseen success, proceeding to break national radio airplay records and win numerous music industry awards. What follows are headline performances across South Africa and in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Mauritius as well as invitations to perform on stage and on television with South African musical icons including Hugh Masekela, Ray Phiri and Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse. The group receives a great deal of media exposure and is invited to record with international artists Mumford & Sons and Baaba Maal. Subsequent tour dates take them to the stages of Forest Hills Stadium (New York) and Hyde Park (London) as well as to television appearances on the Jimmy Fallon Show and Later... with Jools Holland.

Sets up in Muizenberg a recording studio where he spends some months learning the workflow possibilities of a hybrid analog/digital environment. Releases a set of tracks in collaboration with Rojojado: 'bombora'. During this time he continues to develop his skills as a producer, releasing tracks and remixes on Stay True Sounds and Quit Safari as well as releasing his first 7" record: a remix for Sol Gems.

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