Kypski & The Matangi String Quartet
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Frequently praised to be one of the greatest artists among djs, Kypski has earned himself a big name in dance music as a dj, producer and as a founder of the Dutch eclectic band C-Mon & Kypski. As a six-time National Scratching Champion Kypski performed at the most important venues in the Netherlands and abroad, from the Paradiso, Melkweg, Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam to dj sets in Webster Hall N.Y.C. alongside Hot Chip to bandshows in The Roxy, L.A. He has remixed for Daedelus on Ninja Tune London as well as for Caro Emerald, the world famous singer who also invited Kypski to tour with her band. Kypski released music on labels like BMKLTSCH RCRDS and has his own record label Partyscratch Music.
Since its foundation in 1999 the Matangi String Quartet has rapidly developed a reputation as a top ensemble in classical music. With their impassioned playing and smart presentation the Matangi epitomize a new generation of classical musicians. They are often characterized as communicative, provocative and refreshingly versatile and are affectionately being called a classical rock n roll band. The quartet has shared the stage with various top-class classical musicians and performed at renowned concert halls and festivals all over the world, from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg and from Carthage to Shanghai.
Kypski has collaborated with legendary musicians in almost every thinkable genre. Matangi is famous for its adventurous and pioneering excursions beyond the borders of classical music. Both dj Kypski and the Matangi Quartet are key figures in their own musical scenes, the highly separated worlds of dance and classical music. These musical universes seem to be as far apart as any music lover can imagine. But Kypski and Matangi have one great passion in common: crossing musical boundaries to explore new and exciting music and sounds. The first artistic encounter of Kypski and Matangi in 2005, at the occasion of an educational project for teenagers, was love at first sight. Since then they were invited to collaborate on several small-scale projects. Now they are ready to join forces in a brand new show of their own.
This new Kypski & Matangi show will introduce a truly hybrid form of classical and dance music in its broadest sense. Whichever side you are on, be it Classical or Dance, you will discover something new and refreshing never heard before. Matangi and the dj actually play together, as if Kypski was the fifth member of a Quintet, rather than just a String Quartet playing along to a dj. This show flows seamlessly from Hip Hop to Minimal Music, from Electro to Baroque, from Dubstep to Experimental, from House to Disco. Kypski & Matangi will lift you from your red velvet seat and have you scream and shout instead of holding your breath until the applause.