YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton electronic musician Quoth
Genre(s): Electronica, industrial, drum and bass, breakbeat, ambient
Years active: 2008-present
Sounds like: Combining several electronic sub-genres, these are storied soundscapes painted with a deep, dark brush, mixing in hip-hop and goth influences to make your head bob, your feet move, and your mind lost into the early hours of the morning.
For fans of: Aphex Twin, The Prodigy, Phil Western, Underworld, Meat Beat Manifesto, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, The Gary Goblins, and Lady Hectic
Number of albums/EPs released: 10 (six studio albums, two EPs, and two live albums)
Latest album/EP: “The Jooks,” released May 8, 2016
Fun fact: Kenny Hill’s moniker, Quoth, was coined by a friend and taken from an Aphex Twin song of the same name.
May 28: Derby Dance Fever, a fundraiser for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Radicals, at The Susquehanna Tavern (167 Susquehanna Ave, Exeter) – ’80s and ’90s DJ dance party set
July 16: Hectic Management and Promotions’ NEPA Musical Mixer 9 at the Irish Wolf Pub (503 Linden St., Scranton) with Daltonai and Men-Ji – electronica set
Aug. 13: “Shadowplay,” a tribute to Joy Division, at the Irish Wolf Pub with Disorder – A Scanner Darkly DJ set
Aug. 27: Hectic Management and Promotions’ first annual Benefactory Festival at the Irish Wolf Pub – original music and featured DJ set
Read an in-depth interview with Quoth here.
Photo by Keith Barbuti Photography