Perhaps you noticed the stunning visuals at last Friday night’s show? The dazzling images and psychedelic projections were courtesy of OICHO, who uses the latest in video mapping technology and will be delighting our eyeballs every Friday night at Screwface!
With a list of credentials as long as a laser beam, Oicho aka David Harrow aka James Hardaway has been neck-deep in the electronic arts for the greater part of his life. This multi-talented producer now turns his attention to a new endeavor: 3-D video mapping, created live under the moniker Oicho and hitting the dance floors around southern California with smashing success.
Elusive and on the rise, David Harrow has been making records since 1984. Producing, performing, remixing and arranging for the likes of Salmonella Dub, ATR, Anne Clark, Lee Perry and Psychic TV, this busy artist has been flipping fat beats all over the world in a wide variety of sounds and styles. From new wave classics and moody dance music to hard-hitting techno and swinging soul, David Harrow has left an indelible mark on electronic arts culture and brought together artists and fans with his keen production skills.
Today this versatile artist has cultivated a new outlet for creative expression: video mapping. Oicho’s cutting-edge visual party chops have made him one of the go-to guys in Los Angeles for this fresh new type of video art. A form of spatial media, video mapping projects mutating images, shining hallucinations and brilliant displays of color onto nearby surfaces (such as bass bins) for a thrilling multidimensional experience of digital art.
Oicho will be on eye-popping duties for Pure Filth’s new weekly event Screwface, one of LA’s top underground crews known for saturating the senses with thick and heady shows. Also on the visual tip for Thavius Beck’s Ableton workshops at the Downtown Independent and at UCLA’s Summer Nights at Hammer Museum, Oicho is in high demand as more and more promoters and venue owners realize the hugely positive impact of video mapping and other exciting visuals on the party experience.
After dozens of releases and decades in the business, David Harrow now brings his new moniker Oicho to light. This multimedia producer and video mapper will no doubt continue his successful path as an ongoing contributor to the international electronic music community and as an engineer of artistic evolution.
Set time & day TBA; check back on the Pure Filth website for announcements.