Heatsick

Photo credit: Christian Freckmann

Photo credit: Christian Freckmann

Heatsick is the project of musician and visual artist Steven Warwick. Using a solitary Casio keyboard and a myriad of effects, Warwick’s music is created in real time based upon loops that are moulded, stretched and reduced to interlink, nestling and merging with one another in a similar way to his visual artwork, where objects and media combine and coalesce in an environment inviting the viewer’s participation. Combining a palette of sources from early Chicago house mixtapes (in sound, texture AND mixing technique) through to musique concrète and psychedelia, Heatsick proposes a live dance music that expands and unlocks the senses: his use of limited resources to produce an immersive, maximalist sound environment – often stretched beyond three hours and augmented by elements of his broader art practice for his Extended Play… performance series – has been favourably received at venues, clubs and festivals across the world.

“Relentless analogue disco grooves batter dancers into sensual abandon… quite simply one of the greatest on the scene” – The Guardian