This band considers themselves “a crowd of import Aliens” from Bulgaria, very interesting. 1000names‘ music is equally as interesting and ranges from experimental electronica to afternoon disco. They haven’t put anything out in a bit from the looks of their Soundcloud page, but their older stuff still sounds relatively up to date.
“Long before the current wave of Russian and Eastern European beats and glitch producers, Bulgarian duo 1000names were in at the foundation of the sound, debuting with the now classic Melonball Bounce alongside Rustie on Beatnick’s Vol 1 in 2007.
Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, their geographic isolation and relatively long musical development has helped Margg and Nikko (their real names) develop a truly individualistic sound: quirky, bubbly, and human. They are identifiably part of the global beats scene without ever being generic. They released their debut album with French label Eklektik Records, before moving over to Black Acre, dropping the first ever long player on that label. In January 2010 Mary Anne Hobbs invited them to contribute a mix for her legendary BBC Radio 1 show, and since then they’ve been featured and recommended in Pitchfork, XLR8R and every publication of note.
Margg started out as a drummer, Nikko as a painter, giving them a basis in both old school musicality and art history. Taking their name from an Anish Kapoor scultpture they are great collectors and appreciators of culture, and this breadth of vision can be heard in their music and their willingness to embrace new forms.”
Posted by: Laura (de Miami) Sutnick