Pyramid Lake, NV (CN) – In perhaps the most eclectic musical act at Symbiosis this year is ‘Paul vs Paul’. A DJ smackdown of styles that could not contrast more without the magnetic poles reversing. Like a set featuring Photek vs Goldie – this could be massive so long as no MCs are involved. It’s recommended the audience listen to this set on a heavy dose of 2C-E seated on the ground while attempting to levitate a copy of Mises ‘Human Action’.
Ron Paul – A mechanic on the decks Paul only spins vinyl; goes heavy on the 808s and loves that soft purrrrrr analog equipment provides. “You have to use gold connector banana plugs or it just doesn’t sound right,” says Paul. You’ll never see DJ Paul peeking over a laptop during a live set. He tends to spin on the edge of mainstream electronic music. At a live Ron Paul set you’ll likely hear a strange combination of uncomfortable Acid House, Byzantine Belgium 2-Step and Jeff Mills fueled rabbit quick Detroit House ending in mid-90s symphonic, wet DnB reminiscent of Future Loop Foundation. Somehow he manages to hold it together in a dialectical techno whole.
Paul Krugman – Eschews vinyl in favor of knob twisting. “This dj runs Abelton live on a Macbook Pro outputting to an Apoge emsemble soundcard with 4 stereo outs from the ensemble to a Pioneer DJM-800 set up,” said DJ Krugman about himself. “Recently I’ve employed a 16×16 Monome controller and touch screen Lemur thrown in for extra crowd stimulus.”
Krugman revels in bringing the masses through the hills and valleys of symphonic trance in the style of early Italian Mauro Picotto trance and DJ’s with ‘van’ in their name. Paul also likes to throw in old school sounds from 70s disco with overtones of Andy Gibbs morphed into the modern Nordic welfare state space disco of Prins Thomas & Lindstrøm.
The less groovy Bloomberg Music recently held a preview of what you can expect:
For their Symbiosis performance Ron Paul has stated he will grow a beard and make amends with Julio Iglesias. For his part Paul Krugman said he will be studying Roman economic policy and attempting to communicate with the spirit of his last past life as a Long Island fifties house wife hooked on sherry, black beauties and ironing pillowcases.