AU - Kindred Spirits
Dorian Concept is an Austrian producer and keyboarder interested in exploring the interface between digital and analogue music, composition, musical performance, and improvisation. His musical interests and compositions range from experimental electronic music to hip-hop, funk, and jazz. He was among the participants in the Red Bull Music Academy 2008 (second session).
Dorian’s influences range from the jazz of Coltrane, the later experiments of Ann Arbor Resident Dabrye to the soundscapes of Oval. Dorian Concept is a twirk-noodle king, his on-the-fly improvs and quirky key workouts are altogether astounding with scattered drums, piercing synth-laced hooks and jaw dropping bass.
A self-taught pianist and somewhat of a YouTube star (his online tweaks get over 200000 hits), Dorian, aka Oliver Johnson, recently had releases on labels like Kindred Spirits, Treble-O and R2 and next to touring through Europe, Asia and Australia has gotten support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs and Benji B.
He will rock out on the keyboard like no other during his show, the Austrian Scott Storch with more punch!