Factory Floor takes Babylon’s stage
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Founded in London in 2005, Factory Floor
is preparing to give an unusual performance as part of Babylon’s Newcomers Festival on Friday, March 30. The band, whose sound is energized by the vocals of Nik Void, also of the band KaitO, has embraced the dark and cloudy side of London, and critics describe their music as “post apocalyptic.” NME magazine has described Factory Floor’s music as the “soundtrack of underground disco.” It relies a lot on samples, synths, and loops, in addition to the usual drum and bass. The band attracted the attention of Joy Division and New Order drummer Stephen Morris in 2009 by sending him a CD and asking for a remix of their song “Wooden Box,” after the release of their song “Bipolar,” after which some critics compared Factory Floor to Joy Division or The Fall. After remixing “Wooden Box,” Morris also took over the production of the band’s albums. Highly influenced by the post-industrial sound pioneered by Joy Division that ruled the music scene of the early 80s, Factory Floor combines a dark sound with electronic elements to arrive at a unique style. Factory Floor’s show at Babylon will be interesting for drone, electronic, and no-wave fans.