After a successful event with Ad Hoc Records we’re taking on our 4th voyage with a DJ that personifies Heliocentric’s core ideas. Contours versatility in music choice can create rhythms and texture in the room that will make you feel as if you were on another planet. Moving through House, Jazz, Broken-Beat, Afro, Techno and Hip Hop you’ll be kept on your toes wondering which direction he will lead you to next.
Support from Heliocentric Residents: ATIKÉ (ME GUSTA) + CHANDÉ (MCR LIVE, FUNRAISING, FUNK SOUL BROTHER) + LIVE VISUALS BY MOLLY COOMBE + ART BY LUKE MARTIN
Contours is the project of musician, producer and DJ Tom Burford. Born in Cumbria and based in Manchester, Contours’ sound explores the spaces, rhythms and textures that sit between House, Jazz, Broken-Beat, Afro, Techno and Hip Hop.
Having been exposed to an eclectic range of music from an early age, Contours DJ sets traverse a litany of sounds and influences. Growing up playing drums and percussion, Contours’ productions draw heavily upon this, incorporating sounds and rhythms from around the world with those more often heard spilling out of dark sweaty basement clubs. This fusion creates an infectious blend of the electronic and the organic, the live and the programmed. Samples, field recordings and live instrumentation all form part of Contours sound and approach, where building a groove is at the core of all his music. Contours sound has seen him find a home on Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section imprint alongside the likes of Al Dobson Jr, Henry Wu and Choas in the CBD. As well as his own productions, Contours featured as the drummer on longstanding jam partner Werkha’s debut album released on Tru-Thoughts records.