This year’s SPECTRA, Aberdeen’s Festival of Light, also features an exciting programme of live music featuring innovative and groundbreaking international bands and DJ’s performing across city centre venues. Passes are available for single days or the whole weekend — skiddle.com/whats-on/Aberdeen/Various-Venues-In-Aberdeen/Spectra-Music-2018/13099944/
— Steve Cobby is a British producer musician, composer, and DJ, based in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire. He is best known for being part of Fila Brazillia.
He formed Pork Recordings with David Brennand in 1990 then 23 Records in '99 with Sim Lister and David McSherry and finally Steel Tiger Records in 2006 with Lister. More of an umbrella for his various projects than a label per se. His other writing and production collaborations include Heights of Abraham; J*S*T*A*R*S and The Cutler.
He's released two solo LP's as The Solid Doctor: How About Some Ether and Beats Means Highs. A third, entitled «Saudade» was released on his own imprint Déclassé in March 2014.
His collaboration with Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder is under the guise of Hey Rube. Adam Regan from Different Drummer Records and Leftfoot promotions in Birmingham is also a regular collaborator. Their project, 'Chieftain'.
Cobby has DJ'd in many places around the world including Croatia, Sydney, San Francisco, New York and Tokyo. He has performed live in Europe, Japan and the United States.
— Thursday: Cymbals // ADHD // Mt Wolf
Friday: Tonik Ensemble // Orka // Wrangler: Fiona Soe Paing // Bruch // Mental Overdrive
Saturday: Nányë // Mammút // Hidden Orchestra: Seafoam Green // Emma Pollock: Cler Lever // James Orvis
Sunday: Sykur // Wyles & Simpson // Plaid // Emilio Pinchi // Science of the Lamps // Steve Cobby // Lindstrøm