On Friday 17 May Noise of Art starts its celebrations of 100 years of electronic music with a wide ranging night of electronic sounds, headlined by Eccentronic Research Council, Sheffield’s alt electro outfit fronted by celebrated and cool as f**k actor Maxine Peak (her off The Village, Silk, Shameless and Dinner Ladies).
There’s a wealth of mighty pioneering DJs playing between 7pm and 4am, including Jim Stanton (The Cock/ Horsemeat Disco), Justin Robertson (Deadstock 33s/ Bugged Out/The Hacienda), Fil Ok (Nag Nag Nag), Scottee (The Roundhouse/ Anti Social), alt all girl choir Gaggle, Noise of Art founder, DJ Ben Osborne and more guests still to be announced.
The night has been made gig of the week by Time Out’s tastemaker music team and deemed a critics choice by its club section. It has also been given a preview feature in The Guardian Guide, The Independent, CMU, M Magazine, The Londonist and many others. It runs from 7pm – 4am.
Noise of Art’s 100 years of an Art of Noises Launch Party with:
Eccentronic Research Council ft Maxine Peake – LIVE
Fil OK (Nag Nag Nag)
Deadstock 33s (Justin Robertson)
Jim Stanton (The Cock)
Scottee (Anti Social)
Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)
Mark Scott Wood
and more to be announced
8.30pm – 4am Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ
Noise of Art starts its celebration of 100 years of electronic music with a rare as hens teeth chance to see the Eccentronic Research Council, featuring Maxine Peake, live
Marking a century since Luigi Russolo, the Italian futurist, published his ‘Manifesto for An Art of Noises’ (1913) and designed what many hold to be the first synthesiser, the celebrations will see a series of music and cross platform art events taking place over the next year. The Launch party references the role Sheffield played in electronic music and the era defining music that came out of London’s clubs at the turn of the 21st Century.
Headlining the show is the Eccentronic Research Council, featuring film, stage and TV star Maxine Peak on vocals. Amongst her many roles, Peake has starred in Shameless, Dinner Ladies, Clubbed and Silk, and is about to headline the 2013 Manchester International Festival.
This is the first time Eccentronic Research Council has played in London (having turned down every previous offer) and will be the only chance to see the cross-platform band perform their acclaimed ‘1612 Underture’ in the Capital. If you miss this you have really missed out.
The core of Eccentronic Research Council, apart from Maxine, are Dean Hohner and Adrian Flanagan, two vintage synth enthusiasts who are themselves part of Sheffield’s electronic and leftfield heritage, having been members of band’s such as I Monster, Kings Have long Arms, The Chanteuse & The Crippled Claw and All Seeing Eye. They count Sheffield legends such as DJ Parrot, Jarvis Cocker and Phil Oakey in their circle.
Keeping the party going all night long, will be a core collection of London DJs from the most legendary London nightclubs at the start of the 21st Century.
Pioneering what was at times called electroclash, electro house, indie dance, new rave, disco punk, the Hoxton sound, Berlin sound and, simply, electro (but all the while trying to wriggle out of having a name at all), the clubs rebelled against the over-produced dance music of the late Nineties and looked back to early synthesiser music for inspiration; something they have in common with ECR’s love of vintage analogue sounds – plenty of which will be on hand tonight.
The clubs, such as Nag Nag Nag , The Cock, Trash and Anti Social, all returned to electronic music’s dirtier sounding roots, but came back with different takes.
Representing these clubs tonight will be Fil Ok, resident DJ and founder of the legendary Nag Nag Nag. Jim Stanton, DJ and creator of The Cock, one of the clubs, alongside Trash, responsible for the sound in London, and Scottee, the DJ and performance artist who, along with Buster, was behind Anti Social, the maddest and baddest new rave club of them all.
Justin Robertson, legendary DJ, Bugged Out resident and original Hacienda Acid houser, will be wearing his Deadstock 33’s hat, a new nom de plume that sees him delve back to the heyday of New York anti-disco in a way that only he could. Check out his sublime new LP on Munk’s seminal imprint, Gomma, to see what we mean.
Meanwhile the DJ’s DJ, Italian stallion Severino, who alongside Jim Stanton was a founder member of Horse Meat Disco (the night that brought disco back), will be flying the flag for his synthesiser inventing and electronic music fathering compatriot, Luigi Russolo.
DJ and Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne will be intervening at various points, incorporating some of the electronic sounds created by Luigi Russolo into his contemporary dancefloor set. And there’s more to be announced…
Details of the next event to be announced shortly.
DJ Ben Osborne
London SE1 8XX
8pm – 1am
Long running electronic music night, Slipped Disco, slides back into its residency at the Southbank Centre at the Hayward Gallery’s bar.
Featuring Slipped Disco’s open ended music policy of all things dancefloor, from proto disco, to techno templates, trap, cosmic house, indie dance and neo hip-hop.
Time Out said of January’s Slipped Disco at Concrete: “Obscenely fun electronic oddness. This pleases us very much indeed, primarily because of the anything-goes music policy that sees anything from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite do the rounds. Welcome back, Slipped Disco, and let the fun and weirdness begin again.” (Time Out January 2013)
“Whether penning features, currating Noise of Art projects or simply playing out, Ben Osborne likes to keep busy. Slipped Disco, his own night, has played a part in rescuing nights for everyone in need of somewhere to let their hair down.” Flavourpill.
Drawing inspiration from Russolo’s classification of voice as one of the core ‘noise’ sounds of futurist music, Gaggle, the spectacular all-girl alt choir Led by Deborah Coughlin, will be contributing a prototype version of their forthcoming Noise of Art collaboration on 17 May.
More about the collaboration to be released soon, but with NME describing Gaggle as: “The most exciting, innovative and genuinely imaginative force in music right now”, it’s likely to be head turning.
More about 17 May ‘100 Years of Electronic Music’ launch party below…
On Friday 17 May, 2013 Noise of Art will launch its century celebration of electronic music from 1913-2013.
With more information to be announced tomorrow, the night will feature Eccentronic Research Council ft Maxine Peake – LIVE, ensuring Noise of Art starts its celebration of 100 years of Luigi Russolo’s ‘Manifesto For An Art Of Noises’ (1913) with a rare as hens teeth, one-off chance to see the Eccentronic Research Council live.
Marking a century since Luigi Russolo, the Italian futurist, published his ‘Manifesto for An Art of Noises’ (1913) – and in the process designed what is believed to be the first synthesiser, the celebrations will see a series of music and cross platform art events taking place over the next year.
More to come tomorrow.
With the first Noise of Art events since New Year to be announced shortly, March 2013 will see Slipped Disco return to Concrete at the Hayward Gallery, as well as the Big Chill Bar, a new piece at Crux and Train will make a one-off reappearance at the Bedroom Bar. Details below.
Saturday 9 March
CRUX, Secret Venue, London.Entry with password.
Noise of Art contributes a new piece to this secretive cross platform art and music event. We can’t say what Noise of Art will be contributing because it hasn’t been started on yet.
Sunday 17 March
Slipped Disco Day Out at Big Chill Bar, Brick Lane, London EC1
Slipped Disco turns up the phasers and brings down the bpms for a slinky Sunday afternoon session with Ben Osborne, Rupert The Brewer and guests for one of their popular Big Chill Bar sessions and it’s all free.
Friday 22 March
Slipped Disco with DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) Bar Concrete, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
Free Entry. 8pm – 1am
Slipped Disco, slides back into its new residency at the Southbank Centre at the Hayward Gallery’s bar. ”Obscenely fun electronic oddness. This pleases us very much indeed, primarily because of the anything-goes music policy that sees anything from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite do the rounds. Welcome back Slipped Disco, and let the fun and weirdness begin again.” (Time Out January 2013)
Saturday 23 March
Re:Train w/ DJs Ben Osborne, Pheetus and LIVE: Evokateur
Bedroom Bar, 62 Rivington street, London EC1
10-3am £5 adv / £7 on the door
Naughties electronic, disco punk nightclub, Train, returns for a session. With DJ Ben Osborne mixing tracks from the Train period into a contemporary set, the night will also see brand new trap DJ Pheetus bring his crunk laced beats to the floor. Meanwhile electro act, Evokateur, will perform live. ”A Guaranteed good night” (Time Out, October 2012)
29 March New York Speakeasy session at the East Coast Diner.Click here for more info
More events in February, with Slipped Disco returning to Concrete Bar, Hayward Gallery on 22nd February, Re:Play with The Reflex at Loft/ Bedroom Bar, on 23rd and Ben Osborne vs Man Ray at National Portrait Gallery on 28 February. More details and links below…
Slipped Disco, slides back to the Southbank Centre with an open ended music policy of all things dancefloor. Time Out had this to say about January’s event there: “Long-running night Slipped Disco and its founder Ben Osborne bounce back over to riverside venue Concrete at Southbank Centre for a new monthly residency of obscenely fun electronic oddness. This pleases us very much indeed, primarily because of the anything-goes music policy that sees anything from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite do the rounds. Welcome back, Slipped Disco, and let the fun and weirdness begin again.”
Replay: 23 February
Parisian re-edit don The Reflex spins at Re:Play on Friday 28 February at Shoredicth hot nightspot, the Loft at the Bedroom Bar, for what is promising to be a big night.
Happy New year 2013! Re:Play returns on Saturday 26 january and before that there’s a free event at Concrete Bar, next to the Haywood Gallery, Southbank, London, on Friday 18 January, 9pm – 1 am. If you can’ t make that, the next Re:Play, with Fred Deakin of Lemon Jelly fame, promises to be a treat. Details below…
Saturday 26 January 2013
w/ special guests:
FRED DEAKIN (LEMON JELLY) and resident DJ BEN OSBORNE
BEDROOM BAR, 62 RIVINGTON ST, London EC2A 3AY www.noiseofart.org
9-3am £5 adv / £7 on the door
Fred Deakin has crossed boundaries from the start. A classically trained musician, he was a pioneer of dance music in London, where he grew up, and Edinburgh – where he lived for a decade. While in Scotland he started his artistic career as part of the Airside collective and ran several club nights.
But it was with old friend Nick Franglen, a studio programmer, who worked with Primal Scream, Bjork and The Spice Girls, that he began recording under name Lemon Jelly.
Between 1998 and 2000 they released three EPS on their own label, Impotent Fury – also the name of their seminal Brick Lane club night.
After signing to XL, they released the EPs as an LP ‘Lemonjelly.ky’, before moving onto their second album, ‘Lost Horizons’, which was released in 2002, and nominated for the 2003 Mercury Prize and Brit Award.
The last LP from Lemon Jelly, ‘64-’95, featured samples drawn from the years between those two dates and came out in 2005. The band were to announce they were taking a break in 2008, but Fred continued working on his side projects, in 2006 writing electronic music for silent films and DJing at the first Noise of Art events at The National Film Theatre and Tate Britain. He released his neo-Balearic album, The Triptych, in 2007.
Most recently Fred debuted an interactive art installation for La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris in June 2012 and released the debut album from his new musical project Frank Eddie in the winter of 2012.
Fred’s career has covered everything from hip hop to house to downbeat to leftfield film tracks. What period he will re-play at RE:Play is anyone’s guess.
Resident DJ and long standing London DJ, Ben Osborne, will also be on hand with a platter of freshly cut tracks and a trademark roof bumping mix to keep spotters and dancers on their toes into the wee hours.
“Great concept, with consistently great guests too” (Time Out).
Monday 31 December 7pm – 3am, at the Hog, 227 KING STREET, LONDON W6 9JT
Justin Robertson – Deadstock 33s, Ben Osborne - Noise of Art, Rupert The Brewer, Your Mum, Overlap and more to be announced.
Noise of Art takes its surround visual experience west along the Thames to the Hog, the new, salubrious hang out in Hammersmith, for New Year’s Eve.
The New Year’s Eve Party will feature seminal DJs, music, surround projections and visuals, all washed down by a selection of fine wines and ales, including the Hogs own brew.
With more to be announced, The DJs on hand tonight include Justin Robertson, seminal Hacienda DJ, who is currently turning heads with his Deadstock 33s project with Daniel Avery. Ben Osborne, founder of Noise of Art, veteran international club DJ, one time dance music show presenter on Xfm and NME Radio, musician and writer of books.
The New Year event will be taking place across the entire venue and garden. Guests can chose between a ticket for just the party, which costs £10, or the all inclusive £45 ticket, which includes a meal from the Hog’s celebrated kitchen. A high quality bargain whichever one you choose.
Tickets available now behind the bar.
CLICK HERE To buy tickets online,
To book by telephone: 020 8748 3391
“When it comes to mega multimedia events, Ben Osborne and his collective, Noise of Art, are all over it.” Time Out
“The idea’s brilliant” FACT“Bound to free the crowd from any torpor.” The Guardian
“Ben Osborne’s Noise Of Art collective has built up an enviable reputation over seven years for putting on cutting-edge club events.” Joe Rudkin, Flavourpill.
“This gets a very big Londonist thumbs up.” The Londonist
“You’re unlikely to attend another event in London like this, so our advice is to get your ticket sharpish.” DJ Magazine.
“When we heard Slipped Disco, Noise of Art, Deep Space Disco polymath Ben Osborne was re-launching the legendary UFO club our brains exploded with the sheer fuck-offness of it” Time Out.
Friday 30 November
special guest THE REFLEX joins resident DJ BEN OSBORNE
BEDROOM BAR, 62 RIVINGTON ST EC2A
9-3am £5 adv / £7 on the door
Re:Play, the “unique club night” (Time Out) from Noise of Art founder and resident DJ Ben Osborne, invites cheeky disco edit king The Reflex in for a festive shindig.
Yet another talent to hit these shores from Paris, The Reflex has become a fixture of BBC Radio 6 Music, with specialist shows regularly playing his masterful revisions of classic and rare as hen’s teeth tracks.
His productions range from re-workings of disco from the Seventies, through eighties classics and onto rare as gold dust tracks from the Sixties. All of them worked in to effortless dance floor filling stompers. In the hands of The Reflex, even Christmas party playlists get transformed into into cool dancefloor cuts.
Getting the party started and bringing it to a roof rattling end will be host DJ and long standing figure on London’s electronic scene, DJ Ben Osborne. Ben’ll be mixing up the genres and periods with a trademark eclectic set, keeping spotters and dancers on their toes into the wee hours.
“Great concept, with consistently great guests too” (Time Out).