Noise of Art

October Part One

by on Oct.06, 2019, under clubs, Events, music

With a new pan European network launch happening at the Social on 30 October (details announced soon) and a new festival and conference on 9 November in Prague, we warm-up our autumn events on Wednesday 9 October with an intimate night in Camden. Details below.

Wednesday 9 October Kings Cross in Camden Cluster presents… Martyn Ware (Human  League/ Heaven 17) & Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)

The Constitution, 42 St Pancras Way London NW1 0QT. Phone: 020 7387 4805. Free Entry 7pm-11pm

Martyn Ware, the electronic music pioneer who formed legendary synthesiser groups Human League and Heaven 17, will be making a rare DJ appearance with Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne, at proper London music boozer, The Constitution, in Camden. The writer of classic songs such as Being Boiled, the evergreen (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thing, which was banned by the BBC at the time, and Temptation,  Martyn Ware’s work as a record producer saw him revitalise Tina Turner’s career in the 1980’s and kick start Terence Trent D’Arby’s career. He’s also noted for work in Surround Sound technology and, more recently, for the creation of sound installations.

Martyn is joined by Ben Osborne, DJ, award wining creative producer, author of books and founder of Noise of Art. Time Out has described Ben as a polymath and says his DJ sets include “techno, funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite”. His A-Z of Club Culture has been described as ‘essential’ by Gilles Peterson.

Kings Cross in Camden Cluster is a free series of social events run by and for creative people living and working in Kings Cross and Camden area.

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Celebrating 20 Years of The Social (London) in Prague

by on Sep.28, 2019, under Events

Saturday 28 September

The Social 20 year celebration in Prague

DJs Hevanely Jukebox (The Social) UK, Ben Osborne (The Social/ Noise of Art) UK. Live Bratri  – Czech Republic, Aid Kid  – Czech Republic, NOHA – Czech Republic

Having guested at The Social in London earlier this month, Cross Club and Move Association brings the Social’s 20th anniversary celebrations to Prague, with a team of the Social’s regulars playing Prague’s revered independent nightclub.

Heavenly Jukebox is the collective name for The Social’s inhouse DJ team. Tonight will see the Heavenly Jukebox and Social mainstay, Carl Gosling, and Sophie Green play sets, with a solo and B2b session with Noise of Art and Social regular  Ben Osborne, reviving a DJ tag team that played Glastonbury, where The Social hosts the famous Stonebridge stage.

Joining them on the line-up is Aid Kid (Ondra Mikula), one of today’s most talented Czech musicians, producers and DJs. His live sets use both analog hardware and software to build tension and produce long linear compositions.

Brat?i are one of Prague’s most popular live electronic acts and have recently started attracting international recognition, not least with acclaimed shows at Talinn Music Week festival in Estonia and France’s Chateau Perché. Their music has diverse influences, mixing familiar electronic genres (techno, experimental electronic) with other sources. Their songs blend acoustic drums, electronic samples, vintage synthesizers and electronic beats.

Also on the night’s line-up are Londoner Donna Leake and live Czech drum n bass veterans N.O.H.A playing in the square outside the club.

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Noise of Art’s Last of The Summer Events

by on Sep.17, 2019, under Events

Thank you everyone for making this summer the busiest ever.

Our summer programme has just two more events – with the excellent Bratri, Heavenly Jukebox, Bobby Glo  and Noise of Art’s DJ Ben Osborne  playing a showcase at The Social on Wednesday 18 September before we ship everyone over to Prague for a celebration of 20 years of the Social at the Cross Club on the weekend of 28 September. We’ve even got Czech live drum n bass band Noise of Human Art (no relation, but good name anyway) playing live.

In the meantime, here’s some of the summer highlights:

Noise of Art contributed the DJ line-up for First Light Festival, where thousands & thousands of you partied on the beach at the UK’s most easterly shore line. Acts included Gilles Peterson, our long term collaborators A Man Called Adam, Flying Mojito Bros and DJ Ben Osborne, as well as festival organisers and good eggs Wayne Hemingway and Jack Hemingway.  We also have to mention the fantastic Genevieve Christie and her Flipside team here. Straight after that  there were DJ appearances by Ben Osborne at Glastonbury Festival on the Stonebrige Stage, where people such as Marc Ronson, Joe Goddard, Emma Jean Thackery, Emma Warren and Guy Williams shared the stage, amongst many more.  Then it was straight over to  the Cross Festival in Prague. After that we had a stage at Chateau Perché, France’s brilliantly crazy festival, where over 10,000 beautiiful people danced to

our UK meets Czech and French acts

DJ Ben Osborne then raced  to the UK for Big Chill founder Pete Lawrence’s Little Chill festival on the South Downs. And then we rounded things off by programming the re-formed Woodbridge eco Festival (WeFAM) featuring Justin Robertson, Si Begg, Bessie Turner and many more – attracting over a thousand people to party on the village green.

Throughout we ran summer long sessions in Camden Town, where Delroy’s Caribbean grill house supplied the scotch bonnet prawn and we supplied the funk, soul, reggae, jazz, hip hop and house in the Con’s hideaway garden next to the canal.

And there wasn’t a Noise of Art flight in any of it.

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June 2019 Events – First Light, Glastonbury, Cross & Move Festival Prague, Chateau Perché

by on Jun.19, 2019, under clubs, Events, film, music, music and film, performance art

EVENT ONE – FIRST LIGHT
With appearances at next week’s Glastonbury and Prague’s Cross Festival, NoA founder DJ Ben Osborne is co-curating the DJ line-up of First Light Festival, the free, non-stop, 24-hour multi arts festival taking place on Britain’s most easterly beach on 22nd June in Lowestoft, Suffolk.
DJ LINE UP: Gilles Peterson, A Man Called  Adam, Wayne Hemingway, Faze ActionBen Osborne, Flying Mojito Bros, Jack Hemingway, Luna Cohen Solal, Nathan X, Boby G, Infamous Alliance, Purple City Records, DJ Hustle, Tallulah Goodtimes, Richard Haugh, Smoothgroove and more acts, art, Suffolk Shorts. film, street and beach food, family entertainment. Non stop all night long.

Kicking-off with sets from Talvin Singh and a Man Called Adam and followed by a special sundown set by BBC 6Music’s revered DJ Gilles Peterson, the dance acts will also feature seaside sets from Faze Action, Ben Osborne, Jack Hemingway, Flying Mojito Bros and many more

There will also be a Noise of Art curated beachfront silent disco, with a special guest performance by Wayne Hemingway, one of First Light’s founders and a prolific collector of vinyl from northern soul, through funk, underground, disco and boogie.

The multi-arts free-entry festival will feature stages and performances on the beach and in the Japanese Gardens. The silent disco and after hours Gilles Peterson set will be ticketed separately, as will a beach front screening of Danny Boyle’s acclaimed Sunshine.

Danny Boyle, the Oscar winning director of new Suffolk based Beatles-less film ‘Yesterday’, will present the film himself.

Line-up – DJ strand
The brilliantly eclectic BBC 6Music radio presenter and international club DJ Gilles Peterson will bring the best world-wide vibes to the beach for a sunset session This will be followed by a ticketed after hours show at the club venue. Best known as a radio presenter on Saturday afternoons on BBC 6Music and label boss for acid jazz, Talking Loud and Brownswood record labels, Gilles is a global tastemaker, avid record collector, curator and music producer.

A Man Called Adam, one of the main UK acts to fuse jazz and Latin with dance music, are responsible for spearheading Balearic House, Chill Out and UK House/ Nu disco. Their recently-released album Farmarama (Other Records 2019) has been described as “brilliant” by Gilles Peterson and “the sound of summer 2019” by Danny Rampling.

Faze Action (DJ Simon Lee). Simon, along with his brother Robin, is Faze Action. He’s been producing, playing live and DJing for over 20 years and released five acclaimed artist LPs and countless remixes. Simon’s one of the most credible and original artists within the growing Disco, House and Balearic scene. Faze Action’s live shows have seen them connect with audiences on every continent including Glastonbury and support for Groove Armada’s US tour.

Playing on various stages, Ben Osborne is a DJ, writer, musician and award-winning creative producer. He plays clubs and  festivals internationally, including numerous shows at nearby Latitude, and seeks-out unusual venues, such as DJing at the top of an exploding BT Tower (for the Olympics). He’s collaborated with a wide range of artists and joins First Light after recent slots with Groove Armada and Booka Shade. He’s presented radio shows for Xfm, NME, NTS and Totallyradio and is the founder of Noise of Art.

Jack Hemingway will be playing on the Sunlight stage and joining Gilles Peterson and Ben Osborne at the afterhours club event. A  multi-disciplinary designer by day, his extra-curricular record collecting has seen him manning the turntables at London’s on-point audiophile night spots Brilliant Corners and Spiritland, as well as playing on the airwaves of  legendary online radio stations NTS and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. Expect a varied and energetic mix of genres, tempos and flavours.

Pan-American disco bandoleros The Flying Mojito Brothers have been rising through London’s club-land making Americana danceable again. Producer/musician Ben Chetwood and DJ/digger Jack Sellen’s shows feature on-the-fly remixing, edits, live instrumentation and tripped-out visuals. They specialise in turning soft-rock shoe shuffles into tasteful dance floor dynamite. Their refry of 77:78’s Chilli, on Heavenly recordings, was the ubiquitous Balearic track of summer 2018.

Luna Cohen Solal, a Paris-born, London-based DJ whose eclectic style brings together music from the past and present, familiar and foreign, from Nigerian boogie to UK garage, old-school hip-hop to Nu disco. She is a resident at Sketch in London and has been playing her uplifting tunes at parties all around the world, from Paris Fashion Week to the beaches of Zanzibar.

The Moon Dance Silent Disco Line-up,Sign up for headphone hire
Silent Disco has become a popular way of getting around noise restrictions. But the concept originated as an arts project that re-shaped the dancefloor, with DJ channels playing radically different styles of music. First Light takes it back to these roots, with a line-up of distinguished DJs known for playing different styles. People will be able to switch between dancing to the best in Northern Soul, Afro House, Electro Swing, Jazz Funk, Latin, Detroit Techno, Hip Hop, Broken Beat and Disco. What condition the dancefloor will end up in is anyone’s guess.

The late night beachfront silent disco features a very special guest performance by Wayne Hemingway, one of First Light’s founders. As well as being a leading designer and the force behind numerous projects, including Vintage Festival, Wayne is a consummate DJ and a prolific collector of vinyl, with a much respected collection of everything from northern soul, through to funk, underground disco and boogie.

Matt Bayfield and Purple City Soufflé present Etch and Jabru
Matt is CEFAS / First Light’s artist in residence and also a Lowestoft local. As well as film & video work, Matt runs the  Purple City Souffle broken beat record label. Featuring acts such as Etch and Jabru , the label’s attracted airplay by Tom Ravenscroft on BBC Radio 6, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide and support from  by Andrew Weatherall, Groove Armada and Black Madonna Tonight’s set will see Matt is presenting a label showcase.

Nathan X
DJ / Producer Nathan X grew up in Lowestoft and was once briefly in a band with local hero Justin Hawkins (The Darkness). He co-formed The HouseBreakerz – the 2ToneHouse music act signed to Basement Jaxx/Atlantic Jaxx / XL Recordings. He’s also produced with Stereo Mc’s and Fat Boy Slim, remixed many well known artists and DJ’ed all over the world, from V Festival Glastonbury (UK), Snowbombing (Austria), Aura (Ibiza), Switch Asia (China), & Ultra Music Festival (Miami). He has just finished recording a new track, The Weekend – which he will debut at First Light.

Richard Haugh – Introducing BBC Radio Suffolk
The longest serving presenter of BBC Radio Suffolk’s Introducing programme, Richard Haugh joins First light on the beach to play a trade mark eclectic set that spans everything from indie dance to punk funk and acid jazz. Richard grew-up in Ipswich and for a long time co-ran the Uprock night, hosting acts such as Mumford & Sons and Ed Sheeran.

Tallulah Goodtimes.
Tallulah Goodtimes is a leading Suffolk-based electroswing DJ, producer and singer. Her high energy performances draw the crowd into the vintage sounds of yester-year combined with the beats of today – goodtimes electroswing at it’s finest! She combines singing with DJing, and also works with her music collective The Goodtimes Republic – a DJ/live electroswing extravaganza, to create musical fun and mayhem.

Jimmy Green (Infamous Alliance)
Jimmy and Ben are two halves of the Infamous Alliance, the Ipswich-based rare groove and hip hop DJ dream team and residents at the town’s Smokehouse music venue. Jimmy Green’s Scratch Skills have seen him play support slots for hip hop founding father Grandmaster Flash.

Boby Glo
The new girl on North London’s afro house party scene, Londoner Boby Glo’s love of music takes in Indie to Neo-Soul, while her sets specialise in Lo-fi and Afro House. She is a resident at Camden Underground.

Smoovegroove
Smoovegroove’s career began at the start of the 1990s and the arrival of Detroit Techno on the European underground scene. He joined the Offworld tour of
the freshly liberated Eastern Block states – Bassmental ’91. Through this he became involved in early Berlin techno and began his radio show. He currently broadcasts on Ipswich Community Radio (ICR FM) – the UK’s longest running community radio station.

7AM
DJ Hustle
Popular DJ and regular fixture at Suffolk’s Sub Love parties, DJ Hustle has a love for all things bass-line and is known for tearing-up dance floors with quick fired break beats. At First Light he’ll be revealing a more gentle side, with a spine tingling ambient set in the early sunrise.

10 AM
Jack Hemingway and Ben Osborne
Harking back to Big Chill Festival’s regular Sunday midday closing sets, where Norman Jay MBE would make sure the festival danced into Sunday with smiles on their faces, Ben and Jack will be digging through their crates of collectables for tracks that bring on the Sunshine.

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Noise of Art joins FIRST LIGHT FESTIVAL 22nd June 2019

by on May.08, 2019, under Events

A new festival on the beach will see Gilles Peterson, A Man Called Adam, Talvin Singh, Faze Action, Ben Osborne, Flying Mojito Brothers, LUNA and many more acts play a 24 hour seaside feast of music and art.

First light is the creation of Wayne Hemingway and Flipside Festival and will feature music stages on the beach and in the Japanese Gardens as well as a club venue in the town.

Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne is curating a stream of music at the Festival on 22n?d and 23rd June in Lowestoft,Suffolk.

The Festival kicks off with Mercury award-winning musician Talvin Singh and culminates in a special sundown set by BBC Radio 6Music’s Gilles Peterson followed by a beach silent disco – including a special guest performance by Wayne Hemingway, one of First Light’s founders and a prolific collector of vinyl from northern soul, through funk, underground, disco and boogie. Plus Danny Boyle will present a beach front screening of his film Sunshine and a full program of arts will take over the shoreline.

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Noise of Art and Red Gallery’s French Touch joins Club Culture by Our History at Fabric, London

by on Apr.24, 2019, under Events

On Thursday 25 April French Touch, the 100 years of French electronic music exhibition, curated by Our History/ Red Gallery’s Ernesto Leal and Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne , touches down for an exhibition at London’s Fabric.

The exhibition appears alongside four other Our History exhibitions documenting the interplay between culture and music and the history of club culture.

Alongside the French touch exhibition, the event profiles some of the most vibrant and exciting subcultures of the 20th and 21st centuries, from the 1970s Soviet Hippies movement through to the inception of Berlin techno in the early 90s and ongoing development of the UK’s rich club scene. Collectively curated by Red Gallery founder Ernesto Leal, the exhibitions will profile a series of global cultural phenomenons across all three rooms. 6:30pm-midnight, Fabric, London. Tickets and more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/949279061909212/

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New Noise of Art Dates

by on Apr.14, 2019, under Events

Following a brief stint in Europe, we’re busy preparing for events for the summer in London, Lowestoft, Glastonbury, Czech Republic, France and the Netherlands.

On Thursday 25 April French Touch, the exhibition of 100 years of French electronic music curated by Our History/ Red Gallery’s Ernesto Leal and Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne, touches down at London’s iconic Fabric, alongside five other Our History exhibitions documenting the interplay between culture and music.

https://www.facebook.com/events/949279061909212/

Until Saturday 5 May the Women 100 Exhibition continues to celebrate 100 years of female artists since some women first won the right to vote – including paintings by AK Browning, suffragist and friend of Sylvia Pankhurst (whose birthday would have been on 5 May). https://www.facebook.com/events/327684107979139/

On 22 May DJ Ben Osborne will be back in Prague as part of the pre-European election events at the Cross (more info to come).  https://www.facebook.com/crossclubpraguecz/

On 22 June (mid-summer’s day) Noise of Art is delighted to be involved in First Light Festival, created by Wayne Hemingway Design and Flipside. Taking place on the beach front in the UK’s most easterly coastline, acts include Gilles Peterson, A Man Called Adam (tbc), Talvin Singh, Danny Boyle, Flying Mojito Bros, Ben Osborne and more to be announced soon.

https://firstlightlowestoft.com/whats-on/

On 27 June the Stonebridge Stage at Glastonbury has Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne DJing (full line up to be announced – curated by the fab Heavenly Social peeps). https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

On 29 June (tbc) it’s Chateau Perché in Praha – the Czech launch for this year’s Noise of Art events at Chateau Perché in France. This year we ‘re teaming-up with The Cross Club Prague and Move Association (Cz) to present a UK vs Czech line-up. Check back here for more info www.noiseofart.org

25-26 July, Noise of Art returns to the amazing Chateau Perché festival in a castle in the middle of France. http://chateauperche.com/en/home/

And on 9 August Ben Osborne is back DJing at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

In the meantime stand-by for news of more events in August, September and October in the Netherlands, UK, France and Czech Republic.

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Happy 2019 and thank you for 2018

by on Dec.31, 2018, under Events

As we prepare for our New Year’s Eve event (details here), Noise of Art would like to thank everyone who joined us this year.

We began with a New Year’s Eve shin-dig at the Constitution followed by the first of our series of Czech Republic dates with Move, which took place on 5 and 6 January and were followed by a further ten events, including a residency at The Cross Club in Prague. We will be returning there in 2019 with a new programme.

We launched David Davis’ Brexit Dystopian Disco at France’s Chateau Perché Festival. Here Justin Robertson, Ashley Beedle & Jo Wallace’s Heavy Disco, Jerry Bouthier, A Man Called Adam, Behzad & Amarou, Mechanix, Arklow,  Cheng & Oli, Joseph S Joyce, Heavenly Jukebox, Ben Gobble and Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne joined over 200 mostly European DJs, border guards, dystopians and 10,000 beautiful party people in an equally beautiful French castle. We’re back at Chateau Perché in August 2019 and can’t wait.

Other Noise of Art activity included two months marking the end of World War One and birth of the Czech Republic, new music and nightclubbing with our Czech and Dutch partners Jarda and Merlijn. These events were headlined with sets by Tom of Groove Armada (UK) and Booka Shade (Germany) and saw performances by Ben Osborne (Noise of Art), Flying Mojito Brothers (UK), Heavenly Jukebox (UK), Lake Malawi (CZ), Stichting Nederlandse Muziek Export presents Krieg! by Hendrik Jan Vermeulen (NL), Janina Raguse (Germany), Chut Zit (Cz), Hans Hannemann (NL), IAN, Fenn (NL) and more in venues across Prague – including a day of acts in a town square, Lucerna Club, Freemasons Club and Cross Club.

In November we launched the latest leg of the French Touch Exhibition Tour with the wonderful pioneering French techno DJ Jack de Marseille, at the fabulous VV club and gallery in Marseille. We look forward to being back there and having Jack come to play events in 2019.


December 2018 saw the launch of the Women 100  exhibition in Ipswich, at which Francine Perry, aka La Leif, played a live analogue electronic set. It’s easy to hear why Francine is this year’s Daphne Oram Award winner. The exhibition is being run by Ipswich Art Gallery and celebrates 100 years of women’s art since the Representation of the People’s Act, which allowed women to vote and stand for parliament in the UK for the first time. It features a series of pictures by AK Browning (this is one of her pictures), a Suffragette and painter who, amongst other things, put on an early all women art show with Sylvia Pankhurst, shortly before the first world war. Noise of Art will be running some more events alongside the exhibition until May 2019. And we’d like to thank London venues during the year, including National Portrait Gallery, The Social, Big Chill Bar, Red Gallery, Oval Space/ Digital Agenda, Atrium/ TedX, Giant Robot and 93 Feet East .

We’re launching into 2019 with Ben Osborne, Justin Robertson and Flying Mojito Brothers playing Camden Underground’s NYE party at The Constitution, in Camden, London, where Club Limbo are hosting the live room. You can find tickets for that by clicking here.

Thank you all for 2018 and all the best for 2019.

Noise of Art.

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New Year’s Eve in Camden

by on Dec.30, 2018, under Events

New Year’s Eve Camden Underground & Limbo, The Constitution. DJs: Justin Robertson (Hacienda/ Bugged Out) , Ben Osborne (Noise of Art), Flying Mojito Bros (Heavenly Records), Scratchy (The Clash), Gram (Limbo), Mirage Men (Live). Punk Rock Karaoke (Live) & more.

Following last year’s storming NYE event, we return to Camden’s hidden gem, The Constitution, for NYE 2019 with a bumper line up of DJs, plus Limbo’s  live acts, and a plethora of party offerings, including free Prosecco reception BBQ and firework display and three full bars with pub prices.

Renowned DJ Justin Robertson, whose Manchester DJ sets inspired The Chemical Brothers to start making music, lines up alongside Flying Mojito Bros and Noise of Art founder DJ Ben Osborne laying down quality disco, house, electro, acid, low-slung grooves and Broken beat. In the live room veteran indie DJ, Scratchy, who lists the Clash amongst his DJ roles, and resident DJ Gram are joined by Egyptian surf rockers The Mirage Men and guests.

FINAL BATCH OF ADVANCE TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE HERE

The Constitution, 42 Saint Pancras’ Way, London, NW1 0QT 7:30PM-4AM

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National Portrait Gallery – Last Gig before NYE 2018

by on Dec.28, 2018, under Events

As we bring a year of mostly ups to a close, Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne will play a last but one gig of 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery on Friday 28 December  (click here for more info).

After which the party returns to the Constitution in Camden for New Year with Justin Robertson and Flying Mojito Brothers joining Ben Osborne in the Camden Underground rooms and Club Limbo hosting Gram, Scratchy and the Mirage Men in the third room (Tickets sold out on some  sites but still available here and behind the bar)

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