Archive for June, 2011
Noise of Art will launch its new show, Attack The Block – Party, at this year’s Latitude Frestival, 14-17 July 2011, with a mega line up of electronic music, including.
Xpress 2 // Si Begg // Lighthouses // AutoKratz // Dec Shoes // Ben Osborne // Overlap // Prick Image // The People Pile // Mark Scott Wood // visuals// performance artists and more
Noise of Art will continue its evolving steam punk sci-fi journey, UFO, at Latitude with ‘Attack The Block – Party’, a new chapter loosley inspired by Joe Cornish’s recently released film and Suffolk’s UFO Rendlesham incident.
Connecting the Seventies, an era of classic sci-fi imagery and New York’s seminal disco Block Parties – with today’s club scene, ‘Attack The Block – Party’ features a disco-tech sound track from some of the most revered pioneers in electronic music, alongside some of the newest arrivals.
Visual contributions come from hot club and up-and-coming street and gallery artists, while a troupe of contemporary dancers and performances artists complete the sensory immersion.
X-Press 2 are best known for their 2002 hit UK single, ‘Lazy’. Comprising of DJs Rocky and Diesel (aka Problem Kids/ Ballistic Brothers). Their first single, “Say What,” peaked at number 32 in the U.K. chart in October 1993. Further club hits were followed in 2002 with the top 10 deep house hit single “Lazy”, featuring Talking Heads’ David Byrne. Their third album, featuring a number of yet to be announced cool collaborations, is due to be released on Skint later this summer.
Si Begg is a highly original producer and inspiration to both the dub step/ London bass and new disco scenes. He’s also recorded music for films, television and advertisements and sound design for television channels, including the BBC, Channel 4 and MTV.
Autokratz were first spotted by French label Kitsuné. Based in London, AutoKratz made their LP debut in 2009 with Animal. They regularly feature on the annual series of Kitsuné Maison compilations, starting with the inclusion of “Pardon Garçon” on the fifth volume in 2007. AutoKratz have also remixed tracks by artists such as Underworld, Fischerspooner and La Roux.
Lighthouses have been variously described as “Bloc Party meets Justice”, “Daft Punk crossed with Soulwax” “Death from Above versus Delphic”… The real lighthouse at Orford Ness, near the Latitude site, has frequently been used to explain away the strange radiation and flashing lights during the UFO sighting at Rendlesham in 1980. This has nothing to do with the Lighthouses playing our UFO event. But according to loads of predictions, they’re expected to fly.
Dec Shoes formed when the core duo collaborated to write and perform a soundtrack for Noise of Art’s show at Latitude last year. A couple of months after they were asked to play a gig at London’s Southbank Centre, followed by a serries of small club appearances. This has lead to their first festival appearances in Europe and being invited to play on top of BT Tower to celebrate the Olympics.
Surrounding the music, Noise of Art collaborators Mark Scott Wood and Friends, Prick Image, Overlap and The People Pile will immerse the audience in specially created sci fi imagery, interactive performance, solar landscapes, lunar missions, UFO landings and extraordinary creatures.
Meanwhile Noise of Art founder and DJ Ben Osborne will be joining the dots.
Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne and Your Mum will be appearing at Tate Britain next Friday evening (1 July) from 6pm until 10pm in gallery Nine.
Reflecting the Tate’s exploration of contemporary water colour, the event will see DJ and VJs borrow phrases from water colour to create a diverse, groove laden set.
In the meantime, in the run up to our Latitude Sci Fi event, here’s a video of an earlier other wordly event we created a few years ago:
Also look out for another Hush Don’t Tell event.
On Friday 10 June Noise of Art is holding it’s 2011 and Metissage Launch Party at Big Chill House
The line up explores voice and electronic dance music with Viewer (featuring Tim Wright), Dec Shoes, Ben Osborne, Ursa Minor, The People Pile, Overlap, Rupert The Brewer, Your Mum and more.
Big Chill House, 257-259 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NL 8pm – 2am Free ALL NIGHT
On 10 June Noise of Art will be launching key parts of its London 2011 activity, including Metissage, a pan European celebration of street art and cultural diversity, which will take place in London, Rome and Paris.
The night will focus on collaborations between electronics and vocalists, accompanied by contemporary dancers, visual artists and projectionists. It will also see the announcement of further Noise of Art events for 2011.
Techno pioneer and Mute Records artist Tim Wright presents the London debut his new disco-tech project, Viewer, featuring vocalist AB Johnson. This is a rare appearance from Wright, who has been releasing his inimitable brand of electronic music since the early 1990s. Using his own name and pseudonyms such as as Tube Jerk, Germ and Pin he’s released internationally influential records on such revered labels as Mute, Tresor, Soul Jazz and PIAS, amongst others. His remix work includes artists such as Laurent Garnier and Goldfrapp.
Dec Shoes is a vinyl versus vocal, neo house project. Although a new act, they have already been invited to play at the top of the BT Tower as part of the run up to the Olympics, have just returned from playing Spot festival in Denmark and will appear at Latitude and several other festivals later this summer.
Ursa Minor are Little Bear, Yoshee, Katie P and Evee. They bring you music influenced by the golden age of house music – Dancing, Beats, Bass, Songs, Love, Life, The Universe and everything. Think Fingers Inc, Ten City, Inner City and Billy Ray Martin.
All the acts will be playing from the DJ booth and, around the electronics, there’ll be a troupe of contemporary dancers, stunning visuals from Noise of Art’s regular team of artists and DJ sets from Ben Osborne and Rupert The Brewer.