Archive for February, 2017
Justin robertson (Deadstock 33s), Ben Osborne (Big Chill/ Noise of Art)
The Lockside, 75-89 Upper Walkway, London NW1 8A. Free Entry 6pm-1am
Slipped Disco, the long running East London club night, is spreading its wings to start a new sister residency in Camden’s Lockside.
For the opening night, Justin Robertson will join host DJ Ben Osborne. Resident Advisor says of Robertson: “It’s hard to find a succinct way to describe [Justin}… an innovator and restless proponent of fascinating forward thinking music, lets use Legend, its sometimes over used, sometimes misplaced, but in this case its entirely accurate.” Time Out says Ben Osborne’s Slipped Disco sets “see anything from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite do the rounds.”
Playing all things dancefloor, Slipped Disco takes the club music of the early Seventies as its starting point and delves into the vast array of music that has grown out of soul, disco and funk – including techno, house, electro and hip hop. It will also see some of London’s most respected players take to the turntables.
Part of the new wave of creativity in Camden, The Lockside is also ingrained in Camden’s musical heritage and is on the site of the former HQ’s club, which hosted some of Camden’s most creative club events. In Brit Pop’s heyday it would see such icons as Jarvis Cocker grace its dancefloor, while also being the haunt of some of the biggest names in UK Garage and two step..
With guests to be announced, future Slipped Disco – Camden nights are on 23 March, 20 April and 25 May and then every third Thursday of the month.
Orka and DJ Ben Osborne
Jazz Cafe, Parkway, London NW1
Fifty years ago Camden hosted one of the UK’s first electronic music festivals. To start celebrating this anniversary, Noise of Art’s invited the legendary electronic pioneers, Radiophonic Workshop, to headline a special show at Convergence Festival
They’re joined by innovator, DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall, as well as White Noise, the band behind the groundbreaking 1969 LP, An Electric Storm. White Noise’s members were also present at the 1967 event.
Completing the line up are Nordic Grammy winning act Orka, who’ll perform in collaboration with DJ Ben Osborne.
The Convergence event is Produced by Convergence Festival, Noise of Art and Bluedot.
Noise of Art and Red
Gallery present “French Touch -Voyage Dans Le Paysage Électronique Français”
16 March – 9 April 2017
Private View (open to public) Thursday 16 March.
Events on 16,17, 18, 22, 23, 25, 29, 30, 31 March 6 April and more dates and venues to be announced.
Red Gallery/ Kamio Bar, 1-3 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DT
Noise of Art and Red Gallery/ Kamio in Shoreditch, are teaming-up to present the first exhibition of photographs, film and artwork documenting the story of French electronic music from the start of the 20th century to the present day.
Curated by Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne and Red Gallery, the exhibition will run from 16 March – 9 April and will be accompanied by a launch party on 17 March featuring legendary French DJ jack de Marseille, followed by a series of event in several venues running from 17 March to 8 April.
French Touch features contributions from members of the public, as well as DJs, artists, photographers and key figures in the story of French electronic music – including Laurent Garnier, Jack de Marseille, Black Devil Disco Club, I:Cube, Gilb’r, Antinote Records, Jayhem (Kojak), Chateau Perché, Pierre Henry, Jean-Jaques Perrey, Jean Jacques Birgé , Jean Michel Jarre, DJ Paulette, Isabel Guilet, Lo Recordings and more.
Professional photographers contributing include Olivier Degorce, Edouard Hartigan, Domonic Turner and Jean-Luc Bouchart,.
Documenting the culture that surrounds the music scene, and the moments captured on camera that wouldn’t have happened without it, the exhibition also features some of the characters that shaped the lifestyle associated with music and clubbing.