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Century of Sound Prague: 9 -11 November Events

by on Oct.21, 2018, under Events

Following events earlier this month, Noise of Art’s next collaborations marking the Centenary of the end of WW1 and the start of post war music and art, takes place on 9-11 November in Prague – capital of the Czech and Slovak nation state created 100 years ago.

It features three music and art events and a silent memorial, including the soft launch of Black Montmartre, our project celebrating the start of the roots of modern clubbing 100 years ago.

Friday the 9th of November 2018

14:00-20:15  Open Air Concert, The Square, Jiriho z Podebrad. Free.

20:00-01:00 After party at Freemasons Club.

Institut Moderni Hudby, Move Association presents Lake Malawi (CZ) LIVE plus Stichting Nederlandse Muziek Export (NL) presents Krieg! by Hendrik Jan Vermeulen (NL) featuring Janina Raguse (Germany), Hans Hannemann (NL), IAN and Fenn (NL), Noise of Art (UK) presents DJ Ben Osborne & Ben Gobel (sax) (UK), Plus The Future chorus and more…

A celebration of the wide range of music genres that have developed and flourished in the 100 years since World War One – including genres such as jazz, rock and roll, psychedelia and electronic music. The music represents the continual interplay between the experimental and street music of Europe and the influence of popular and street music from the USA, especially black music. The night features a rare free performance from Lake Malawi and the first live performance of  HJ Vermeulen’s specially composed musical masterpiece ‘Brüder’.


Saturday the 10th of November 2018 Cross Club

Cross Club, & Move Association, Noise of Art, & CHUT ZIT Featuring Black Montmartre Launch event with Flying Mojito Brothers(UK), Ben Osborne & Ben Gobel (sax) Telly Savalas, Skeledan, Smeghouse, Disco Partysans and more.

The Cross continues it’s celebrations of 100 years of music and nightclubs since WW1. Tonight is the European launch of Noise of Art ’s Black Montmartre project, a collaborative electronic music project that celebrates the birth of modern clubbing and the the arrival of black American music in Europe as a result of WW1. Tonight features two UK acts. The fast rising Flying Mojito Brothers, who turn 70’s Americana into modern club hits. And an improvised collaboration between award winning Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne and saxophone player Ben Gobel. Cross favourites, CHU? ŽÍT, complete the roster with the ever popular Telly Savalas, Skeledan, Smeghouse and Disco Partisans. Meanwhile an international line-up joins  the drum n bass room with Hybris (Pseudoscience Rec., Munky (Druid Rec.) The Grove (live) band! and Kisscut.


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London Prague and Ireland – Kalle and Everything Shook

by on Oct.16, 2018, under Events

In advance of our weekend of events marking the end of WW1 on 9-11 November in Prague, there is a little soiree tonight (Tuesday 16 October) in Central London.

The third in our series presenting up-and-coming acts at The Social sees a double-headliner with award winning Czech act Kalle being joined by all-girl Irish electronic three-piece Everything Shook and host DJ Ben Osborne.

Kalle are Veronika Buriankova and David Zeman from the Czech Republic. They released their debut LP, Live From The Room, in 2014. Recorded at home on cassette, it won the Andél Award for Alt.Music in 2015. Their sophomore LP, Saffron Hills, was released at the end of last year.

Everything Shook consists of Robyn Bromfield, Jessica Kennedy and Áine Stapleton who recently stunned the audience at Ireland’s Electric Picnic festival. One of The Irish Times’ Best Irish Acts of 2014. The trio have played large festivals, music venues and art spaces throughout Ireland and New York. This is their debut at The Social, London. ‘Everything Shook…recall Fever Ray and Ladytron at a melancholy 4am disco with David Lynch DJing’ (

Host DJ Ben Osborne is the founder of Noise of Art. The Guardian describes Noise of Art as an “actual cathedral of sound” and Time Out says his sets span “techno, funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite”

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Noise of Art Launches End of WW1 Centenary in Prague

by on Sep.10, 2018, under clubs, Events, music, music and film, performance art

Noise of Art is organising a marathon launch party for a its latest project, Century of Sounds, in Prague, featuring two months of events marking 100 years since the end of World War One – and the creation of the Czech state – with Brit DJs Tom Findlay ( Groove Armada ) and Ben Osborne ( Noise of Art ), Italian house star Angelo Ferreri , Pat Heart from French Guiana , and Czech DJs Tráva, Risto, Telly Savalas, Smeghouse, Skeledan, DJ Slater, Scannt, Silhouette and more…

The line-up launches a series of events highlighting the music and art that followed WW1, laying the foundation for the first nightclubs and the growth of jazz, avant garde and electronic music in Europe. Get Tickets to LAUNCH PARTY HERE.

Organised by Noise of Art (UK), Move Assoc (CZ) , Instituti Moderni Hudby and Stichting Nederlandse Muziek Export (NL), the series of events is launching with a party headlined by a DJ set from Tom Findlay, of legendary British dance act Groove Armada.

British duo Groove Armada have released eight studio LPs and received three Grammy Awards. This rare Prague appearance will see Tom Findlay play one of his legendary roof-raising DJ sets. Joining him is DJ Ben Osborne, award-winning creative producer, writer and founder of Noise of Art.

Also headlining on the night is celebrated Italian house producer Angelo Ferreri, who was awarded Jackin’ House DJ of 2017 by Traxsource, plus very special guest DJs Trava and Risto and, from French Guyana, Pat Heart – who are joined by the acclaimed CHU? ŽÍT residents Telly Savalas, Smeghouse and Skeledan.

Tonight launches over a month of events marking the birth of modern nightclub culture and the social and artistic legacy of the creative movements that flourished after World War One – includig the launch of Nosie of Art’s Black Monmartre show.

Events run from 29 September to the closing party, with Booka Shade, on 2 December.

More event details to be announced here soon.

Get tickets to the LAUNCH PARTY HERE

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Noise of Art presents… David Davis’ Dystopian Disco

by on Aug.05, 2018, under Events

In February David Davis, the UK’s recently retired Brexit minister, told an Austrian business conference that Britain would not be a “Mad Max style dystopian fiction” after Brexit. But what-if it was?

With the next events about to be announced, Noise of Art is launching its David Davis Brexit Dystopian Disco at  Chateau Perché Festival on 10-12 August 2018.

Imagining Britain as the bacchanalian club and festival event that Davis possibly had in mind, Noise of Art’s arena features border frontier posts, performers, projections, passport checks and queues (we do like a good queue). Read more about it here.

Noise of Art, London’s pioneering music, art and film collective, brings the UK’s immersive club culture to France’s hottest electronic music and arts festival for the first time. The arena will host sets from Hacienda acid house pioneers and the first UK act to record a fully sample-based record, alongside new emerging acts representing a full range of UK club music, from disco to drum n bass, balearic house to dub-tech and club jazz and London’s new warehouse scene, blended into a fictional playground.

Noise of Art’s line-up of acts celebrating British club history and contemporary UK club music, includes: Justin Robertson (Hacienda/ Deadstock 33s), Ramrock Records, Heavy Disco: Ashley Beedle (Black Science Orchestra) & Jo Wallace (Madame Jo Jo’s), Diesel (Xpress 2/ Skint), Jerry Bouthier (JBag/ Kitsune), A Man Called Adam (Acid Jazz/ Other), Behzad & Amarou, Ygal Ohayon (Deviant Disco, Antinote, Versatile), Mechanix, Arklow (Sunny – Zouk Club),  Cheng & Ollie, Joseph S Joyce (Default Position) and host DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) being joined by jazz saxophonist Ben Gobble. Plus Monkey Fist and Scotch Lobster Live, Your Mum viusals and performance artists, alongside sun-drenched reggae and dub.

Chateau Perché Festival features over 200 artists playing 11 arenas in three days set in a beautiful French castle’s grounds (it “perches’ in a new, always beautiful, castle each year). For full 2018 line up see

More Disco Dystopias plus new projects across the UK and Europe to be announced soon.

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London launch Chateau Perché

by on Jul.21, 2018, under Events

Saturday 21 July
Chateau Perché Festival UK Launch Party:
Himalayan Dalai Lama (Czech Republic) LIVE plus DJs Arklow, DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art), Cheng, Mechanix, Heavenly Jukebox
The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London  W1W 7JD. 7pm – 2am Free Entry.

Celebrating Noise of Art’s debut show at France’s hot festival, Chateau Perché, The Social hosts the London Perché launch party with four of the acts playing this year’s festival.

Hailing from Brno in the Czech Republic, Kryštof Matej and David Novotný are award winning purveyors of the downtempo chillwave, ambient triphop and techno. Himalayan Dalai Lama was part of the renown Czech Radio project Audioport and the duo have also won an award from Czech Radio’s youth station Radio Wave.

Heavenly Jukebox is the DJ arm of Heavenly Records, resident DJ outfit at The Social and regular act at festivals up and down the country – including stage hosting at Glastonbury.

Former resident of Singapore’s super-club, Zouk, Arklow is a London based purveyor of intricate techno. Mechanix have built up a cult East London following through their infamous raves in working garages, club appearances and their regular crate trawling London Fields Radio show,while Cheng has achieved an equally cult status mixing up disco and techno sets on East London’s warehouse party scene.

Host DJ Ben Osborne is the founder of Noise of Art. The Guardian describes Noise of Art as an “actual cathedral of sound” and Time Out says his sets span “techno, funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite”.

Chateau Perché (the perching castle) Festival is a new annual festival that moves to a different, always beautiful, castle in France every year. For its fourth year it’s invited Ben Osborne and Noise of Art to debut at the festival with a new themed arena entitled David Davis’ Disco Dystopia.

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Camden Underground presents Chateau Perché Launch Party Prt 1

by on Jun.18, 2018, under clubs, Events, music, music and film, performance art, theatre

Friday 29 June DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) with Monkey Fist and Scotch Lobster playing Live in the garden and basement.

The Constitution, 42 Saint Pancras’ Way, London, NW1 0QT.7pm – 1am. Free Entry.

Celebrating Noise of Art’s debut at France’s hottest new festival, Chateau Perché, Camden Underground hosts the first UK Perché launch party with three of the acts playing this year’s festival.

New seven piece band Monkey Fist draw comparisons with Pigbag or Hot 8 Brass Band, but with added jazz, dub and electronics. The Techno, dub-step duo Scotch Lobster are one of the few acts in the world to play the Eigenharp, a unique electronic instrument that plays like a wind instrument with strings, keys and percussion built-in. Host DJ Ben Osborne is the founder of Noise of Art. The Guardian describes Noise of Art as an “actual cathedral of sound” and Time Out says his sets span “techno, funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite”.

Chateau Perché (the perching castle) Festival is a new annual festival that moves to a different, always beautiful, castle in France every year. For its fourth year it’s invited Ben Osborne and Noise of Art to do the first UK arena at the festival.

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Vor~Sprung presents A Man Called Adam, Orka, Ben Osborne, Sorrdes & More

by on Mar.29, 2018, under Events

Friday 4 May is Vor~Sprung launch day

Line Up: A Man Called Adam (new release party), Orka (Live), Ben 0 & Maella (Live), Sorrdes (Live),

DJs Ben Osborne, George T & more

93 Feet East. 150 Brick Lane London E1 6QL Tickets on sale soon with some freebies for the speedy. 8pm-1am.

Live club night Vor~Sprung is fizzing into its debut night with a party celebrating the first new A Man Called Adam release in a decade and a clutch of new high calibre electronic acts.

There are few bands that have been as involved in the development of UK dance music as A Man Called Adam. Their career has pioneered Acid Jazz, spearhead Balearic House and Chill Out and become the standard barer of UK House and nu disco. Formed in the mid 1980s by Steve Jones and Sally Rodgers, they became Gilles Peterson’s in-house band and released one of the first singles on the Acid Jazz label. Ironically the b-side was a house track and their first big hit, Barefoot In the Head, kick started the Balearic House genre. After the third band member, Paul Daley, left to form Leftfield, AMCA moved genres and became the figure heads of Chill Out – and the most constant feature of the legendary Café Del Mar compilations. In the late ’90’s they reappeared at the centre of London’s UK House/ nu disco scene and went on to define the characteristic sound of UK clubs going into the millennium. Then they split up – only to re-appear DJing unannounced together for the first time in a decade at the Camden Underground club night. Currently mining a new wealth of inspiration, it’s anyone’s guess what genre their next LP will launch.

Hailing from the Faroe Isle, Orka started life by making their electronic instruments out of old farmyard machinery (which, on a mid North Atlantic Island, was more obtainable than an off-the-shelf synth). Now relocated to London and whittled down to a boy girl duo that crackles between sensuality and brutalism, they’ve become one of London’s hottest new electronic acts. “Easily one of the most exciting acts to appear in a long time.” (Clash Music). “Possesses a menacing intensity.” (Quietus)

Ben 0 and Maella is a new collaboration between Londoner Ben Osborne and Prague singer Maella. As yet unreleased or (amazingly in this day) available anywhere online, one of their tracks caused a flurry of unanswered google searches when it recently cropped up on Amy Lamé’s BBC 6 Music show.

Sorrdes is another new electronic act, this time plucked from the barren wilds of the East Coast. His music combines ambient pulses and pads with often deceptively caustic rhythm patterns. Rural England’s answer to early Detroit techno, if you will.

BOrka, like it sounds, is a Vor~Srpung collaboration between Ben 0 and Orka that was first experimented with at the Jazz Cafe supporting UK electronic pioneers Radiophonic Workshop.

The night’s DJ tag team consists of Ben Osborne and George T (aka Demure) . Producer, singer and DJ, George T has been described by Dummy magazine as Greco Roman‘s secret weapon – GR being Joe Goddard from Hot Chip‘s hyper cool record label.

Vor~Sprung is German for ‘jump against’ or ‘leap forward’. May The Fourth – With You Be

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New events in London, Cardiff, Prague and France

by on Mar.26, 2018, under clubs, Events, music, performance art, theatre

Amy Lamé & Ben Osborne BBC6 Music

This month’s events include music for a new play in Cardiff, DJ sets in Prague and London and on going preparations for Marseilles in July and Chateau Perché in August. There is an interview with Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne on Amy Lamé’s BBC6 Radio show, which discusses some of these events and the relationship between music and art, here – but there’s only a few days left to hear it.

Meanwhile, this week sees Ben Osborne play 93 Feet East in Brick Lane on Thursday 29 March, as Salad Undressed (aka Salad) launch their LP. The line-up includes fast rising Czech indie acts The Silver Spoons and Maella, Advance tickets are on sale here for a mere £7.

Camden underground returns to The Constitution, on the canal in the Camden/ Kings Cross hinterlands, on Good Friday. And DJ Ben Osborne will be collaborating at the Royal Welsh College of Drama and Music with playwright Sophie Rashbrook and director Polly Graham, on the soundtrack for Sophie’s new play Ralph – Enemy Alien, with workshop performances in Wales and London in early April.

Ben Osborne will also return to Prague’s Cross club on Saturday 21 April, in the lead up to a series of events there later this year.

Friday 4 May also sees the launch of Vors Sprung, a new live electronic project, with A Man Called Adam, Orka, Ben 0 & Maella and Sorrdes playing live.

Looking a bit further into the future, Noise of Art’s exhibtion on French Electronic Music moves to Marseilles on 26 July and Tickets for the beautiful Chateau Perché Festival, 10-12 August in central France, are now on sale here and will sell out quick

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First Events of 2018

by on Feb.17, 2018, under Events

Following events in Prague, Paris and London, Noise of Art’s forthcoming activities include the launch of new sister nights in London, programming a new arena at Chateau Perché Festival in France, further events with European partners in Prague and the start of work for a new Theatre production starting workshops at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Theatre.

Amongst up-and-coming events, Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne plays the  Camden TEDx on Thursday 15 February, while Camden Underground follows up new year with the first Constitution event 0f 2018 on Friday 23 February with Geroge T and Ben Osborne going headphone to headphone. Ben returns to National Portrait Gallery on Thrsday 1 March, followed by events at Red Lion 17 March and  Big Chill on Brick Lane Saturday 24 March. Brit pop punk funkers Salad are doing their first national tour for 20 years, but not before Salad Undressed launch their new LP at the first of our new sister nights at the refurbished 93 Feet East (with a mighty new DnB sound system) on Thursday 29 March. Friday 30 March sees special guests playing Camden Underground, while we support a charity event rasing money for Alzhiemers research on Saturday 31 March. Rehearsals for a new stage play start first week of April in Cardiff, while the debut Vorsprung, our new live electronic club night kicks-off with A Man Called Adam’s LP launch party on 4 May, followed by a fourtnight of music and art events in West London.

With lots more to be announced, and more being planned throughout the year, Noise of Art would like to say thank you to our friends in Prague for starting 2018 with two great gigs. First at the Vlkova, a chunk of Berlin circa 2005 shifted along the rail tracks of time to the Czech Republic. And at Cross Club, recently recognised as one of the top 10 clubs in Europe.

Stand by for more Prague and European news soon.

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New Year Events in London

by on Dec.18, 2017, under Events

New Year sister events:

Camden Underground and Limbo New Years Eve at The Constitution
Oh Gun Quit (Live)
DJs Ben Osborne (Noise of Art/ Camden Underground), Limbo Residents & guesta
The Constitution, 42 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0QT
8pm-4am Entry £5-£12

Camden Underground, the Constitution, London Belongs To Me and Limbo bring in 2018 with two floors of music and a canal-side terrace, midnight fireworks, fizz and barbecue.

New Year at The Hog, Hammersmith 227 KING STREET, LONDON W6 9JT

Aarwtork electronic sea folk play live with a new year menu and pre party until 1 am.

McGettigan’s New Year’s EVE with Diesel (Xpress 2) & Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)

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