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April 1914- 2014 celebrations announced – Booka Shade, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada DJ set), Coldcut soundtrack, Woodentops DJ set, We Have Band, The Reflex, Gaggle & many more in London line-up

by on Mar.10, 2014, under Events

noiseofart_wavepaint_logo_100yrsNoise of Art is celebrating 100 years since the first electronic concert with a month of events in April, including the 2014 London debut of Booka Shade’s new live set on 25 April.

Line up includes Booka Shade, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada DJ set), The Reflex, Woodentops (DJ set), Gaggle, Coldcut’s Soundtrack to Etudes Sur Paris, We Have Band (new live set), Justin Robertson, Severino, Generic People, Ben Osborne, Fred Mann, Chris Coco’s Melodica, Jan Pulsford, Diana Salazar, Mental Overdrive, Addictive TV, Overlap, Chris Airplays, Your Mum, Rupert The Brewer and more. Full programme details to date click here.

April marks 100 years since the first electronic music concert in April 1914, when Luigi Russolo played his prototype synthesisers in public for the first time. “Russolo was the first in the chain of the development of electronic music,” (Karl Bartos, former member of Kraftwerk).

Italian music mag Soundwall interviewed Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne about Luigi Russolo and 100 years of electronic music (click here to read interview).

Full programme details (to date) click here.

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RE:TRAIN Sat 27 October TRAIN is back

by on Oct.09, 2012, under Events

psych_grlSaturday 27 October
Halloween Special : RE:TRAIN
(RE:PLAY vs TRAIN)
w/ special guest – Norway’s finest:
MENTAL OVERDRIVE (LIVE)
plus DJs CHRIS COCO and BEN OSBORNE
The Loft / BEDROOM BAR
62 RIVINGTON ST EC2A
Free before 9pm
9-3am £5 adv / £7 on the door

For a very special deep house and Balearic one-off, Re:Play is bringing seminal early Naughties nightclub, Train, back from the dead for a Halloween special.

For this one-off night, Scandinavia’s electronic maestro – and Balearic lynch pin – Mental Overdrive (aka Per Martinson) returns to the London stage for a very rare live performance!

Martinsen has been releasing records, creating remixes and doing live shows under his Mental Overdrive moniker since his precocious 1990 debut on R&S Records – the “12000 AD” EP.

More recently he’s released a series of well received albums for seminal Scandinavian label, Smalltown Siupersound, issued a slew of singles for Prins Thomas’ Full Pupp imprint, and a string of modern balearic classics on his own label Love OD Communications.

Alongside this release schedule, he’s found time to create transmedia art projects, write scores for Russian silent movies and produce a new album for side project Frost – all the while carefully monitoring the melting of the ice-cap and the magic illumination of the northern lights from his native Tromsø, in northern Norway.mental Overdrive plays RE:Train with Ben Osborne and Chris Coco

Launched in the early 2000s, club night Train literally entered the record books when it set the Guinness World Record for the most DJs to play in one set in 2003. After residencies at Bridge and Tunnel and AKA (where !!! held an impromptu after party after their fist London gig) it settled in at Cargo, over the road from tonight’s gig.

Designed as a club that mixed live sets seamlessly into DJ sets, it soon formed a live music collective, Les Hommes Du Train, which, despite never releasing any music, attracted praise from such electronic maestros and tastemakers as Booka Shade, Trevor Jackson, Coldcut and Laurent Garnier.

Started by DJ and Noise of Art founder, DJ Ben Osborne, the early nights often featured then BBC Radio 1 presenter and Ibizan fixture DJ Chris Coco – the reknown Balearic DJ and producer. The two DJs became a regular partners at Train nights in London and Paris – and anywhere else they could persuade people to buy them a train ticket to.

Ben and Chris also played regular slots at a successful DJ bar experiment at the National Theatre on London’s Southbank.

This will be the first time these one time regular sparring partners have teamed up together in over three years.

The duo will be mixing up the genres and periods with a trademark deep house and eclectic set, keeping spotters and dancers on their toes into the wee hours.

Re:Play gives guest and resident DJs space to express themselves in full length sets, during which time they re-visit a particular period of their career.

“Great concept, with consistently great guests too” (Time Out)

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