Tag: les hommes du train
Saturday 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.
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)
A audio visual pop-up sculpture:
Ralph Koltai CBE
Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)
Fred Deakin (Lemon Jelly),
Film from the BFI National Archive and the Weiner Library.
Noise of Art and Sound and Music launch Kindertransport, an audio-visual installation and sculpture by Ralph Koltai CBE and Ben Osborne on 15 April at the British Film Institute Southbank, London.
Inspired by the mission which rescued 10,000 mostly Jewish children from German occupied Europe in 1938 – 1940, the artwork will tour the European departure points and the UK. Amongst the children saved from death in Nazi concentration camps were important post war figures, including prominant artists, scientists, philanthropists, directors and musicians.
The sculpture is created by Ralph Koltai CBE, a celebrated set designer, artist and Kindertransport survivor. He has been credited for innovating post war British set design.
The project is conceived by Ben Osborne, a Musician, DJ and writer, who is currently participating in the cross platform New Music Plus Award scheme.
Audio visuals for the launch have been created by Fred Deakin, (musician, graphic artist and half of Mercury prize nominated band Lemon Jelly), Overlap (a duo made-up of fine artist Michael Denton and animated image artist Anna McCrickard) and Ben Osborne.
For further information on the Kindertransport see http://www.ajr.org.uk/kindertransport.
For information about Ralph Koltai CBE see http://www.ralphkoltai.com
For more information on Ben Osborne click here Ben Osborne
For info on Sound and Music and New Music Plus http://www.soundandmusic.org/learning/development/newmusicplus
Noise of Art will be launching Kindertransport, a new audio visual art installation, between Thursday 15 April and 25 April at BFI Southbank, London. Details will be announced here very soon.
On 22 April we hold an intimate sound and art event at The Social, London.
And on 30 April Noise of Art Vs Slipped Disco’s UFO takes over both floors of the Big Chill House with a mega line up.
All details coming soon.
Friday 29 January
Slipped Disco’s UFO
Etienne Jaumet (London debut) LIVE
Diesel (X Press 2)
Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)
DJ Sonny (Mighty Rumble/ Zouk Singapore)
Horton Jupiter (They Came From The Stars I Saw Them)
Two floors of music and a roof terrace at
Big Chill House
257-259 Pentonville Road
London, N1 9NL
020 7427 2540
Free before 10pm then £5
Friday 29 January 7pm-4am
see here for details www.slippeddisco.co.uk
The Playground Vs. Noise of Art
Halloween, Saturday 31st October
Time: 4pm – 4am
£8 adv £10 door
93 Feet East
150 Brick Lane London E1 6QL
Noise of Art’s “Dance of the Vampire” with a live collaboration between members of They Came From The Stars and I Saw Them, Les Hommes Du Train, Ben Osborne -DJ set, plus costumes, visuals and performance art by Immaculate Extremists, Overlap, Your Mum, MOTH. In The Playgroundlive sets from Man Like Me, My Tiger My Timing, My Toys Like Me, Trash Fashion, The Midi Midis, Glitches, The Teeth, Kindle, Gene Serene Plus DJs and burlesque DARKORSE-DJ set, Rack ‘n’ Ruin – DJ Set, Afro Punk-DJ set Slinky Sparkle, Chris Columbine, Little Bo Freak and Lydia Darling – Burlesque.
Watch Noise of Art’s cross platform clubbing event, “Love Bites – Dance of The Vampire”, performed live at Latitude Festival. The video features The Immaculate Extremists performance artists, visuals by Overlap and MOTH and the music of Les Hommes Du Train. The live show also features They Came From The Stars I Saw and DJing by Ben Osborne and over 35 immersive performance artists in vampire costume.
Noise of Art presents
Deep Space Disco
Saturday 13 June
The Social Club Paris
The Emperor Machine (LIVE)
Faze Action/ Simon Lee (DJ Set)
Serge Santiago (DJ Set)
Les Hommes Du Train (DJ Set)
Film from the bfi Natioanl Archive
A night of performance, art and retro-futurist psychedelic disco music, featuring film of Soviet space missions, fantastically costumed performers, live music and DJs.
Following sell out events in London and across the UK, the NOISE OF ART will make its Parisian debut on 13 June by turning the Social Club into a deep space disco.
An immersive music, art and film clubbing event, Noise of Art’s Deep Space Disco features a line-up of London’s leading retro-futurist musicians, DJs, performance artists and visual arts teams. Amongst those crafting cosmic grooves to re-edited Soviet-era space films and fantastically costumed performers, will be The Emperor Machine (who release their new LP in the June), Faze Action (who also have a new space disco LP out), Serge Santiago and Les Hommes Du Train (who launch their single ‘Space Hopper’ on Parisian label Totolo). The night will feature rarely seen footage from early soviet space missions from the National Archive of the BFI.
Noise of Art founder, Ben Osborne, has recently been awarded a prestigious New Music Plus Award, by the PRS Foundation.
Noise of Art Archive news 2009
Clubbing at QEH Ether Festival with DJ T, Thomas Schumacher, Ben Osborne and Orka, Severino (Horse Meat Disco), I Cube, Gilb’r, Chateau Flight,
Noise of Art Spring Festival Weekend
Noise of Art’s Spring Festival Weekend is here…plus more shows in Paris and Brighton announced.
“Pushing the boundaries as ever, Noise Of Art will be transforming the [QEH] into a spaceship… You’re unlikely to attend another event in London like this so our advice is to get your ticket sharpish.” DJ Magazine, April, 2009 No.1 London Night Out
Time Out, 16 – 22 April 2009
The weekend series of Noise of Art events start with Noise of Art taking on Slipped Disco for the Italo Sessions at The Bar Music Hall and culminatinate with their huge party at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Sunday with The Juan Maclean, Chateau Flight, DJ T v Thomas Schumacher, Les Hommes Du Train and Faroe Island bands Orca and Budam.
Noise of Art Vs Slipped Disco: Italo Sessions Part One Friday 17 April Bar Music Hall, 134-136 Curtain road EC2A. Free. Blatta and Inesha (Hell Yeah) Marco Gallerani (Hell Yeah) They Came From the Stars I Saw Them (Live)Ben Osborne (Noise o f Art) Plus visuals and art
Part one of Noise of Art’s weekend of Italian Stallions sees the awesome Hell Yeah! Records bring their leading lights over along with some seriously messed up basslines. Psychedelic dance kids They Came From the Stars I Saw Them will be adding their live performance to the proceedings. There’ll be splendid visuals and Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne (recently described by Time Out as “very ace”) will be keeping everybody dancing between the gaps.
Saturday 18 April
Noise of Art Vs LONDON LOVES: ITALO! Bar Music Hall
134 Curtain Road, Shoreditch. Kinky Afro (Italy) Ben Osborne. Excuse Me (Italy) Dan Garber.
Kinky Afro is a brand new music project by two Italian Disc Jockeys, paying a musical homage to late 70’s, Rare Groove, the golden age of Disco together with Cosmic, Italo Disco and Hi NRG…
NOISE OF ART Vs Ether
DEEP SPACE DISCO
19 APRIL 2009
QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, SOUTHBANK, LONDON
THE JUAN MACLEAN (DFA) / DJ T (Get Physical) / CHATEAU FLIGHT (Versatile)/ THOMAS SCHUMACHER (Get Physical) / LES HOMMES DU TRAIN (Totolo) / SEVERINO / BEN OSBORNE (Noise of Art/NME Radio) / from the Faroe Isles the UK debut performances of ORCA and BUDAM? DJ Sonny (Mighty Rumble)Tickets on sale.
Other forthcoming events
Wednesday 6 May
Les Hommes Du Train perform a new version of their Noise of Art soundtrack to Piccadilly Nites Version #1 live with the Flat Earth Society.
Tickets now on sale
Saturday 9 May
AV video from Les Hommes Du Train, Overlap and others at City Showcase electronic night.
Totolo Records release Les Hommes Du Train’s ‘Space Hopper’ single
Friday 5 June
Release party for Les Hommes Du Train single at 93 Feet east, London.
Saturday 13 June
Noise of Art presents Deep Space Disco
Social CLub Paris
The Emporer Machine, Serge Santiago, Faze Action (DJ Set), Les Hommes Du Train (DJ set), plus The Immaculate Extremists and MOTH (Prickimage).
Parisian debut of Noise of Art Space Disco cross platform show.
Friday 19 June
Noise of Art Recordings release Piccadilly Nites Version #1 by Les Hommes Du Train and Overlap. Launch Party tbc.
More festival news to come…