Noise of Art

Tag: overlap

Phenomenal Handclap Band play Noise of Art’s Psychedelic Curiosity Show

by on Jan.11, 2012, under Events

“If you only attend one gig this month make it this…” DJ Magazine.

New York’s Phenomenal Handclap Band are teaming up with London music and art collective, Noise of Art, to play their surround club experience, the Psychedelic Curiosity Show, at Village Underground, London, on 24 February.

Early bird and early discount tickest sold out:
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Click the image below to get in the mood with the psychedelic disco video to the current single:

 

The London show marking the release of Phenomenal Handclap Band’s new LP (Form & Control), sees New York’s purveyors of psych, soul, and cosmic disco enter Noise of Art’s psychedelic steam punk world.

Phenomenal Handclap Band’s sound has roots in New York, San Francisco, San Paulo and London. Imagine Curtis Mayfield and Deee-Lite throwing a Nu-Yorican house party with Afro-beat, Cosmic Italo-disco, Turkish psych and ‘70s West Coast music thrown in.

“Brooklyn collective TPHB bring their justly acclaimed psych-rock-cum-cosmic-disco party to town.” (Time Out London)

On the 45th anniversary of the UK’s Psychedelic movement, Noise of Art’s new show is inspired by contemporary steam punk and the 19th Century imagery that inexplicably became prevalent in the late Sixties. It imagines that Sergeant Pepper, Pink Floyd and The Avengers were the result of two universes colliding in 1967; throwing people from a parallel steam punk world into swinging London.

The resulting psychedelic Victoriana features coal-fired flower power, contemporary dancers, curiosities of nature, magic lanterns of psychedelic imagery, steam-powered cosmic house, psyched-out-disco and coal-fired techno.

Press about Phenomenal Handclap Band
“Punchier, grander and more focused than their debut… NYC glam dance collective reach for the stars” Q ****
‘…encapsulates the nostalgic elements of ESG, ELO, Tom Tom Club, The Doors and Sly And The Family Stone, applies a gloss of New York cool and then re-packages it with the modern production of the LCD soundsystem, CSS and Beck variety. Forget the handclap, they’ll take a standing ovation.’ – NME

‘With guitars, keyboards, percussion, and two very chic female singers (who seriously know how to rock leather leggings and sleek jumpers)—the crew took its worldly, genre-spanning sound and turned it up about a thousand notches’ -Elle

‘The PHB are astronauts of progressive soul, moored at the stellar point where rock, funk and psychedelia bloom into cosmic-disco amazingness.’ The Guardian
‘Musically diverse, incredibly melodic and dance-floor ready.’ – New York Post

‘With their multitudinous influences, blending funk, soul, reggae, dance, hip-hop and Brazilian beat, as well as rock, disco and electro, they encapsulate the spirit of the Brooklyn underground.’ – The Sunday Times Culture UK

Leave a Comment :, , , , , , , , , , , more...

New Year’s Eve: Noise of Art’s Psychedelic Curiosity

by on Dec.04, 2011, under Events

psych_grl
Noise of Art’s New Year’s Eve event at Sketch, with Ben Osborne, Luca Santucci, The People Pile, Overlap, Your Mum, Walkabout/ Prick Image, Kevin Pearce, Peter Hepworth, Fred’s House, The Medicine Shop, Louise Golbey and special guests to be announced.

New Year’s Eve at Sketch, London
31st December 2011 – 1st December 2012

Sketch, 9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG

The Noise of Art entry list for this event is now full. If we’re not seeing you on the 31st we hope to see you very soon at our next events in 2012.

Noise of Art returns to the stunning party space at Sketch for NYE 2012, with a new immersive club event featuring music, art, film, performance, dance, surround projections and occurrences of curiosity.

On the 45th anniversary of the UK’s Psychedelic movement, Noise of Art’s new show is inspired by the 19th Century imagery of the late Sixties (think Blake’s iconic cover art and inner sleeve cut out moustaches). The immersive club event imagines that Sergeant Pepper, Pink Floyd and The Avengers were the result of two universes colliding in 1967; throwing people from a parallel steam punk world into the Carnaby Street scene of swinging London (which happens to be two minutes walk from the venue).

The resulting psychedelic Victoriana features DJs, coal-fired flower power, contemporary dancers, and folk singers, curiosities of nature and, visiting the capital for the very first time, the drawing room disco that is a Benefit For Mr Kite, and 360 degree magic lanterns of psychedelic imagery.

Musical acts will begin with Sixties folktronics, and rise to steam-powered cosmic house, psyched-out-disco and coal-fired techno.

 

“When it comes to mega multimedia events, Ben Osborne and his collective, Noise of Art, are all over it.” Time Out“… plenty of great music and top visuals for your dollar.” CMU
“Unique venues… and quality electronica” iDJ
“The idea’s brilliant” FACT
“… bound to free the crowd from any… torpor.” The Guardian
“This gets a very big Londonist thumbs up.” The Londonist
“You’re unlikely to attend another event in London like this, so our advice is to get your ticket sharpish.” DJ Magazine

1 Comment :, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , more...

Tickets for 17 September now on sale

by on Aug.25, 2011, under Events

Noise of Art and Trees For Cities present: Metiss’age Nite, Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3PQ, 9:30pm – 4am.

Featuring: Peter Kruder (Kruder and Dorfmiester/ G Stone), Si Begg (Mute/ Mutate), Ashley Beedle (Outhear Audio/ Dark Star/ Xpress 2), Ben Osborne (Noise of Art/ Slipped Disco), Dec Shoes, Portfolio (Mighty Rumble), Your Mum, Overlap, The People Pile, David Jenkinson (C21), Rupert the Brewer, Mark Scott Wood and more to be announced.

Tickets on SALE now here
dancers_latitude_noiseofart
Following a day of music and art events at Battersea Park, Noise of Art and Trees For Cities continue the Metiss’age activities with a night of electronic music, surround visuals, costumed contemporary dancers and immersive clubbing.

The evening sees pioneering deep house maestro, Peter Kruder, making a rare London appearance. Kruder rose to prominence as half of Kruder and Dorfmiester in the mid Nineties, and has continually contributed to electronic music’s evolution through deep house and broken beat. His DJ sets are both imaginative and floor shaking.

Kruder is joined by Si Begg, a similarly influential and restless musical soul, and Ashley Beedle, whose never ending projects and pseudonyms (including Black Science Orchestra, Dark Star, Delta House of Funk and X Press 2) have seen him continually re-define house, neo-soul, reggae, acid jazz and psychedelic funk. New act Dec shoes are a vinyl and vocal double act who’ve been raising the temperature at festivals and low ceilinged clubs throughout the summer. Producer and DJ, Portfolio, cut his teeth as resident DJ at Singapore’s celebrated Zouk club. Having recently moved to London, his new sound has become darker and deeper and has already been picked-up for compilations by Steve Lawler, amongst others. David Jenkinson has been busy exporting his C21 club around the world, but tonight returns to his home turf, while Trees For Cities regular Rupert the Brewer will be bringing his collection of smouldering funk to the table. Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne will deliver a trademark round of roof and floor bumping music.

Completing the immersive club experience there will be surround visuals, performance art and spectacular contemporary dance pieces provided by Noise of Art’s regular contributors Your Mum, Overlap and The People Pile, plus an alien anti-fashion show by artist Mark Scott Wood.

Money raised from the event will go to Trees for Cities to plant Metiss’age trees in inner cities.

Metiss’age is supported by the cultural programme of the European Union.

Leave a Comment :, , , , , , , , , , , more...

Noise of Art’s Metissage and 2011 London events

by on Aug.19, 2011, under Events

Noise of Art Attack The Block Party at Latitude

Noise of Art Attack The Block Party at Latitude

London 2011 Events 17 September – 14 October

Noise of Art’s forthcoming London programme will run from 17 September to 14 October, including the Metiss’age Street Art Festival, supported by the Cultural Programme of the European Union.

Following recent events at Latitude, Sketch, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Spot Festival Denmark, the month of London events will include club nights, street art painting, contemporary dance, costumes, performance art, street performers and circus acts, all set around Noise of Art’s core of electronic club music.

Noise of Art is also supporting Tree For Cities and the Treeathalon, to raise awareness and funds for its work planting trees in inner city environments.

Venues include:
Battersea Park, London SW11; Village Underground, London EC2, Big Chill House, London N1, 93 Feet East, London E1, National Maritime Museum, London SE 10

Artists include:
Peter Kruder, Si Begg, Ashley Beedle, Acid Washed, Dec Shoes, Ben Osborne, Serge Santiago, DJ Ritu, Miss Led, Your Mum, Severino and Nico de Cigelia, aka Hyena Stomp, Overlap, The People Pile, Portfolio, Jason Singh, 6 Day Riot, Beef Warehouse, David Jenkinson, Rupert the Brewer, Tiny Dragons, Peter Hepworth, Mark Scott Wood and more to be announced.

Highlights:

Saturday 17 September Day Event
Noise of Art presents
Metiss’age Junior Street Art Festival and Music Picnic
@ the Treeathalon, Battersea Park, London SW11
Free entry: 10am – 3pm
The Metiss’age street art festival and music picnic is an all ages family event celebrating life in the city and cultural and ecological diversity. Organised by Noise of Art, it will run alongside the Trees For Cities Treeathalon event in Battersea Park.

The centre piece of Metiss’age is an interactive street painting celebrating cultural and eco diversity in London and designed by London artist Miss Led. It will be painted by young people and members of the public. The day is part of two sister festivals being held in Rome and Paris. It will feature a barefoot 100 meter world record attempt, performance art, acrobats, jugglers, a solar powered mobile music stage, costumes, dance, music, cross platform art and trees.

The Metiss’age events are organised in partnership with Global Warming in Paris and Explora in Rome and are suppoted by and part of the European Union’s Cultural Programme. Acts to be announced soon.

To join the Treeathalon race go www.treesforcities.co.uk
More information at www.noiseofart.org

17 September Night Event
Noise of Art and Trees For Cities present:
Metiss’age Nite
At Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3PQ
10pm – 4am
Tickets £10

Peter Kruder (Kruder and Dorfmiester/ G Stone), Si Begg (S I Futures/ Noodles), Ashley Beedle (Outhear Audio/ Dark Star/ Xpress 2), Ben Osborne (Noise of Art/ Slipped Disco), Dec Shoes, Portfolio (Mighty Rumble), Your Mum, Overlap, The People Pile, David Jenkins (C21), Rupert the Brewer, Mark Scott Wood and more to be announced.

Money raised at the event will go to Trees for Cities to plant Metiss’age trees in inner cities.

Saturday 24 September
Noise of Art Vs Slipped Disco
Big Chill House, 257-259 Pentonville Road King’s Cross London N1 9N. 7pm – 2 am. Free
Continuing Noise of Art’s cross London, pan European celebration of cultural diversity and street art, Noise of Art returns to King’s Cross’ Big Chill House for a night of live electronics, deep house and bumping techno music. Noise of Art founder, DJ Ben Osborne, is joined by Dec Shoes (live), Rupert The Brewer, The People Pile, Overlap, Your Mum and a further line-up of special guests, to be announced.

Friday 30 September
93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, EC2
Noise of Art presents: Paris, Rome and London
93 Feet east
150 Brick Lane London E1 6QL
7pm – 1 am Free

Acid Washed (France), Hyena Stomp aka Severino and Nico de Ceglia (Italia), Dec Shoes (London), Ben Osborne, The People Pile, Beef Warehouse, Cosmic Onion Field, Rupert The Brewer and more to be announced

Mirroring sister events in Paris and Rome, Noise of Art steps into 93 Feet East for a Rome vs Paris and London three way marathon.

Thursday 6 October
Noise of Art and National Maritime Museum presents:
Traders Unpacked
National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Free, times and line up to be annunced.

To mark the opening of the new East India Gallery and wing at the former hub of Britain’s Navy, Noise of Art takes inspiration from the way Eastern sea routes have brought new cultures into London, and changed our art, music and film.

Full line-up to announced soon,

15 October
Noise of Art Vs Slipped Disco
Big Chill House 257-259 Pentonville Road King’s Cross London N1 9NL. 7pm – 2 am. Free

Serge Santiago Vs Ben Osborne and more to be announced

Leave a Comment :, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , more...

Noise of Art’s Attack The Block – Party at Latitude

by on Jun.25, 2011, under Events

aluna_latitude_2010

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.

1 Comment :, , , , , , , , , , , , , , more...

Slipped Disco Birthday Celebrations

by on Feb.08, 2011, under Events

Friday 25 February 2011

slipped_disco_dancersBen Osborne, Evokoteur, People Pile, Overlap, Rupert The Brewer and more…

The Victory, 281 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AS

Free Entry 9:30-3:30am

Slipped Disco slides back to its Shoreditch roots for a one-off party to celebrate its first demi-decade.

Five years ago Slipped Disco opened its doors to celebrate the disco roots of contemporary club culture, while at the same time inviting new artists to play.

To celebrate the first five years, they’re returning to Hoxton and dipping into the newly revitalised Victory for a Birthday bash.

Forthcoming events include:

Slipped Disco presents Yes We KANT

Friday 4 March at Momo with Severino and Ben Osborne

Slipped Disco back to back

Saturday 5 March

Big Chill Bar, Dray Walk, Off Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Free entry 7pm – 1 am

Slipped Disco returns to Big Chill Bar for an intimate session of bass-led, stripped bare, four to the floor with Ben Osborne on decks and Lady Hot Tangerine on vocals.

Leave a Comment :, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , more...

Noise of Art Winter London events 2010

by on Nov.09, 2010, under Events

26 November – 11 December

time_out_ben_osborne_noise_of_art1

 

Noise of Art is taking part in series of events leading-up to our event at the National Portrait Gallery on Friday 10 December.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noise of Art’s next events at a glance.
Friday 3 December
Noise of Art Vs
Yes We KAN’T at Sketch

Ben Osborne takes Yes We Kan’t to re-visit their old one time stomping ground at Sketch.

10.30pm -2am Free entry (depending on capacity)
Email noiseofart@gmail.com for guest list

 

Friday 10 December

Noise of Art and the National Portrait Gallery presents

New Music Producers Portrait The Gallery

National Portrait Gallery  St Martin’s Place  London WC2H 0HE
6pm-10pm
Free Entry

An audio visual feast with Maija Handover, Will Dutta and Stuart Davis, Phillip Neil Martin and Juice, Jason Singh, Overlap, Ben Osborne and Your Mum, Mark Scott Wood, Bex Mather, Ranjana Ghatak, Avaes Mohammed and more.

With music ranging from Opera to House, Beatboxing to Ragas and Romantic to Robotic, The National Portrait Gallery and Noise of Art invites a team of the producers from PRSF for Music’s New Music Plus Award to create New Music and Audio Visual works inspired by and reflecting the Gallery.

 

Saturday 11 December
Noise of Art Christmas party
Ben Osborne and friends of Noise of Art

Free entry 7pm – 1am
Big Chill Bar, Dray Walk, Off Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

A Christmas party, but no Christmas songs.

Featuring contemporary Club, Classical and Asian Music, New Artworks, Performance Art, AV installations, film and more, this is Noise of Arts broadest cross platform events series yet!

Winter events already been

Saturday 20 November

Noise of Art Vs Slipped Disco B2B
Diesel (X Press 2/ Ballistic Brothers) Vs Ben Osborne

Free entry 7pm – 1am
Big Chill Bar, Dray Walk, Off Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

X-Press 2’s Diesel and Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne continue the party with their ongoing exploration into the far flung reaches of the dancefloor.

Friday 19 November 
Noise of Art Vs Counter Culture
Justin Robertson
Larry Tee (Brooklyn, NYC)
Fred Deakin (Lemon Jelly)
Punks Jump Up (Kitsune)
Ben Osborne and Lady Hot Tangerine (Noise of Art)
Stop Making Me (Kill Em All)
Overlap
Your Mum

Friday 26 November

Noise of Art Vs Slipped Disco’s UFO
Ben Osborne, Overlap, Rupert The Brewer, Your Mum, photos by Roulla and more to be announced.
Free entry, 8pm – 3am
Big Chill House, 253 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, LondonBen Osborne is joined by Rupert The Brewer, some un-announced special guests and visual maestro’s Overlap.

Leave a Comment :, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , more...

Slipped Disco UFO Friday 29 October

by on Oct.26, 2010, under Events

ben_osborne_aluna_francis_latitude_2010_portraitSlipped Disco’s UFO
Halloween special
with
Serge Santiago
Ben Osborne
Rupert The Brewer
Overlap
and more

Big Chill House, 257-259 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NL
020 7427 2540
Friday 29 October
7pm – 3am
Free All Night
www.slippeddisco.co.uk
Two floors of cosmic house, future disco and jackin’ space funk and a roof terrace.

Slipped Disco hosts a night of horror themed projections, cosmic house, bin shaking b-lines and sci-fi funk. One time Stompa Funk and Radio Slave member, Serge Santiago is stepping up to big things right now, having signed his Retro/Grade project to Mike Pickering’s re-launched Deconstruction label. Fellow Slipped Disco resident, and genre hopping DJ Ben Osborne will be bringing his free ranging mix to the proceedings, while Rupert The Brewer will be setting his phasers to stun as he unleashes a cargo of funk fuelled electronics.

Visual artists Overlap will be re-cutting vintage horror movies into their trademark free flowing imagery and resident photographer Roulla will be snapping the snappy dressers.

“When we heard Slipped Disco, noise of Art, Deep Space Disco polymath Ben Osborne was planning to resurrect the legendary UFO Club, our brains exploded.” (Time Out)

“Slipped Disco can be relied upon to organise a good party” (Spoonfed)

“The coolest parties in east London.” (ilikemusic blog)

Leave a Comment :, , , , , , , , , , , , , more...

Slipped Disco’s UFO: Back at Big Chill House Friday 30th July

by on Jul.23, 2010, under clubs

On Friday 30th July, runaway success story Slipped Disco’s UFO returns to Kings Cross with two floors of cosmic house, space funk and a roof terrace.

The night, inspired by London’s late ‘60’s UFO club, takes over the Big Chill House with a firing line up of jackin house, psychedelic beats, cosmic disco, wigged out funk and analogue electronics.

It sees seminal Nineties eclectic-cosmic DJ and Tummy Touch label boss, Tim “Love” Lee on the wheels of steel. Apart from being the man who discovered Groove Armada back in the 1990s, Lee has recently been causing a buzz wih his latest pych discovery, The Phenomenal Handclap Band.

He joins residents Ben Osborne and X-Press 2 man, Diesel, behind the decks, while Rupert The Brewer keeps it funky upstairs.

Captain Credible is literally from another planet. Norway. His show is an extraordinary, irresistible mix of theatre, music and insanity. This is his first time back since his UK debut at Slipped Disco last year. Not to be missed.

Also playing live, The 9000 return to rock our house down with their funked-up brand of electronic music meets Boosty Collins.

Other-worldly imagery and visuals come courtesy of regular art teams Overlap and Your Mum, while resident photographer Roulla will be on hand to portrait the glamorous.

Leave a Comment :, , , , , , , , , more...

Noise of Art brings new UFO show to Latitude Festival

by on Jun.25, 2010, under music, performance art

Inspired by the 30th Anniversary of the UK’s most famous UFO incident at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1980, we’ve joined forces with Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich, to launch a spectacular immersive club event at Latitude on Friday 16 July.

Noise of Art’s new show, UFO: Rendlesham Incident, has a peak-time slot from midnight – 3am, where we’ll be bring some of London’s finest club acts and DJs to the festival’s Music and Film Arena on its opening night.

Expect a 360-degree performance of cosmic disco, surround visuals, space freaks and interactive performers. A one-off live cosmic super-group featuring My Toys Like Me, The 9000, We Are KAN’T and critically acclaimed DJs Severino and Ben Osborne will all be providing the interstellar soundtrack.

The event will be followed by an Alien Art Hunt at Latitude Festival on the Saturday and Sunday, featuring real artworks for finders to take home. Look out for details of the high profile and up and coming artists involved, and where the hunts will be. If in doubt, ask an alien.

More info to follow here on noiseofart.org soon…

2 Comments :, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , more...