Tiger Beer’s ‘Hidden Depths’ series continues, following a sell out shows with Ninja Tune at fabric and Hyperdub at Koko where the crowd were treated to a line-up that explored the influences and inspirations of two of the UK’s most innovative record labels.
Following a series of sell out shows with Ninja Tune at fabric and Hyperdub at Koko, Chris Goss and Azonica present the ‘Hidden Depths of Hospital’ mix in anticipation for the next show which is taking place at East London’s XOYO on Wednesday 25th July 2012.
The mix treats listeners to an educational selection of music from Hospital’s back catalogue featuring tracks from Netsky, Dagga, High Contrast, Cyantific and more.
TRACKLIST: 01. Future Homosapiens – Talk Box
02. MIST – Taking Over Me
03. Peter Nice Trio – Harp Of Gold (Mr Scruff Remix)
04. Landslide – It’s Not Over
05. DJ Kalm – Mirage
06. Tomahawk – Until Dawn
07. High Contrast – Global Love (Calibre Remix)
08. Dagga – Laughing Gas
10. Cyantific – 90
11. Makoto & TAK – Voyager
12. Netsky – Memory Lane
Track 9 in the track list has been left blank: guess the track name and win two tickets to the event by sending an email over to email@example.com with your answer and contact details before 12:00 Friday 20th July 2012.
Obviously though, it has now sold out. But don’t worry if you haven’t got your ticket yet, Capital FM and Vodafone are delighted to announce the ‘Take Your Seats’ competition.
In the draw there are Golden Circle tickets to the Ball, as well as lots of amazing goodies to be won.To unlock the goodies, all you need to do is scream about the comp on your Facebook and Twitter. The louder you scream, the bigger and better products you unlock.
You could win loads of other really good stuff.Click here to playand take your seat in the virtual Wembley Stadium and good luck!
In association with Black Atlantic, Tiger has created ’Hidden Depths’ – a series of club and live events that explore a different side of some of the UK’s most innovative record labels. The series of shows will blend live and club performances as each label curates a night to explore the influences that informed their conception, present their current leading lights and offer a glimpse into their future musical movements.
The series will launch at fabric on Wednesday 16th May with a takeover of Room 1 by the seminal label Ninja Tune, with a showcase of burgeoning new talent. The spectrum of imprints and artists they are involved with will be showcased, with the Ninja label itself taking centre stage. Sister labels Big Dada Records and Brainfeeder will also be represented to provide the audience with a night that delves into the depths of the Ninja Tune label.
The show includes a rare performance from Brainfeeder’s Thundercat, in what will be only be the second time he has played in the UK and his first headline show on these shores. Thundercat will be backed by the astonishing talents of Ninja affiliated artist Floating Points and new signing Slugabed, with Offshore representing Big Dada. This event is strictly for over-18s. Tiger Beer supports responsible drinking – find out more at www.drinkaware.co.uk
We have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader- just email firstname.lastname@example.org with NINJA on the subject bar and you’ll be entered into the draw. Deadline is 12:00 Friday 18th May. Good luck!
You can catch Dry The River at the next Energy Session (sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink) which is taking place at the Garage, Islington on the 15th of April and hosted by the guys at Time Out Live.
The Anglo/Norwegian four piece are on the cusp of great things, with an up-coming Shepherds Bush Empire gig in the offing and their debut album, Shallow Bed, set to drop in early March with their blend of emotion and musicality.
We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. All you need to do is email email@example.com with ‘Dry The River’ on the subject line, and we’ll pick a winner on Thursday 12th April 2012 and contact you.
Yup, today marks Alfitude’s second year of existence in this exciting, cruel and bizarre world that is the internet. Thank you to the 1/4 of a million people who’ve popped by since 2010. Thank you for making a silly hobby into something fantastic for me.
Are you around in London on 3rd February? Want to see these guys at Club NME at KOKO? I’m going, and the lovely people at KOKO have given me a couple of free tickets to give to you guys too.
To enter just email firstname.lastname@example.org with the title ‘KOKO’ on the header bar. I’ll pick a winner at random on the 24th January at 12:00 and drop the winner a line.
Visit KOKO’s website if you want to buy tickets here.
Sam Sure & Giacomo are a duo with their eyes set firmly on the top. The mixture of slamming production, hooky melodies and straight up heart felt lyrics demand you to sit up and pay attention. Immersed in music the pair consistently push the boundaries of what a hip hop act can do, to the point where their sound no longer conforms to one genre but is a melting pot of a million influences. Experimental in the studio and mad energetic live, this is a band to watch in 2011.
At High Fidelity in the Gallery: Fabio Lendrum is a 19-year-old, South-West London-raised musician who as 2010 rolled around was already celebrating his first Top 10 hit as a writer on Example’s song ‘Won’t Come Quietly’. However it’s his own catalogue of songs that demand attention. Having already performed some brilliantly received spots at Matter and Bestival and now signed in a worldwide deal with Warner Music, Fabio is busy juggling bringing his debut album to completion and DJing as much as he can.
Having announced its third project of 2011 last week, today RizLab sheds more light on the details of Project 3, put together by Ghostpoet and The D.O.T. Now that the recording of their collaboration ‘Trouble’ is complete they have set about creating a truly groundbreaking music video concept. The result is an interactive live-streamed music video.
Performed and shot in one take in front of a small audience, the ‘Trouble’ video shoot will be broadcast live online . Over the course of the track, ‘A or B’ options will be presented to the online audience and the favorite option will happen live in real-time to cause trouble for the artist during their one take performance.
Whether it’s an army of cheerleaders invading the stage or a water cannon fired at the artists they will have to deal with whatever is thrown at them.
With the chaos over, the resulting footage will be used to create a truly unique music video soon after. Learn more about the project or apply for tickets here.
I’m not going to say much about this because it’ll spoil the ending- just watch it in full and see what happens! What an awesome way of selling stuff AND making a statement. The track in the background is “There Is Hope” by Zoo Brazil. If you still don’t get it watch this.
This, in my eyes, is London’s prettiest building. It’s the Commonwealth Centre in Holland Park, and was shut down years ago. It’s soon to become the new home of the Design Museum, which I know for a fact will be the most amazing, stunning and exciting place in town. Walking past it last week, seeing it all asleep in the sun with trees taking over the landscape, derelict for such a long time, it still looked gorgeous. Something like a scene from a space age film from the 50’s. Fortunately, it’s a listed building so it’ll never see the sights of a bulldozer. A few more pics on my Flickr.
So this doesn’t really have anything to do with music but I thought it was so cool I had to post it on here. Visit Norway have put up this amazing game where you create and record your own Northern Lights. It’s so much fun. Norway rocks! Check it out here.
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.
In 2010, there were 363 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 479 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 422mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.
I could have a post for each of the above but it’s Christmas Eve and I’m too lazy, but I did manage to use up enough brain juice to upload pics on my Flickr from the recent snow-rape in London, and some from Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. I only got as far as the first couple of rides in that place before I gave up and went to play with the duckies… Check out here if you want.
I went to see this as an after-gym treat on my day off this week. After Toy Story 3, this is probably the best animation I’ve seen all year- and those little yellow minions are so cute it’s sick. The few songs by Pharrell Williams (of N.E.R.D) are lovely. I really hope they make a second film!
Design powerhouse Pentagram have opened up this amazing new font game where a psychiatrist asks you questions and then connects you to a font. Mine is the 1919 Van Doesburg. I didn’t agree at first, but after hearing what they had to say about this font I was convinced it was made for me! Check it out here… It’s so good!
First came the ‘Crack’ which (hilariously) had people falling in to big cracks in the Turbine Hall, and and Tate Modern are scattering 100 million unique glass sunflower seeds as part of Ai Weiwei’s new installation. I really like it, and it sends out lots of interesting and powerful messages… but MAJOR health hazard!
Update: As expected, it has shut down after just one week. No one choked but the dust from all the seeds got people coughing a little crazy. Oops!