“The king of his domain.” - BBC Music
Soundcrash presents one of the most highly anticipated electronic music shows of 2012 asFlying Lotus lands in London to perform music from his long-awaited fourth studio album“Until the Quiet Comes”, live at The Troxy.
Composed, according to FlyLo, as “a collage of mystical states, dreams, sleep and lullabies”, “Until the Quiet Comes” has the distinct feel of this nocturnal trip. From the twitching descent into a subconscious state and the out-of-focus time-ether of the journey that follows, the sound is an unhinged, yet elegant evolution of the melodic and rhythmic interplay that is woven into the DNA of Flying Lotus’ aural personae.
His inimitable penchant for stylistic mingling and genre-melting has contributed significantly to shift music in a direction that makes intellectual leaps without forsaking the all-important heft of a bassline or unimpeded ‘swing’ of a drum beat – the same way so many masters of soul music have infused their songs for lovers and dancers with brilliant and heady subtext for decades.
upport on the night comes from Brainfeeder label mates Thundercat and Lapalux.
Tickets: £25 General Admission / £27.50 Late Buyers / Coach + After Party £10.00 available here… http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/flying-lotus-troxy/
Soundcrash presents… FLYING LOTUS “Until the Quiet Comes” Tour, live in London
Friday 16th November
490 Commercial Road
I have lost all motivation to carry on this ‘blog’. Not enough spare time between work and other things…
Anyway, upcoming over the next few weeks I shall mostly be attending;
Matt Corby @ Scala, Kings Cross - 21st November = http://www.communionmusic.co.uk/live/eventdetails/21-nov-12-matt-corby-scala/
Disclosure @ Plan B, Brixton - 6th December = http://www.planb-london.com/news/disclosure-announce-headline-show-at-plan-b/
Numbers Warehouse @ Oval Space, Kentish Town - 8th December = http://nmbrs.net/club/sat-8th-dec-london-warehouse-w-1-room-8-hours-6-secret-guests/
Nick Mulvey @ Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston - 12th December = http://www.communionmusic.co.uk/2012/10/nick-mulvey-live-at-servant-jazz-quarters-december-2012/
The XX @ Brixton Academy, Brixton - 16th December = http://www.o2academybrixton.co.uk/event/46297/the-xx-tickets
XTRA MILE SHOWCASE WITH FUTURE OF THE LEFT + MORE - TONIGHT! (SOLD OUT!)
In the sort of rashly debonair spirit which has characterised their eleven years thus far on this thing we call the Planet Earth the schemers behind Club Fandango are opening their arms and, more importantly, the doors of the Bull & Gate for the inaugural Labelled With Love Festival. This takes place in October 2012 and will be tied in with the second A.I.M. awards, which take place on October 29th, as well as the newly-launched monthly A.I.M. social event. As it was a heart-thumping 35 years ago when The Buzzcocks released ‘Spiral Scratch’, in one fell swoop inventing the leftfield independent release, we thought we should celebrate this anniversary by hosting 35 days of indie-themed autumnal chaos and inviting the finest independent labels of this and any other generation to showcase their wares. As you do.
On 16 October our friends at www.xtramilerecordings.com will be demonstrating what makes them special by showing off four of their current signings (and 2 more making it a night to remember) at the Bull & Gate in Kentish Town.
FUTURE OF THE LEFT
Formed in 2005, Cardiff. Kelson sang in Jarcrew, Falco and Jack played in Mclusky until before both bands split in early 2005. Original line-up also included Hywel Evans (the Truckers of Husk, also formerly of Jarcrew).
On one hand, Future Of The Left are a band much like many other bands are a band. Three men, wielding bits of wood and metal strung with strings and skin, often to be found playing to rooms of other men mildly intoxicated on watery dilutions of strong lager. On the other hand, however, you can take that most basic factual definition and dispose of it by any means deemed socially and legally acceptable by local fly-tipping laws. Here - this record - is why.
Future Of The Left’s second album, Travels With Myself And Another, is the physical representation/digital recording of a band perfecting what it means to be in a band: the tightest dynamics; the deftest and heaviest guitars; the sharpest wit; the best and most splendid clothes and hair. It is smart, not in the sense of young men cultivating fringes, posing in photographs reading Proust, but in its instinct and ingenuity, elegant fury and lyrical humour.
“Essentially we write pop music, just delivered in a louder, angrier and more angular way than most other ‘pop’ bands,” says Jack. “Hooks, vocally or musically, are always what we aim for but if there’s a great riff with no vocal melody then it’s discarded. Instrumental songs are not for us.”
He’s been described as “British pop’s street-poet laureate and unsung genius” (Sunday Times). His musical styles range from electronic synth-pop to moody piano-led folk. His live shows are near legendary as his story-telling lyrics capture audiences and transport you to the fascinating and enchanting world of Chris T-T.
Brighton’s Fighting Fiction – one of Xtra Mile’s newest signings - describe themselves as a four-piece punk rock band,and through support slots with Laura Marling, Frank Turner, and This Town Needs Guns, they’ve proved that they are all that and much more. In early 2012 they released their début, self-titled album after the critical acclaim for singles like Rock n Roll Is Dead and Its Corpse Is For Sale. Hurtling headlong into the year with their frantic, high-octane punk fuel, they aim to exhilarate audiences and continue growing the support they’ve garnered from DJs, critics, and fans alike.
With compere Beans On Toast and Sonic Boom Six DJs.
Elijah vs Shiftee - UK Meets USA
I met Shiftee when I was out in NYC earlier this year and thought it would be cool to present a mixtape of some great U.S Rap and Grime alongside the stuff im currently playing. So we did.
DJ Shiftee is a DMC Champion from New York with a degree from Harvard who works at Dubspot in Manhattan, and runs the Hot Mom USA label.
1. UK Meets USA Devil Mix Intro
2. Royal-T - Music Please ft. Merky Ace
3. Darq E Freaker - Blueberry ft. Danny Brown
4. Clicks & Whistles - Southern Slaw x JME - 96 Fuckries
5. Bloom - Quartz (Starkey Remix)
6. Royal-T - Gully Funk
7. Cosmic Revenge - Damn Girl
8. Preditah - Nosy Parker Butterz VIP x Trillville ft. Lil Jon - Neva Eva
9. Preditah - Circles VIP
10. Wiley - Step 1
11. Starkey ft. Trim - DPMO
12. Mayhem - Make You Twerk Instrumental x Meyhem Lauren - Terminal Illness ft. A.G. the Coroner
13. Carrie Wilds - Going Down x Terror Danjah - Trojan
14. Jason Burns - Psalms x Trim - I Am
15. Trim - I Am (Chrissy Murderbot Remix)
16. Swindle - Forest Funk x Killer Mike - Go!
17. Rx & Shiftee - Act Out! (Mr. Mitch Remix) x ASAP Rocky - Peso
18. Darq E Freaker - Ironside x Nas - The Don
19. Rude Kid - Summer
20. Shiftee & Badman Shark - EKG Riddim x Action Bronson - Get Off My P.P.
21. Shiftee & Badman Shark - EKG Riddim (Spooky Remix)
22. Spooky - Code 9 (Star Eyes Remix)
23. Champion - Crystal Meth x Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire - Galactus Redux
24. Terror Danjah & Ruby Lee Ryder - Full Attention (Royal-T Remix) x Danny Brown - Grown Up
25. Noah D - Let Yourself Go ft. P Money
26. Teddy - Ringworm x EL-P - The Full Retard
27. Skepta - Tinchy Stryder
28. Siyoung - Baby Grand x Cotti ft. P Money - Going To War
29. Swindle & Takura - Have A Go x Trick Daddy - Shut Up ft. Trina, Deuce Poppi, & Co
30. Terror Danjah - Zumpi Hunter (Falty DL Refunk) x JME - Murking
Urban Nerds Carnival Special - Saturday 25th August - 22:00-06:00
Urban Nerds are back with our annual Carnival Special; the biggest bass fuelled Notting Hill Carnival warm-up party in London, hands down!
Room one | Urban Nerds
SW4 Festival - Preview
Putting aside the fact that SW4 has notoriously bad sound (because that’s what everyone loves to complain about), it is actually a very well thought out, well prepared festival that I for one am looking forward to. I am only attending the Sunday this year, as with last year, and again you will probably get those that will cast an opinion without listening over the days and blanket them as ‘the shit day’ or ‘the good day’.
The Sunday line up, looks, incredible. I am going to have a hard time choosing what to attend based on the different genres that are there. It will be a complete toss up between what I attend simply to see how funny it is, or what I actually want to see. A lot of this will fall down to how I feel on the day.
Public Enemy [The 25th Anniversary World Tour - UK festival exclusive]
Skream & Benga feat Sgt Pokes & Youngman
+ very special guest: Steve Angello
There are a few stand out names here. Benga & Skream always bring it when they play live; fuck the haters that say Skream has lost it or only makes brostep, his sets are unpredictable and if Benga steers clear of any Example vocals the set could be a winner. Skrillex is the other act that everyone is obviously keen to see and I have to admit I have warmed to the fucker - the crowd are going to lap this up and I want to be a witness to what will go down.
DJ MAGAZINE ARENA HOSTED BY TOGETHER IN ASSOCIATION WITH VIEW LONDON
2 Many DJs (DJ set)
Simian Mobile Disco
Brodinski & Gesaffelstein B2B
This is where it becomes challenging. I have seen these acts before and I know how good they are. Erol Alkan at Creamfields 2 years ago, SMD at Reading a few years back, 2 Many DJs at Bugged Out weekender… all easy slot nicely into place as the best electronic music acts I have seen behind The Prodigy at Brixton Academy back in 2006.
ALL GONE PETE TONG ARENA IN ASSOCIATION WITH PULSE RADIO
Maya Jane Coles
Jaymo & Andy George
Jesse James & Johnny Bloomfield
Big Tech-House names on here, but with the Bugged Out at Field Day providing a lot of my Tech-house fill, and Eastern Electrics topping me off, the only draws at this tent is Maya Jane Coles and Seth Troxler who I am yet to see in a state that I can remember. Huge clashes with other stages though and these will probably take a back seat.
RAM 20TH ANNIVERSARY IN ASSOCIATION WITH DRUM & BASS ARENA & GET DARKER
Andy C Alive
Absolutely no time for this tent with the exception of Bro-gore & Jack Beats. I completely forgot that Doctor P and Flux Pavillion were still going! I think this will be the busiest tent of the day…
If you’re going, who are you looking forward to seeing?
…and SW4 doesn’t tickle your fancy, or if you are looking for a night out before, stay tuned as I will post up a couple of nights happening here in the capital.
Royal-T will release his debut album on September 3rd.
Simply titled Rinse Presents: Royal-T, the album follows an eventful few years for the young producer, with releases on rising UK labels like Butterz and No Hats No Hoods. Since then, he’s landed a weekly Thursday night slot on Rinse FM and played in the US for the first time. Though Mark Taylor originally emerged with a melodic take on grime á la the rest of the Butterz roster, he’s since developed a taste for garage that comes to the fore on his first LP.
Rinse Presents: Royal-T comes on the heels of three previous Rinse Presents LPs, including this year’s efforts from Roska and Brackles. The album features all previously unreleased tracks, aside from “Inside The Ride,” which came out as a single earlier this year. The LP also features guest appearances from grime vocalist P Money, Terror Danjah and fellow Rinse jock Roska.
01. Cruel To Be Kind feat. P Money
02. Inside The Ride
03. Music Box feat. Terror Danjah
04. Gully Funk
05. Missing Aurora
06. Work Your Body feat. Roska
07. Don’t Call Me Baby
08. Music Please
09. Space Cowboy
10. You Saved Me
Rinse will release Rinse Presents: Royal-T on September 3rd, 2012.
Nicolas Jaar - Too Many Kids Finding Rain In The Dust—
Bloc Party - Flux (With Special Intro)
Now I hate phones at gigs (put it down and enjoy yourself!), but for this I will make an exception. Huge intro. What a massive vibe.
Ridiculous stall. So tasty. Could of stood there all day.
Made some good purchases this week, aside from the mountain of cheese pictured above.
Bloc Weekender - 06/07 - London Pleasure Gardens
Hot Chip - 19/10 - Brixton Academy
Bloc Party - 20/10 - Cambridge Corn Exchange
I believe this makes it 4 festivals in just over 5 weeks. Fucking lucky to get Bloc Party tickets too as they sold out within 2 minutes of going on sale.
Also booked up Berlin for the end of July, so if anyone knows of any good clubs in Berlin that I should check out, drop us a message.