DJ Harvey (All Night Long) Thursday 23rd October 2014

Forming a further part of our 15th Birthday celebrations, Red Bull Music Academy has announced that DJ Harvey will be steering his disco-fueled road trip straight into Farringdon on Thursday 23rd October. Fresh from receiving the prestigious ‘Outstanding Contribution’ Award at this year’s Ibiza DJ Awards, Harvey’s unfaltering commitment to the beat continues with a tour that sees him perform shows here at fabric in London ahead of dates in Manchester and at Simple Things Festival in Bristol.

After delivering his signature, hypnotic blend of disco, Balearica, rock’n’roll and electro-funk at RBMA stages at Lovebox and Bestival, the allegiance continues with this 3-stop road trip. Kicking off here Harvey inaugurates the tour with an ‘all night long’ special, taking to the decks for five hours of unadulterated Bassett grooves.

Never one for resting on his laurels, Cambridge-born, Hawaii-dwelling Harvey Bassett is a man of many talents. Be it bringing legendary New York DJs such as Larry Levan, Kenny Carpenter and Francois Kevorkian to British ears at his ‘Moist’ night in London; remixing prowess for the likes of Jamiroquai, The Police, Ian Brown and more; his now cult-followed Sarcastic Disco nights in Los Angeles; or his latest venture, a new album under the alias Wildest Dreams, a more instrument-led output inspired by the ‘landscape of L.A.’ and featuring his own vocals.

A long-standing supporter of Red Bull Music Academy, Harvey was an early lecturer at the 2005 edition of the Academy in Seattle. In 2012, after a self-imposed exile of over ten years, he made his UK comeback with RBMA at London’s Oval Space and as part of the Warehouse Project Series in Manchester, blowing away the crowds at sold-out shows, and affirming his near-mythical status with yet another flawless feat of DJ endurance, echoed shortly afterwards with a stellar headline set at the RBMA stage at SonarDome.

FULL LISTING:

Thursday 23rd October 2014
RBMA presents: DJ Harvey
tickets: fabriclondon.com
doors: 10pm – 3am
price: £20 advance

ROOM ONE:
DJ Harvey (All Night Long)

 

via fabric Press Direct

Vök will release their Tension

The MuseBox Records today announced the signing of Iceland’s Vök . While the young trio and their dreamy electronica pop have held the attention of their native Icelandic press since 2013, international fans are now starting to take notice. This fall Vök will release”Tension,” their debut EP on The MuseBox Records. A tour of the United States in support of the record will follow. More information on Vök is available on the band’s official Facebook page.

Shortly after forming, Vök won an annual band contest, “Músíktilraunir,” which is the Icelandic version of a battle of the bands. The third member, guitarist Ólafur Alexander, joined the band shortly thereafter. Vök has since been generating significant hype in the vibrant music scene of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík. With a sound mainly comprised of soft electronics and melodic vocals, guitar also plays a prominent role in Vök’s sound and places Vök a bit more in the realm of indie-electro, thus resulting in comparisons to Florence and the Machine, The XX, and The Knife.

Billy Bragg keeps the faith

Taken from Billy Bragg’s new album ‘Mr Love & Justice’ (out this week), ‘I Keep Faith’ is released on 17th March on Cooking Vinyl.

You can watch the video here:

www.cookingvinyl.com/video/i_keep_faith_high.wmv

www.cookingvinyl.com/video/i_keep_faith_mid.wmv

www.cookingvinyl.com/video/i_keep_faith_low.wmv

Billy Bragg is playing tonight at the Roundhouse and he’ll also be playing a string of UK dates in April/May. Here are full dates:

Billy Bragg (in-store) 03.07.08 LONDON HMV

Billy Bragg 04.23.08 LONDON Barbican Hall

Billy Bragg 04.24.08 BRISTOL Colston Hall

Billy Bragg 04.25.08 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall

Billy Bragg 04.27.08 GLASGOW ABC

Billy Bragg 04.29.08 GATESHEAD The Sage

Billy Bragg 04.30.08 SHEFFIELD City Hall

Billy Bragg 05.02.08 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall

Billy Bragg 05.03.08 READING The Hexagon

Billy Bragg 05.04.08 LINCOLN The Engine Shed

http://www.mrloveandjustice.net/

Neon Neon announce UK debut live date

Fabric – 20th March

Neon Neon, debut UK live date
Welsh musical maverick Gruff Rhys and LA based electronic/hip-hop producer Boom Bip will be lighting up London on 20th March with their first ever Neon Neon UK live date.  The headline performance takes place at the capitals Fabric nightclub and with Chrome Hoof, Erol Alkan and Four Tet also on the bill the event promises to be a cracking start to the Easter weekend.

Stainless Style album, out 17th March
Neon Neons Fabric showcase comes 3 days after the release of their debut album, Stainless Style – a highly creative slice of conceptual power-pop inspired by the incredible life of the worlds first playboy engineer, John DeLorean.  Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip are joined on the record by a host of talented guests, including; Fab Moretti from The Strokes, Yo Majesty, Har Mar Superstar, The Magic Numbers and Spank Rock.  The end result was recently described as a terrific collaboration [4 out of 5] by Q magazine, has caused the NME to forewarn their readers to miss it at your peril, and been awarded 4 out of 5 reviews by both Uncut and The Observer Music Monthly.

I Lust U single, out 24th March
Neon Neons fully polished Stainless Style album will be closely followed by the release of their I Lust U single.  An ice cool duet between Gruff and guest vocalist Cate Le Bon, I Lust U is a lovelorn-lament underpinned throughout by Boom Bips stylish, snyth-lead production.  The song can be heard here, and the video viewed here.

Neon Neon are also performing at this years SXSW festival in Austin Texas, and further releases and Neon Neon UK live dates will be announced soon.

Links
Neon Neon MySpace:  www.myspace.com/neonx2
More on John DeLorean: http://eightiesclub.tripod.com/id305.htm

Wakestock at Woodstock

27th – 29th June / Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
4th – 6th July / Abersoch, North Wales

TICKETS ON SALE: Friday 29th February at 9am

Wakestock 2008, Europe’s largest and most successful wakeboard music festival, is proud to announce Groove Armada, The Streets, Supergrass, Funeral for a Friend, The Hoosiers, Hadouken, Young Knives, Metronomy, Jazzie B and Audio Bullys plus a load more are all confirmed to perform this year. Not only this, but Wakestock, sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink, have also announced a second date and a new prestigious location within the amazing grounds of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, from 27th – 29th June 2008. It is the first time that a contemporary music festival has been held within the grounds of Blenheim Palace and the Wakestock organisers are thrilled to have found such a fantastic venue for their second festival.

Now in its 9th sell out year, Wakestock Abersoch, North Wales (4th – 6th July 2008) and the new Wakestock Blenheim Palace promise to serve up a double helping of strong rip roaring music, world class wakeboarding, on-site camping and a weekend full of exhilarating on and off water entertainment. Better than that, whichever Wakestock visitors choose this year, the best scenery and the coolest festival sites are guaranteed.  Abersoch boasts stunning beaches with some incredible shore breaks, and the site at Blenheim Palace sits within the awe-inspiring Parkland next to the picturesque lakes.

Wakeboarding is the world’s fastest growing watersport with over 3 million participants worldwide. Wakeboarding began back in the 1970’s when surfers who were bored of waiting for the waves began pulling their boards behind a speedboat with a ski rope. The summer equivalent to snowboarding, wakeboarding has now grown hugely over the past 10 years and is no longer the little brother of the boardsports world. If you add on the wakeskating community you have a boardsports family that outnumber surfers by more then two to one.  The riding you see at Wakestock includes an elite selection of some of the world’s best riders, you get the opportunity to see them throw down massive tricks, and hit some of the biggest slider rails in any competition right in front of the crowds. The spectators are able to see every slide, every trick and every stack whilst standing only metres away from the action – wakeboarding at this level is an awesome spectator sport.

“2008 is going to be the Year of Wakestock!” says Wakestock Founder, Mark Durston. “We’ve built the festival up over the last 8 years in Abersoch to be a really cool mix of the world’s best wakeboarders, bands & DJ’s right at the forefront of the live music scene and a lifestyle that is unrivalled by any other festival! With the help of Stuart Galbraith, CEO of Kilimanjaro, to develop the festival and to add a second venue as stunning as Blenheim Palace was an opportunity we’ve relished. The grounds at Blenheim Palace, as a festival venue, are first class. Add to this a stunning lake sat right in front of the Palace and you have the perfect setting to showcase the coolest sport on water”.

The creator of Download and Wireless festivals, Stuart Galbraith, believes Wakestock represents the future of festivals: “Everyone knows the British festival calendar is getting busier each year and promoters need to deliver more than just a good stage line up. Wakestock combines this package with its programme of world class wakeboarding, music and full on entertainment that music artists have been keen to sign up to”

It’s the first time that Blenheim Palace has played host to such a unique event and Chief Executive, John Hoy, believes that the World Heritage setting provides an ideal backdrop for Wakestock “We are delighted to have the opportunity to add this exciting event to our calendar and to stage an event geared specifically for the younger audience who will attend. We are really looking forward to working closely with the organisers and to welcoming all visitors to the event”.

Tickets will officially go on sale on Friday 29th March at 9am with a “weekend” ticket priced at £85 and a “weekend with camping” ticket at £110 (booking fee and P&P not included)

Ticket master: Blenheim 0844 847 2437 Abesrsoch 0844 847 2439

www.ticketmaster.co.uk