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.
Thursday 23rd October 2014
RBMA presents: DJ Harvey
doors: 10pm – 3am
price: £20 advance
DJ Harvey (All Night Long)
via fabric Press Direct
As part of Union Chapel’s Open House Weekend, acclaimed solo artist Napoleon IIIrd is to produce a brand-new site-specific sound installation.
The installation will be produced from scratch in the run up to the Open House Weekend on the 20th and 21st September, and will run throughout the weekend. It will draw upon both the experience of those who regularly use and rely on and Union Chapel, and the fabric and history of the building itself.
The work will incorporate recorded words of people involved with the Margins Project – a homeless and crisis charity based at the chapel – as well others who attend and perform at Union Chapel, collecting their views, thoughts and feelings about their relationship with the building. These words will then be used as impetus for a composition, combined with music and sounds inspired by and created in the Union Chapel.
On the 21st, live music will be performed using the chapels unique Henry Willis organ, which has been recently restored, amongst other instruments. Collaborators include includes Tom Rogerson (Three Trapped Tigers) and artist Joanna McCormick.
Many people who regularly attend concerts at Union Chapel are completely unaware of the service and support that The Margins Project provides for people facing homelessness, crisis and isolation in the local community and beyond. The purpose of this installation is to connect the experience of Margins Project participants with the public visiting the building throughout the Open House Weekend, serving to increase public awareness of this important work. Charitable donations will be collected at the site.
Further information on the Margins Project can be found here.
Further information on Napoleon IIIrd can be found here
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He is currently working on the follow up to his widely acclaimed second album “Christiania” (“pure inspiration” – Sunday Times, “perfect” – NME, “rich, complex and beautiful” – MOJO).
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.
Neon Neon MySpace: www.myspace.com/neonx2
More on John DeLorean: http://eightiesclub.tripod.com/id305.htm