April 19, 2013
X-Press 2 / Prins Thomas / Hot Since 82 / Lumi / Balou & JDP
Saturday 27th April 2013
After the success of its first two sold-out events, Ritual returns to west London for a third instalment of outstanding electronic music. Injecting Chelsea with a healthy dose of house and electro, Ritual at Under The Bridge will see the legendary dance music duo X-Press 2 take to the decks. X-Press 2 are club culture royalty and house music pioneers who are cited as a key influence by all the major players riding the resurgent house music wave and they remain as relevant today as when they first appeared on the scene in 1992. X-Press 2 are joined by Norwegian ‘space-disco’ DJ and record producer Thomas Moen Hermansen who goes under the alias Prins Thomas and Leeds-based deep house DJ and producer Hot Since 82 who is one of the hottest names on the scene right now. Also appearing will be Balou & JDP and live electronic act Lumi as Ritual at Under The Bridge continues to bring electronic legends and future trail blazers to its west London home Under The Bridge.
Ritual at Under The Bridge is a monthly night from the team behind Tempo Tantrum and The Music League championing the best in electronic music, taking place at stylish and recently launched west London music venue Under the Bridge. Bringing forward-thinking line-ups to an area of London which has historically only catered for a mainstream crowd, Ritual is quickly becoming the rite of passage for any electronic music enthusiast, showcasing the best sounds across the electronic spectrum including house, techno, electro, breaks, funky, disco and bass.
Brought together by two ambitious females with a wealth of experience within the music industry, Ritual at Under The Bridge is described to be the night the East London party is moved to the West side of town. It is set to become an essential game-changer for the electronic music scene, combining the highest calibre of electronic artists with state of the art sound and visuals, in what will be an utterly unique and memorable clubbing experience.
Ritual 9pm- 3am
Under The Bridge
Tickets available via Resident Advisor or EventBrite. You can also follow Ritual on Facebook and Twitter.
“If they carry on with line-ups like this, west London may have a new institution on its hands”
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
“Bringing some Kingsland Road flavour to the Kings Road area”
TIME OUT LONDON
“A new night is tipped to bring the coolness back to
the other side of the city”
April 16, 2013
Lindsey Bull’s third solo exhibition brings together an impressive series of delicate, small-scale paintings which address notions of disguise and transformation. Investigating the seen and the hidden, Lindsey Bull In Disguise runs from 2nd – 19th May at High House Gallery, Clanfield, Oxfordshire.
Bull paints in oil on canvas to present figures that are often masked, hooded or in some way concealed. They enact undefined movements, formed from abstract, undulating rhythms of the brush stroke. These are figures that are in flux, fleetingly tangible, yet at the same time abstracted and unknowable. They rest in a perpetual state of disguise.
Throughout her practice Bull explores these perceptions of reality and illusion, investigating fragmentary instances where the real merges with the fantastical. She draws upon a lexicon of imagery, from books on witchcraft and cults, to silent film stills and occult magazines, to explore a history of practices that shift the everyday into realms of spiritual, ritualistic or psychedelic perception.
Space also plays an important part in Bull’s paintings. Her figures are often enveloped by spaces that feel simultaneously familiar and unreal, sliding in to an abstract and undulating form that reflects the figure’s alternate state of perception.
Lindsey Bull In Disguise Exhibition runs Thu 2 to Sun 19th May 2013
Gallery hours: Thu to Sun: 11am – 5pm
High House, Main Street, Clanfield, Oxon OX18 2SH
This Bomb The Bass Wandering Star music video is a peek at the new Bomb The Bass album ‘In The Sun’ from the ‘Wandering Star EP’. The video was directed by Eni Brandner.
April 9, 2013
Samsung have just released Introducing Samsung GALAXY S4 a video which shows off the new models improved capabilities.
The smartphone’s new features include: an immersive Full HD Super Amo Display with an impressive 441 pixels per inch on a 5″ expanded screen (originally 4.8 on the Galaxy S3), a slimmer body now just 7.9mm and only weighing a tiny 130 gm.
Visually this new smartphone has a more premium stylish finish than it’s predecessor and is available in Black Mist and White Frost colours.
Internally the video demonstrates ‘AirView’ a video preview feature, ‘SmartPause’ an intelligent video pausing feature and ‘WatchOn’ a TV streaming feature along with a feature many of us in the UK will appreciate with our terrible weather – the ability to use the touch screen while wearing gloves!
There are several other interesting features too and we recommend watching the video so you can have a look for yourselves, especially if you are considering your next handset and view a lot of content on the go!
Introducing Samsung GALAXY S4 article sponsored by Samsung all words by neon.
March 14, 2013
Here is a brand new music video from Hiatus for his new single ‘We Can Be Ghosts Now’ which is released on the 29th April 2013.
Directed by Tom Jobbins, this heart warming stop frame animation video gently accompanies singer Shura who featured on his first release ‘Fortunes Fool’.
The track is taken from forthcoming album Parklands released on the 13th May 2013.
Hiatus We Can Be Ghosts Now
March 1, 2013
YesKing ‘Overproof’ is a great new music video by neon faves YesKing and a brand new single from ‘Re-Record Not Fade Away…’ the follow up to their superb debut album released on March 11th 2013 on BBE Music.
The album can be pre-ordered via iTunes now.
February 28, 2013
The folks at Samsung have created a nice short video called ‘Samsung GALAXY Note II How to Draw Ralph’ to show people just how user friendly the Samsung Galaxy Note II is when it comes to a little bit of mobile animation.
Ok, so we may not all be as skilled at drawing as the star of this video Bill Schwab who animated the last Disney movie called ‘Wreck it Ralph’. But Bill does a very good job of showing us how easy it is to create your own animations using some of the interesting features of the new GALAXY Note II.
In the video Bill draws his character Ralph from scratch and imports other characters into his sketch. He also shows how to use the lasso tool to cut and paste the Wreck It Ralph logo onto his sketch.
We don’t own one of these yet but the video certainly offers a compelling reason for us to get our creative juices flowing and give the device a try when we get the chance. Take a look for yourselves:
There is also a competition worth entering online via findralph.com. The competition asks people to complete a missing Ralph poster for a chance to win a GALAXY Note II and exclusive goodie bags.
Article sponsored by Samsung all words by neon.
February 21, 2013
neon are more than impressed with the latest offering from fabric: fabric 68 Petre Inspirescu.
Petre Inspirescu is a well travelled Romanian artist used to arduous journeys to find his source material as he quotes:
“Growing up in a small city requires patience and total commitment to your dreams, so time stretches and opens the horizon. My family never restricted me from my activities so I guess I was lucky enough that I could choose my path.”
It was support from Cadenza label boss Luciano and Ricardo Villalobos who we are also fans of at neon that caught our attention. With such influential support we had to give this a listen and are glad we did.
The mix is quite unique offering minimal techno which features classical instruments from strings such as the violin and cello to the piano. Our favourite track the stunning ‘Anima’ is worth the retail price all by itself!
Here is a small video preview to get you started:
Mix available to buy now from the Fabric Store
January 25, 2013
The first London underground journey took place on 9th January 1863 between Paddington and Farringdon on the Metropolitan Railway and now whizzes 1,107 million passengers around the capital every year.
To celebrate the Tube’s 150th anniversary The Park Lane Hotel have designed a London Underground Afternoon Tea, served in their Art Deco lounge Palm Court.
The Tea begins with a refreshing Metropolitan 1863 cocktail, a blend of Beefeater 24 gin and blackcurrant tea. Beefeater was specifically chosen as it produced very close to Kennington Station and was founded by James Burrough who bought his first London distillery in 1863, the same year the London Underground was born.
The sandwiches and savouries are designed to honour a different element of the Underground and include a ‘London Bridge’ roll, ‘Gloucester Road’ tart, ‘Royal Oak’ bagel and a delicious saffron ‘Circle and District Line’ roulade with coronation chicken and spinach.
Homemade plain and fruit scones are then served with ‘Limehouse’ Curd and ‘Victoria’ Plum Jam and clotted cream along with London Underground pastries. ‘Bank’ Pound Cake, ‘Paddington’ cake, ‘Swiss (Roll) Cottage’ and the star of the collection is a perfect ‘Victoria’ orange sponge.
TIP: Ask for a table in the sofa area and take note of the back-to-front hotel entrance; the hotel was actually designed to welcome people from Brick Street.
The London Underground Tea is made to order so must be requested in advance.
Available until 10th February 2013
3pm-6pm on weekdays and 2pm-6pm at weekends
£41 per person
Call The Palm Court on 0207 290 7328 or click here more information
The Park Lane Hotel
Piccadilly, W1J 7BX)