Following the success of the launch in November the Wild Life night returns on Friday 9th March. Wildlife brings a night of Tech, House, and Garage. Taking place in Designersblock, a discreet and unique venue in Hoxton, still to be discovered by many of the locals its well worth checking out.
Headliners Disclosure are returning fresh from their European tour supporting SBTRKT, counting Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw as fans they are currently receiving lots of airplay on Radio 1, XFM and Kiss FM. Amongst others F.E.A.R will be supporting, an emerging talent from West London fresh from BPM festival in Mexico, their unique style is getting them noticed and 2012 is destined to be a very big year for them.
A laid back, party atmosphere awaits, expect an eclectic mix of music, Jungle Juice cocktails and Hoxton hipster attendance.
Rich Thrift, Creative Director for Channel 5 says: “This is great opportunity for bands to get a slick music promo for nothing. Simple. We have a wealth of directors who have worked on all kinds of clips for a variety of artists over the years and they have been loving the tracks we have been getting in since SUYM started. The idea came from them itching to work with some of these bands. You bring the music and we’ll make it look amazing.”
The successful bands will win a brainstorm session with the team of creative promo producers and a creative director, and spend a day using all the resources on offer to shoot the music video
To apply for the competition register with SentricMusic.com and upload your music.
Following the success of last years debut compilation ‘Future Balearica’, NEEDWANT have just released a follow up which we are enjoying at neon. Hopefully this should herald the return of the summer, wherever it has got to!
The compilation presents a fresh perspective on Balearica, effortlessly transcending the boundaries between Indie, Dance, Disco and Chillwave. In true Balearic spirit, tracks by a myriad of bands and DJs, including Chad Valley, Beat Connection, Houses, Todd Terje and Health, are seamlessly blended into a melting pot of sunny dance rhythms that serve as the perfect soundtrack to the summer.
Production duo FETE, which includes Future Disco’s head honcho Sean Brosnan, take control of arrangements, digging out the freshest Balearic sounds they can find. Find Future Balaerica on Facebook and YouTube.
Following on from our previous post about the ‘Lonely C’ video competition – here is our favourite entry from CONTENTed films, created by Neil Dowling, an Irish writer and director and Nils Clauss a German cinematographer & director with a background in photography and graphic design.
The video shoot took place on a small farm in Jeollabuk-do province, South Korea in February 2011. The storyline was conceived in response to the song lyrics which tell of an unrequited love or a longing that can’t be satisfied or consummated.
This cover of the Joy Division classic ‘She’s Lost Control’ is an amazing song with an exceptional music video released by the South African producer.
The video was directed by Pieter Hugo and Michael Cleary and explores township cults, street preachers and teen gangs. Shot on location in a squatted train boarding house in Langa, Cape Town it features a cast of local neighborhood kids.
Spoek Mathambo has been pioneering a progressive take on African music for the last few years via his DJing, solo and live band projects and with work like this we are looking forward to more.
FutureEverything will be arriving in Manchester in May for its sixteenth year, divided into Music, Art and Conference the event will showcase what is going on in creative new technologies.
The Music profiles musical pioneers and ground-breaking talent with gigs across the city and a festival-long music hub at the Umbro Design Space in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
The Art programme features world premieres, exhibitions and urban installations including some twisted transport courtesy of Agents of Change.
The FutureEverything Ideas see visionary speakers explore the interface between technology, society and culture. Among the topics for 2011 are what open data means for journalism, why games create new digital ideas and how participative media is spurring community engagement.
Check out this amazing video from FutureEverything 2010 where Agents of Change transformed huge wall at The Sharp project in Manchester for the Future Everything festival. The entire project was broadcast live on the internet, with clues to its location being gradually released, culminating in a public opening on the last day of the festival.
Blakula is the soundtrack to a black funky vampire that has been unfrozen in 70′s New York. In this urban backdrop Blakula ventures out and explores the city as he begins to become more and more human with his wild exploits; dancing with Andy Warhol at Studio 54, jamming with Miles Davis, dating Vanessa Del Rio and dabbling with heavy drugs.
The synthesized strings and eerie baselines of ‘Permanent Midnight’ draws a picture of the Vampire’s slow adventure through a dark yet vibrant city. As there is no actual film to accompany this funk/voodoo enlaced album the soundtrack gives listeners the opportunity for their minds to wonder and visualise this modern Gothic narrative.
Available now on Bear Funk. Here’s a snippet of ‘Blood Supreme’: