Acroplane are one of my favourite labels at the moment, especially with their for paid for releases this year. So here’s a mix by Paul Acroplane mixing up raved up electronics from techno to hip hop. He’s also done an interview for the excellent EPM guys. Look out for their event in October with Monster X if you’re in or able to get to Belfast for the 8th October.
Taken from Surgeon‘s AV/Live show at Fabrick in Spain earlier this year. I particularly like the VHS cut up style here, not over digitised and very trippy. Just posted in our events section you can see Surgeon in London next at Metroplex 25th Birthday at Fabric in a couple of weeks. Well worth checking out although he’s not billed as AV/Live for this particular event.
Recorded live at Corsica Studios earlier this year at Handsthreeohthree held by Luke Handsfree to celebrate his 30th birthday. Again Matt stole the show, however the rest of the music all night from Datasette, Mark Archer EDMX and Luke was superb. Matt’s next live set and last for a while will be next Friday at Corsica Studios for Bleep43 alongside the mighty Urban Tribe more info here.
Last week saw the re-launch of the new Bloc website as wheels get in motion for the next weekender spectacular in 2011. It’s also going to be the 5th birthday of Bloc, to be held at Butlins again the weekend of 11th – 13th March.
The crew have announced a massive launch party in Bristol for next month with Green Velvet Claude Von Stroke, Andrew Weatherall, Ramadanman, Scuba, Appleblim, Al Tourette, Julio Bashmore, Vent, Joe Hart, Placid and Damien Schneider. I reckon it’s fairly safe to assume some of these guys will be playing the main festival itself although nothing official regarding that has been released from the Bloc camp. News on that to follow. I can’t wait!
You can buy tickets for the main event now from here and also for the launch party here.
Just today Mike Dred shared this early mix tape via his Soundcloud in an effort to raise funds to master for a new release. Please enjoy this mix and message him via his Soundcloud account to offer donations.
Here’s what he says about it:
Enjoy this DJ Mix recorded from early 1989. Features the classic mix I performed of Doug Lazy rapping over War of the Worlds by Ben Liebrand at 39m30s. Also lots of other nice tracks from the time.(2x Technics SL1200 MKII Turntables and a Radioshack Mixer.) High quality files of all my mix tapes between 88 and 94 are available on request for a few pounds each. I need to raise almost 1k to Master the new Super Audio LP.
We’ve been talking about it for a while and last night we set up a new events section for null+void. Too often there’s multiple events in multiple cities on a given weekend and there’s not enough room on the blog to give space to all the events that we want to support. You’ll have to subscribe again to a seperate RSS feed until we get a master one sorted out for the blog / events and podcast. We’ll still be highlighting certain events in the main blog.
We have a stunning new piece of banner art from Bristol based illustrator Ben Whight, he’s supplied artwork for many a party flyer and record cover. What can I say? His nightmarish mutant robots won over our hearts.
Baconhead debuted on leading net label Acroplane earlier this year with their digital release Soap EP – 4 crunked tracks of synth driven hip hop bass to great reception. They are now preparing for their first physical release sharing the record with Shepherd for a limited edition 7″ for Umbrelladelika Records. This mix done for the new Acroplane podcast is based around weird and wonderful gltiched up bass and electronic sci fi journey fest and features previews of the aforementioned single. Enjoy!
Watch out for UBD004 – Baconhead/Shepherd EPdropping on 24th September which also coincides with a live show in Brussels.
Collectable toy makers Bitbots in association with Playlounge tomorrow present a show with their high collectable vinyl figure Jinny who over 40 artists have been commissioned to paint. The show also includes animated films including the figure set in some quite out there story lines.
Contributing artists alongside Stuart Witter one of Null+Void’s previous banner artists, include Triclops Studio, Doktor A and Jon Burgerman. Check out the gallery on the Bitbots website to see what they’ve done.
Announced today is a one of show from iconic visual experimentor and artist Chris Cunningham at Camden based art and music centre The Roundhouse on 24th February 2011.
Cunningham is joined by guests 16bit and Factory floor, setting an exciting president for the evening’s music. The latter I’ve only just discovered through their billing to this event have recently released a limited edition vinyl of hypnotic analogue drone tracks. Well worth checking out. The release, Wooden Box, (via Spotify), they are also playing live in November at this gig at the Lexington.
Earlier this year Cunningham performed three 75 minute live audio visual shows in Brighton, Manchester and London events where he was able to have complete creative control over all the elements, the visual presentation, film and audio, I’ve included a video above to show a small insight into how he presented the work. But who knows what will be involved this time round, there are no furthar details about what the show will actually involve.
Ever since I first discovered this show at the beginning of Null+Void’s existence back in December 2008 I’ve been a big fan of its’ music and its’ sillyness. Typically made for occassional broadcast over holiday periods this time from the fictional Electronica Festival of Felchford in Kent.