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BE @ PROUD + CLUB NME @ KOKO + ELECTROVISION

January 26, 2009

This weekend brings my last performance at Be (Proud Galleries), for a few weeks. It’s been a brilliant month-long residency featuring some outstanding new bands (last week’s Wave Machines, and the week before’s Flyin’ High, are destined for a big 2009). Norwegian electropop minx Annie‘s DJ set for Be’s low-key birthday event delighted with a […]

ELECTROVISION

January 15, 2009

Cafe 1001 was pretty buzzing for a Monday night in January when Dr. Mo‘s occasional live AV night Electrovision set up shop in the back bar on the 12th. I grabbed a few words each with video lovelies neones, Bopa, Oli Sorenson, Pikilpita, Prickimage, Kodek, Mowgli, Subpixel, and DJ Silverio Funk in between some accomplished […]

V&A LATE – OCT 31

November 10, 2008

Cybersonica took over the V&A for one of their popular French Connection V&A Late nights on October 31st, showcasing a spectacular array of electronic and interactive art installations and performances. I would have uploaded this footage sooner but I’ve been down in Brighton for a week with Cybersonica and 15 incredible artists (more on this […]

Cybersonica 08

October 6, 2008

via Cybersonica 08. This Friday Fat Butcher will be returning to the FleaPit in East London to contribute to Cybersonica ’08, formerly the Çonic Social; a regular sociable celebration of art, sound, and technology. Loosely themed around the idea of ‘In 3-D’, the night promises a number of surprises from some unheard of and established […]

AV Social @ The BFI

September 28, 2008

Way back in late summer 2005, the South bank was the site of my first ever VJ gig. On Friday night, just up the towpath, NE1co’s AV Social installed itself into the main foyer of the BFI with a healthy lineup including Dan Tait, Oli Sorenson, 8bit tinkers Steve & Pikilpita, and Quayola. Oli played […]

We, Like You / Sound on Vision

September 22, 2008

Another busy weekend, punctuated with meaningless snacks. I got really lost in the Bays, who kicked off a breathless hour-long jam, segueing nimbly between songs without hesitation on Saturday night for Production London’s first We, Like You night at 93 Feet East, which brings big names in breakbeat, dnb and electro to intimate spaces. I […]

KABLAMMO

June 6, 2008

Unexploded WW2 bomb right behind my house on Three Mills Island. They are detonating it today inside an igloo. Here, let the Daily Mail explain it (What other paper would specify that a bomb left over from WW2 bombings was a GERMAN BOMB? Cheer up DM, it’ll be over by Christmas). They’re making a stop-motion […]

AV Social – Tate Britain

April 6, 2008

Friday’s AV Social at Tate Britain was pretty special. Highlights for me were the ‘live action’ visuals – live video feeds of the silhouette of a potted plant’s leaves as it revolved on a turntable, overlaid with a live feed of back-lit flour gently sifting past a camera lens, and on the opposite wall live […]

VJ SOCIAL – Big Chill Bar

March 27, 2008

Photos from last night’s VJ gatheration on Brick Lane organised by Dr. Mo. Topics discussed this time around included: Charging for performances, and how undercutting does nobody any favours VJLondon.org, a new forum for… well, three guesses The importance of VJ socials to personal and professional development Upcoming VJ event to launch VJLondon.org officially Rough […]

VJ INFORMAL

March 13, 2008

Tonight was my second informal VJ social at the Big Chill Bar off Brick Lane, organised by Dr. Mo. Topics covered include: the difference between a VJ and a prostitute, mitigating circumstances for censorship on forums, what full-time freelance really entails, and schranz. Schranz? Vj Bopa, Dr. Mo and I had never heard of this. […]