Thursday, July 31, 2014

fundAMENtalist (keep taking the time capsules)

prime slices of "new old" junglizm from Kid Lib


slice of much older "new old"

and a whole mix in which it's hard to tell the old from the "new old" from the "old remixed"

(tracklist here)

immaculate replica-tion, i'm sure you'll agree....  keeping the faith with a future-then that still feels quite phuture-y even now

Check out also the triffic "Pure Thought" on the new Offmenut All Stars Vol 2 compilation going for name-your-price as a MP3 or FLAC download

skip kulcha

(via Zone of the Free)

Reminded me I must scan and post that feature I did on Mutoid Waste Company and "skip culture" in 1988

Saw Mutoid Waste play live, with World Domination Enterprises, but never actually went to one of their pre-acieeed warehouse parties. 

Actually wrote a whole thinkpiece on skip culture, with Chris Scott, for MM, but it was "suppressed"... perhaps for the best

Monday, July 28, 2014

Rave Day in Sheffield this coming Sunday

In conjunction with the E-Vapor-8 exhibition at the Site Gallery in Sheffield I posted about recently, there is a Rave Day seminar this coming Sunday:

Talking Art and Rave
Sunday 3 August, 2 - 6pm

Join us for a Sunday afternoon exploring the legacy of 90s rave culture and its influence on artists today. The event will be led by E-Vapor-8 curator, Francesca Gavin, and you’ll hear from five artists in the exhibition along with guest speakers including a DJ, music critic and researcher of underground rave communities. We’ll also be screening their selection of music videos and playing vinyl records from the time.
The event is open to everyone and will be particularly interesting for artists, art and music lovers, researchers, former-ravers as well as bloggers and journalists.

Who is involved?
Francesca Gavin, exhibition Curator and Chair of the event. will give insight into how she curated the exhibition and discovered a fascination with rave culture and happy hardcore young British and American artists.
E-Vapor-8 artists, Jeremy Deller, Adham Faramawy, Harry Burden, Lucy Stokton and Rhys Coren. Whether they actively participated or were indirectly influenced by rave, these artists explore ideas such as technology, collectivity, rebellion and psychedelia in their work.
Guest speakers include:
Winston Hazel, DJ and producer. As a true originator, Winston Hazel helped gift house music to the city of Sheffield in the mid-80s, organising parties combining new American dance sounds with funk, jazz and soul. Sharing some records and speaking from his individual perspective on the rave and dance scene, he will explore ideas of experimentation, shared positive mindset and rhythms which transformed peoples lives.
Alice O’Grady, Professor in Applied Performance at University of Leeds. Alice will talk about her 
own experience of rave, that began in the early 90s and included warehouses, beaches, festivals and more. She will examine the impacts that rave and DIY culture had on public policy and how it inspired other social movements.
When: Sunday 3 August, 2pm – 6pm, followed by drinks at Site Gallery
Where: Showroom Cinema, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX
Tickets: £5.00 / £4.00 concessions
Booking highly recommended

Thursday, July 24, 2014

cooked food, love it to the bone

Lucky Spin Crew on Don FM, August 7th, 1993 - MC OC and...  DJ Stevie A ?