New project from our friends over at Saving Grace Music this project sees local and international musicians collaborating in an exciting way.
First off is the release: spanning genres, BPMs and the globe. A heady mix of electronic and organic beats that refuses to be pigeon-holed and in fact glories in the collaborative mix of musicians featured, sit back and prepare for a journey through the electronic beatscape…
Secondly, the so dubbed ‘Listening Party’ which will see musicians from the project performing live in an intimate venue in Huddersfield, all skilled musicians and avid technicians of their craft, surely not to be missed.
Lots of information below on both the release and the event, Check it…
Artwork by Benaiah Matheson, Max Du Bois & Liam Canning.
Highest Frequency is a selection of electronic music from established
independent + up and coming artists who possess undeniable musical
gifts. This project was born from a desire to stand as a platform for
their music, and is dedicated to all creative people everywhere.
For Huddersfield based creatives The Engine Room and The Media Centre are hosting a Behance Portfolio review. Aimed at those 19+ the event is open to graduates, students, and those already freelancing.
It will provide the opportunity to get valuable feedback on their work from designers that have been working in the industry for years. It also provides a great networking opportunity as well as being an inspiring design focused night out.
It is free to attend, but spaces are limited – we want to ensure that everyone get’s time to have their work reviewed.
Attendees need to pre-book here:
Find out more about Behance/Behance Huddersfield here:
Sound System Culture is a book which documents Huddersfield’s rich history of reggae music, in particular the sound systems and Blues parties/Dancehalls of the 1970’s – 80’s. Featuring a selection of superb photography which gives a rare, insiders look at the people and indeed the beautifully hand-crafted equipment which powered the scene; this book is a real gem.
The book has been very well received, with reviews in major publications such as The Independent and in respected culture blogs such as It’s Nice That, and with good reason, the book has been produced with a real reverence and attention to detail, not surprising when Al Newman’s (designer/publisher) previous books include the revered ‘Clarks in Jamaica’.
Conceived by Mandeep Samra and written by Paul Huxtable (Axis sound system, and Valv-a-tron hand-made valve amplifiers), with wonderfully intimate photography, the book is equally enjoyable to the uninformed and audio-geek alike.
As well as the book the project has featured an exhibition and a documentary film, view the trailer for the forthcoming documentary ‘Sound System Culture’ follow their videos here.
Find out more over on the Sound System Culture blog here, follow more via Twitter or Facebook.
As an extra treat for you reggae fans, an interview with the legendary Winston Rodney aka ‘Burning Spear’ after his appearance at Cleopatra’s in Huddersfield in 1980.
Spear On the Wire
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Tagged axis sounds, clarks in jamaica, dancehall, huddersfield, jamaica, paul huxtable, reggae, sound system culture
Out Of Hours – A Huddersfield creative group have just confirmed their second exhibition. To be held in the historic Bates Mill, a still working textiles mill with a community of creative tenants.
‘Show Two’ runs from 24th to 27th October. Stick it in your diary now, their first event was busy, there will be workshops and events to compliment the showing of their artworks.
To keep in the loop you can follow their Blog, Twitter and Facebook
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Tagged aidan nolan, bates mill, exhibition, graphic design, huddersfield, huddersfield creative, out of hours, robert walker
Posted in art, exhibition, typography
Tagged art, enamel, exhibition, fine art, huddersfield, oliver lancaster, painting, pop art, signwriting
Coffeevolution will open a unique exhibition featuring local artists Oliver Lancaster Smith and Joel Haslam on June 13th, on view until the end of July. Please Come will feature a selection of new works by the pair, including pieces exploring new techniques and themes for both artists. Having lived and traveled Asia together, this show is a result of their friendship and experiences …just don’t expect any Asian themes.
The private view will also host Boy Oliver, providing a soundtrack of world music, there may also be some other surprises!
Oliver Lancaster Smith has been illustrating and creating art professionally for the last 8 years, his clients include O2 Telefonica, Universal Music, Design Innovation Academy India, Stussy and Schuh. He has exhibited extensively locally and also London, Bristol, Bergen, Frankfurt and at Art Basel Miami.
Joel Haslam is a loose collection of molecules that can usually be found orbiting Coffeevolution. He also likes obligatory statements about cats.
Saturday 14th June, 8pm onwards
8 Church St, Huddersfield,
West Yorkshire HD1 1DD
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Tagged art, coffeevolution, exhibition, fine art, huddersfield, joel haslam, oliver lancaster smith, pop art
Our Big Gig 2013 is a nationwide network of FREE live music events happening across the UK from the 11th -14th July.
Under Wraps Music and Bar Maroc are hosting one such event on Thursday July 11th, 7pm-11pm on the terrace of Bar Maroc in Huddersfield. Featuring world music styles from across the globe…
What more needs to be said?! Those that came to our gig last time Akil played know how good this is going to be!
Click pic to goto facebook page for more information!
FRESH KIDS RETURNS!
LUNAR C (Ft. Chief Wigz + DJ Heritage)
JACK FLASH (Former End of the Weak World Champion)
BALL-ZEE (UK Beatbox Champion)
BOY OLIVER (Resident)
We are pleased to announce the return to Huddersfield of Live Art & Music night Fresh Kids, with a huge line-up of West Yorkshire’s finest!
Brought together by a love of Creative Culture, Design, Photography, Nightlife, Music & Graffiti, Fresh Kids have been running live, interactive Music & Art events showcasing some of the best underground Artists for the past 5 years.
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Tagged ball-zee, battle, beatboxing, chief wigz, dont flop, flytippers, freestyle, fresh kids, gig, huddersfield, jack flash, leeds, live, lunar c, new, returns, sbtv, tickets, video
Our friends Mr Shiraz have dropped a new video from their upcoming new album. No stranger to inventive and mental videos (See here), this one is no exception, a decidedly lo-fi animation that features a giant monster and lazer beams shot from the bands instruments and crotches – what’s not to like?!
Directed by Paul Royston
Animation by John Feather
More Shiraz goodness here.
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Tagged animation, city, dirt cheap, dirtcheap, huddersfield, monster, mr shiraz, mrshiraz, punk, ska