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Club to Club Festival 2016, Nov 2 – 6

31 October 2016

Club to Club Festival is back for its 16th edition, taking place at various venues across Turin, running November 2 to 6.

Happening in conjunction with contemporary art fair Artissima, Club to Club is host to “many of electronic music’s best and brightest” and taking place in venues like the former Fiat factories, as well as 17th-century royal palace Reggia Di Venaria.

Here are some of our recommendations:

Chino Amobi  @ Palace of Venaria, Nov 2

Elysia Crampton @ Palace of Venaria, Nov 2

Piotr Kurek (PL)

Arca & Jesse Kanda @ Sala Gialla, Nov 3

Autechre @ Main Stage, Nov 4

Amnesia Scanner @ Sala Gialla, Nov 4

GAIKA @ Red Bull Music Academy,Nov 4

Toxe @ Red Bull Music Academy, Nov 4

Clams Casino @ Red Bull Music Academy, Nov 5

Janus: M.E.S.H. + Kablam + Total Freedom @ Red Bull Music Academy , Nov 5

See the Club to Club website for details.**

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#C2CMLN 2016, Apr 7 – 9

7 April 2016

The second #C2CMLN festival is on in Milan, running in parallel and in collaboration with MiArt fair, running April 7 to 9.

The Club To Club event, that also runs in Torino alongside ARTissima and carries on the notion of bridging the gap between music and contemporary art, is in its second year in the Italian city and performances will happen in novel venues such as Magazzini Generali, BUKA, and Santeria Social Club (SSC).

GFOTY, Arca, Babyfather, M.E.S.H., Lotic and Micachu are some of the highlights playing over the three day programme, ending with a talk and screening the Italian New Wave on April 9.

See the programme below and the Club To Club website for further details:

Thursday 7th April

Magazzini Generali
Aftershow in collaboration with Club NationAnimal Collective – Italian exclusive
Dj Nigga Fox
Dj Marfox
GFOTY – Italian debut exclusive
Lotic
Mikael Seifu

Friday 8th April

CURATED BY ARCA
BUKA c/o ex Cinema Aramis / Striptease
In collaboration with MousseArca dj set – Italian debut exclusive
M.E.S.H.
Babyfather – Italian debut
Micachu
IVVVO

Saturday 9th April

Santeria Social Club
In collaboration with NoiseyDiagonal 5th Birthday Showcase:
Powell – Italian exclusive
Not Waving
JaimeBienoise

Grand RiverTalk and screening: The Italian New Wave (14′, 2016, Noisey Italia)

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Babyfather @ Bloc., Apr 7

4 April 2016

Babyfather and ‘special guests’ are performing at London’s Bloc. Autumn Street on April 7.

London-based artist, producer and Hype Williams co-founder Dean Blunt is a known member of the project, which released its debut BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow on Hyperdub on April 2.

The record, which features contributions from Arca and Micachu (aka Mica Levi), is a pastiche of tracks of murky grime and hip hop influenced electronic numbers with titles like ‘Greezebloc’, ‘Esco Freestyle’ and ‘Killuminati’ and a looping vocal sample that declares, “This makes me proud to be British”.

See the Bloc. website for (limited) details.**

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Björk @ Citadel Music Festival, Aug 2

27 July 2015

Björk is playing the Citadel Music Festival in Berlin this week, taking the stage of August 2.

Playing songs from her latest album, Vulnicura, which deals with her separation from husband Matthew Barney, the performance will be classic Björk: melancholy and supernatural in turns, with otherworldly instruments, psycho-poppy visuals, and a general air of alien and distressed beauty.

Opening for Björk will be the Venezuelan producer and DJ Alejandro Ghersi, better known by his stage name Arca, and Houston-born producer J’Kerian Morgan, better known as Lotic.

See the event page for details. **

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Arca – ‘Thievery’

11 September 2014

Producer Arca has announced his album debut, Xen, to be released on Mute on November 4, with a new track ‘Thievery’.

As producer to a handful of FKA Twigs‘ pre-LP 1 songs and sharing collaborations with artist Jesse Kanda, releasing three EPs on UNO NYC, consulting on production for Kanye West’s Yeezus album  and selling out the vinyl release of his &&&&& mixtape, it’s about time the Venezuelan DJ produced a full-length.

Along with upcoming US show dates, plus UK and European tour announcements to come, the first track lifted from the upcoming LP, ‘Thievery’, features the idiosyncratic sideways sway and abnormal thrust of his album-less though still impressive oeuvre to date.

Listen to ‘Thievery’ and see full track-listing below. **

Track listing:

1. Now You Know
2. Held Apart
3. Xen
4. Sad Bitch
5. Sisters
6. Slit Thru
7. Failed
8. Family Violence
9. Thievery
10. Lonely Thugg
11. Fish
12. Wound
13. Bullet Chained
14. Tongue
15. Promise

Header image: Photo by Daniel Sannwald

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Evian Christ – ‘Salt Carousel’ + Trance Party, Nov 22

21 November 2013

So from early UK grime, through Fade to Mind and back again, the gun-related sounds, as illustrated in a recent Electronic Beats article, surface in this fractured stream of scrambled, sped up vocals and a gun being cocked (but in this case actually shot), in Tri Angle producer Evian Christ‘s first single ‘Salt Carousel’, to appear on his upcoming EP release, Waterfall, in early 2014.

That’s just about as exciting as the incredible line up for the Evian Christ-curated Trance Party, on at  Corsica Studios this Friday, November 22, featuring a dream line-up including Holy Other, Jam City, Arca, Vessel and Wanda Group.

See the Resident Advisor website for tickets. **

TRACK LISTING

1. Salt Carousel
2. Propeller
3. Fuck Idol
4. Waterfall

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FKA Twigs – ‘Papi Pacify’

16 September 2013

Two of the more intriguing, elusive and thus exciting artists to really rise this year, FKA Twigs (nee just ‘Twigs’) and Arca present another excellent video to follow last month’s ‘Water Me‘, an uncanny valley contribution from director, designer and animator Jesse Kanda. This time it’s photographer and film maker Tom Beard working with the Gloucestershire artist’s vision on ‘Papi Pacify’, in anticipation of her EP2 release out tomorrow, September 17, on Young Turks.

This video features imagery that complements the heavy-physicality-meets-the-‘feminine’-ephemeral that FKA Twigs’ trip hop roots, morphed and mingled with Arca’s bass undertow creates, in generating a sublime and sensual whole. **

 

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