Just received Test Pressings for AJ001, first release is on its way!
Over the past couple months, Gabriel Humberstone and I have been working on an upcoming gig at London’s Cafe Oto. It will be on May 9th, so hope you can make it!
£8 adv/ £10 door
Advance tickets available here-http://
Over the last five years and spanning thirty plus releases on labels including Punch Drunk, Editions Mego, Public Information, and most recently Planet Mu, Nick Edwards’ Ekoplekz project has developed a unique sound drawing on dub, early 90s Warp, noise and early electronics. These influences are combined with a dedication to analog electronics and diy instrumentation, bringing a rawness and immediacy to his sound and performances. In the early 2000s, Edwards authored the Gutterbreakz blog, which provided a space of critical discussion central to Bristol’s burgeoning dubstep and electronic scene. The website is now an archive, the last post simply declaring ‘the place where shit used to happen.’
Alongside his solo work, Nick has been active in a number of collaborations including Ekoclef (with Bass Clef) and eMMplekz (with Barron Mordant). His most recent release, Unfidelity, pushes his earlier explorations into a more rhythmical and melodic territory, though retaining the damp, melancholy doom laden sound that he has become known for.
Brood Ma is the musical alias of artist James B Stringer. Brood Ma is a fractured, cybergothic nexus of tropes from weird literature, dystopian rave and high technology, presented in longform performances and recordings that resemble crisis scenarios as much as electronic mixes. The music tends to be oppressively psychedelic, evoking fourth-world entropy, embattled tax-havens, and the aesthetics of simulated combat. His record F I S S I O N is available from Mantle records, and his forthcoming records will be released on Quantum Natives.
I joined some wonderful ladies in organizing the Androgynous Mind event at Ace Hotel. Throughout the event, we recorded the DJ sets and I have compiled just a few of the tracks that were played on the night, which can be found in the link above. Thanks to all of the performance artists and everyone involved, very pleased with how the night turned out!
I am part of a collective of ladies organizing an International Women’s Day event at London’s Ace Hotel on the 8th of March that will incorporate both djs and performance art!
International Women’s Day, originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked as a holiday on March 8 in many countries across the world. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday somehow lost its political flavour, however we don’t want to forget its origins and want to celebrate the social and cultural achievements of the women of the world and also raise awareness towards mistreatment of women.
Excerpts from the event will be broadcast on the Alien Jams show on NTS Radio at 5pm on Sunday 16 March. Tune in to http://ntslive.co.uk/
DJs / sound collage:
Blenda Jaxxon (Castlemania)
Chloe Frieda (NTS / Alien Jams)
Hairy J Blige (Pop Twinette)
Hellenore (Resonance FM)
Lizatron (Dark Star)
Daniella Valz Gen
All proceeds will be donated to Eaves, a charity which helps women in vulnerable situations and campaigns for a society in which all women live free from violence, exploitation, objectification and discrimination.
Voluntary donations will gratefully accepted on the night or you can visit our justgiving web page to make a donation any time:http://www.justgiving.com/Jemma-Cullen1
You can find out more about the charity here: