A flyer a day…NINJA TUNE Kungfusion @ 333 Old Street London 01/10/98

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Another Ninja Tune club night flyer from the shoe box. I think I attended this. Remember Roots Manuva anyway. Got some photos somewhere…Did you attend? If so leave a comment below.

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Trevor Jackson’s – F O R M A T – exhibition

The Trevor Jackson revival is on! Yep, the designer, music producer, film maker, one time record label owner and Playgroup man is back. Last week saw the release of ‘F O R M A T’ his new album. A unique art project where each of the 12 tracks have been released across 12 formats ranging from 12″ vinyl to 8-track cartridge and reel to reel tape.

To celebrate the launch a very short exhibition was held in Soho, London. The location to be precise was the lower level of the multi-storey car park on Brewer Street.

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One darkened room was set aside and featured 12 plinths, each with 2 pairs of headphones, where you could listen to each track whilst watching the format play before you. A spinning 12″ vinyl, a rotating cassette, the volume meters on an eight track or the visual patterns from iTunes and a USB. All beautifully shot on corresponding short films.

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The formats were available to buy. The 12″ vinyl being the most popular, mainly because it was the most affordable. A framed reel to reel was something like £2500. I came away with nothing other then the urge to hear the whole album in full as soon as possible.

In the meantime you’ll just have to make do with re-educating yourselves on all things Trevor Jackson. Like the time he took a full page ad out in Vice to have a moan / dig at his artists. Read that and have a listen to some music from Output Recordings, his old label.

Archive :: Full Cycle Records @ The End flyers 1998 / 2000

More old flyers from the shoebox archive. This time a couple of postcard flyers from the Full Cycle Records night down at The End.  Above Full Cycle Records and special guest played the sound of Bristol & drum n’ bass in the main room on the 30/01/98 whilst Weird Beats Collective had the lounge with Andrea Parker (Mo Wax) as their guest.

A couple of years later in 2000 the Room 1 Full Cycle line up included Roni Size, Krust, Die, Suv, Dynamite MC, Splash, D Product, whilst Room 2 played host to the sound of the new decade with Skitz, Riski, One Cut, The General. Hip hop, funk and soul.
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Did you attend a Full Cycle Records night at The End? If so leave your memories in the comments. In the meantime here’s some Krust.

No helmets, no lycra, but a cool electro theme! Cycling in the 80’s!

No helmets, no lycra, but a cool electro theme! Cycling in 80’s London. Showing you that nothing really changes and the safety issues remain the same today.

The Orb Return To Brixton

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After 25 years The Orb star is broken and battle scarred, but this coming Saturday it lands at the Electric Brixton for an all-nighter featuring Bomb The Bass and Banco De Gaia. Tempted to purchase a ticket.

In the meantime I found this video of Alex Patterson talking about The Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld album on the Living Albums website.

Listen: The Orb – The Orb – History Of The Future
Listen: Banco De Gaia – Live at Glastonbury

Got a light mate? Bar matches before the smoking ban.

Key, Kings Cross – N1

The Social, Little Portland Street, W1W

The Social, Little Portland Street, W1W

The Social, Little Portland Street, W1W

Cargo, Rivington Street, EC2A

The Social, Little Portland Street, W1W

The End, West Central Street, WC1

The Scala, Pentonville Road, N1

Ruby Lounge, Caledonian Road, N1

Keston Lodge, Upper Street, N1

The Social, Little Portland Street, W1W