04 Jun

Hand Baked Arcade Presents BUTTON BASH

Star of Kings, Kings Cross, London, N1 0AX

Hand Baked Arcade are at it again, this time with their event called BUTTON BASH! Their retro gaming haven has found a new home at the Star of Kings in Kings Cross and their largest installation to date is to be open from 8pm – 2am on Saturday the 4th of June. This Pub venue is a great size and layout with enough capacity for a whole range of consoles and games machines never before seen at a Hand Baked Arcade event.

This time round expect to see all the usual suspects:

Mega Drive
Master System
2-Player Arcade machine
Atari 2600
Binatone Sports System Mk10
Leiro Machine

+ new playable setups including:

N64 now added!
Sega Game Gear
Doom Multiplayer Deathmatch (tbc)
Sega Saturn (10 player!) Bomberman
homebrew corner featuring Orbital Snake by RJB Software

The Hand Baked Arcade are well known for their FREE to play arcade events across the UK. Installations have previously been seen at many of the best music festivals including Glastonbury, Glade & Bloc Weekend. Although they have also been seen in countless night clubs, art galleries and even on The Gadget Show, Channel 5.

Their last installations in Leicester Square and Farringdon were road blocked with eager punters so the venue size has been stepped up to allow the friendly, relaxed gaming vibe that Hand Baked are well known for creating. Expect as always to see many screens from small TV’s through to multiple video projections.

Background music will be supplied by Hand Baked DJ’s: lo-fi, underground, crazy, wonky, eclectic and electronic will be served up to help you BUTTON BASH!

So get down to the venue early, get the pints in and let nostalgia run through your veins, The Hand Baked Arcade is back in town!

** £4 on the door, all games FREE to play **

Hand Baked Arcade Presents BUTTON BASH
04 Jun

Breakin Science 9th Birthday

The Coronet, London

Come and join us celebrating our 9th year in the game. We’ve got a crazy line up to guarantee a colossal night. So don’t miss out and be sure you’re there to make history! ||
Main Room – Breakin Science || Room 2 – Breakin Talent || Room 3 hosted by Genesis Nights playing Dubstep, D&B, Garage Classics

Breakin Science 9th Birthday
04 Jun

We The People Festival

Bristol Harbour

Chase and Status and The Streets headline new Bristol music festival, We The People

Limited amount of First Release tickets on sale for an extremely limited period at a hugely competitive £25+bf

10,000 people per day, 3 arenas

Bristol Harbour Saturday 4th June / Sunday 5th June, midday – 11pm

For more news and line-up info, visit www.wethepeoplefestival.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wethepeoplefestival

Twitter: www.twitter.com/wethepeopleuk

We The People Festival
04 Jun

dollop 7th Birthday Series w/Lucky PDF

Bussey Building, London

As part of our 7th Birthday Series we head to Peckham, South London to collaborate with Lucky PDF at the Bussey Building!

Vondelpark (Dj Set)
My Panda Shall Fly
Felicita (Live)
Lucky PDF DJs
Off Modern DJs
Dollop DJs: Foe dollop, Reid, Arne Blackman, Sean O’Roruke
Bradley Zero
T-Track Belloti
Church DJs

As a special gift we are allowing 20 people in for FREE! Simple email your names to contact@dollopdollop.com. First come, first served – ONE name per email.

Ticket links up Friday am.

£5 in advance / More on door

dollop 7th Birthday Series w/Lucky PDF
04 Jun

Ulrich Schnauss (live) at the Old Blue Last

Old Blue Last, London

Saturday June 4th, will see the first live London performance since 2009 from German electronic composer Ulrich Schnauss.

With musical influences ranging from My Bloody Valentine to Tangerine Dream via Acid House, Ulrich’s live shows are legendary.

A rare opportunity to see his live show in the intimate East London venue the Old Blue Last.

This is a free entry show and capacity is limited so please come of down nice and early.

Ulrich Schnauss (live) at the Old Blue Last
04 Jun

Eskmo/Dels/Kwes/Machinedrum+++ @ Village Underground

VILLAGE UNDERGROUND, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch London, EC2A 3PQ

Eskmo performas at this exclusive London event. Debuting his brand new live A/V show after its success in the States.

►ESKMO- Brendan Angelides is a San Francisco based electronic music producer who records and performs live as Eskmo. His multi-genre compositions have been featured on influential labels like Warp Records and Planet Mu (most recently having been signed to the mighty Ninja Tune). While Angelides’ tracks encompass a wide range of electronic styles, he avoids classifications. Bleep.com described his tracks as “Masterfully produced… sophisticated, post-Dilla hip-hop funk“. His last single of 2009 entitled “Let Them Sing” on Mu was met with equal praise and described by sites like Boomkat as “[Putting] Eskmo on his own electronic plateau.”

In the past five years he’s released over a dozen singles and EPs while touring throughout North America and Europe. He’s also remixed works by diverse artists such as Bibio, Spor, STS9, Amon Tobin and Bar9, to name a few.

Ninja Tune recording artist and film composer Amon Tobin hailed his work as “some of the best production I’ve heard in recent times.”

►DELS- A young MC and graphic designer from Ipswich who grew up with a serious Wiley and Outkast habit, Kieren Dickins aka DELS has been making a bit of a stir for a couple of years now. Will Ashon, in charge of A&R at Big Dada, says, “He’s the perfect Big Dada artist really – a very talented MC who pushes what he can say with words as hard as he can and combines it with a really adventurous attitude towards music. Oh, and he does his own artwork and videos, too, which makes things much easier!”
Dickins himself says, “I am so happy to be joining a record label with such a rich musical heritage. I have always felt it was important that I signed to a label that wouldn’t attempt to compromise my vision. I think that my music has finally found the perfect home in Big Dada. The likes of Joe Hot Chip, Kwes and Micachu are all artists/producers that I loved before I began working on my debut album. So I feel incredibly lucky to be working with such a talented group. DELS’ debut album will be released early in 2011.

►KWES- initially performing wurlitzer piano on Jack Penate’s debut LP, he then went on to do a UK and European tour with him playing the laptop, snare and melodica. He then co-produced a mixtape entitled Kwesachu Vol.1, with Micachu (as “Kwesachu”), alongsideMCs Dels & Ghostpoet, with appearances from London pop-bands Golden Silvers, Hot Chip and Man Like Me to name a few. Matthew Herbert touted him as a musician and producer to watch, admiring his “really unusual, experimental approach”

Kwes has also reworked several artists including Damon Albarn’s opera ‘Monkey’, Portico Quartet, Keane, Zero 7 amongst many others. He is currently producing Big Dada signing DELS’ forthcoming album due for release in early 2011.

►MACHINEDRUM- has produced and composed several albums and various aliases since his first independent release in 1999. Covering an astonishing variety of styles with ease he has always been a trailblazer- bridging the gap between genres that would otherwise never have met before. His debut now you know gained international recognition and was heralded as “the standard to which the next wave of imitators aspires”- PITCHFORK

►ANXST- It was a small town mundanity and endless sparse countryside which lead to ANXST’s genre transcending dexterity and takes in the experimental Dubstep trip of Vex’d, Industrial Techno of Surgeon, the future glitch of Flying Lotus and the scattered experimental drum and bass of Amon Tobin which results in the vast textured styling of this talented artist.

►BLANK DISCO- is primarily the musical persona of London / Home Counties based electronica artist Dan Seville. Although Dan’s musical activities have their roots in experiments going back to the mid ‘90s, his Blank Disco project only started to take full shape in 2009, since when he has embarked on a concentrated process of developing and refining his sound aesthetic, combining elements of techno, ambient and field recordings to effect his skewed vision of the contemporary landscape. The recording process for From Zero involved much consideration of approaches to sound, and traced a shift from heavily sample-based manipulations to a stronger focus on the use of synthesised instruments, while attempting to retain a visceral feel to the music. Many tracks were reworked or rejected during a ruthless process of weeding out any hint of “filler”, and the result is a set that grips from start to finish. The album was mastered by Noel Summerville at Metropolis, whose CV includes work with the likes of Autechre, Boards of Canada and Mira Calix.

“I wanted the music to feel like there was a bunch of strange, slightly disintegrating, machines playing music in a concrete bunker somewhere in the future, and I’ve just turned up with a reel-to-reel tape machine and recorded it.”

►SEAMS- Touring with Gold Panda and Dam Mantle whilst selling out a run of “Nightcycles” pressed by Tough Love set Seams off to a very strong start. Always a musician, James Welch went through school playing guitar in bands, often taking the role of producer. Starting out on four track tape he moved onto Logic then Ableton Live and most recently stepped back to tape incorporating a cassette dictaphone into his production setup.

Most electronic music fans will recognise in Seams’ organic sound a reference to traditional songwriting and structure. I’m sure for a new generation of listeners Seams will be the gateway drug to electronica for those kids that grew up listening to guitar music.

Eskmo/Dels/Kwes/Machinedrum+++ @ Village Underground