friday fives

Friday Fives: Oneothrix Point Never, Footwork & Field Recordings…

We’ve torn the office apart and moved the furniture about at Hyponik this week but haven’t forgot about Friday Fives. This week we’ve got field recordings from M.E.S.H, Oneohtrix Point Never’s Boiler Room debut, a Footwork documentary from Just Jam’s Tim and Barry, a soulful freebie from Mo Kolours and cool happenings at The Vinyl Factory…

Oneohtrix Point Never makes his Boiler Room debut

Made available online a few days ago, this recording of OPN performing for Boiler Room recently in Los Angeles  toes the line between performance art and laptop DJ set. Performing with his friend and frequent collaborator, CGI maestro Nathan Boyce, Daniel Lopatin maintains a mesmeric energy without ever having to pull out a kick drum, as synths shimmer and bizarre imagery flashes throughout. Finishing with ‘Boring Angel’ from last year’s excellent ‘R Plus Seven’, this is a visual and auditory spectacle.

Tim And Barry’s Footwork Documentary

Tim and Barry, the duo behind Green screen streaming broadcast Just Jam amongst other things, have been hard at work for two years recording a documentary on Chicago’s Footwork scene. The trailer for the resultant piece – entitled ‘I’m Tryna Tell You’, looks to be a taster of what should be the most comprehensive look at the scene yet. Having traveled over to the Windy City back in 2012, the pair “slept on floors, sofas and in dodgy motels with their charming hosts” in order to obtain footage with the likes of the late great DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, Manny, Traxman and RP Boo. From the clip above alone it already looks to be a cracking watch, with our highlight being Rashad’s simultaneously hilarious and sombre ad libbing on the mic.

Mo Kolours gives away a freebie

Everyone’s favourite South Londoner gave away a new beat this week to celebrate the launch of his new tour…Soulful, classy and deeply rooted in the groove this was a nice midweek treat amongst that intense rainfall we’ve been experiencing. Mo’s been having a great year following the release of his debut album and rise to glory of his 22a crew…

The 10 best found field recordings on YouTube according to M.E.S.H


If you’re not familiar with the Berlin based producer M.E.S.H you should get acquainted with his ‘Scythians’ EP on PAN from earlier this year. It bangs. This week he ran down his 10 favourite found sounds for Dummy on YouTube. There’s men swimming through debris in Hong Kong Harbour, Firefighting in the snow and scientists making an engine go really, really loud. We wish we had thought of this one for YouTube Sessions…

The Vinyl Factory and Conrad Shawcross Present The ADA Project


And to round things up, we’ve got a healthy dose of high-brow, chin stroking goodness brought to you in a collaboration between The Vinyl Factory and British artist Conrad Shawcross. Shawcross, who specialises in mathematical sculptures has invited four female musicians in Holly Herndon, Mira Calix, Beatrice Dillon & Rupert Clervaux and Tamara Barnett Herrin & Mylo to “respond to the movements of an industrial robot, hacked and programmed by the artist to create four unique choreographies.” Hmmmmmmm…

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Dates: 11-19 October 2014 11am – 5pm
23-31 October 2014 11am – 5pm
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