Marking it’s 15th Anniversary, Red Bull Music Academy continues to gear-up for one of the biggest celebrations of UK club culture on the EDF Energy London Eye, bringing back Red Bull Revolutions in Sound on 14th November 2013. Taking over one of the capital’s most iconic landmarks, Red Bull brings thirty of the most legendary UK club nights of past and present together for one night, each hosting their own capsule for a 360° homage to the seminal players of, and contributors to, the landscape over the past 30 years.
With a roster of capsule hosts that have transformed the face of clubland, a swathe of over 50 of dance music’s elite to be manning the decks can now be announced. Revolutionaries in their own right Richie Hawtin, Rudimental (DJ set), Skream, Erol Alkan, Todd Terry, Gilles Peterson, Ben UFO, Craig Richards, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Derrick May, Fabio & Grooverider, Seb Fontaine, Subb-An, Green Velvet, Jah Shaka, Goldie, Derrick Carter, Boy Better Know, Steve Strange, DJ EZ, Danny Rampling, Sasha, Dusky, Mark Moore, Layo&Bushwacka!, Mr C, Eats Everything, Serocee, DJ Die, Dreem Teem, Artwork, Graeme Park and Mike Pickering are among the artists set to perform, representing the wealth and breadth of talent the UK’s club scene has spawned, incubated and hosted over the years. Red Bull Music Academy graduate Katy B joins the heavyweight line-up of DJs whilst Lily Allen teams up with West London hip-hop party Yo Yo for a special live show.
Further clubs include the once-coveted, now-closed, genre-defying underground haunt The End, Manchester’s proto-superclub Fac51 The Haçienda and reigning supremo The Warehouse Project, Birmingham’s Rainbow, sound system warriors Jah Shaka and pirate radio turned premier imprint Rinse. Also joining, urban entertainment behemoth TwiceasNice, global club giant Cream, grime hotbeds Eskimo Dance and Sidewinder and techno institution Lost see almost every corner of dance culture covered. Roaming London protagonists The Hydra, Newcastle’s King of Clubs Shindig and established scene hotspots Corsica Studios and Eagle London also weigh in.
They join previously announced stables Bugged Out, Fabric, Shoom, The Blitz Club, Talkin’ Loud & Saying Something, Metalheadz, Motion, Sub Club, Jive Turkey and London Warehouse Events. Taking to the skies, these basements, backrooms, bars and brands are among those that helped seed the most transformative movements in dance music history. The bill of club stalwarts will be joined by online TV outfit Boiler Room which has pushed club culture to the masses via their regular stream-only parties and concept programme Channel Four House Party.
Taking place beneath the iconic silhouette of the EDF Energy London Eye, the silent disco and its 2000 headset wearing ravers will get to silently shake the pavement under the musical guidance of some of the UK’s most revered DJs. Revelers are invited to enjoy their own special party hosted by Black Science Orchestra magnate and disco-house aficionado Ashley Beedle. Joining him is Felix Da Housecat, the man who brought fancy footwork to club dancefloors the world over with his sonorous bouncing house.
WORLD FIRST LIVE-STREAM
As those in attendance dance through history in the skies, others can dive into the action online via the comprehensive coverage. A world first in live-streaming, all thirty capsules will be broadcast simultaneously on Channel4.com in the UK in partnership with Channel 4, and globally on Red Bull’s YouTube channel so fans around the world can participate in this unique celebration.
A proud supporter of digital innovation, Red Bull has teamed up with Google+ to create an evolving dance music hub, a place to explore and document the memories, movements and moments that really matter. History is littered with clubs that have had a prevailing cultural impact: it’s doubtful that Goldie’s legendary drum’n’bass session, Metalheadz, would have happened had Fabio and Grooverider not mixed techno with jungle years before at their club night Rage , or that Britain would have developed such a taste for Balearic beats had Danny Rampling, Nicky Holloway and Paul Oakenfold not travelled to Ibiza together and opened Shoom, The Trip and Future respectively back in London. It’s these places and pioneers that spawned soundtracks, styles and scenes, instigating cultural revolutions of their own – shaping the sounds of popular music, changing the look of the catwalks, or simply creating a legend that will live on forever in the hearts of those who were there.
The Red Bull Revolutions in Sound archive invites artists, clubs and fans to contribute, helping to map out this vibrant history and chart the connections between landmark nights, artists and venues. Using information from Discogs, Freebase, Last FM, Soundcloud, Mixcloud and, of course, Google+ to help populate each page, the archive uses the 30 capsules that are part of the Revolutions in Sound event as a starting point, aiming to add more each day. Anyone with a Google+ account can get involved, adding memories of their favourite DJs, charting dancefloor meanderings, musical awakenings and momentous events, or simply use the database to delve into the annals of nighttime.
From next month, there’ll be loads of other ways for fans to map out their escapades, too. They’ll be able to use their personal Google+ profile to link tracks from YouTube and Soundcloud, add photos, comment and share across other social networks, starting new conversations and maybe even planning the next night out. Users can keep their content visible only to their Google+ circles, and share memories among just close friends.
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