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  1. 9pm-2am at The Dance Tunnel Tickets: £10 Advance, More On The Door In a world in which upstart DiY talent is flooding the gates of electronic music, a few recent voices have been so strong as to be startling. Lapalux is certainly one such. As singular as a brilliant artist always should be, his instinctive understanding of the atmospheric power of texture grips the ear immediately on listening. ‘Nostalchic’ is his debut album, mission statement, and the climax of many years of studying his craft. Evoking nostalgia without ever sounding nostalgic the album is his most focused document to date, adding his beloved R&B and soul into elements of house and hip hop, all with the trademark Lapalux finish; infectious, lopsided swing and achingly deep texture. Having made fans out of Diplo and SBTRKT, remixed everyone from Lianne La Havas via Crystal Fighters to Bonobo, Tawiah, AlunaGeorge and Speech Debelle, as well as supporting FlyLo and playing the main stage at Sonar and in Japan with Clark, it’s prime time for Lapalux’s debut full length. Happily, it was well worth the wait. Also Joining us to celebrate the release is Baths latest and greatest exponent Slugabed. Signed to Ninja Tune who then subsequently released his debut album to critical acclaim, his single ‘Sex’ plagued offices everywhere with its infectious bassline and vibed out 80’s chords and left people whistling it to themselves for weeks after. Live he is a force to be reckoned with and is a dab hand at knowing how to get a crowd moving, we know you’ll want to be down early for this guy. On DJ duties will be the ever reliable Moxie. Invited by NTS radio to host since their inception, Moxie has since had her own fortnightly show where she showcases her love of music, ranging from the latest dancefloor cuts to forgotten disco-edits. Her tastes do not end there but extend into the myriad of modern electronic music meaning that you’re never quite sure what’s going to be brought to the party, but you do know it will be good! Line Up: LAPALUX (Live) SLUGABED (Live) MOXIE Tickets: £10 Advance, More On The Door
  2. Squarepusher interview

    Soundcrash met up with Tom Jenkinson - aka Squarepusher for a chat about his music, his muses, and his mind-blowing visuals on the Ufabulum album tour, coming to London's Hackney Empire in October 2012. The interview is followed by the track Square Window, taken from the limited-run EP of the same name. Check it out here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZFFDiqEkMI&feature=plcp [img]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Soundcrash-Squarepusher_Web-400.jpg[/img]
  3. The hardest working man in music today Dj Vadim (BBE Music/Ninja Tune), one of the pioneers of beat culture, is launching his 10th studio album “Don’t Be Scared” at this intimate East London venue. In it he redefines again the limits of heavy bass through electronica and hip hop while exploring oriental vibes, stop-start beats and hypnotic sounds. “Daddy Vad” collaborated with the likes of Yarah Bravo (Onself), Jazz Bailey, J-Man, Gregory Blackman, Sabira Jade and Pugz Atmoz (The Electric) to give birth to Vadim’s most explosive and energetic album to date which he will be showcasing tonight with the help of live drumming and more! Tickets available here: [url="http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/dj-vadim-dont-be-scared-live-lp-launch/"]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/dj-vadim-dont-be-scared-live-lp-launch/ [/url] DJ Vadim will be supported by Jukebox Champions, the Paris-based beatmaking crew formed by Blanka (la Fine Equipe), and Fade (A State of Mind). Thursday November 8th 2012 Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London [url="www.soundcrashmusic.com"]www.soundcrashmusic.com[/url] [img]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/VADIM_GUN002_WEB_400.jpg[/img]
  4. KID KOALA presents 12 bit Blues! The VINYL VAUDEVILLE TOUR To celebrate the release of his new album '12 bit Blues' Featuring KID KOALA and HIS INCREDIBLE DANCING MACHINES! And introducing Kid Koala's very special guests: ADIRA AMRAM AND THE EXPERIENCE (NYC) A one-of-a-kind spectacle featuring... PUPPETS!: Be amazed by the brand new state-of-the-art robotic back up singer puppets! DANCING GIRLS!: Be mesmerized by the sultry fan dances of kid koala's dancing girls! MUSIC!: Hear kid koala classics as well as new tracks from the 12 bit Blues being performed live by kid koala on 2 x SP1200s and 3 x turntables! ROBOTS!: See the almost life size articulated Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet robots dance to the beat! GIANT CARDBOARD TURNTABLE!: Watch the crew assemble a giant cardboard working gramophone on stage right before your very eyes! PARLOR GAMES!: Win prizes by playing 12 bit blues bingo! And the funky roulette wheel of awesomeness. In town for one night only! not to be missed! And very special guests: ADIRA AMRAM AND THE EXPERIENCE (NYC) Doing a hilarious high energy 20 minute musical comedy workout to warm things up! Tickets available here: [url="http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/kid-koala-2/"]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/kid-koala-2/ [/url] o2 Academy Islington 7:00pm - 11:00pm [url="www.soundcrashmusic.com"]www.soundcrashmusic.com[/url] [img]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/kidKoal.jpg[/img]
  5. Soundcrash store online!

    The Soundcrash store is now online and selling official Soundcrash Tees! Check it out before they sell out! Merchandise can also be purchased from our facebook page! [url="http://www.soundcrashmusic.bigcartel.com "]Store[/url] [url="http://www.facebook.com/soundcrashmusic "]Facebook[/url] [url="http://www.soundcrashmusic.com "]Official Website[/url] [img]http://cache1.bigcartel.com/product_images/69601513/red.jpg[/img]
  6. Soundcrash are pleased to announce that official soundcrash t-shirts are now available in a whole array of colours and sizes from our online store. Check it out now at: [url="www.soundcrashmusic.bigcartel.com"]www.soundcrashmusic.bigcartel.com[/url]
  7. One of the biggest discoveries of 2011, Hidden Orchestra are back in London with their biggest headline show to date. Tickets available here: [url="www.soundcrashmusic.com/hidden-orchestra-plus"]www.soundcrashmusic.com/hidden-orchestra-plus[/url] Fresh from selling out XOYO on their own back in May, the Scottish quartet head now to the cavernous space known as Village Underground in Shoreditch to deliver their bass heavy, brooding and beautiful sounds. Having found a perfect balance between electronic beats, deep basslines, string instruments and the astonishing synergy of their two drummers (!) Hidden Orchestra succeed in putting on a show that is as stimulating for the mind as it is for the body. Tonight the band will perform tracks from their forthcoming album out October 1st. We can’t recommend this band enough. Hidden Orchestra will be joined on the bill by none other than Anchorsong! His remarkable performances are an awe-inspiring showcase of improvisation, conveyed effortlessly with a soulful warmth most acoustic acts strive for and a sense of spectacle rarely ever achieved in live electronic music. Joining him on stage will be his string quartet, combining with his samples and melodies to create simply stunning music. Setting the place on fire will be DJ Kentaro, for our money the finest turntablist anywhere in the world, who has turned his attention to a heavier, dirtier sound! It’s gonna go OFF! Line up Hidden Orchestra Anchorsong (Live) DJ Kentaro ft. very very special guest MCs Deco Child (DJ Set) Plus many more TBA Saturday September 29th 2012 Village Underground, London [url="www.soundcrashmusic.com"]www.soundcrashmusic.com[/url] [img]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/hidden_orch_secret_web_600.jpg[/img]
  8. Melt Yourself Down is the sound of Cairo ’57, Cologne ’72, New York ’78, London 2013. A riot of colour and noise, they rip the heart from the remains of Acoustic Ladyland and deliver it to the party, still beating. Reanimated with intense, sweaty funk, uplifting horns and blistering Nubian drums, this tightly drilled unit make their live debut at Queen Of Hoxton on October 18. Six musical heavyweights with more energy than the sun. Ancient and modern, and dirtier than you want to know. Recordings will follow. Just you wait. Tickets are available at [url]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/melt-yourself-down/[/url] Melt Yourself Down is: Pete Wareham (Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear) Shabaka Hutchings (Sons Of Kemet, Heliocentrics) Tom Skinner (Hello Skinny, Sons Of Kemet, Mulatu Astatke) Ruth Goller (Acoustic Ladyland) Kushal Gaya (Zun Zun Egui) Satin Singh (Fela!, Transglobal Underground) October 18th/ 7-11pm Queen Of Hoxton 1-5 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX [url="http://www.soundcrashmusic.com"]www.soundcrashmusic.com[/url] [img]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/MELTYOURSELF_400.jpg[/img]
  9. Soundcrash presents an incredible electronic/AV line-up representing the best independent labels around. Taking place at Camden’s glorious former theatre KOKO, the cinema-sized screen and thundering sound system will enable this staggering line-up of electronic music pioneers and rising stars to exhibit their craft to their fullest potential. This is an essential night of electronic music and audiovisual excellence in the capital’s calendar. Don’t miss it! Tickets available here:[url="www.soundcrashmusic.com/clark-plaid "]www.soundcrashmusic.com/clark-plaid[/url] Line up Clark (Live ‘Fantasm Planes’ EP launch) Plaid (AV Set) Eskmo (AV Set) Raffertie (Full Live Debut) Illum Sphere (AV Set ft. Emn) Shigeto (live on stage 10pm) Saturday September 15th 2012 / 9pm - 4am KOKO, London [url="www.soundcrashmusic.com"]www.soundcrashmusic.com[/url] [img]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/CLARK_WEB1.jpg[/img]
  10. The hardest working man in music today Dj Vadim (BBE Music/Ninja Tune), one of the pioneers of beat culture, is launching his 10th studio album “Don’t Be Scared” at this intimate East London venue. In it he redefines again the limits of heavy bass through electronica and hip hop while exploring oriental vibes, stop-start beats and hypnotic sounds. “Daddy Vad” collaborated with the likes of Yarah Bravo (Onself), Jazz Bailey, J-Man, Gregory Blackman, Sabira Jade and Pugz Atmoz (The Electric) to give birth to Vadim’s most explosive and energetic album to date which he will be showcasing tonight with the help of live drumming and more! DJ Vadim will be supported by Jukebox Champions, the Paris-based beatmaking crew formed by Blanka (la Fine Equipe), and Fade (A State of Mind). Tickets and information available [url="http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/dj-vadim-dont-be-scared-live-lp-launch/"]here:[/url] [img]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/VADIM_GUN002_WEB_400.jpg[/img]
  11. DJ Yoda has a knack for turning rooms full of perfectly calm and civilised people into a heaving mass of happy, sweaty, partied-out folk. Combining a well-honed beat-heavy DJ set with tongue in cheek visuals mixed live with the music on a cinema-sized screen, DJ Yoda assaults your senses with a killer combination of good humour and infectious party music. Unbeatable in this terrain, DJ Yoda truly is one of the “ten DJs to see before you die” (Q Magazine). Expect surprise guests – last time round he had a breakdancing magician, a hip hop comedy improv duo and a full-on Balkan brass band making appearances – and the quality of supports you’ve come to expect from a Soundcrash show. This will be an extraordinary night brought to you by an extraordinary DJ. Don’t miss out. Tickets available here: [url="http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/dj-yoda-the-audiovisual-spectacular/"]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/dj-yoda-the-audiovisual-spectacular/[/url] Saturday 10th November HMV Forum, London [url="http://www.soundcrashmusic.com"]www.soundcrashmusic.com[/url] [img]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Soundcrash-DJ-Yoda_-A5-Flyer.jpg[/img]
  12. Soundcrash presents the latest show from turntablist and graphic artist Kid Koala, touring in support of his brand new album 12 Bit Blues, out September 17th on Ninja Tune on which wins major originality points as it includes a cut-out hand-powered turntable with which to listen to it! As always expect the usual delivery of amazing music, good humour and Kid Koala’s infectious personality - last time round he organised a pillow fight on stage with members of the public so we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next! Check out his latest video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnCihw9dZuE Tickets on sale now: [url="www.soundcrashmusic.com/kid-koala-2 "]www.soundcrashmusic.com/kid-koala-2[/url] KID KOALA Plus special guests Thursday October 11th / 7pm - 11pm 02 Islington Academy, 16 Parkfield Street, London, N1 0PS. [url="www.soundcrashmusic.com"]www.soundcrashmusic.com[/url] [img]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/kidKoal.jpg[/img]
  13. Metal-faced rapper DOOM has been working on a brand new album project with Jneiro Jarel as the combined force JJ DOOM. Now Soundcrash presents a solo headline show from the Hip Hop supervillain showcasing “Key To The Kuffs” in the cavernous entrails of the Village Underground. DOOM has previously worked under various pseudonyms including MF DOOM, VIKTOR VAUGHN, DANGER DOOM (with Danger Mouse) and MADVILLAIN (with Madlib). An essential and outlandish figure in underground hip hop, he always covers his face behind a Dr Doom mask and has created his own universe centered around the world of comic books and Japanese monsters. His unconventional approach, linguistic dexterity and sick flow have gained DOOM an army of ardent fans from many different corners of the music world, and counts musicians of the caliber of Thom Yorke as some of his biggest supporters. With new album “KEY TO THE KUFFS” in collaboration with Jneiro Jarel is out August Lex Recordings later this year DOOM is as influential and relevant as ever. Philadelphia born Jneiro Jarel is a Philadelphia-based hip hop producer noted for his abstract style. He has also released records under his beat-making alias Dr. Who Dat? and the critically acclaimed group Shape of Broad Minds as well as remixing the likes of TV on the Radio or Radiohead. His latest adventure sees him join forces with DOOM both in the studio and live on stage. Tickets and information available here: [url="http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/jj-doom-live/"]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/jj-doom-live/[/url] New track of JJ DOOM's latest album "KEY TO THE KUFFS" to get you in the mood! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ4rDmKsk7o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFgdIBW180k&feature=player_embedded [img]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Soundcrash-JJDOOM_-web.jpg[/img]
  14. Soundcrash presents an incredible electronic/AV line-up representing the best independent labels around. Taking place at Camden’s glorious former theatre KOKO, the cinema-sized screen and thundering sound system will enable this staggering line-up of electronic music pioneers and rising stars to exhibit their craft to their fullest potential. This is an essential night of electronic music and audiovisual excellence in the capital’s calendar. Don’t miss it! Tickets available here: www.soundcrashmusic.com/clark-plaid Line up Clark (Live ‘Fantasm Planes’ EP launch) Plaid (AV Set) Eskmo (AV Set) Raffertie (Full Live Debut) Illum Sphere (AV Set ft. Emn) Shigeto (live on stage 10pm) Saturday September 15th 2012 / 9pm - 4am KOKO, London www.soundcrashmusic.com [img]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/CLARK_WEB.jpg[/img]
  15. It's round 2 of the Soundcrash Roof Garden Party! Featuring a fantastic line up of high callaba bands and DJ's Including: 2econd Class Citizen (live), Polaroid 85 (live), Detour City (live), Soundcrash Djs and special guests On top of all that there is a real Jamaican BBQ to complement the evening, to make this the best way to spend a Saturday in London town! Information + Tickets: http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/roof-party-ii/ [img]http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Soundcrash-Roof-Garden-Party_-A3-Poster-02.jpg[/img]