This comes straight out of Prescription Art, who have just opened up a permanent gallery in Brighton over at 1 Beaconsfield Parade, BN1 6DN. Last time I went to a pop-up Prescription Art gallery was a few years back, so it’s great to see they have finally got a permanent space.
The pictures I have chosen to show you today appeal to my love for classic video games. The Prescription Art site has this to say about the work:
“A collaborative project by illustrator Jamie Sneddon and photographer Kevin Rozario-Johnson, 8-bitscapes are thought provoking images that place well loved, iconic characters from the golden age of gaming into real-life scenarios. As a result you will find them munching, invading, racing, battling and bleeping their way around the planet.”
This is one for those who used to push buttons to make light flash on big heavy tellyboxes with tiny screens. Enjoy.
The Sunnyside Sessions are a new series of mixes, showcasing a general vibe of soulful funky jazzy danceable tracks.
It starts out with a super funky opener, before delving into some deep house inspired by italian jazz. It moves into a funky centre piece, with plenty of thick bass and beautiful vocals. A rework of a classic Michael Jackson track ends the funky disco segment, and it flows into a more modern electro inspired segment, before giving way to The Correspondents, with a firm favourite remix of that Jungle Book swinging tune. The set now enters electro swing territory, ending with a cover of Mr. Scruff’s Get a Move On, before I gift you with Luke Ob’s Star Wars inspired track as a cheeky bonus piece to end the set!
01 Poldoore – Give Em What They Want (Original Mix)
02 Solomun – Kackvogel (Original Mix)
03 Nicolas Jaar Edits for Wolf & Lamb – Stay in love
04 Akshin Alizadeh – Taranthrilla (Original Mix)
05 Mr. Scruff & Quantic – It’s Dancing Time
06 Uptown Funk Empire – You Ve Got To Have Freedom feat. Janice & Ange – Original Mix
07 Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel – I Love The Funk!!! (Instrumental Mix)
08 Kurtis Blow – The Breaks (Re-recorded / Remastered)
09 Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Gigamesh Remix Dub Edit)
10 Kill Paris – Shades of Funk
11 Electric Guest – Awake (Dennis Rivera Remix)
12 Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Hip-Hop Heaven (Gramatik Remix)
13 The Correspondents – I Wanna Be Like You
14 Kormac – Scratch Marchin’
15 Basement Freaks – The Swingers Club
16 Chinese Man – Artichaut
17 The Quietmen – Hollywood Cantina 2
18 Bebo Best, The Super Lounge Orchestra – Sing Sing Sing (Album Version)
19 The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Get A Move On
20 Luke Ob – Battle of Hoth *BONUS TRACK*
Well, January is well under way and after a bloated few weeks from that big ol’ Art Noise Christmas dinner we are back planning some fantastic new events in Brighton and Sussex.
Firstly, big thanks to everyone who came to Wonderland. I will be adding the photos to our gallery with a little review of how we felt the night went, but if you can’t wait head to our Facebook page and have a look now!
2012 was a great year for us, we put on 10 events through the year and our move to The Blind Tiger Club was wonderful. The atmosphere of the venue is perfect for Art Noise and the people who came to both our ‘Lost’ and ‘Wonderland’ shows had a great time! 2013 will be a little quieter, with only 2-3 big shows planned in Brighton, however that does not mean we will be any less busy.
For starters we will be helping Art Noise regulars Them The Sky launch a brand new EP (recorded in the Art Noise hotel itself) and it is looking likely that we will return to Meadowlands as festival support for another year!
And there is talks afoot of hosting a musical showcase in Bognor Regis (our home town), which is still in the early planning stages.
Students at the University of Chichester will be happy to hear we will be helping run an event at the end of term, with a huge emphasis on fun interactivity, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for that one.
Finally, Stewart Noise, our DJ and founder of Art Noise, is playing at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar in Brighton on January 31st as part of the Bongo Fury monthly nights. Facebook event page is here with all the details.
That is all for now! Look for updates on here over the next few weeks or check our twitter feed @artnoiseevents for the very latest news!
With Wonderland only around 6 weeks away, we have released our poster upon the streets of Brighton. See it inside a copy of BN1 Magazine, and read the rest of the mag while you’re there!
Them The Sky descended on one of the finest venues in Brighton, the Pavilion Dome, and impressed the SOURCE New Music crowd with an amazing show. Art Noise was on hand to film the gig, so watch it above and let us know what you think!
You can now read (and download) the Art Noise: Wonderland press pack which provides a range of information on the up coming Wonderland event this December, and you don’t even need to be Press! Enjoy!
Art Noise is bringing the art and noise back to Brighton this December, with a new exhibition titled: Wonderland. Taking place at The Blind Tiger Club, where we hosted ‘Lost’ earlier this year, on 16/12/12 we will once again be filling the venue with art installations, craft stalls and images from the surrounding areas finest creative people. Then, in the evening, when the sun has set we will be unleashing some fantastic live performance from some old and new faces. This post is a preview of the evenings entertainment, so if you want to know why you HAVE to visit, take a listen to the tracks below.
Them The Sky are back for their 3rd Art Noise show, with their distinctive sound having recently helped them gain new followers and plenty of bookings (remember, you heard them here first).
The Elevaters join us for the first time, and as huge fans of female vocalists, we couldn’t turn down an opportunity to put them on the roster. They are formed from the depths of the BIMM academy and their often soulful and funky sound should keep you warm on a winters night.
Amongst The Pigeons brings the electronic sound to the show, offering music not too dissimilar to recent Mr. Scruff productions, and his pigeon mask is not to be missed.
Tiny Dragons have been busy lately, and Art Noise first managed to catch glimpse of their fantastic performance at Meadowlands festival this year. Energetic, vibrant music to make you dance. Expect them to be even bigger in 2013.
So how do you guarantee visitors will turn up to your event? We delve into a world of fictional and non-fictional events, in an attempt to make the most popular event advertising campaign ever. This is most certainly not going to guarantee the event is good, but you will at least have a turn out larger than the population of China.
1) Invite ‘high school’ girls (College/University girls in the UK, obviously)
If there is one thing Project X taught us, it is that ‘high school’ girls like to party, and where there’s 18-year-old girls partying the boys will follow. Unfortunately this means your event will now be filled with a bunch of teenage idiots throwing up on your shoes and trashing your house. You may also end up with a dwarf in your oven too, if that movie is anything to go by.
Attendance Boost: 2000 people
Event Success: 3% (Unless you are a 17 year old boy, in which case you just became a legend)
2) Bring Bill Murray along
Bill Murray is renowned for crashing parties, to the point that he went on a house crashing tour (he didn’t actually, however there are plenty of times where he has joined random people in celebrating and drinking). Now, the first time you bring Bill to your event, it will probably be a fairly low-key affair, however, when you throw the next event, the word of mouth news that Bill Murray is a visitor should send attendance levels through the roof. I mean let’s face it, who doesn’t like Bill Murray? In fact, name one event that Bill Murray visited that wasn’t successful, except maybe the premiere of Garfield.
Attendance Boost: 0-10 people for first event, 1,000,000 people to the next one.
Event Success: 100%
3) Imitation is flattery: Hold an opening ceremony
You are throwing a 3-hour talk on the discovery of a new amoeba in the South Pacific. Usually this appeals to a few hundred, possibly a thousand scientists and teachers, who are all very excited. But how do you excite the rest of the world? Well, follow in the footsteps of other mega events, such as the Olympics. Sell tickets for an opening ceremony ahead of the talk, buy a few pyrotechnics and a smoke machine, and get a monarch to parachute out of a helicopter. Instant big hit with plenty of media coverage too.
Attendance Boost: 4,000,000,000 spectators worldwide
Event Success: 15% (people still aren’t excited by amoebas)
4) Piggyback on the success and popularity of others
This is a simple yet completely genius way of making people turn up to your event. If X-Factor is in town doing auditions, you are hosting the unofficial after party. If Justin Bieber is playing a concert, make your event the warm up show. If the second coming of Jesus is happening (or first if you are Jewish), sell some hot cross buns and advertise a sandals only door policy. Little things like this will make people think your event is far more important than it really is, and the look of disappointment on your guests face when they realise it is merely an empty room, complete with a cheese spread and a 70’s disco CD playing ABBA hits, will be priceless.
Attendance Boost: Variable depending on event you are piggybacking
Event Success: 20%
5) Outright steal someone else’s event and tell everyone it’s yours
O.K so you didn’t host the World Cup, or put together the line-up for Glastonbury, or arrange 1000s of nerds to turn up to Comic-Con, but that doesn’t matter, because a few business cards and a banner can make you look like the worlds greatest promoter, and you don’t even have to do any work. Sit back enjoy the ride, and if it all goes pear shaped leave via the nearest emergency exit. Funnily enough this idea in itself has been stolen from another publication, and I cannot even remember which one to give them credit.
Attendance Boost: N/A (It’s not your event to boost in the first place)
Event Success: Who cares? You are just there to steal food from the buffet and talk to people who don’t realise what a rat you really are.
Well, a sad day for us here at Art Noise as we leave the heady heights and pretty lights of Brighton, heading straight for the town of Bognor Regis, where we have set up shop whilst Stewart Noise completes a university degree in event management. In the short term this means less events, but in the long time you should see more events and of a higher quality too. We want to thank everyone who has come to an Art Noise event in the past, either as an exhibitor or simply as a visitor. We will be back, with more events, and we are still planning a special something for everyone in Spring, so keep your eyes peeled.
So what can you expect from us over the next few months? Well, we won’t leave you in the dark, we will still be recommending events to go visit, in Brighton and Sussex and there will be some mini events and secret parties which you will have to look out for.
See you soon people! We will be back with more fantastic events as soon as possible!
Today Art Noise is heading on an adventure. Concerned about the lack of pubs that we have visited through the years of living in Brighton we are packing cameras, preparing our livers and jumping into an adventurous day time pub crawl through Brighton. Starting at 12pm at the Windmill, we will then head East on a trail which may or may not go according to plan. So if you are out and about today, and fancy a beer with us, send a tweet to @artnoiseevents and we shall let you know our current location on this tour.
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