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Patrick Coyle Interviews Dianne Harris, Director of Kinetica Museum
Music Blowout: We report on Tim Exile’s latest tracks and interview hirsute rapper Scroobius Pip
Jimmy Tidey takes a look at Shunt Lounge, the strange world under the feet of London Bridge’s commuters.
Addictive TV give us the straight scoop on the best VJs out there right now. You heard it here first.
The Panacea, aka Mathew Mootz, styles himself ‘the digital version of Napalm Death’. It’s an apt description for his own brand of mashed up Drum and Bass, which he releases through his record label, Position Chrome. You may be surprised to discover he used to be a choir boy, or perhaps that helps to explain his music…
Hexstatic are Stuart Warren Hill and Robin Brunson. We had a chat with Robin about what Hexstatic do, and where their visuals are headed. Both men have a long history in visuals and formed Hexstatic in 1997. They are signed to Ninja Tune, and have a close association with Coldcut. They have performed at many significant art galleries and alongside David Bryne, as well as producing two AV albums of their own work.
VJ Anyone a.k.a. Oli Sorenson performs with many top DJs and is currently touring with Sander Kleinenberg. He also runs the AV Social night in London, which pretty much does what it says on the tin. He has written essays for several books as well as writing for DJ Mag on the subject of VJing.
Geoff Gamlen is one of three people who make up Eclectic Method. Of our four interviewees Eclectic Method are perhaps most straight forward in terms of characterising themselves as pure entertainment in the form of music and live visuals. They have produced visuals for U2, Fatboy Slim, MTV and Faithless.
Nicolas Boritch is part of ‘visual label’ Anti VJ and club night Cuisine. Anti VJ orchestrates visual events and recently performed at Light Up Bristol, using the city’s council building to project their works onto. The Cuisine club night offers Bristol’s clubbers the opportunity to see Europe’s finest VJs. On both projects he works closely with French artist Crustea (Joanie Lemercier) – who performed at the Light Up Bristol event – pictured left. The thing is… tracked Nicolas down to get the promoter’s perspective on club visuals.
Ed Williams goes behind the scenes at the Pro Cathedral, the latest venture by Bristol based art collective Artspace / Lifespace, a self-styled group of ‘creative recyclists’ whose mission is to bring contemporary art and performance to transitory spaces as the city’s regeneration continues.