MARY ANNE HOBBS LEAVING BBC RADIO 1

Photos: Shaun Bloodworth
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Mary Anne Hobbs is hands down one of the most important and beloved people we have been blessed to know in this musical adventure we are on. She has been the champion of Flying Lotus, and Brainfeeder et al, via her radio show on BBC Radio 1, since the very beginning. We consider Mary Anne our greatest ally, as she has almost single-handedly revealed this thriving musical scene occurring in Los Angeles to the rest of the world. Though her decision to leave the BBC did come as a surprise to us, we are confident and supportive in her movement forward in this world of fresh possibilities.

Here is her statement on the departure from BBC:

LEAVING THE BBC…

“Yesterday i resigned from BBC Radio1, after an amazing multi-dimensional 14 year career.

The great freedoms the BBC have given in me as a broadcaster, have allowed me to help break so many confrontational artists as diverse as Slipknot and Skream, and of course, the whole genre of Dubstep in recent times.

My current Experimental show is in peak condition, it’s never been stronger. And although it’s a very emotional decision to leave the show that I love so much, it’s also an optimum moment to bow out, at the very top of my game.

My work for Radio1 on the Breezeblock, Rock Show, many fascinating documentaries about everything from David Bowie to Dubstep, on daytime, at festivals and award ceremonies, has been exceptionally rewarding. These have been glory days not just for me, but for all the artists who have shared my BBC platform, and of course, the listeners everywhere from Beijing to Berlin, Baltimore to Blackpool, who shared a great passion for future sound.

I will continue to DJ live, work in film, and curate at Sonar festival in Barcelona.

I have also accepted a new job mentoring and teaching students at the University of Sheffield’s Union Of Students radio station, TV station and the newspaper that operate out of their superb Forge Media Hub, which presents me with a really exciting new challenge.”

My last show on BBC Radio1 will be broadcast:
September 8th>>9th … Wednesday night >> Thursday morning… 2-4am
www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/maryannehobbs

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The Austin Peralta / Strangeloop Project – Live performance at the Roy O. Disney Theatre – CalArts 7.20.2010

Here’s some ethereal getdowns for the brains…

SAMIYAM – KEITH

Samiyam – Keith from BRAINFEEDER on Vimeo.

Samiyam in the studio with Keith Sweat. !

MINDS LOCKED TOGETHER – BY SHAUN BLOODWORTH

Minds Locked Together (Trailer) from BRAINFEEDER on Vimeo.

MINDS LOCKED TOGETHER – A Film By SHAUN BLOODWORTH

The Film really is a document of life in Sheffield, based around the Electronic music scene, but its also about the transformation of an empty venue , into a place to experience a specific musical event. Of course it features Performers but this is a celebration of the unsung heroes , the Promotors and paying Audience.

There’s always been an extremely vibrant and independent spirit in the City regarding music, with a culture of ‘ well if they dont cater for me i’ll start my own night ‘ – and I’ve wanted to record that for a while now.

The Title ‘Minds Locked Together ‘ is a phrase from a Venetian Snares track that i heard in Flying Lotus’s set about a year ago.

It started out as a commission from MaryAnne Hobbs, to produce visuals for her Sonar Stage set, in June this year. I hadn’t a clue what i was going to do at that time, but knew Roska had asked GiveUpArt to do a graphic visual and Flying Lotus had Strangeloop to do a multi layered animation – well i couldnt compete with those, so i decided to do something with live footage and it developed from there.

Because im essentially a stills Photographer, the film has been shot in a very similar way to a picture story with the same pace and rhythm, and its styled as close to my stills work as I could get.

It was filmed over a loose two month period , taking in venues from around the city , from organised Club Nights to Underground Raves, and I’ve re edited it together with Humanstudio and a mixed soundtrack by Sheffield producer and DJ Grievous Angel.


The full fifteen minute film can be seen at: SHAUNBLOODWORTH.COM

Camera and Editing: Shaun Bloodworth

Post Production: Humanstudio

Audio Mix: Grievous Angel

FLYING LOTUS / LONDON / 2010

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FLYING LOTUS / LONDON / 2010

Three very different and special London shows in a week – two of which are already sold out – we are delighted to now announce the full line-up of future-bass leading lights for the BRAINFEEDER club night, (curated personally by Flylo) which opens the series:

Kutmah – Amazingly the first ever London show for the UK-born Kutmah, one of the most influential and accomplished DJs and inspirations in the LA scene and key contributor to the renowned nights Sketch Book at Little Temple and Low End Theory at Airliner.

Lorn (LIVE) – After the massive response to his debut album Nothing Else (the second release and first ever full length album on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint), Lorn appears for the first time in London with a new live show.

Actress (LIVE) – Representing this side of the Atlantic, London’s Darren Cunningham is likely to air cuts from his thrillingly innovative second LP Splazsh and the stunning debut Hazyville.

Kode 9 – Hyperdub label boss. Needs no introduction!

Teebs (LIVE) – Debut London show after his amazing live contribution to this year’s Brainfeeder Radio 4/20. Will soon release his debut album on the Brainfeeder label.

Dr Strangeloop (LIVE) – Having released a mini-album of electronic psychedelics Are We Lost Mammals of an Approaching Transcendental Epoch? on Brainfeeder, Strangeloop (Dave Wexler) is also a long-term visual collaborator with Flying Lotus, performing Heaven & Earth Magic with FlyLo at the Tate Modern (16th) as well as Brainfeeder on this trip.

SHOW 1 – LINE-UP JUST ANNOUNCED!
Saturday 14 August
Flying Lotus presents BRAINFEEDER
@ Hearn St Car Park, 9-5am

Flying Lotus (live)

Kutmah
Lorn (live)
Actress (live)
Kode9
Teebs (live)
Dr Strangeloop (live)
+ special guests

Tickets available now at Bleep.com / Seetickets

SHOW 2 – SOLD OUT!
Monday 16 August
Flying Lotus LIVE FILM SCORE: Harry Smith’s HEAVEN & EARTH MAGIC (1962)
@ Tate Modern Starr Auditorium

SHOW 3 – SOLD OUT!
Wednesday 18 August
Flying Lotus presents INFINITY
@ Institute of Contemporary Arts

Featuring contributors and players from Cosmogramma including:
Thundercat
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
Ravi Coltrane
Rebekah Raff
… and more

Flying Lotus – MMMHMM

FLYING LOTUS BACK WITH 2nd SINGLE & SUBLIME NEW VIDEO FOR ‘MMMHMM’ RELEASED 16th AUGUST 2010

‘MMMHMM’ IS TAKEN FROM THE ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM ‘COSMOGRAMMA’

A second cut from his self-proclaimed “space opera” Cosmogramma, MmmHmm features renowned bassist Thundercat (Sa-Ra Collective, Erykah Badu, Suicidal Tendencies), who contributes vocals and bass to the track and stars in the video. Directed by Special Problems and commissioned by Warp Films.

WATCH IT NOW AT: FLYING-LOTUS.COM/MMMHMM

Finally..

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BRAINFEEDER FEATURE: RIP IT UP MAGAZINE (NZ)

COURTESY OF: WWW.RIPITUP.CO.NZ

WRITEN BY: MARTYN PEPPERELL

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TEEBS – BERN RHYTHM [Codeine Version]

Teebs “Bern Rhythm [Codien Version]“ from The Qualities of Light on Vimeo.

DAEDELUS REMIXES THE RING CYCLE

Daedelus Remixes the Ring Cycle from clay lipsky on Vimeo.

Excerpt from “Daedelus Remixes the Ring Cycle”

Part of Ring Festival LA
http://www.ringfestivalla.com

Filmed @ The Broad Stage
April 17, 2010
Santa Monica, CA

Music: Daedelus [ http://daedelusmusic.com ]
Cinematography + Editing: Clay Lipsky [ http://goclaygo.com ]
Set Design: Lelia Fakouri [ http://maderadesign.org ]

Shot with Canon 7D & 5DmkII