Tobacco Dock in Wapping has got to be one of London’s most impressive venues. So was great to be tipped off about a super-cool event coming up.
It’sÂ just under one month to go until Bonobo Presents: OUTLIER. It features a prime selection of some ofÂ electronic musicâ€™s most forward-thinking talents in form of Rone, Henry Wu, Guy Andrews and MC Earl Zinger.
Making a rare appearance in London, acclaimed French producer Rone creates awesomeÂ soundscapes, influenced by sounds and genres from melodic ambient techno, to hypnotic electronica and even hip-hop, performing every set live. Not to be missed!
TheÂ the all-day event takes place Tobacco Dock, on Saturday March 12th.
ItÂ represents a festival-scale music offering with the likes of Gilles Peterson, Maya Jane Coles, Special Request, George Fitzgerald, Romare and Alex Smoke already announced to play across three rooms at the striking East London venue. More information.
The winning images from the 59th World Press Photo Contest have been released. Selected from 82,951 photos shot by 5,775 photographers from 128 different countries.
Great photographs tell a story and make us re-think our place in the world. These are a few of my favourites.
It’s well worth exploring all the images online here.
Was forwarded theseÂ stunning street photography images of Hong Kong in the 1950s this week. Beautifully shotÂ by a teenager Ho Fan, who arrivedÂ Â from Shanghai in 1949.
The streets, filled with vendors, coolies and rickshaw drivers are amazingly shot byÂ Ho. Taking pictures in a studio was the norm then, but the HoÂ was more interested in random, candid shots of strangers. ThisÂ really special streetÂ photography gives a peek into daily life inÂ Hong Kong at that time.
After being invited to last year’s
<p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/-UHchpxZu-/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Together In Electric Dreams ðŸ’¯ðŸ¸ðŸ¹ #absolut #bankside #electricklondon #rave-on. Last night, with television's @totallyranced</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A video posted by Paul Anthony Drury (@thisisjukebox) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2015-11-20T17:03:20+00:00">Nov 20, 2015 at 9:03am PST</time></p></div></blockquote> //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js” target=”_blank”>Absolut Vodka VR night, I’ve made it my mission to keep tabs on all ideas around club culture and tech.Â This week, Viennaâ€™s Grelle ForelleÂ released a clubbing game – a unique interactive experience that takes the player on a journey through contemporary club culture.
So, feeling too knackered to make it out and onto the dancefloor this weekend?Â Then download the game from the Grelle Forelle website.
Is this the start of a new virtual reality clubbing culture..?
Here’s the thing, no-one quite knows what legendary Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch was trying to say in his iconic triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights.Â Is it anti-sin? Or something about his family’s history?Â Or more like a celebration of all the pleasurable activities we can do on Earth?
Bosch’s death, precisely 500 years ago, left one of the greatest mysteries in art history but now people can make up their own minds with a remarkable collision of art, technology and culture – all through a new virtual reality app called Bosch VR.
Open the app on and you’ll find yourself flying into the Garden of Eden on a giant fish. A unicorn, a chest-puffing bird, and a white giraffe are your first companions before you come across the divinely pink central fountain, thought to be evidence of Bosch’s fascination with Tantric Buddist and Hindu philosophy.
The fish takes the userÂ from location to location inside the artwork; so you can really sit back and soak it all up.
For me, that’s one of the real joys of VR – you can’t help but focus on every little detail.Â I am writing about all the latest developments in virtual reality, if you spot an interesting story then please let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org
As a proud born-and-bred Northerner, i was delightedÂ to receive an invite to try a special new Yorkshire Pudding menu in Marylebone. Hereâ€™s what the CultureJukeboxÂ team made of the Reform Social & Grill.
The humble Yorkshire Pudding sis something of a highlight of a Sunday Roast. (Particularly the homecooked variety when Iâ€™m back at home at my parents). So how could a West London version compete? And more to the point, does an exclusive Yorkshire Pudding menu make sense?
Continue reading On Food: our invite to The Reform Social & Grill
Tame Impala, Grimes, Chvrches, Slaves, Jagwar Ma have been added to the epicÂ Bilbao BBK LiveÂ bill. The long-haired AussieÂ psych-rockers are sure to bring a crowd, one of the most originalÂ bands on the live circuit right now.
TheyÂ join Arcade Fire, Pixies, Foals, M83, New Order, Hot Chip, Years & Years, Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett, Wolf Alice and more on what is looking like one of Europe’s strongest festival line-ups.
I’ve seen Chvrches live a few times around London, and the Glasgow band are another hip booking – should sound great at this eclectically programmed festival.
It’s not all British bands though.Â Catalonian alternative pop band Love Of LesbianÂ also join the lineup. The band formed back in 1997 and cut their teeth supporting the likes of goth pioneers The Cure. Now stars in their own right having topped the Spanish charts with 2012 album â€˜La noche eterna. Los dÃas no vividosâ€™.
Set upon the Kobetamendi Hill with stunning views across Bilbao – it’s one of my favourite cities. Arcade Fire, Foals,Â New Order andÂ M83 are also on the line-up.Â More information is on the festival website.
I was lucky enough to see a huge TeamLab installation on a working trip to Tokyo in early 2015. Their work reallyÂ knocked me sideways.
Since 2001, teamLabÂ has created some of the worldâ€™s very best digital art. Founded by Toshiyuki Inoko, the Japanese interdisciplinary art collective of â€œultra-technologistsâ€ brings together artists, engineers, mathematicians, programmers, architects, and other creatives to make works that are staggering in both beauty and scale.
“The digital realm, free from physical constraints, allows for unlimited possibilities of expression and transformation.Â Digital technology is a tool for change and a platform to express complex ideas and details.” ~Â Toshiyuki Inoko
I had a play in the Light Ball Orchestra – a beautiful way to make the digital world real.
teamLab’sÂ latest project, Living Digital Space and Future Parks, is a 20,000 square foot installation featuresÂ 20 digital works, some of which have been exhibited previously, and others of which are making their debuts.
Among the most impressive newÂ work is Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Boarders, which features digital butterflies flying through the exhibit space, while the patterns on their wingsâ€”programmed in real time, not pre-recordedâ€”constantly evolve. These digital butterflies fly into spaces occupied by other works, blurring the lines that separate the individual pieces of art.
Here’s hoping teamLab do some work in London sooner rather than later..
Was recently pointed in the direction of Lebanese photographerÂ Serge NajjarÂ and his impressive portfolio of work.Â It takes a special kind of photographer to show us a city in a different light, and these photographsÂ do just this, focusing the photographicÂ lens on Beirut to captureÂ stunning contrasts of light and dark in his series.
â€œIt is important to me to show that if we looked closer at things around us, we may discover a new world we would have otherwise totally missed,â€ ~ Serge Najjar
The series if called Architecture Of Light, and is focused on contrasts, angular shadows and reflections. The work is part of a solo exhibition at Galerie Tanit in Beiriut, opening in February 2016.