Now we’ve seen off the last public holiday until Christmas and the curtain has (almost) fallen on festival season, let’s take a more robust look at our live series of events. This is our autumn programme of shows.
The first is a slice of midweek action, as softly spoken Max Cooper breaths fresh vigour into the legendary dancefloor of KOKO London. On Thursday 20th September the infamous Camden nightspot will play host to his brand new A/V spectacular, honed around the music from forthcoming album One Hundred Billion Sparks. Expect a collision of sci-fi soundcapes, atmospheric lighting and jaw-dropping visuals.
Max has hand-picked a pair of support acts, and upon further inspection, it’s plain to see his reasoning. Guy Andrews counts Massive Attack and Mary Anne Hobbs amongst his admirers, as he painstaking layerers dark and atmospheric sounds that incorporate electronica, afrobeat and even post-rock. Meanwhile brother duo Brecon have taken inspiration from their mentor by advancing their own A/V show.
The following night, LWE roll into the hallowed turf of London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall – arguably the UK’s most decorated stage. With a celebrated list of past performers transcending the entertainment spectrum, it is only right that electronic music be represented. The entity is in question is Innervisions. Dixon & Âme’s generation defining German imprint has earned a privilege that few contemporary electronic music artists can claim to.
Enlisting a trove of label regulars, past collaborations and creatives from other disciplines, you can expect live performances from Âme, Henrik Schwarz, Howling and more, DJ sets – including the label heads clashing during a reprise of their B2B at Junction 2 B2B and a specially choreographed routine from Croatian visual artist and modern dancer, Nina Kurtela. One for the history books you don’t want to miss.
On Friday 12th October we takeover yet another vintage London venue. This time it’s The Roundhouse with industry luminary Richie Hawtin. He has been ever-present at the forefront of the scene’s technology evolution with his latest tool or gadget. Now the technophile presents the an updated version of his CLOSE spectacle to London.
Blurring the boundaries between DJing and live performance, Richie strips backs physical barriers by exposing himself and his hardware on stage, bringing the audience ever closer. This is all about spontaneity and synchronicity as only Hawtin knows how. Support comes from ENTER.Mind’s TM404.
Lastly, Jamie Jones & Kate Simko revisit their collaboration with London Electronic Orchestra where electronic meets symphony. The project titled OPUS 1 follows on from their 2016 flirtings with classical music. The special performance takes place at The Barbican on Tuesday 27th November. The extravaganza is set to include new interpretation of some of Jamie Jones’ most memorable productions, including solo work and that of Hot Natured. Led by Robert Ames and featuring violinist Kamila Bydlowska, harpist Valeria Kurbatova and cellist Davina Shum, this is the latest brainchild of creative forces from either side of the Atlantic.
Quite a run-in of events to close out 2018 in style and underlining that LWE’s event portfolio is so much more diverse than DJs, festivals and club events. We hope that you join us on these special dates, where the boundaries of electronic music are pushed further than before. 4 shows in our live series, at 4 legendary London venues with 4 sell-outs expected.