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Archive for February, 2010

Save Plastic People

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The legendary Plastic People is under threat of closure from the police for unfounded allegations of public nuisance, crime and disorder. Plastic People is one of the most important clubs London has ever seen; possibly the darkest club in the world; definitely one of the best soundsystems in the world; and most importantly – a real breeding ground for underground music. We must not let this club be closed without a fight. The owners are seeking legal guidance. Please show your support by joining the Facebook group and stay up to date with any possible ways of helping save this club from closure…

Photo taken from the North / South / East / West project by Shaun Bloodworth, GiveUpArt and Bleep

Bleep Investigates Konx-Om-Pax

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We asked Glasgow based artist Tom Scholefield (aka Konx-Om-Pax) to tell us about himself, his work and what we can expect in the future….

“I’m an artist and director based in Glasgow, I like to keep things fun and colourful as possible. I don’t like to rush.

Things got interesting for me around the time Jamie Lidell spent the night in our spare room a few years back – a pissed up conversation about cats and animation led me to spend 6 months creating the music video for “Yougotmeup” from his Multiply release on Warp.

Around this time Matt Pyke (Universal Everything) got me on board for Advanced Beauty I created a surreal wonder through a floating fantasy island with music by Freeform.

Since then I’ve occupied myself across many different platforms of the art and design world, designing sleeves for the likes of Hudson Mohawke (Warp), Rustie (Wireblock) Oneohtrix Point Never (No-Fun)… and directing videos for DFA Records in New York. Just recently directed the forthcoming debut music video for Hudson’s Joy Fantastic which will be out very soon!

I’m currently planning the launch of my new studio/label – Display Copy, first release with be “Optimo Tracks” from an a/v installation at the Sub Club last year, featuring a remix from No-Fun boss Carlos Gifonni. Just recently started concepts for artwork on a forthcoming release on Mego, all I can say is Stephen O’Malley from Sunn O))) is involved.. it will be killer.”

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Jamie Lidell – Yougotmeup (Warp Records) from Konx-om-Pax on Vimeo.

Advanced Beauty from Konx-om-Pax on Vimeo.

Capracara – King of the Witches (DFA) from Konx-om-Pax on Vimeo.

Win Exclusive Warp20 (Tokyo) T-Shirts

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Made especially for the Warp20 (Tokyo) event to celebrate Warp’s 20th birthday. As well as the standard tour t-shirt, we have the winning entry from the Tokyo design competition that was picked by Steve Beckett himself. Not for general sale outside of Japan, we have a handful of these exclusive t-shirts to give away.

Simply e-mail info@bleep.com and tell us your favourite birthday party story to win a t-shirt. State what size you are (L or M available).

Konx-om-Pax – “Melted” Print Series (2010)

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New work from Konx-om-Pax who recently has designed and created music videos for the likes of Hudson Mohawke, Jamie Lidell and Capracara.

Win tickets to see Carl Craig in London

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RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY PRESENTS: CARL CRAIG, FRANCESCO TRISTANO & MORITZ VON OSWALD, MATMOS, BUGGE WESSELTOFT & HENRIK SCHWARZ DUO, DJ SPRINKLES & ANDRAS FOX
Friday 12 February

A one-off night at Royal Festival Hall, bringing a host of pioneers from the worlds of experimental electronics and avant-garde music. We have a pair of tickets to give away.

To win a pair of tickets, simply e-mail info@bleep.com and state what city Carl Craig is from.