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Public Information Explores Practical Electronica – win tickets to Barbican Film screening

Practical Electronica: A Trailer from Public Information on Vimeo.

This winter sees the emergence of an important and previously untold link in the history of early British Electronic Music. Whilst the lives and sounds of Tristram Cary, Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire et al. have been laid bare on wax and disc in recent years, the name of 60s contemporary Frederick Charles Judd will be completely alien to most.

Public Information hopes to change that with a forthcoming retrospective of Fred Judd’s rhythms, tones and loops; a compilation of incredible, pioneering music from his archive called Electronics Without Tears.

But first to the documentary… Practical Electronica. A wondrous film directed by the man who made this entire project happen, Ian Helliwell.

After much research, enquiry and hard work Brighton based filmmaker, musician and scholar of electronic music Helliwell tracked down Fred’s widow Freda who kindly allowed him full access to Mr Judd’s personal archive. Ian set about making a film and in the process discovered many fascinating aspects of this remarkable man from Woodford, East London- his life, his work, his vision.


Fred was writing about electronics and the burgeoning tape recording/home radio scene as early as the mid-50’s, he went on to publish 11 books and countless articles in a quest to disseminate these thrilling new technologies out from academia into the front room. By 1963 Fred had built himself a dynamic home studio… sitting amongst the oscillators, tone generators, filters, amplifiers was an electro-mechanical drum machine and a voltage controlled keyboard unit to synthesize sound (a device that predated the Moog and Buchla synths). Using this equipment he wrote many FX and sounds for television and radio whilst self-releasing a handful of 45’s to a following of enthusiasts.

Practical Electronica explores these narratives and many more. The Sound World of F.C Judd is crafted into an extraordinary Audio-Visual feast for eyes and ears and brains. It’s an hour-long experimental collage of bold music, bright colour, vivid stills, super 8 home movies, archive footage, strking animation and an eye-sizzling reinterpretation of Fred’s own Chromasonics (a psychedelic sound visualisation process, running parallel to Daphne’s Oramics system).

Electronics Without Tears, a 35-track compilation of F.C Judd material (fully restored and mastered at D&M Berlin) will be landing soon on Public Information. Most of this music has never been heard before. For more information and for details of screenings around the UK, visit

The film will be screening at Barbican Centre, London on Friday 25th November. We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away, simply email your name to


Win tickets to see Dopplereffekt


Unknown to the Unknown
are a force to be reckoned with… You’ll be hearing more about them soon on the Bleep Blog and store…

However, in the meanwhile – they are doing a party in London on the 3rd of June and have Dopplereffekt headlining. The line-up is pretty serious.



Friday 3 June @ XOYO, London
More details here:
Facebook event here:

We are giving away a pair of tickets. To win simply email and tell us what a “dopplereffekt” is.

Planet Mu – Footwork Tour

Win tickets to various shows + footwork sale on Bleep


So those guys over at Planet Mu have been championing the footwork / juke sound over in Europe for a while now as we explained in our Juke feature last year.

Well now they have got a Footwork tour starting tomorrow and hitting a city near you very soon with a formidable line-up of DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, Chrissy Murderbot and a whole gang of footwork dancers (yes!!).

Catch them at:
21/04/2011 Thursday UK Brighton, Jam
22/04/2011 Friday France Paris, Batofar
23/04/2011 Saturday Switzerland Geneva, Electron Festival
28/04/2011 Thursday UK Leeds, The Wardrobe
29/04/2011 Friday UK London, The Big Chill Bar (Chrissy Only album launch)
29/04/2011 Friday UK London, Village Underground
30/04/2011 Saturday UK London, Sadler Wells (Dancers Only) with repeat performance monday and a discussion panel too.
06/05/2011 Friday BE Antwerp @ Petrol
07/05/2011 Saturday UK London, Corsica as part of planet mu night
11/05/2011 Wednesday DE Berlin, Get Wavey at Magnet Club (Chrissy Only)
13/05/2011 Friday UK Camber Sands, Butlins, Bangface Weekender
14/05/2011 Saturday UK Manchester, The Deaf Institute

We have a pair of tickets to give to the Village Underground show in London, the Leeds show at The Wardrobe, and the Antwerp show at Petrol.

To win, simply tell us your best dance move and why. Answers to be sent to

To celebrate all this lovely footwork footy-ness, we have reduced a bunch of the major footwork releases to a brilliant price so head over to the Planet Mu page on Bleep to get yourself some bargain footwork albums.

Win tickets to Kompakt presents KrautPopAmbient


Cologne-based Kompakt is one of the great independent record labels, treasured for its diverse but ever-brilliant mix of ambient, minimal techno, tech-house and more. On 3rd April, South Bank Centre and Ether festival celebrate their more ambient side with a one-off event, as Kompakt co-founders Wolfgang Voigt and Jörg Burger perform a special set produced for this concert alongside live visuals. Plus there’s also an exclusive live ambient sets from The Field’s Axel Willner (solo) and Walls.

We have a pair of tickets to give away for this event, to win simply e-mail and tell us your ideal ambient setting and why?

This could be your “happy place”, a place where you go escape the daily madness of your life… points are awarded for creativity.

Win tickets to Rinse + FWD @ Fabric…


OK… our friends over at Rinse and FWD are teaming up again for another party of gargantuan proportions. The line-up is HUGE and includes Roska (pictured), Skream, Geeneus, Marcus Nasty, Jackmaster, Zinc, SBTRKT, Horsepower Productions, Ill Blu, T. Williams, to just name a small portion of those playing… The event takes place on the 1st April at Fabric and more details can be found on their listings page.

To win a pair of tickets to the event, simply head to the Bleep Facebook page and post on our wall why you think you deserve a pair of tickets… That simple!

The winner of the Bleep DJ Competition is…

In January, we launched a Bleep DJ competition to win a Rane SL 3 for Serato Scratch Live Digital Vinyl System; an Ableton Live 8 Software Package; a pair of TMA-1 headphones, and a chance to DJ at the Bleep stage at Bloc Festival.

We were overwhelmed with the response. We had over 160 entries to the competition, with nearly 40k plays across these mixes. There was some really great mixes and it was really difficult deciding the winner… But there can only be one…

The winner of the competition is DJ Leighton. His mix can be found above and you can catch him DJing at the Bleep stage next Sunday at Bloc Festival…

Win tickets to the Warp Films event in France this Friday…


This Friday in Paris sees a special one-off event put together by Warp Films and Warp France. Featuring screenings of All Tomorrow’s Parties, Cinema 16 and classic Warp Music videos. If that wasn’t enough, there is live performances from Plaid, Darkstar and DJ sets from Rustie and Jackson…

Bleep will also be supplying DVDs, merchandise and music to be sold at the event.

More details can be found here.

To win a pair of tickets to the event – e-mail and tell us the name of the recent EP by Rustie, released on Warp Records.

Win tickets to the Kutmah exhibition and after-party in London…


You may of heard of Kutmah… A bona-fide member of the Brainfeeder / Low End Theory / Alpha Pup guys that are spearheading the Los Angeles electronic beat scene.

Justin “Kutmah” McNulty was born in the UK to an Egyptian mother and Scottish father. He moved to the US when he was 12-years-old. Without advance warning nor any provoking criminal activity, on 5th May 2010, seven armed federal agents entered his house, handcuffed and detained him. With no calls allowed to family or lawyers, Kutmah was brought to a facility in downtown LA where he was interrogated regarding immigration issues. On 7th May he was flown to a New Mexico prison where he was locked down until his release (almost two months later) on 29th June. Kutmah was deported to the UK where he currently resides, and cannot legally re-enter the United States.

This Wednesday in London (his new home) is an exhibition of drawings he made whilst in Prison… and of course, a very serious after-party that includes the man himself, Dorian Concept, Teebs, and many more…

Details of the event are on the Facebook page here.
Tickets for the after-party are on sale here.

And to win a pair of tickets to the exhibition and after-party simply e-mail and tell us where your home is… that simple.

Win tickets to Nosaj Thing’s
Audio Visual London Debut

Soooo…. we have been waiting a long time for this live show to finally come to London. And it finally is, this Wednesday with support from Free The Robots and the Patchwork Pirates.

Tickets are available to buy HERE. The Facebook event page is HERE. Or you could win a pair of tickets by e-mailing and telling us the name of Nosaj Thing’s debut album.

Win tickets to the LuckyMe NYC Party


That’s right. Our Glaswegian friends LuckyMe are heading over to New York this Friday for a very special show with Hudson Mohawke, Rustie, Mike Slott, The Blessings, Eclair Fifi, Lunice and more…

To win a pair of tickets, e-mail and tell us a story about your luckiest day…

Check for more details of the show HERE.