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Orbit- A show in 7 parts

Salford-based music spectacular, Sounds From The Other City, is unafraid of scale or diversity, hosting more than 100 bands, artists and performers every May in venues up and down Chapel Street. Inspired by this feted mélange of sound and art, Orbit is a one-off co-production between The Volkov Commanders performance group and SFTOC.

Playing with the structure of a festival, the event aims to create a unified, shared experience for Orbit voyagers. Instead of going off and doing your own thing as you would do at a normal festival, the audience is put into a collective ‘orbit’ through space and time from the start.

Taking in music, art and performance along the way, historic spaces on the orbital path include St Philips Church, Islington Mill and the Old Pint Pot – with live events and performances to bring the spaces between to vivid life in this procession and performance in one.

An extremely rare appearance by cult musician, artist, dj and Boltonian, Planningtorock is a highlight. After being hand picked to appear at Antony Hegarty’s Meltdown Festival on the Southbank (London), this DFA records favourite curates Sweden’s Curious Festival with the Knife ahead of her session at Orbit. Long-time collaborator with The Knife, Bjork-faves the Soft Pink Truth, and cult porn director, Bruce LaBruce, check her LPs on DFA, including 2011’s acclaimed W (10/10 Vice, 5/5 Attitude, 4/5 The Sun) for a taste of what to expect.

According to the Vice magazine, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat are “one of the most engaging artists of our generation.” Wild performance and unexpected sounds are guaranteed with elements of old-school TV performances (yes, dry ice) and Perspex cubes integrated into the act. Check out Jazz Mind on Load/Upset the Rhythm for a flavour of what to expect.

Also on the bill, SFTOC is thrilled to present the Manchester debut of Guardian faves, Yola Fatoush. Serving up a feast “reconstructed RnB”, Orbit re-de-re-constructs their sound, hosting the two band members in separate spaces, re-connected in time and space by streaming technology. The Yola Fatoush EP is out on Parlour now. Check the Guardian profile for more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jun/20/new-band-yola-fatoush.

In the pilot’s seat, The Volkov Commanders are the conductors of Orbit. Comprised of artists Anna Beam, Mariel Osborn and Aliyah Hussain, they have worked with SFTOC, Manchester International Festival, and cult performance artists like Marina Abramovich (MIF), Trixie Carr & Jeremy Bailey (Abandon Normal Devices Festival). For each mission, they develop bespoke costumes, moves and concepts; they will be Islington Mill’s artists in residence in the month leading up to the show.

The Volkov Commanders describe their living installations as “bombarding people with absurdity, using props to break down inhibitions and help the audience feel entitled to act with wild abandon and have as much fun as we do on stage”. For this special show, they wanted to united audience and performer in a cohesive ‘narrative’, the aim being for everyone to leave having the same memories and sensations.

This transformative voyage includes Manchester band, Gnod, whose techno soundscapes reveal a transformed band from over a year of constant European touring throughout Europe, plus sets from the rising talents N-Racker and Queer’d Science. Boomkat records fave, N-Racker, is mooted to be a big name producer working under a pseudonym, while new project Queer’d Science offers headline material with intense punk-infused disco-

Like real life, Orbit is about the journey and each time festival goers leave one venue they will interact with Orbit characters before being led on to the next venue. Guests will explore the stars and planets through wild costumes, ballroom dancing, mysterious choirs, ancient rituals, hypnotising sounds, glittering trophies and automated drones.

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Kuedo & Laurel Halo

This Friday sees MOF return to Islington Mill, collaborating with Off With Their Heads to bring KUEDO and LAUREL HALO to Manchester, with support from Ornis (Berlin), PYC Sessions DJs and Bloodboy (This City Is Ours), as well as MOF residents. Tickets are moving fast but there are still some available on Skiddle, this one is not to be missed!

Kuedo & Laurel Halo

Kuedo & Laurel Halo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can stream the new Laurel Halo album ‘Quarantine’ over on FACTmag HERE

And check out Kuedo’s excellent Boiler Room mix HERE

Also check out this Laurel Halo remix of Kuedo’s Work, Live and Sleep in Collapsing Space HERE 

 

Kuedo & Laurel Halo at Islington Mill on Friday

This Friday sees MOF return to Islington Mill, collaborating with Off With Their Heads to bring KUEDO and LAUREL HALO to Manchester, with support from Ornis (Berlin), PYC Sessions DJs and Bloodboy (This City Is Ours), as well as MOF residents. Tickets are moving fast but there are still some available on Skiddle, this one is not to be missed!

Kuedo & Laurel Halo

Kuedo & Laurel Halo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can stream the new Laurel Halo album ‘Quarantine’ over on FACTmag HERE

And check out Kuedo’s excellent Boiler Room mix HERE

Also check out this Laurel Halo remix of Kuedo’s Work, Live and Sleep in Collapsing Space HERE 

 

Mind on Fire @ Future Everything

Today marks the start of Manchester’s Future Everything festival. The annual event takes part in a variety of venues across the city and is focussed on celebrating and innovating forward thinking art, music and ideas. Mind on Fire is proud to once again have a heavy involvement in the festival:

16/05/2012 (Today!)-

FutureEverything + MUTEK in association with Mind on Fire present the FutureEverything Opening Party on Weds 16 May with exclusive LIVE sets from Deadbeat + Andy Stott at Islington Mill.

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/189213861183080/

18/05/2012-

FutureEverything in association with Mind on Fire present DJ Cheeba (Solid Steel A/V Set) + Hot Vimto + Jonny Dub + Omas + Mind on Fire DJs at Islington Mill on Fri 18 May 2012.

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/235547129872152/

19/05/2012-

Brazilian beatsmith Amon Tobin will be bringing his world renowned ISAM live A/V experience to Academy 1 to headline the festival. Supporting will be Mind on Fire collaborators Paper Tiger and Raikes Parade

For the Friday of Future Everything festival we head into Islington Mill for a feast of visuals and turntablism, featuring DJ Cheeba (Solid Steel A/V Set), Hot Vimto (a special joint set by two of Manchester’s finest turntablists Danny Drive Thru and G Kut), Hoya Hoya’s Jonny Dub, Omas (My First Moth / Dayse& Aver) and resident Mind on Fire DJs.

DJ Cheeba

DJ Cheeba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bristol’s DJ Cheeba is the sight and sound of Solid Steel’s new school. Always on top of emer…ging software, he is at the forefront of the new breed of DJs presenting audio and visuals through turntables. Mixing, scratching, cutting and remixing sounds (and pictures) in true hip hop style.

Heady beats and blistering sounds meld with iconic music videos and obscure youtube gems as Cheeba dices and splices audio and video live on turntables and midi pads with a nod to his turntablist history and love of cut and paste music. Following the invitation to join Ninja Tune’s legendary Solid Steel Radio Show as a resident in 2010, he has spent the last couple of years self-releasing DVDs and relentlessly touring some of the most prestigious venues in the UK, all over Europe and beyond.

We are very happy that after many years of trying, Deadbeat is coming to Manchester. Playing the Opening Party of Future Everything Festival, in association with MUTEK and Mind on Fire and with support from Andy Stott and Szare, we kick off one of the best Future Everything lineups in years with a bang.

Deadbeat

Deadbeat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadbeat is Scott Monteith, a long time Montrealer and recent Berlin ex-pat who has been releasing his own special blend of dub-laden, minimal electronics since 2000, for labels such as Cynosure, Musique Risquée, Scape, and Spectral. His work has received consistent acclaim from the industry’s leading publications and websites, and has drawn regular performance invitations for some of the world’s most respected festivals, including Barcelona’s Sonar, Berlin’s Transmediale, and Montreal’s own MUTEK. Whether crafting kaleidoscopic house and techno, snap-clap digital dancehall, or impossibly heavy dub, Scott continues to search for his own unique voice between the ones and zeros.

For the Friday of Future Everything festival we head into Islington Mill for a feast of visuals and turntablism, featuring DJ Cheeba (Solid Steel A/V Set), Hot Vimto (a special joint set by two of Manchester’s finest turntablists Danny Drive Thru and G Kut), Hoya Hoya’s Jonny Dub, Omas (My First Moth / Dayse& Aver) and resident Mind on Fire DJs.

DJ Cheeba

DJ Cheeba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bristol’s DJ Cheeba is the sight and sound of Solid Steel’s new school. Always on top of emer…ging software, he is at the forefront of the new breed of DJs presenting audio and visuals through turntables. Mixing, scratching, cutting and remixing sounds (and pictures) in true hip hop style.

Heady beats and blistering sounds meld with iconic music videos and obscure youtube gems as Cheeba dices and splices audio and video live on turntables and midi pads with a nod to his turntablist history and love of cut and paste music. Following the invitation to join Ninja Tune’s legendary Solid Steel Radio Show as a resident in 2010, he has spent the last couple of years self-releasing DVDs and relentlessly touring some of the most prestigious venues in the UK, all over Europe and beyond.

We are extremely excited to announce, after many years of trying, that Deadbeat is coming to Manchester. Playing the Opening Party of Future Everything Festival, in association with MUTEK and Mind on Fire and with support from Andy Stott and Szare, we kick off one of the best Future Everything lineups in years with a bang.

Deadbeat

Deadbeat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadbeat is Scott Monteith, a long time Montrealer and recent Berlin ex-pat who has been releasing his own special blend of dub-laden, minimal electronics since 2000, for labels such as Cynosure, Musique Risquée, Scape, and Spectral. His work has received consistent acclaim from the industry’s leading publications and websites, and has drawn regular performance invitations for some of the world’s most respected festivals, including Barcelona’s Sonar, Berlin’s Transmediale, and Montreal’s own MUTEK. Whether crafting kaleidoscopic house and techno, snap-clap digital dancehall, or impossibly heavy dub, Scott continues to search for his own unique voice between the ones and zeros.

Coming up on Easter Monday, we are teaming up with Fat Out Til You Pass Out and Islington Mill to present an all day gig of biblical proportions. A Manchester debut from IconAclass (featuring Will from seminal experimental hip hop act Dälek) tops off an evening which also sees sets from Dayse & Aver’s new live band, Neko Neko featuring Najia Bagi, Vieka, Bug & Leaf, and DJs from In The Loop, Mind on Fire and Fat Out. Tickets are available now, and more info can be found if you click on the flyer.

IconAclass

IconAclass

 

 

 

Herbal Sessions with Rhythm & Sound!

The first Herbal Sessions of 2012 approaches this weekend and its set to be a stormer. Relocated to Salford’s Islington Mill and bringing Rhythm & Sound’s Mark Ernestus over from Berlin especially, it’s not to be missed!

Herbal w/ Rhythm & Sound

Herbal w/ Rhythm & Sound