Story: Jack Foley
HAVING just completed its first dates with a live tour from Warp
recording artists, Mira Calix and Chris Clark, LOGARHYTHM - a
new nationwide initiative aimed at showcasing and dramatically
increasing the UK's exposure to live electronic music - is currently
into its second tour (including a date in London).
REQ ONE, Warp Records' Brighton-based experimental hip
hop visionary, old school aerosol artist and graf-daddy, will
headline the event.
The talented artist is set to release the follow-up to his 2001
Warp album, Sketchbook, in August.
Entitled Car Paint Scheme, it's a collection of outstanding Req
gems originally compiled for the Skint label and feature Req's
most 'having it' tracks.
KID ACNE, the prolific modern day hip hop-renaissance
musician, illustrator and graffiti artist, who records for his
own Invisible Spies label, will also be present, as well as Lex
and Electro Caramel, who has also created classic artwork for
Gamma, TTC and Plaid.
The second LOGARHYTHM tour will run from July 2-13, and will
also feature Live Graffiti plus MC Remark and Human Beatbox Chase.
The dates for REQ ONE and KID ACNE's tour are as follows:
Fri, July 4 - Glasgow
Transmission presents at The Henry Wood Hall. Tickets £7,
Sun, July 6 - Leeds
Vector presents at Bassment, Merrion St Leeds city centre
tickets £6 & £5 (concs.)
Tues, July 8 - London
Lumin presents 93feet east, 150 Brick Lane
E1 tickets £5
Wed, July 9 Norwich
Slow Magazine Presents
53 Livingstone Street, Norwich NR2 4HE
Thurs, July 10 - Bristol The cube
PAUSE_2 / pedestrian present at Cube Microplex, Dove Street South
(off Jamaica Street) Tickets £6
For more information contact: 0117 9074190
Fri, July 11 - Leicester
Plankton (deep water recordings) presents at International Arts
Garden Street Leicester Tickets £5
Sat, July 12 - Birmingham
Capsule presents SUPERSONIC Festival at Custard Factory, Birmingham
Tickets £15 (advanced)
Sun, July 13 - Nottingham
Deselect presents at Moog Newdigate Street Redford tickets
ALL DAY EVENT - BARBECUE
ARTWORK / GRAFFITI SHOW ON ROOF GARDEN
Drawing together, via a co-operative network of some of the most
innovative independent promoters, artists and labels, and sponsored
by The Arts Council of England, LOGARHYTHM aims to readdress the
balance between the UK's pool of pioneering and creative talents,
and the under representation of electronic music, particularly
in the live arena, with a series of events, workshops, tutorials
and concerts that will serve as a focal point for the UK's electronic
With a bold approach, not only to staging music events, but also
exhibiting the work of up-and-coming visual artists, LOGARHYTHM
also aims to provide potential promoters with training in the
areas of funding, fundraising, marketing and promotion, as well
as offering advice, discussion and seminars on the core technologies
of electronic music. In addition, each event will also offer rare
and exclusive vinyl and CDs for sale.
Allied to these live events, and supporting LOGARHYTHM's aims
and activities will be an ever-changing communication hub and
forum - www.logarhythm.org.uk
- which, with a dynamic content, including extensive record and
live reviews, will also contain comprehensive listings sections,
message boards and expert advice columns.
This website has become the two-way focal point of the organisation's
operation since its launch in late June.