Starty with a Pancake

Immersive surrealists Gideon Reeling have been entertaining London since 2006 with their comedy-come-theatre series, The Starty.  Beginning life as a sister company to the lauded Punchdrunk, they’ve since produced a series of in-house shows and will be bringing the Starty back for Pancake Day in the form of a Mardi Gras themed “Frittarty”. Part cabaret, Read more…

February 28th, 2017
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Girls in Grime

Lady Leshurr recently teamed up with Red Bull Studios, giving seven of her favourite female MCs a chance to get in the studio and ‘go hard’. She came up with the concept in a bid to continue conversations on the importance of nurturing good working relationships between females in a more male dominated scene. Though Read more…

February 23rd, 2017
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Obonjan’s Return

Last summer we headed to Obonjan for its first season, where the island on the Adriatic played host to a six-week programme of wellness, art and music. Just before Christmas, Obonjan announced its second season, offering a summer escape like no other, between 23rd June and 3rd September. For 10 weeks, the private island off the Read more…

January 19th, 2017
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On Identity

This week, we joined Native Instruments for the latest edition of their thought- provoking ‘Native Sessions’ series, taking place at local favourite, The Pickle Factory.  The theme, ‘New Identities’, asked some of today’s electronic music protagonists their point of view on establishing an identity with, and through, their work. Hosted by CDR’s Tony Nwachukwu, the first Read more…

December 15th, 2016
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Sonic Sketches

Leading music production manufacturer Native Instruments challenged 24 cutting edge producers to create their own sonic “Sketches” armed with only one tool, the latest version of their world-beating studio package: Komplete 11. The sketches span a spectrum of genres, from rave explorations courtesy of Angel Ho, to a dystopian break beat arrangement from Om Unit.  Read more…

November 22nd, 2016
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London Calling

After a bumper weekend up north in Glasgow, Red Bull Music Academy brought things back to London for a week of shows, lectures and workshops. Rejjie Snow kicked off proceedings, launching his new label Snow Face to a maxed capacity crowd at Kamio.  Trilogy Tapes’ illusive artists Rezzett performed a live show alongside Dommune AV Read more…

November 2nd, 2016
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RBMA stops off in Glasgow

Following a weekend in Liverpool, Red Bull Music Academy kicked week two of the RBMA UK Tour off in Glasgow for another weekend of forward-thinking shows, lectures and workshops. With the city being known for a stong homegrown grime scene, Thursday saw RBMA host a London x Glasgow link-up, between artists from both ends of Read more…

November 1st, 2016
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24 hours with Oxjam

After a sell-out show with Fatboy Slim in the Dalston Oxfam shop to launch Oxjam Music Festival, we joined DJ Magazine, Chew TV and 24 DJs for a 24-hour Marathon. Kicking things off at lunchtime on Wednesday 12th October at Angel’s Work Bar, the stream continued until the following lunchtime on Thursday, in which time Read more…

October 27th, 2016
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Mersey Joys

Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour makes its return for another year, stopping in four cities curating a calendar of club nights, studio sessions, AV shows, art installations, radio broadcasts and, ever at the center of the Academy experience, intimate live lectures with some of today’s most important artists. We headed up North for the Read more…

October 20th, 2016
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Ten years of Oxjam

Oxfam has announced the line-up for the launch of its 10th annual Oxjam festival.  With the mantra “local music, global impact”, the London event takes place on Monday 3rd of October at Oxfam in Dalston, before the festival travels the breadth of the UK for over 700 volunteer-run events. Acts playing the launch include Fatboy Read more…

September 30th, 2016
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