On Monday, 31 August from 22.00 – 23.00, failed superhero and border-line alcoholic Flash Atkins hosted a disco party on the 4th Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
He attempted to re-create the atmosphere of Studio 51, the soundtrack of the Paradise Garage, the energy of The Hacienda circa 1988, the sound system of the MOS and the lighting of U2’s stage show………by performing live and DJ-ing off a van leisure battery. He used his laptop, microkorg, MPC 2000, percussion, bongoes, microphone, loudhailer, gin, power amp and speaker to great effect.
The set consisted of his new single The Sweetshop with Caspa Codina, exclusive tracks forthcoming from himself in collaboration with Kathy Diamond, Karoshi Bros, Danielle Moore (Crazy P) and George Demure (did you hear GIGOLO played at the end of the set? WOW) plus unreleased We Are Woodville and PAPERecordings material as well as the latest bumpers and thumpers.
It is part of Anthony Gormley’s One and Other (www.oneandother.co.uk) – Watch out for a live interview in Trafalgar Square on Friday September 4 with Clive Anderson at 7pm on Sky Arts 1.
If you couldn’t make it here it is – yes HERE
Flash Atkins can finally kiss his life goodbye as a superhero plucked from the musicial underbelly of lifes hard knocks, and bask in the delicious glory that this ‘best hero in village’ local rag coverage will bring – Kyrptonite?
Pah ….. he’s even aroused the curiousity of the Queen during his forthcoming Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth performance.
How’s he gonna get up there you ask – Cherry Picker? nahhhh he’ll fly of course….
After weeks of deliberation, Depeche Mode have finally chosen a winner for their ‘Peace’ remix contest. Over 1000 producers entered the Beatport-sponsored remix contest, and over 51,000 votes were cast by the public making it the biggest remix competition ever held on Beatportal.
Hi name is our very own Håkan Lidbo!
Altogether the band received 20 remixes, 10 chosen by the public via a vote, and 10 chosen by Beatport’s judges (who listened to, and debated each and every remix).
Depeche Mode then listened to and scrutinized each of the 20 remixes, and spent many days deciding which mix would be crowned their eventual winner.
In the end, they found their champion.
Saturday, 12th September 2009
Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8EE
9.30pm – 1.30am
James Holroyd (Back2Basics/Bugged Out!)
Sisters of Transistors (Live)
Flash Atkins (ITV / We Are Woodville / PAPERecordings)
Chris Price (ITV / What the Freak?)
Flash Atkins has also done a new DJ mix that is a blend of house, disco,
dubstep, techno, soul, breaks, electronica and balearic. Unbelievable I
know, but he does have the power to manipulate sound.
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