So went to the opening night of Dr Dee last night. It’s pretty impressive. I strongly advise that you read up on the story line before you see it (it’s something like Dee is a astronomy/astrology genius, hired by Queen Elizabeth I to be her science czar but just when he’s hit the top – like all good geniuses he totally loses the plot…). The baroque music is incredible, Damon’s band includes Tony Allen amongst others, the Occultist imagery and planetary visuals are stunning…and the real life crows at the beginning are amazing. Lifted some photos by Richard Hubert Smith at The Guardian
So I (Emma) went to climb Kilimanjaro for Kids Company in late February. Here’s a couple of snaps -inc the all important MONEY SHOT at the top – and ok with my 50000 coats and pairs of goggles on you might not actually be able to tell it’s me, but it is – and by golly it was soooo tough to get up there. Can’t believe I did it and so very chuffed to say that I raised just shy of £5k myself and our whole group raised £75k in total. WHOOP!
So hands down the best round up of 2011 comes to us courtesy of BEATS IN SPACE. So many great great tracks from the opening remix/rehash/reedit of Crystalline from Björk & Omar Souleyman to Todd Terje, Joakim, Matias Aguayo, Mike Simonetti, (of course) a bit of Kindness and that flipping incredible John Talabot remix of Teengirl Fantasy’s Cheaters. If you didn’t manage to catch any disco/house/techno/dance music in 2011 then rest assured this is all you need to hear>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
WOWWWWWWWW>>>>>>This DUDE is going to be B I G in 2012, no doubt! Here’s a little bit of KINDNESS to share with you on Christmas eve as we think of lil’ Baby Jesus swaddled up in his manager being showered in LOVE and KINDNESS by Mary and Joseph….Seriously though….Back to Adam Bainbridge aka K I N D N E S S. We could wax lyrical about him until the cows come home. As he puts the finishing touches to his album (due out early 2012) with Philip Zdar (one half of Cassius and producer of Phoenix) we know it’s going to be ONE TO WATCH and LISTEN TO ON REPEAT in a big way. Whoooooop Whooooop. Also can’t wait for the live show….yesssssss
So here is Kindness and his camera crew – just having a little stroll taking in the sights of NYC and doing some crazy blue screen shizzle (well just walking in front of a blue screen) to the sound of CYAN….
And (sigh) how nice is it to have a musician with a sense of humour and intelligence in our midst.
SUPER HOT TALENT ALERT!!!!! Frank Ocean is part of the infamous Odd Future crew so we know he has serious creds…BUT it’s his solo stuff that is SUPER exciting us here at FUSEbox HQ. Far and away one of the most interesting new R&B voices of 2011. Turn away now if you are offended by expletives.
Looking forward to hearing the Long Player in 2012…
Ok so we’re starting to get a bit worried – there’s only 5 days left and we’re not entirely sure that’s enough to fit everything in. So at this point we’d like to give a massive shout out to The War on Drugs and their LP ‘Slave Ambient’. However 20th December has to be handed over to
A FINE AS ALBUM – Kurt Vile ‘Smoke Ring For My Halo’