Thursday, 23 August 2012

:::: U M F :::: UNITED MENTAL FORCE ::::

A club night dedicated to the art of the VJ

The Amersham Arms
388 New Cross Road
SE14 6TY

::Thursday 6 September 2012 ::9pm - till late ::

Lepke B, Punkvert, Mike Darkfloor, Joey Holder, Last Japan, Blind Tom B, Ramm-HellZee

Exploring a lineage of club visual from Lepke B one of the first VJs working in London from the 1980s to Punkvert resident resident VJs at Turnmills during the 1990's.

UMF will be showcasing collaborations between artists working in video and performance and DJs, promoting a hypersynthesis of live audio visual Electronica. 


< Lepke B. >

Formerly of sampledelic combo Die Trip Computer Die, Lepke B has recently returned from a tour of China from which that country has scarcely recovered. The de facto inventor of plunderphonics before the fact, a pioneer of UK underground deconstructed cinema, bricoleur extraordinaire, Lepke is the man who can make music out of any object. 

He promises an audio-visual suite, a treat for the senses which combines his abilities as a VJ with his innate fluidity as a vocalist and master of found sound. 

***** LAST JAPAN ****

"Marco Giuliani [Last Japan] approaches his floor-focused music with eclecticism, maintaining a ground-work rooted in street laced hip hop and garage within his funky-come-dubstep sound.The Londoner first broke through under the wings of house, funky and grime supporter Marco Del Horno, since moving on to become the definition of a young, independent and underground artist. With a severe case of ADD in his music and also the labels he chooses to output from, Last Japan echoes traits and styles of T Williams, Champion, Jamie Grind, Kingthing and much more within a one-stop shop for all your bass music and warehouse party needs." - Data Transmission



Joey Holder's work presents us with a media-saturation of abstracted digital diagrams, sited amongst the strangeness of exotic deep sea creatures, probing the human desire to find order, whilst exploring the brains fragile memory and information storage apparatus and it's ability to cope with this visual bombardment. Virtual and biological forms exist in parallel, distant remnants forced together into stable configurations, resulting in moments of pure display and hyper-aestheticization.


{{{  PUNKVERT }}}}

Paul Blackwood, one of the founding members of Reality Check (VJ residents at Turnmills, London 1996-2003), met Funkcutter (femi9_product, Triology) through offering her a monthly guest slot at in Reality Check's Media Lounge at the club in 2002.

After exiting clubland in 2003 the pair morphed themselves into punkvert delivering visuals to a broader spectrum of events including Love Music Hate Racism, Alabama 3's Outlaw and most memorably The Chapel of Love and Loathing's (Lost Vagueness) infamous Big Chill prank.

Asides from the eyecandy, they skydived into film making, electronica projects, hard art, a record label and experimental bonzo fuzzheads - anarchistwood. 



Mike Darkfloor (DVNT) is a curator, radio show producer, DJ, label owner, music lover and pusher. In 2007 he launched Mantis Radio, a two hour fortnightly show broadcast on Future Music. At over 100 shows strong, Mantis Radio was the instigator for Darkfloor and the recently launched Darkfloor Sound record label.

Darkfloor is composed of sound from a variety of genres; techno, electro, breaks, dubstep, glitch, IDM, ambient, drone, breakstep, UK bass, experimental, noise, extreme, progressive, downbeat, downtempo, jungle, drum and bass, and beyond.

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