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Red Bull gives you 30 nights of exclusive events

Red Bull gives you 30 nights of exclusive events
Red Bull gives you 30 nights of exclusive events Jazzy B @Red Bull Academy Goldie @The Red Bull Academy Roots Manuva (aka Rodney Smith)

Red Bull Academy gives you 30 nights of exclusive events, including a series of gigs paying tribute to the past, present and future of London's musical culture. There is a star studded array of stars helping in this endeavor including...

Soul ll Soul, Goldie, Carl Craig, A Guy Called Gerald, Heritage Orchestra, Moodymann, The Scientist, Roots Manuva, Red Bull Music Academy alumnus Flying Lotus, and many more. They’ll share studios and stages with the Academy class of 2010, which the organisers claim is the very essence of what the Red Bull Music Academy is all about.

The Academy would also like to give you a feel for the events as follows... Be it a gut-melting, four-way soundclash in the Roundhouse, the finest orchestral techno-jazz explorations served up in the Royal Festival Hall, a surround soundwave assault committed deep beneath one of London’s most prestigious and iconic venues, or a full clip of Academy workshops, panels and performances at the ICA, the events bring a fresh menu to London’s celebrated sentinels of culture.

But what's it all about I hear you ask and above all, what's in it for me? Also why should I grace this/these series of events with my presence... Well I'll tell ya... And please bare with me there is a lot...


Hosted by Don Letts this once in a lifetime Culture Clash will see Jazzie B’s Soul II Soul, the mighty Trojan Sound System, Goldie’s Metalheadz, and dubstep pioneers Digital Mystikz fight for the Roundhouse massive’s favour with nothing but big tunes from their respective scenes.

Named ‘Red Bull Music Academy’, featuring Moodymann & Horse Meat Disco Roller disco culture is a passion for mythical deep house renegade Moodymann. Known for preserving the rich heritage of Afro-American (sub-)culture with the utmost respect, he’s done more to keep the roller disco phenomenon alive than any other human being on the planet with his Detroit regular Soul Skate. For this very special session at South London’s Renaissance Rooms, he’ll not only bring a box full of classic skating rink jams with him, but also ten of the motor city’s most notorious four-wheeled dancers between 8 and 80 years of age.

The first ever music event to be held in the cavernous Loading Bay of The Royal Albert Hall (I kid you not!?). The basement of the 138-year-old venue provides the battleground for what may be a glimpse into the future of live music. Multi-dimensional sound and vision will be blended live, immersing the audience in a landscape made of music. Armed with Martyn Ware’s unique 3D Audioscape installation, sound scientists from revered British labels Ninja Tune and Warp Records will clash beneath this citadel of musical history – think some kind of audio version of Avatar.

Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, J-Wow of Buraka Som Sistema, Aloe Blacc and Mr Hudson have all been students at the Red Bull Music Academy at some stage of their remarkable careers. This is why, for the very first time in its longstanding partnership with the Barcelona-based festival, the Academy has been commissioned to curate the emerging talent stage at Sónar’s taster event in London.

In association with 'Resident Advisor'. The Red Bull Music Academy takes over the Royal Festival Hall on 12th February, with four collaborative acts who are currently at the forefront of exploring the grey areas of experimental electronics, jazz, laptop soul, and avantgarde music – each one renowned for flipping the formula and getting creative with their own methodologies. Like the contents of an entire weekend festival condensed into one very special evening of music. The mighty line up includes: Carl Craig (Planet E, Detroit), Francesco Tristano (Infiné, Barcelona), Moritz von Oswald (Basic Channel, Rhythm & Sound, Berlin), Matmos (Matador, Baltimore), Bugge Wesseltoft (Jazzland, Norway), Henrik Schwarz (Innervisions, Berlin), Terre Thaemlitz as DJ Sprinkles (Mule, New York City) and the Red Bull Music Academy Allstars.

SIN CITY (A Red Bull Music Academy Special):
The Red Bull Music Academy goes deep at Brixton's Plan B as Sin City introduces no less than three generations of bass wave pirates. Original Jamaican dub legend and King Tubby collaborator Scientist goes toe to toe with dubstep rudeboys Hatcha and N-Type, while legendary selector David Rodigan pulls out the biggest reggae and dancehall tunes from his box of dubs.

The ICA opens its doors for a Red Bull Music Academy-curated selection of lectures, workshops, panel discussions, concerts and showcases of music from the global underground scene. A cast of Academy studio tutors will break down studio magic with a remix workshop, while a panel of broadcasting’s most lively personalities sits down to discuss the evolution of pirate radio with Contemporary Black Music Culture lecturer Jacqueline Springer. Techno maniac Drums Of Death and Stones Throw's psyche devotee b-boy James Pants will be performing live, while Academy participants will be re-fuelling your ears with tomorrow's nuggets on the wheels of steel.

Told ya, you'll be impressed... So what you waiting for - get booking!!!


Royal Festival Hall Ticket Office, open 10am-8pm (daily) or 0844 875 0073

It all takes place between February 7 – March 12, 2010

Workshop Term 1: February 7 – February 19, 2010
Workshop Term 2: February 28 – March 12, 2010

This video is taken from Tony Allen's recent visit to the Red Bull Academy for a 'Masterclass' from one of (some say THE best) drummer on the planet. With the help of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - The track is called 'Gypsy' and the venue is London's Cargo.
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