Our next monthly streaming event will be happening on Sunday 1/8/21 at 19:00 BST. We’ve got another amazing line up of music, film and culture ready to share. We’ll be including the second instalment of the Plastic Fantastic sunrise sessions, this time featuring everyone’s favourite Balearic legend Phil Mison. Full details…
Edition #15 of the Chill Out Tent has a packed schedule of 8+ hours for our Summer Solstice Sleepover this Sunday 20/6/21, and one of the highlights has to be our after party session at 22:00 BST. This is because we’ll be featuring an archive mix from Alfredo behind the decks at Amnesia in 1986 that a friend in Ibiza found on cassette and we’ve digitized it and combined it with some classic video from that iconic open air dance floor. Expect an insight into the early days of that legendary Balearic sound years before the British invasion, it’s a time capsule from another era. While we wait for the mix do check out this in depth interview with the maestro himself….
Join us for this free streaming event on Mixcloud Live at 19:00 BST
We’re back slightly early this month, for Edition #15 of the Chill Out Tent and it’s a special event to coincide with the Summer Solstice. Join us on Sunday June 20th at 19:00-23:00 BST for this special extended longest day program…
Then it’s into the shortest night with the Chill Out Tent’s Solstice Sleepover
23:00 – Live on Hamon Radio – Satoshi & Makoto 24:00 – K5 Loft Streaming part 2 – Calm & Eita Godo 01:30 – Kay Suzuki 02:30 – A Slender Homage To Harold Budd 03:00 – Sleep Fabbrica Sassetti – Giorgio Alvera
03:15 – Brutalist Sunrise – Chris Coco
More on all these artists and sessions over the next few days
Join us for this free streaming event on Mixcloud Live at 19:00 BST
‘An inspired and intuitive navigation of the drone continuum . . . with a compass firmly set to new and enlightening psychedelic truths’
His publishers summarize this superb book thus ‘Monolithic Undertow alights a crooked path across musical, religious and subcultural frontiers. It traces the line from ancient traditions to the modern underground, navigating archaeoacoustics, ringing feedback, chest plate sub-bass, avant-garde eccentricity, sound weaponry and fervent spiritualism. From Neolithic beginnings to bawdy medieval troubadours, Sufi mystics to Indian raga masters, cone shattering dubwise bass, Hawkwind’s Ladbroke Grove to the outer reaches of Faust and Ash Ra Temple; the hash-fueled fug of The Theatre of Eternal Music to the cough syrup reverse hardcore of Melvins, seedy VHS hinterland of Electric Wizard, ritual amp worship of Earth and Sunn O))) and the many touch points in between, Monolithic Undertow explores the power of the drone – an audio carrier vessel capable of evoking womb like warmth or cavernous dread alike.‘
Some or even many of these artists may be unfamiliar to our audience, but his sonic explorations also touch on Brian Eno, the Orb, ambient and chill out too and the transcendental ambition of so much of this material shares much with the world of electronic music that may be more familiar. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Harry discuss the origins of the book, some of the amazing moments he experienced in it’s research and also his recommendations for those new to the world of drone.
Harry gives us a primer, ‘a Beginner’s Guide to Drone’ that we mixed into a 30 minute taster for the uninitiated, that we’ll play after the interview. Considering that many drone pieces will play out at 20 or more minutes per track, often considerably longer, our mini mix can only be a ‘teaser’ for the full immersive drone experience, but we hope it opens some ears to this new sonic landscape.
We’re back this Sunday, the 30th May 2021 with Edition #14 of the Chill Out Tent, our monthly streaming event celebrating all things calm and chilled out. Another international selection of carefully curated film & music to share with our growing community who gather in the chat room.
More details on all this months contributors over the next few days…
This Sunday, the 25th April it’s Edition #13 of the Chill Out Tent and the second section of the show will feature ELSE, The East London Sound Ensemble. Join us on Mixcloud Live at 17:45 BST
They describe themselves as ‘sound artists, composers and musicians from different backgrounds where we explore new ideas in sound and music by merging the diverse cultural elements in an innovative way. We all come from different backgrounds but we all share an interest in forming an intercultural musical language with using various instruments and electronics in a hybrid way. We are after exploring and producing different sounds and create new music.’
We will be sharing a film of a performance called ‘Neither in time / Nor entirely out of it’
It takes its concept and inspiration from a Turkish poem by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar. Tanpinar is widely regarded as one of the most important representatives of modernism in Turkish literature. An English transcription of the poem can be found below:
I’m neither in the time Nor entirely out of it I am in an unbreakable stream of a monolithic, wide moment.
With the colour of a strange dream Every shape seems paralysed Even a feather flying in the wind not as light as me.
My head grinds the silence, like a mill infinitely wide Inside of me – has reached its desires, A coatless and cloakless dervish
The world became an ivy, I sense its roots within me. Blue, a light that is so blue I am swimming inside of it
Netiher In Time – Part I Zeynebim (Turkish Folk Song) Transitions Kanuock Raindrops by Hugh Shrapnel Incecikten bir kar yagar (Turkish Folk Song) Masal by Ahmet Adnan Saygun Neither In The Time – Part II
(Part of Equator’s Women of the World series 2021, funded by Cultural Recovery Funds)
Respected London DJ and producer Toby Tobias is closing out tonight’s Edition #12 of the Chill Out Tent with our traditional after party recorded at the Dartmouth Arms. You can expect deep, dubby disco flavoured goodness from Toby’s set tonight, don’t miss it, party starts at 18:00 BST on Mixcloud Live, for now you can enjoy a session he did for Boiler Room in 2013 below…
Obay Alsharani is a Syrian migrant now settled in Sweden, and Sandbox is his debut album. Obay started producing music back in 2013 in his homeland of Syria. His lo-fi productions fused dusty samples of Arabic music with crunchy hip-hop beats, and he gained a dedicated following on Soundcloud after he started releasing his productions under the name Khan El Rouh; “…it was great for escapism from all the horror that was happening outside when we watched what we started as peaceful protests for social equality and freedom of expression descend into a ravaging civil war between a brutal regime and the Islamists who took over the revolution”
As the situation in Damascus worsened, Obay fled Syria eventually being offered a scholarship in Sweden, which led to an extended period in refugee accommodation in the far north of the country while he awaited the result of his residence application. Here he resumed his beat-making, and also sought refuge in the world-building game Minecraft, a place where he could momentarily forget the chaos and destruction in his homeland and the upheaval and uncertainty of his situation in Sweden, and concentrate on creation.
After his residency was granted, Obay found a home and a job but became dissatisfied with his music production. So, inspired by the beauty of the Swedish landscape, the shifting colours of the Northern Lights, and the ambient sounds that had brought him comfort during this turbulent time, particularly C418’s Minecraft soundtrack, the music of Boards of Canada and Colleen, Obay embarked on the production of the deeply personal, calming and sheltering music that became Sandbox.
This coming Sunday 28th March is the 12th monthly Edition of the Chill Out Tent. We’ve been coming together on the last Sunday of each month to celebrate music, art, culture and community for a whole year. What started as a lock down project has grown into an extended global family of supporters, contributors and friends, and to all who have been involved we say a huge ‘thank you!‘ for encouraging us all the way to our first birthday and hopefully beyond.
You can see in our flyer posted above that we’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with legendary artist and illustrator Pete Fowler. The stunning artwork in the flyer is a partial section of an awesome design that Pete created for our birthday celebrations. We’ll be unveiling the whole piece and it’s related merch later this week, expect some excellent T-shirts and totes in eye popping colours.
We’ve got a really special, really chilled international line up for this months birthday event, full details on all the guests & artists over the next couple days. It’ll be the first day ofBritish Summer time and it’s a full moontoo, all pretty good vibes we reckon…
17:45 – Welcome & aperitifs – some new music and videos to get the party started