This is the selection of new tracks & films that we rounded up into our ‘Exploding Digital Inevitable‘ section of the April Chill Out Tent. Some beautiful music & film to enjoy again…
We’re back this Sunday, the 25th April with Edition #13 of the Chill Out Tent, our monthly streaming event and it’s become a tradition to close out the event with an after party. This month we’re honoured to welcome DJ Supermarkt to the Chill Out Tent decks. He’s most well known for curating the popular Too Slow to Disco compilation series on his own label ‘How Do You Are Records’.
He’s promised us an exclusive ‘Tropical Beach Bar in Space‘ mix, which sounds just about perfect. Join us on Mixcloud Live at 17:45 BST on Sunday to hear this special session.
Edit 28/4/21 – here’s the audio of the full ‘My Favourite Beach Bar on the Moon’ set as broadcast on the Chill Out Tent Edition #13 Sunday 25/4/21
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)
Raindrops by Hugh Shrapnel
Incecikten bir kar yagar (Turkish Folk Song)
Masal by Ahmet Adnan Saygun
Neither In The Time – Part II
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We’re back this Sunday, the 25th April with Edition #13 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…
19.30 – Jay Ward – DJ Set
20.30 – Exploding Digital Inevitable – New music & video shorts
Join us on Mixcloud Live at 17:45 BST
This is the digitised version of side 1 of a mixtape made on cassette by Jose Padilla and sold at the Cafe Del Mar in the early 1990’s. It was played with a video from that era in Edition 12 of The Chill Out Tent in March 2021. It’s a seminal collection, Jose’s Balearic blue print of ambient, electronics, classical, new-age, film scores and rock all going into the mix…
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…
This Sunday 28/3/21 Rune Lindbaek is our guest for The Chill Out Tent Edition #12, he’s presenting a film and DJ set as the Drum Island Records Megamix. Rune also features as one of the pioneers of Norwegian electronic music in the documentary screening of ‘Northern Disco Lights‘ in tonight’s schedule too. His status as a respected balearic DJ, producer, label manager, broadcaster is recognised at home in Norway, and of course all over the more discerning dancefloors from London to Ibiza and beyond. We’re really grateful to Rune for doing this session for us, so to keep us going until this evening here’s a few of Rune’s tracks.
Edit 29/3/21 – Here’s the audio from Rune’s mix for Edition #12 of the Chill Out Tent, file under ‘ambient’…
Rune on Discogs
Rune talks to Paper Recordings
Rune Talks to Jaeger Oslo
Rune talks to Ban Ban Ton Ton
We’ll be talking to Christian Len this Sunday as part of our Edition #12 of the Chill Out Tent, Christian is a DJ, producer, broadcaster and most recently author. With his colleague Luis Costa he has written ‘Balearic – an oral history of Ibiza’s club culture‘ a critically acclaimed title, telling the story of Ibiza from the 1950’s to the contemporary club scene. Don’t miss this insiders stories of Ibizan music and culture. For now have a listen to his Balearic Beats mixtape below…
This Sunday the 28/3/21 is our 12th monthly edition of The Chill Out Tent, that means we’re one year old!
We’ve collaborated with the legendary artist and illustrator Pete Fowler on this superb design for our limited edition celebration t-shirt.
As part of our Edition #12 of the Chill Out Tent we’re honoured to be screening a preview of a new film from A Man Called Adam – ‘Love Forgotten‘ is a visual companion to the ‘Love Forgotten Oddities & Rarities Part 1 & 2’ two retrospective ‘mixtape’ albums from the band.
This is how Sally Rodgers describes the development of the film…
‘Just as we’ve been mining our audio archives for interesting work to revisit, rework and release on our Oddities and Rarities collections, we also looked at the visual media we’ve created over the years. We documented a lot of the crazy experimental work we did in our ‘Big Shed’ studio in Cornwall, our mini tour of China in 2006, a private appointment in the media archive at Arts et Métier in Paris – in fact, wherever we went we usually had a camera with us and we made films for installation pieces or just because… It’s interesting to look at it all now because most was shot in the pre-Instagram era. We’re rarely in the shots, the camera is always pointing outwards. In this excerpt from the film there’s footage from the Quarry behind our house in Cornwall, some of the digital experiments we undertook, a travelogue from China, cityscapes and Tai Chi sessions shot from the backs of tour buses or from rooms on the 28th and 56th floors of sky-scraping hotels. The film here for the title track Love Forgotten uses footage shot by my friend Marvin Clarke during Lockdown 1.0 in 2020. He was delivering for a food charity and I asked him to shoot the empty London streets from his dashboard. It’s a remarkable bit of film documentary and Steve processed it through one of his custom Max patches to make it even more surreal. We realised that we don’t approach visual media like film directors might, we’re sonic artists and I think we approached these images with that sensibility. Using a collage of formats and media – mini-DV, mobile phones, homemade processing systems and hand-drawn animation – we worked with the visual material as we would with audio. Layering, taking away and remixing elements into new material. With themes of technology, memory, landscapes and people, Love Forgotten is a film about love, loss and hope to coincide with the release of the Love Forgotten albums (Parts 1&2). ‘
Film titles and credits by Craig Kendal and James Dickinson.