ADDICTIVE TV present Orchestra of Samples
– live at RichMix, London on Thursday 26 February 2015 with Howie B –
“Addictive TV take hip-hop’s scratch philosophy into the cyberpunk age” – The Guardian
“Light years beyond the gallery realm of masters like Bill Viola” – XLR8R
“Addictive TV are a cut above the rest … one of the most influential audio-visual acts in the world” – Metro
Electronic duo Addictive TV create music with a difference – it’s music you can see. Trail-blazers in the art of audio/video remixing, Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler (aka mash-up DJ Go Home Productions) are known for their dynamic live shows and have now played in over 50 countries. In February 2015 they will present their new ever growing Orchestra of Samples project where they filmed recording sessions with over 150 musicians around the world, then sampled them, effectively creating a digital supergroup of international artists who never met! Five years in the making, they spent 2014 touring the show while also filming, recording and creating new work which they’ll present for the first time, with live accompaniment from the Beatbox Collective’s Bass6, fiddle player and BBC young musician of the year Shona Mooney and live sitar from Baluji Shrivastav.
The Quietus wrote “ the show celebrates cultural commonalities in all their polysyllabic richness: otherwise wildly disparate sources interact with and complement one another in enthrallingly unexpected ways”, and The Times simply called it “ingenious and compelling”.
watch / post / stream Orchestra of Samples trailer:
watch / post / stream ‘Herbal Haze’ filmed at the show’s premier:
The show: HOWIE B + ADDICTIVE TV + KIZZY CRAWFORD – Thurs 26 Feb – Rich Mix, East London
A night of live innovation starring acclaimed trip hop originator Howie B and pioneers of audio/video sampling Addictive TV, 10 long years since both artists performed a head to head in Tokyo, they recreate it again in London!
The legendary Howie B has been one of the most influential figures in electronic music for two decades. He’s collaborated with Soul II Soul, Björk and Brian Eno. He’s produced U2, Tricky, Sly & Robbie and remixed everyone from Jeff Beck to Steve Reich. His long awaited new album Down With The Dawn, released in 2014 was described by Dazed as “perfect for a thoughtful morning-after-the-night-before”. For this special event, Howie B presents a totally unique improvised live set. Rarely performing live these days, this is truly a not to be missed opportunity.
“Addictive TV is one goggle box you’ll want to stay tuned to” said DJ Magazine describing the electronic duo, who twice topped their annual visual DJ poll. The first artists sanctioned by Hollywood to remix movies, the producer/remixers have been at the forefront of the audiovisual scene for well over a decade and have played in a staggering 50 plus countries! They’ve performed the project so far in the UK, France, Spain, Brazil, Russia and Morocco and this month in Italy at Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Arts. In the UK, Addictive TV have played at festivals like Glastonbury, Bestival, the National Theatre’s Watch This Space, and venues like London’s BFI IMAX cinema, Koko, Village Underground and Cargo, Nottingham’s Stealth, Bristol’s Watershed, Brighton’s Concorde2 and Derby’s The Quad, to name a few.
They’re also known for their film remixes and creation of AV super-cuts, having remixed movies as alternative trailers for Hollywood, including Iron Man and Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire. They were instrumental in the development of Pioneer’s DVD turntables and AV mixer and currently work with Native Instruments and Resolume testing new software on their AV set-up.
You can read a short biography here: www.addictive.tv/biography
Performing live with Addictive TV on February 26th will be fiddle player from The Shee and BBC young musician of the year Shona Mooney, founder of the all blind Inner Vision Orchestra Baluji Shrivastav on sitar and tablas, and incredible vocal dynamics from the Beatbox Collective’s very own Bass6, one of the talents behind the annual UK Beatbox Championships. You can read more about the musicians here:
Support comes from Welsh wunderkind singer/songwriter Kizzy Crawford, named as one of twelve BBC Horizons acts for 2015. At only 16, she won the 2012 Arts Connect Original Singer-Songwriter prize and released the critically lauded ‘Starling’ EP the following year. A wonderfully innovative, sweet blend of jazz, soul and folk with the kind of high water mark song craft to rival Joan Armatrading or John Martyn.
“Addictive TV create the perfect integration of audio and visual technologies in their thrilling live show” – The Huffington Post
“they’ve become famed for their eye-popping live shows, shredding and cutting film with beats into a heady, mind-meltingly funky mixture” – DJ Mag
“More creativity than the Top 40 combined, Addictive TV are indescribably brilliant” – Little White Lies magazine