15 March: THE ORB live @ Electric Brixton (allnighter), to be filmed for DVD by Abbey Road Studios
Electronic godfathers The Orb are riding the crest of a new wave that started in 2012 and continues into 2014. Hot on the heels of two critically acclaimed albums with Lee Scratch Perry and the chart-topping box set ‘History Of the Future – The Island Years’, the duo set off on a set of dates that has seen them circle the globe. This word tour included a string of headline, big venue US shows – proving the Orb’s lasting stateside influence as a bastion of quality electronic music, amidst the current EDM craze.
One of many live highlights was ‘The Orb presents Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld’ live at Electric Brixton, which saw Messrs Paterson and Fehlmann celebrate their 25th anniversary by returning to the location of their first ever gig, to perform their seminal first two albums; ‘The Orb’s Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld’ and ‘UFOrb’ in their entirety.
An Electric Brixton packed-full of seasoned space cadets and fresh-faced new recruits in equal measures gave the band a rapturous, hollering reception, following a thunderous, bass-heavy sonic journey, accompanied by a mind-expanding spectrum of visuals.
The Orb enjoyed the gig so much, they’ve decided to return to Electric Brixton on March 15th – this time extending the fun into an all-nighter. For anyone lucky enough to have caught previous Orb live extravaganzas in their spiritual south London home, joining the party is a no brainer. And, for anyone yet to beam aboard the mothership, this promises to be a night that’s talked about for years to come, and a chance witness theses early pioneers of live dance music still blazing a mighty trail.
They’ll also be bringing some high profile friends with them, in the shape of fellow purveyors of sonic excellence – Abbey Road Studios, who are filming and recording the gig for a forthcoming Orb live DVD using Abbey Road’s Live Here Now service.
Live Here Now specialise in live gig recording and distribution, and have worked with artists including Blur, LCD Soundsystem, Goldfrapp, Depeche Mode and Underworld. Check here for more information.
Augmenting an already appealing proposition are fellow UK electronic dub veterans Banco De Gaia, and Kris Needs – legendary helmsman of the notorious Secret Knowledge, best known for the original, seminal and by-far-best version of ‘Sugar Daddy’.
Room 2 is hosted by Fnoob – the underground online radio station where Paterson graces the airwaves with both his ‘Chilled Chewy Choosedays’ and Paterson’s Music Time (PMT) shows, which can be heard here.
· The Orb
· Banco de Gaia – Official
· Kris Needs
Room 2 (hosted by FNOOB radio)
· Nomad Spectrum
· TheCity Slickerz
· Dub Bunnies
· Martyn Metadatadnb Lovell
· MR FNOOB + special guest
The Orb live
15th March at Electric Brixton
10pm – 6am
Facebook event www.facebook.com/events/1388862814696685/