Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty aka The KLF. One of the UK's most successful groups of the early 1990s and ultimately the most notorious pop culture agitators of the 20th Century. From scribing the cynical step-by-step guidebook The Manual (How to Have a Number One the Easy Way) to machine-gunning blanks at the Brit Awards audience before dumping a dead sheep in the doorway and retiring, no act would amount to their polarizing endeavor as art institution the K Foundation.
On 23 August 1994 the duo traveled to the Scottish island of Jura to incinerate the million quid earned by their former guise in front of two witnesses. Vowing to refrain from public discussion of the burning for a period of 23 years, this is their story.
An academic conversation between Britain's best-known natural history film-maker and Iceland's most innovative sonic adventurer. This Channel 4 documentary looks at some of the concepts and grand designs behind Björk's groundbreaking Biophilia album and stage performance.
Our printed matter matters campaign continues. Higher Arc is an Australian magazine, which publishes literature and visual art, examining archives, knowledge and culture.
The recently launched issue #3 is an intellectually stimulating visual feast; a compendium of interviews, poetry, excerpts and curated galleries with contributors cast from the world over, across all disciplines.
Step into rural Australia with this new Andras Fox promotional video. Great low budget trickery including inverted green screen where Andras becomes one with nature. Very fitting for his outdoor groove and flotation tank funk.
His two recent EPs 'Erskine Falls' and 'Embassy Cafe' have been on high rotation at Mod HQ, the latter recorded with Oscar Key Sung (formally of Oscar + Martin) features the entrancing jazz-finger boogie 'What They Say'. Beat maker, proficient house deejay and weird radio host, Andras Fox is an all rounded talent.
Eric Duncan has just reconstructed the ultimate dancefloor closing number - suave Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry's 'Don't Stop The Dance' - to 11.5 minutes of radiant, drunk and emotional swaying. Turn the house lights on and we're still going. Almost surpasses the original!
His most famous work may be the cover of Sonic Youth's Dirty, but the current Mike Kelley exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris reveals a stunning, dense and uncategorisable catalogue of works across a multitude of disciplines that goes far beyond art rock.
The digital playground may be a bottomless cup of inspiration, but nothing is as rewarding as flicking through printed matter. Former Modular staff Mitch Beige-Brown and Sarah Grieve paired up to create Gang Atelier - a meticulously curated online store of independent photo books, artist monographs, art journals, comics, magazines, print editions and music from around the world.
We invited them to recommend a title from their mecca of taste.
In a world saturated with perfectly quantised and clinical sounding electronic productions, someone as raw and real as Leon Vynehall sticks out for miles. The Brighton producer oscillates between woozy and sharp, choppy sample house, drawing from a broad palette impossible to pigeon hole, with a romantic yesteryear feel that's on par with back in the day.
Marking his territory over 4 x EPs including a 2-tracker on George Fitzgerald's ManMakeMusic label, Vynehall has also spread his wings in collaboration with Christian Piers as Laszlo Dancehall. Web watchers stay glued to Boiler Room tomorrow to catch them spinning round and round as part of the ManMakeMusic takeover.
DJ veterans Horse Meat Disco have held down arguably the world's most important disco club night at The Eagle for nearly 10 years. They'll be bringing those same guaranteed good-times with them to Croatia as part of the FOR 2013 family. Read on for a cheeky playlist from the lads, showing off their much lauded disco chops.
Two of the boys will be bringing the fun on Saturday night alongside 2manydjs, James Murphy & Bag Raiders. Tickets on sale now here. EX-YU & HR passport holders are eligible for a discount ticket rate, details here.
One of the spirits leading America's rogue dance music renaissance, Dunbar is one half of D.C. duo Beautiful Swimmers, presides over the label Future Times and has a couple of freaky white labels 12"s on Resident Advisor's label of 2012 L.I.E.S.
Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Jack Daniels White Rabbit Saloon , Sydney, Australia
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Mountain Sounds Festival , Central Coast, NSW
Fever , Tokyo, Japan
Fever , Tokyo, Japan
Marathon Music Works , Nashville, TN
Upset, Nagoya, Japan
Echostage, Washington, DC
Shangri-La, Osaka, Japan
Terminal 5, New York, NY
Cable, Hiroshima (Fukuyama), Japan
Terminal 5, New York, NY
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