This week will see Red Bull Revolutions in Sound finally take to the skies on Thursday 14th November, with a UK Club takeover of the EDF Energy London Eye. 30 capsules gigs will bear witness to performances, whilst in rotation, from the likes of Lily Allen, Richie Hawtin, Katy B, Rudimental (DJ set), Sasha, Mike Pickering, Skream and Boy Better Know to name but a few. The final line-up, a roll call for clubland's legends and luminaries, includes over 100 DJs and MCs, eleven dancers, five singers and two conga drummers.
The night not only celebrates UK music history but writes it too: A world first in live streaming, all 30 capsules will be broadcast simultaneously on the web (on Channel4.com in the UK, and globally via Red Bull Music's YouTube channel). The individual streams, which allow fans the world over to be part of the celebration, provide a snapshot of some of the most influential club nights that, together, have shaped the nation's musically rich club culture over the past four decades.
Bringing their unique sounds and musical pedigree to the already formidable talent list, Bristol house savant Julio Bashmore steps in to represent the Warehouse Project capsule, whilst Numbers man Jackmaster, juke-dubstep trailblazer Girl Unit and seminal Streatham producer Oneman join Boiler Room's, alongside Night Slugs' Bok Bok and Lil Silva, and Swamp81 crew's MC Chunky. Heading up the Metro capsule, London indie imprint Young Turks presents Friends & Family including Mercury-winning Jamie XX, Red Bull Music Academy participant Koreless plus a live set by Pional. Elsewhere, sleazy-disco swilling duo Bicep and Cologne-based Ava Records founder Damiano von Erckert join Corsica Studios' unit, while the Sidewinder capsule welcomes grime honcho DJ Slimzee, Blive and Viper. The Hydra touts Ibiza terrace mainstay Paul Woolford vs Special Request whilst CJ Beatz and Majestic join Channel 4 House Party. At ground-level on the South Bank, party-starting duo The 2 Bears and Queen of jacking Heidi weigh in for the 2000-capacity silent disco, joining previously announced Felix da Housecat and Ashley Beedle.
A spread of after-parties will ensure that the nocturnal activities continue long after the capsules stop turning to accommodate the dancing feet of those involved and watching the streams online. Sub Club joins forces with Corsica Studios, bringing some Glaswegian flavour to the capital in their hosts' intimate South London digs. Bringing North and South together for one post-revolution throwdown, full line-up to include Derrick Carter, Damiano von Erckert, Harri & Domenic, Park Ranger, Hesseltime and Mr Solid Gold. Next up, Horse Meat Disco bring their infamous disco ball rumpus to Vauxhall, as Eagle London invites them to bring their Thames-side festivities back home. Flinging out their attitude-laden signature blend of italo, Balearic, cosmic house, and more, the Horse Meat crew can be counted on to keep the music moving.
GOOGLE+ REVOLUTIONS IN SOUND ARCHIVE
Red Bull Revolutions in Sound celebrates fifteen years of Red Bull Music Academy, a platform that has long championed the sharing of ideas, memories and inspiration. Attendees to the event on 14th November, fans tuning in online and anyone with an interest in dance music culture can now share their own memories via the Google+ powered Revolutions in Sound archive. Having launched last month, the site this week broadens to allow users to upload their own photos as well as assign tracks and stories to specific nights they were at. Using Google+ technology, fans can join the dots between clubs the past and present, connecting with friends that were there at the same time.
Line Up: (Capsule club hosts ft. artists)
The Blitz Club ft. Steve Strange & Princess Julia
Boiler Room ft. Bok Bok +MC Chunky + Girl Unit + Jackmaster + Lil Silva + Oneman
Bugged Out ft. Erol Alkan + Green Velvet
Channel 4 House Party ft. DJ EZ + CJ Beatz + MC Majestic
Corsica Studios ft. Bicep + Damiano von Erckert
Cream ft. Seb Fontaine + Paul Bleasdale + Andy Carroll
Eagle London ft. Horse Meat Disco
The End ft. Layo&Bushwacka! + Mr C
Eskimo Dance ft. Boy Better Know
Fabric vs FabricLIve ft. Craig Richards b2b Ben UFO
Fac51 The Hacienda ft. Todd Terry + Graeme Park + Mike Pickering
The Hydra ft Paul Woolford vs Special Request
Jive Turkey ft. Winston Hazel + Parrot
London Warehouse Events & Black Butter ft. Rudimental (DJ set)
Gorgon City ft MNEK + Kidnap Kid
Lost ft. Richie Hawtin + Steve Bicknell
Metalheadz ft. Goldie + Jubei + SP:MC
Motion ft. Eats Everything + GotSome + Serocee + Jenna G + Jus Now + DJ Die + Inja
Rage ft. Derrick May + Grooverider + Fabio, + Trevor Fung
Rainbow ft. Adam Shelton + Subb-An
Rinse ft. Katy B + Skream + Artwork
Shindig ft. Sasha + Dusky
Shoom ft. Danny Rampling + Mark Moore + llona Rampling
Sidewinder ft. Fonti & Bushkin + Blive + DJ Slimzee + Viper
Sub Club ft. Derrick Carter + Harri + Domenic
Talkin' Loud and Saying Something ft. Gilles Peterson + Patrick Forge & Friends
TwiceasNice ft. Dreem Teem + Matt Jam Lamont + DJ Luck + MC Neat
The Warehouse Project ft. Julio Bashmore & friends
Young Turks Friends & Family presented by the Metro ft. Jamie XX + Koreless (live) + Pional (live)
YoYo ft. Lily Allen + Seb Chew + Leo Greenslade
and more TBA
Silent Disco Line Up:
The 2 Bears
Felix Da Housecat