There’s a lot to celebrate on April 20, 2013, as NTS turns 2. And my hasn’t she grown. Femi, Fergus and the whole family have worked tirelessly to provide a vision of truly independent radio. Thoughtful, eclectic and ready to kick your arse, the station now packs more DJ than a years worth of winter fuel credits.
Come celebrate with the family at 7-9 Crucifix Lane, London Bridge, where Dobie, Moxie, Martelo, Charlie Bones and more will no doubt emphasise my previous point. Early bird tickets are now £13.50, so you know what to do. It’s gonna be a cracker.
NTS 2 | Jamie 3:26 // Max D // Jon Rust // Dobie // Moxie // Martelo // Charlie Bones // Judah // Nic Takser // Brian Morrison
20/04/2013 | 10pm-6am | 7-9 Crucifix Lane | London Bridge, SE1 3JW | Early birds tickets £13.50 | £15 thereafter
“The first step – especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money – the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.” Chuck Palahniuk
This month’s special guests are Susan Supercharged former model turned artist / filmmaker and recognised as the last ever Warhol Superstar and Chantal Miller from ChantiMedia, who recently produced her first documentary feature: ‘What the Times Cover Girl Did Next’.
We’ll be discussing life in front and behind the lens, defining ‘culture’, and of course, what Andy Warhol was really like.
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LBB on NTS | 1-2pm | Saturday 16th March 2013
For our second show on NTS Radio we’ll be talking ‘paper potential’ with LBB favourites Ronzo and Emily Evans.
Discover how a photocopier can become your best friend, the cosmic influences of Sun Ra, and what it takes to create the worlds first underwater paper craft computer game for Sony Playstation.
All that, this Saturday between 1-2 pm. Join us.
LBB is on your stereo. Yep that’s right. Today was the first of a once a month Saturday slot on NTS from 1pm – 2pm.
The new Let’s Be Brief Show on NTS Radio. Design, music and culture collide on a Saturday.
Transit 002012-13 by Let’s Be Brief on Mixcloud
2012 was a great year for music. In tribute to those who’ve provided us with such sonic pleasures, LBB put together a little gift to make the transition into 2013 a little easier.
It’s not too late for us to wish you a Happy New Year is it? No? Good. Happy New Year…
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Photograph courtesy of NASA
To mark the release of Love She Wants, Dazed Digital sat down with Kai Gama and DSV of The Insomniax, to find out the story behind the EP, and how they’ve put up with each other for, well, their whole lives really. Peep the full interview here.
Plus there’s an added treat as the guys provide all you need to get tuned up for the weekend, with the INX Maintenance Mix. Smaaash.
The Insomniax will be supporting New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle at the New Empowering Church in Hackney, London, on Friday 17th August.
Best believe it’s gonna be a goodun.
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New Empowering Church | 1a Westgate St | London | E8 3RL
We’re pretty chuffed that The Insomniax have been featured on the Dazed Digial & Collective Sound of London Playlist – a selection inspired by the Flyknit Collective series of creative workshops recently held at Nike’s east London 1948 space.
With tracks chosen by Dazed’s Rod Stanley, Tim Noakes and Terence Teh, the guys are keeping good company with the likes of Sbtrkt, Burial, Linton Kwesi Johnson and The Clash. Press play people.
Mixtapes; I love them. Let me re-phrase that; I love good mixtapes.
The Mixtape Club is a website dedicated to “the art of the mixtape”. Each contributor is asked for his or her favourite album and album artwork. Each month features ten people, with ten tracks and ten album covers.
The site is stocked with great music and design. Needless to say I’ve now become a regular visitor.
If you follow our rag-tag twenty%extra fleet, you’ll know that we’ve recently relaunched LBB. To commemorate that launch, we’re running The Art of Winning Poster campaign with Boxpark Shoreditch. Want to know more? Well keep on reading.
POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION | THE BRIEF
The art of winning isn’t a board game or a game show. It’s not reality TV. It’s something you have to make a reality.
This summer at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, athletes from around the globe will be competing for medals, but for the rest of us, medals are not the reward. The reward is knowing we’ve got the best out of ourselves through years of hard work, dedication and more hard work. Winning feels good but it doesn’t come easy.
From personal happiness to leaving a genuine personal legacy; life’s potential list of achievements are too many to surmise.
Taking inspiration from The Olympics coming to LDN, LBB and Boxpark Shoreditch will be featuring 14 of the best poster designs that showcase what the ‘art of winning’ looks like.
And that is where you come in. We’re looking for 14 creative superstars to show us exactly what ‘winning’ means to you.
The winning poster designs will be exhibited at Boxpark in London throughout July + LBB goodie bags + a framed copy of your design.
- No restrictions on disciplines of creative execution (ie graphics/ photography etc) however all entries must be produced in a form of a poster
- Colour mode: CMYK
- Acceptable file extensions: JPG & PNG
- Maximum file size: 2 Mb
- All entries must be received by 22nd June
- Tell us a little something about you with a short bio + artist statement
- Winners will be contacted to supply artwork at the relevant dimensions and with print bleed
- submit your work to: email@example.com
**THE PREVIEW PARTY**
Come and celebrate with the winners and the LBB crew at Boxpark – with music from art and music label Earnest Endeavours and PA from The Insomniax.
There will also be a chance to for preview party revelers to win a signed copy of selected and framed prints from the competition. Up for it? Then head to our Facebook page and sign up and we’ll see you there.
Date: 5th July 2012
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Address: Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY :: map
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Illustration by Martina Paukova
Concept by Jewel Foster