Top that off with a remix by Widows’ Bobby Evans and some real arthouse minimalism by RBMA alumni Swede:art, and what you have is a sophisticated smash. Friday soon come – December 10, 2012 on Earnest Endeavours.
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.
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.
Everybody likes to be a winner. We’re particularly reminded of that now the 2012 London Olympics is around the corner.
The perception of what ‘winning’ means different things to different people. In May Let’s Be Brief (LBB) & Boxpark put out an open brief inviting designers to visualise that winning formula in poster form.
Join us on July 5th at Boxpark Shoreditch to see the winning entries for ‘The Art of Winning’ exhibition, with music from art label Earnest Endeavours and a PA from The Insomniax.
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The Art of Winning Exhibition Preview: 6 – 9pm
2 -4 Bethnal Green Road | Shoreditch | London | E1 6GY
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
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
SelfSays, Darkhouse Fam, The Insomniax, Widows, B. Bravo, J Todd, mfp and KiEnRa are the line-up for the label’s first compilation, representing enough eclectic boom-bap to mess up heads and ruffle feathers for some time.
It’s Bank Holiday Weekend! If you’re in London for the weekend we have two hot spots for the diary.
This Sunday Earnest Endeavours, Black Atlantic and Dante Fried Chickenteam up to bring you Ride or Fryan alternative carnival cook up. DJ’s include Alexander Nut and Fatima, Jon Phonics and more. What started as the KFC R.I.P. loft jams in New York almost a decade ago comes to Mare Street, Hackney. Good music and music come as standard, so do like me and start making room in your belly now.
On Bank Holiday Monday, The Insomniaxwill be hosting an After Carnival Party Special at Life on Old Street,with DJ’s Rapzcallion (Blacktronica) and Dan Anderson (A2B Records), not to mention a live performance of material from The Insomniax’s forthcoming Love She Wants EP, and live radio broadcast on Nasty.fmfrom 12-2AM.