Other live glitch hop acts have graced these shores before - namely The Glitch Mob and to a certain extent Opiuo - but what makes this significant is that it's hosted by a psychedelic party promoter. There have always been strong links between the European psychedelic party scene and that of America's West Coast, with Elixir of Life, the promoters behind ::: Illumination :::, doing more than anyone recently to bring the visionary art of Android Jones and co to our shores (check out the gallery line-up below). With a few exceptions though, such as Bluetech, The Human Experience and Nagual Sound Experiment, the music has remained a little out of sync. While the Americans and Aussies have been exploring the psychedelic potential of dubstep, bass and glitch, since the wax and wane of psydub our conscious parties have mostly been clinging onto the relentless march of psytrance to keep the main room dancefloor moving. A shame considering the diverse roots of psychedelic music in this country.
The potential of this night as a shift in focus for the UK psychedelic party scene is significant. It looks like the best event of its kind since Hallucinogen in Dub and Younger Brother played Brixton Academy in 2007. Oh, and there's a whole gallery of mind-blowing visionary art. Not to be missed!
:: Main Stage ::
Beats Antique LIVE (UK Debut) featuring Sidecar Tommy & David Satori
GAUDI featuring Danny Ladwa - album launch "In Between Times"
Bird of Prey
:: Room 2 - Psy Trance ::
:: Room 3 - Glitch, Psy Breaks and Electronica ::
:: Room 4 - Techno hosted by Noisily Festival ::
:: Room 5 & 6 - Visionary Arts Gallery and Live Painting ::
Live painting from Emma Watkinson and Stuart Grigg
and featuring artwork by
Adam Scott Miller
Tickets available online from
Also available for cash and credit sales at
Access All Areas Ltd Office
2nd Floor, 30c Camden Lock Place
London, NW1 8AL
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