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Posted : Mar 11, 2013 19:16:48
Spring is nigh and with the changing of the seasons comes a new Chapter of illuminaughty! After the massive success of our recent event ‘Welcome to our Circus’, we are pleased to announce that Manchester Academy is now officially our new home!
Taking place over the May Bank Holiday, this ‘Extravaganza’ will see us kick the winter dust off the city of Manchester to create a night of beat driven bedlam! This Chapter will be a virtual world of digital delicacies and live performance all interlaced with a spectacular line-up to keep you dancing till dawn. This is one fully-fledged festival experience not to be missed!
illuminaughty - Academy 2 - Trance and Psy Trance
Lucas // Atomic Pulse // Hypnocoustics
Mazieg // Monster / /Eesh // Mat lickess // Zap Attack
illumiNasty - Club Academy - Breaks Glitch Electro
Far too loud // Bad Tango // Krossbow
Leuce Rhythms // Breaksjunky // James Jackson
Speakeasy - Student Union Bar - Electro swing with live brass
Wolfie Razzmatazz // Ezee //Extra Spectrum //
Ocelus // Heinrich Miller //Olly Clarkson //Bella Tricks
Drop Productions - Outdoor Marquee - Beats and Bass
Raging Clowns -Silent movie Cinema Space
Meddling Pixies // Foolish Rogues and more to come
Cheap drinks and FREE entry if it’s your birthday!
“Nature VS Technology”
…dabbling in a technological R(e)volution fusing the aesthetics of nature with the beauty of technology!
£50 + 1 year of free entry - best themed costume
£150 Creative Grant - themed art installation of any persuasion
£150 Event video competition
(full details available on Facebook)
Manchester Academy Oxford Rd Manchester, Lancashire M13 9PR
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Posted : Mar 26, 2013 11:53
If you’ve ever joined us at illuminaughty then you’ll certainly know that one thing’s for sure – we love to dabble in some dressing up! We’re proud to say that ‘anything goes’ and each event is a visual feast of costumed chaos…dressing up is not mandatory, but it is positively encouraged!
The theme for our next event is ‘Technology vs Nature’ with the first prize for 'most impressive costume' being £50 plus ONE YEAR FREE ENTRY into all upcoming illuminaughty events. That’s a prize not to be sniffed at! All you have to do is get your costume snapped in a photo at the party and share the image on our facebook page. We'll be choosing a winner shortly after the event. So get your brain in gear you crafty costume makers and join in what we believe is one of our most ambitious projects to date.
Love n Chaos xx
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We're always looking for bright sparks with big ideas to jump onboard the Good Ship Goblin and join the voyage to chaos! To celebrate our next Chapter we’re dishing out £150 to fund an art installation.....of any persuasion!
We will fund the most ingenious individual/group amongst you and give you the funds to showcase YOUR work at our next event. The concept MUST fit with the following theme:
'TECHNOLOGY vs NATURE'
This Chapter will be a virtual world with digital delicacies and performers galore - dabbling in a technological R(e)volution we’ll be fusing the aesthetics of nature with the beauty of technology - this is a fully-fledged festival experience not to be missed.
There are no other boundaries other than that of your mind! SO if you’ve got a cunning plot you’d like to unfold and you just need some dosh, send us a proposal (300 words MAX) to Goblins[at]illumiNaughty.co.uk with the subject 'CREATIVE GRANT'
Far Too Loud, a.k.a. Oli Cash, has gained a reputation for hi-tech, dancefloordestroying
music that makes people throw their hands in the air and go crazy.
Think high-energy, aggressive funk, big basslines, crazy edits, intricate
production and you’ll know the sound.
Since the first release, back in 2005, things have gone ever upward. Winning
“Best Single” at the Breakspoll Awards in 2007 was a huge boost early on and
later that year the huge FTL anthem “Play It Loud”, which saw a move from
breakbeat into big, dirty electro-house grooves, received a massive response
and remains a firm crowd-pleaser to this day. Subsequent chart-smashers
including “Bring Back Boogie” and “Megaloud”, and remixes for the likes of
Lily Allen and The Crystal Method confirmed Far Too Loud's place among the
big guns of electro-house.
2012 has seen Far Too Loud grow even further, with numerous Beatport top
ten chart positions, remixes for artists such as Excision and Cyberpunkers
and the launch of his multi-genre Firestorm EP, which shook up the whole
bass music scene.
Having toured the world over, Oli is well experienced in delivering unique sets
packed with high energy, whether it’s 200 people in a sweaty underground
club or 20,000 at an outdoor festival, you can be sure it’s going to go off!
Latest DJ mix:
Guest mix for the Diskonnected show, Nov 12:
Far Too Loud on the Arcaida Spectacular stage at Boomtown Fair 2012:
Bad Tango is the Psychedelic Tech-Funk project of Cambridge based producer Will Railton. In a considerably short amount of time, Will has made a tremendous impact on the Psychedelic, Breakbeat and Tech-Funk scenes! Making a name for himself both nationally and internationally, Bad Tango has been going down a storm at festivals such as Glade, Life, Waveform and Symmetry, smashing renowned events like Tribe of Frog and Sunrise as well as rocking crowds all over Europe.
We couldn’t ignore the unique squelchy sounds of Bad Tango for a moment longer, and he’ll be sharing his psy-tech-funk-fused wizardry in the illumiNasty room at the Bank Holiday Extravaganza! We caught up with Will to pick his brains about all things music…
Hello hello Bad Tango aka Will Railton and let us say how psyched we are to be having you play in the IllumiNasty room on the 4th of May! What is the essential information we should have about Bad Tango?
Really looking forward to it dude, I've heard great things! Hmmm… kicks and snares, bass squiggles and low value orange squash mixed with cider.
Have you ever had a Bad Tango? Scarred by the dance style or a can of Tango with a finger in to or something?
Haha, yes I've had many! As you might have gathered from the previous answer, Bad Tango is a beautifully crafted cocktail fit for kings and possibly west country gypsies. Comprised of low value orange squash and low value cider (traditionally Sainsbury's own brand), Bad Tango is the result of my mate Toby's questionable drinking methods.
It has to be said that you have literally exploded on the psybreaks scene, with your first release only in 2011. How has it been becoming so quickly one of the artists whose tunes are in every DJ in the scene’s collection?
Its been totally surreal to say the least. I've been to a lot of places over the last two years and had some of the best experiences I've had in my entire life. Its been such a crazy journey so far, I have no idea where it'l take me next but i'm seriously hyped about things to come!
What came first, production or DJing? Or were you big on both of them from the beginning?
DJing came first. I was heavily into turntablism, scratching and beat juggling. I did that for a few years before developing an interest in music production. At first I integrated the two, but as my interests towards alternative styles of dance music grew, my interest in turntables began to take a back seat to synthesis.
What does the word psychedelic mean to you? Simply a word that helps define the genre that you’re involved in or something more?
It means a lot of different things to me, but its primary meaning (Mind Manifesting) is the one I think I relate to most.
Where would we find you at a party when you’re off duty? Down the front or grooving at the back!
I'll be smack bang in the centre of the dance floor having a good old swim in the waves of sound.
You have previously mentioned that you lived with Mouldy Soul, and were sort of recruited to the Broken Robot team by Hedflux. Is the alternative psychedelic music scene in the UK quite a close nit community of producers and DJs?
Without a doubt man, certainly as far as the psy breaks scene is concerned anyhow.
You’ve just been over to Russia to play a gig. How was it? How well do you find that psybreaks/alternative psychedelic music is going down in Europe, such as at the major festivals?
Russia is AWESOME! I've been to both St Petersburg and Moscow in the last two months, such a good vibe to their parties. I can't tell you a vast amount about the popularity of psychedelic music over there, but the energy is electric and the people are totally hyped about this style of music.
Everywhere I go has its own energy and atmosphere, and the way in which this music is received on the dance floor has exceeded my wildest expectations on many occasions. Theres something special about this particular style of dance music that I can't quite put my finger on, but I've felt its presence at almost every psy event i've been to over the past few years. I think its becoming more and more popular in various parts of europe, places like France, Prague, Russia, Croatia and Finland seem to be loving it at the moment!
Do you have a standout memory in your musical career, be it playing alongside someone or seeing something at a gig you maybe shouldn’t have been privy too!
I opened the psy trance stage at Ireland's 'Life' festival last year, right before Ace Ventura. That was a totally awesome gig! Massive open air stage, a super responsive crowd and by far the biggest sound system I've ever played on!
And finally Bad Tango, just a few words on what we can expect from your set at IllumiNaughty.
I've got loads of new tunes that I can't wait to drop, plus one or two which will be getting their debut spin on the night, so I'm very much looking forward to seeing how they go down! So I hope you enjoy my set, big ups!
Hypnocoustics is a Psychedelic Trance project between Joe Studt and Benjamin Wood, two producers from London. Over the last two years, Hypnocoustics have been developing a deep and immersive morning sound packed with hypnotic soundscapes, mesmeric textures, driving percussion and intricate musical arrangements. Performing using a combination of synth work, Ableton performance and sample manipulation, the Hypnocoustics live act is being regularly developed and road tested at some of the best parties on the circuit.
March 2011 Buddha Nature EP
September 2011 Transition Compilation (BMSS Records)
April 2012 Ashtamangala EP
Black Box EP - Free Spirit Records
Picasso Sunrise EP - Liquid Records
Bad Tango is the Psychedelic Tech-Funk project of Cambridge based producer Will Railton.
Will has made a tremendous impact on the Psychedelic, Breakbeat and Tech-Funk scenes in a considerably short amount of time. After his first release in January 2011, Will topped download charts with a string of successful releases on a variety of labels; Exogenic, Yellow Finger and Logariddim to name a few, and was quickly scooped up by pioneering UK label Broken Robot
With his unique, squelchy sound, he has become known for an outstanding attention to detail combined with exceptional production and sound design that has found favour with some of the biggest artists in today's underground electronic music scene. His dedication to delivering fresh, distinctive dance music and high quality DJ sets has established Bad Tango as one of the leading names in the Psychedelic Breaks and Tech-Funk genres.
Colin and Jon developed their friendship into a musical partnership after an epic night of raving and an inspirational jam session! The result of this collaboration? Jagged basslines, ripping synths and dirty beats that really get your feet thumping!
KrossBow's obsession with digital synthesis and precision editing has helped shape the sound they create today. Despite injecting a hefty portion of grit into their tunes, the end result comes out sounding polished every time!
Their acute attention to details doesn't stop in the studio… Energetic live performances, crammed full of carefully picked stompers, are sure to put your bass face on in no time! Currently based in London, these boys are looking forward to coming in your ears soon!
He was first introduced to the PsyTrance scene by Dede Nachmias a.k.a Dj Dede, currently co-owners of SpectrumMusic Israel. His sound was instantly recognizable as his Dance style, a blend of full on grooves, Dance structures, and epic "Psy" melodies. To date they are played on every major continent, and received much praise for theres Special and emotional live shows. They are appeared alongside dj and artists outside of the psy trance scene such as: Gorge BenJore(Brasil), SidadNegro(Brasil), Tiesto, S.S.O, MoShic, Ofer Nissim and others.