Liverpool: Simon Reynolds on the Hardcore Continuum 11/02/09

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Liverpool: Simon Reynolds on the Hardcore Continuum 11/02/09

Post by heva » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:33 pm

Dubsteppas, get yer learn on! Take a trip to Liverpool and listen to someone talk about our favorite subject (amongst other things). Kode 9 throws the 'nuum idea about, you want to be smart like Kode 9, dont you?


Simon Reynolds on the Hardcore Continuum
FACT, Liverpool

11 February 7.00pm
£7.00/£5.00 (Members & concs)

Out to all UK ravers - renowned author and music journalist Simon Reynolds (Energy Flash/Rip It Up and Start Again) brings rave music to FACT!

In a talk illustrated by seminal tracks, old and new, Reynolds will outline his oft-quoted and sometimes controversial theory of a "hardcore continuum”: a thread linking the UK's rapidly mutating genres of electronic dance music – from hardcore rave to jungle, speed garage to 2step, grime to dubstep to bassline and beyond – through a set of shared influences, including Jamaican sound system culture, digital technology, drugs, and pirate radio.

Reynolds presents the idea in depth, in person, for the first time while addressing its continued relevance and vitality against a backdrop of new genres (funky house), a shift of focus to the North (bassline), and a digital revolution that has new forms of distribution (from peer-to-peer sharing of DJ sets to MySpace) gradually eclipsing the traditional media of pirate radio and vinyl.

Plus, in a special Wire Online exclusive, Reynolds reaches deep into the archive to introduce seven Wire magazine features written from 1992 to 2005 on the (then) emerging genres of ardkore, jungle, drum & bass, speed garage, 2step, and grime. Offered for the first time as a series, the articles will provide a sneak preview of what to expect at FACT.

The event will also feature a discussion between Reynolds and Mark Fisher, Acting Deputy Editor of the Wire and the man behind the influential blog K-Punk, with an audience Q&A session.

Tickets available at http://www.picturehouses.co.uk

In association with The Wire



http://fact.co.uk/
http://blissout.blogspot.com
http://www.thewire.co.uk/
http://k-punk.abstractdynamics.org



About Simon Reynolds:

Born in London but a resident of New York since the mid-Nineties, Simon Reynolds has been writing about music and popular culture for twenty-five years, contributing to magazines including The Wire, Frieze, iD, The Guardian, and The Observer. His books include Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture, which was republished in expanded and updated form last year; Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-84; and Bring the Noise: 20 Years of Writing About Hip Rock and Hip Hop. Reynolds's sixth book, Totally Wired: Postpunk Interviews and Overviews is released in February 2009. He operates a bunch of blogs dedicated to the books and these can be accessed via the "hub" Blissblog, at http://blissout.blogspot.com/

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Post by thomas e. griffin » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:43 pm

Deffo want to be over for this.

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Post by Docka » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:46 pm

already there

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Post by yohan » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:47 am

Lookin forward to this

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Post by heva » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:19 pm

We had to move this to one of our smaller screens because of a double booking, so there will only be 50 tickets available - :o Better pre-order your tickets! http://www.picturehouses.co.uk

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