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Karen P “…broad casting” @ Cargo, London July 31, 2008

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Karen P Presents “…broad casting” ALBUM LAUNCH @ Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY

Thursday August 21st
7pm – 1am
£7.50 Adv

Line Up:
Finn Peters
Micachu & The Shapes
The Invisible
Karen P

Karen P‘s night meets Matthew Herbert‘s label! What a combo! Don’t miss what happens when these two join forces to showcase the very best of the upcoming and innovative musicians.

Matthew Herbert‘s Accidental is home to several labels, including Soundslike, Lifelike and Accidental proper. Showcasing innovation and musicianship in an unparallelled manner, Accidental has had the pleasure of releasing records by artists such as Mugsion, Mara Carlyle and Matthew himself, under his different aliases. Karen P cut her teeth as an intern at Radio 1 before becoming the youngest ever producer at the station producing Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show. Since she launched her eponymous production company, Karen quickly established herself as a global authority on Podcasts and post-broadcast audio, setting up groundbreaking projects and platforms like Red Bull Music Academy Radio. Karen has DJ’ed around Europe for years but in London her most significant residency has been alongside Gilles at the Independent Mix at Cargo, which featured leftfield live sets and a musical mix best described as genre-defying.

Described by Straight no Chaser magazine as being “the blazing definition of a seriously heavy player” Finn Peters is one of the leading flute and sax players in the UK today. A musician born and bred, he has dedicated his life to perfecting his art and in 1999 his achievements were recognised when he won the London Young Jazz musician award. He comes from a family of musicians, which can be traced back to the 1600s and started playing the flute aged five. He has travelled the world as a much-in-demand session player and has continued to learn about music from around the globe. This explorative nature has lead him to work with such pioneers as Frederick Rzewski, Giovanni Hidalgo, DJ Spinna and Sam Rivers. Finn has released a number of his own recordings. The two Dr Seus EPs, released on his own imprint, Mantella records, were played in clubs across Europe by high profile tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson and Mr. Scruff. Two co-productions with The Deal for Trip do Brasil were also club-land favourites.

Micachu is the moniker of major new talent, 21 year old songwriter and producer Mica Levi. Despite her relative youth, Mica arrives as something of a Midas touched, Renaissance artist: equally at home writing and producing stunning, experimental pop with Matthew Herbert, as MCing with friends in various grime collectives and balancing this with her day time tutorage at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she’s studying composition. Her talent as a young composer has not gone unnoticed with Mark Anthony Turnage commissioning her to write an orchestral piece for the London Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London on April 29th. For live shows Micachu plays with her band The Shapes: a three-piece fronted by Mica (vocals, guitar, electronics and Hoover), Raisa Kahn (keys) and Marc Pell (drums). Armed with just her beat up, half sized guitar and hidden beneath a mop of hair, Micas understated appearance belies her startling musical prowess. She has recently supported the Mystery Jets, Bat For Lashes and Foals on their tour dates, and is set to play a whole host of festivals this Summer. Her debut single, Golden Phone, already garnering support across British, European and Japanese radio and press looks set to be a hit. It is out in August.

The Invisible are Dave Okumu (formerly of Jade Fox), Tom Herbert (Polar Bear/Acoustic Ladyland) and Leo Taylor (Gramme/Zongamin).Having started as a solo project for Dave, the three friends have crafted a piece of ethereal music, wide-ranging in its influences; giving a distinct nod to Sonic Youth and Radiohead in their guitar experimentation, there are rhythmic, African elements borrowed from Talking Heads; harmonic influences from Queens of the Stone Age, whilst classical and medieval church music and even Prince get a wink and a smile in the mix. By tying these disparate influences together, The Invisible have created a sonic masterpiece of ambient atmosphere, electronics and technology in a bid to create a new organic and adventurous sound.

Image And Distraction is their first album produced by Matthew Herbert, and their lush tapestry also includes vocal contributions and blessings from UK songstress supreme Eska. The album will be released this Summer.

RBMA Radio
As usual the Broad Casting night will be recorded especially for Red Bull Music Academy Radio – a snug fit amongst an archive of music from the most iconoclastic DJs & musicians of our time; Leftfield, underground, contemporary and genre-crossing. All of this year’s Broadcasting sets are available to listen on demand here http://rbmaradio.com but we would particularly recommend checking out Mulatu and The Heliocentrics, Jimi Tenor and Gilles Peterson.

Karen P ‘…Broadcasting‘
The third release in Sonar Kollektiv‘s ‘…broad casting‘ series, Karen follows in the footsteps of Jazzanova and Dirk Rumpff (Off Track Germany) in compiling favourites and exclusives informed by their work in radio. Karen’s mix sidesteps the dance-floor to find a deeper groove that eclectically combines the fresh and the classic. From upfront ‘skewed’ soul and heartfelt balladry to reflective hip-hop and obscure Finnish jazz new and old, Karen’s selection favours future classics over the fashionably contemporary and is all the richer for it. For more info check www.sonarkollektiv.de

Other Useful Links:
http://www.rbmaradio.com
http://www.karenp.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/blackspade

Tubes: Old St / Liverpool St
Buses: 35 / 55

Restaurant: 020 7749 7844
General enquiries: 020 7739 3440
www.ticketweb.co.uk / 08700 600 100

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