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Saturday: JUE lineup

[SHANGHAI]

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Tonight it’s all happenin’ in our favourite musty bomb shelter. Catch Blak Twang work the mic.

What better way to warm up for the main event, then a HIP HOP DANCE WORKSHOP? Get your moves down… prep now, watch some Youtube clips and crack out some Chicago footwork!

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FILM – lots to look forward to. Each year JUE provides a platform for up-and-coming directors to find audiences, and bring to the screen some …more provocative works. We’re determined to help bring disclosure and transparency to issues that deserve to be given the time of day. Our LGBT series is always a favourite:

Asian Cinema Week: LGBT Cinema

ACW – Chinese and Asian Short Films
[BEIJING]
Alright Beijing, last call for our JUE beer, which will be available at the closing market. Pint of Shua Ye with a 帅哥, sorted. Read up on TimeOut Beijing.

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Other Events:

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Wooozy Community Film Special: VICE presents LCD Soundsystem’s “Shut Up and Play the Hits”

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Des Bishop and Da Shan Comedy Night

“Awareness & Voiced” Spot Demonstration and Creation Sharing

2014《觉》音乐+艺术节:他们是谁?Blak Twang // JUE | Music + Art 2014: Who’s Who? Blak Twang (UK)

上次我们介绍了部分参加2014《觉》音乐+艺术节的艺人,现在让我们来看看还有谁。

 

Blak Twang(英国):

来自英国的说唱艺人,他的唱词都来源于他成长的地方——英国的德特福德,一个不同文化碰撞的地方。Blak Twang亦称Tony Rotton,被英国的嘻哈乐迷称为“hip-hop geezer”。

 

关于艺人:

Blak Twang在刚出道时经历了一系列不尽人意的挫折,但随着2002年发行的专辑《Kik Off》,他以独特的英式风格及俏皮的双关语获得瞩目,并迅速登上了国际性的舞台,被称为“hip-hop geezer”。他还曾与Roots Manuva合作,但当Manuva进行电子实验的时候,他依旧坚持他简单扎实的风格。

2002年,Blak Twang相继发行了单曲《Kik Off》,《So Rotton》和《Trixsta》,随即推出专辑《Kik Off》。获得电台的广泛传播和商业上的成功之后,他继续与其他艺人合作,发行了另外两张专辑:2005年的《The Rotton Club》和2008年的《Speaking from Xperience》。

2013年,他以单曲《Rebel Emcee (ft. Congo Natty)》《Badda Dan Dat》再次亮相,并与Benji Clements,Rosko以及Dane Gumas合作了曲目《Gimson – Reality Check》。2014年,他将要通过《觉》的平台首次登陆中国!

 

Blak Twang:

我从一个画家的角度打量说唱音乐。节拍就像画布,说唱就像是你在上面绘画。首先,必须事一哥很好的画布,这样你才能做出最好的创作。最终,人们翻过专辑别册时能体会到我的创作。我要让音乐本身发声,而我不需要去大吼嘿!看看我!我是制作人!我做了很多工作,但人们并不是必须要注意到我。我为Roots Manuva制作了《Skiver’s Guide》,我为Rodney P,Seanie T做过混音。我还为Tom Jones,Beverley Knight,Hill St Soul以及Sammy Deluxe创作过曲目,Sammy Deluxe是德国最出名的说唱艺人之一。说唱就像制作音乐一样让我感到舒服,这并不是多特殊的事。只要你能跟着我的音乐摇头晃脑,我觉得这就够了!我制作音乐,这并不是什么戏剧化的事情。

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Sound: Proper British rap – words from the streets of Deptford, where cultures and bodies collide. Twang a.k.a. Tony Rotton is the original “hip-hop geezer”.

What Went Down:

Though Blak Twang was victim to set-backs from labels in his early years, since the release of his 2002 album “Kik Off” he’s been ripping it up on the international stage, trailblazing with his distinct blend of Briticisms and puns which mark him out as the UK’s “hip-hop geezer”. In the early years he collaborated with the legend that is Roots Manuva, but whilst Manuva has experimented with electronics, Twang has kept his beats simple and solid.

Since releasing his 2002 album “Kik Off” – with singles “Kik Off”, “So Rotton” and “Trixsta” (featuring Estelle), achieving radio play and commercial success, he’s been keeping his musical career ticking-over with collaborations and another two releases; 2005’s “The Rotton Club” (Wall of Sound) and 2008’s “Speaking from “Xperience” (Abstract).

In 2013 he put out “Rebel Emcee” (ft. Congo Natty) and “Badda Dan Dat” (Ramajam Recordings). He also featured in big tune “Gimson – Reality Check” ft. Benji Clements, Rosko and Dane Gumas. JUE 2014 brings Twang from Laandaan to China – get on it!

From The Artist:

I look at rap music from the stance of a painter. The beat is like the canvas, and the rap you put on top of it is the drawing. So, first and foremost, it’s got to be a very canvas so you can put a nice painting on it. Eventually, when people run through the album sleeves, they’ll see I produced most of it. I let the music do the talking. I don’t have to shout out about it, “Look at me, I’m a producer.” I’ve done bare work, people just don’t notice. I produced “Skiver’s Guide” for Roots Manuva. I did some remixes for Rodney P, Seanie T. I’ve done tracks for Tom Jones, Beverley Knight, Hill St Soul. Sammy Deluxe, one of the biggest German rappers. I’m just as comfortable rapping as I am making music, it’s nothing to me. So long as you appreciate bopping your head to my beat, that’s good to me. I make music, that’s no drama to me.

Blak Twang vid

(Click to watch on Youtube – you will need a VPN)

2014《觉》第一轮音乐阵容-已决定!// JUE Music: First Round of Artist Announcements

先知先《觉》The Lumineers中国巡演

2014年《觉》预热演出之The Lumineers中国巡演,已整装待发!这支老少皆宜、男女通吃的乡村民谣乐队。浪漫流行如Avett Brothers 和Munford & Son;文艺独特如Jeff Buckley和Ryan Adams,The Lumineers无所不能,来到现场一起体验民谣前所未有的魅力吧!

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《觉》音乐+艺术节2014,首轮参演的音乐阵容将由以下音乐人组成。横跨欧美亚,从噪音到电子,2014《觉》的首批阵容就足以让人目不暇接,不过这仅仅使开始… 我们将陆续放出更完整的名单,敬请期待!

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And So I Watch You From Afar (UK)

Blak Twang (UK)

Pictureplane (US)

Paul Collins’ Beat (US)

The Fuzz (CN)

Young Dreams (NO)

北京根茎唱片-Alpine Decline、Duck Fight Goss 以及 Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes…

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Pre-JUE show featuring The Lumineers

This year’s Pre-JUE event with The Lumineers should keep the frost off the hearts, with the band bringing audiences Americana-inflected barnburners in the vein of the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons. The band promises a show that’ll be a coming-together in musical solidarity against isolation, adversity, and despair. With Grammy nominations and a sync in The Hunger Games movie under their belts we’re confident they’ll deliver.

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Presales are now live!

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For our first announcement we stay true to our colours: JUE is about unearthing the best underground talent we can lay our ears on. Rather than dive in with big names, we’re gonna set the vibe straight – that way you’ll have a pleasant surprise to look forward to after the Xmas holidays!

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JUE 2014 Music + Art welcomes to the stage:

And So I Watch You From Afar (UK)

Blak Twang (UK)

Pictureplane (US)

Paul Collins’ Beat (US)

The Fuzz (CN)

Young Dreams (NO)

+ A showcase by Beijing’s very own Genjing Records

We’ve locked down acts from three continents, who will perform music across genres as divergent as punk-rock, psychedelia, hip-hop, electronic, garage rock, and other genres so unique they sound like garbled words. All in our first press release! Can you tell we’re excited?