** ADDENDUM **
We can now reveal that the secret guest for the Blackest Ever Black
showcase is Karl O'Connor. Russell Haswell and O'Connor (aka Regis) will be
presenting the live debut of their new collaborative project, Concrete
Fence. We don't know precisely what to expect, but the "preparatory" mix
that Haswell recently put together (featuring LFO, Test Dept, Boyd Rice,
Blake Baxter, Derrick May, Carcass) suggests something at the intersection
of techno, industrial and noise. All we can say for sure is that it will be
loud, and it will be punishing.
MIX : http://wherenext.tumblr.com/post/32022292854
As the October 13th Blackest Ever Black showcase fast approaches, we can
now announce that RAIME will be DJing on the night.
The duo, whose debut album, *Quarter Turns Over A Living Line*, is due to
be released by Blackest Ever Black in November, will play a sold out live
show earlier in the evening as part of the Ether festival at the Southbank
Centre. They will then join the BEB party at Corsica Studios, where they'll
be DJing in the main room at regular intervals over the course of the
Other new DJ additions to the line-up are *Jack Rollo*, of Dalston's finest
vinyl emporium Kristina Records;* Conor Thomas*, the man behind
Manchester's esteemed Faktion nights and co-founder of the Death Of Rave
label, home to releases by the likes of Mark Leckey and Powell; and *A.D.
Jacques*, formerly of These Records (This Heat, Hecker, Hafler Trio) and
collaborator with BEB on the recent reissue of Gareth Williams & Mary
Currie's *Flaming Tunes*.
These join the previously announced live acts and DJs: *
VATICAN SHADOW (UK LIVE DEBUT)*
Dominick Fernow (Prurient, Cold Cave) plays live in his widely lauded
Vatican Shadow incarnation; this is Vatican's UK debut, and an exclusive.
Militant religious industrial.
SOURCE DIRECT (DJ)
Jim Baker of jungle legends Source Direct returns after a long absence to
DJ for BEB, with a set he promises will draw heavily on his own impossibly
moody, complex and visceral productions from the 1990s.
*CUT HANDS (LIVE)*
William Baker, best known as founder and sole constant member of
Whitehouse, follows his recent 'Black Mamba' single on Blackest Ever Black
with a live performance as Cut Hands. It coincides with the release of his
new album of self-styled afro noise, also titled *Black Mamba*.
*CONCRETE FENCE: RUSSELL HASWELL & ****** (LIVE DEBUT)*
Russell Haswell and a mystery collaborator who can't currently be named for
contractual reasons (suffice to say he's very much a member of the BEB
family - come on, it's really not that hard to guess) present the live
debut of their new collaborative project.
*BLACK RAIN (LIVE)*
Stuart Argabright (Ike Yard, Dominatrix, Death Comet Crew) will be playing
live as Black Rain, focussing on the astonishing cyberpunk techno material
that was originally commissioned as the score for Robert Longo's
Mnemonic* movie and recently compiled by Blackest Ever Black as *Now I'm
Just A Number: Soundtracks 1994-95*.
Slimzee made his name in the early days of Rinse FM and as DJ for Pay As U
Go; his fast, furious sets with Dizzee, Wiley and the rest MCing are
nothing short of legendary, and he played a huge role in shaping the
kinetic, well-oiled sound of early grime. He'll be drawing on his peerless
collection of scuffed dubplates and oneaway VIPs from the early 2000s for
his set on October 13th.
*BRUCE GILBERT AS DJ BEEKEEPER (DJ)*
Bruce Gilbert, formerly of Wire and DOME, a giant among men, dusts down his
DJ Beekeeper alter ego for the BEB night - "an excuse to manipulate other
YOUNG HUNTING (LIVE)
Edinburgh duo Young Hunting are about to become something else entirely; so
be sure to catch what might well be their "last ever" gig, drawing on their
past and future material for Blackest Ever Black.
*POWELL (DJ) *
Powell's has already earned a formidable reputation off the back of two
self-released 12"s of righteously f**ked up, no wave-accented techno
*BILL KOULIGAS (DJ)*
As head of the spotless, Berlin-based PAN label, Bill Kouligas has helped
open up new lines of communication between the noise, sound art and dance