Bloc Weekend 2012 // The 405 Preview
In just a few weeks, The 405 will be representing ourselves at London’s Bloc Weekend. The festival has an incredibly eclectic lineup ranging from hip-hop to minimal techno to noise rock, yet there are shared themes of experimentalism, high levels of musical integrity and generally dark artistry throughout most of the programmed acts. Bloc also puts a strong emphasis on the visual aesthetics involved in production of live music, which sets them aside from this summer’s competition.
The big names of this year’s festival will be Orbital, Snoop Dogg, Steve Reich, Gary Numan and Flying Lotus, to mention a few. Bloc is also hosting beside the waterside in the Royal Victoria Docks in an aptly industrial venue.
The event will take place on 6th and 7th July 2012. Tickets are still available.
An animated short film soundtracked by Flying Lotus has been released to celebrate the unveiling of the Sub Phatty – a synthesizer that manufacturers Moog are calling "the grittiest Moog Synth ever". [read more]
It’s been party time this week for Lauren Laverne and the BBC6 team as they celebrated their 10th Anniversary in style with a variety of live sessions from artists, old and new, broadcasting from Maida Vale Studios. The fact that we are here with them celebrating this event just two years after the station was seriously threatened with closure during the (continuing) economic doom and gloom is testament to its sustained popularity and the continued success it deserves. [read more]