We are happy to announce our spring edition of Radio Wave Stimul festival 4.3.2015 in Meetfactory and the headliner is...Rustie!
Rustie (UK, Warp Records)
Contemporary club music is used to mix hip hop and electronics and if there is one producer who is to blame for this massive trend, then it is Rustie. Ever since the end of the last decade this scottish "beat maestro" has been pushing the evolution of British dance culture with tracks such as Zig-Zag or Jagz The Smack. His 2010 Warp Records released debut long player Glass Swords is a masterpiece of modern bass music with frenetic beats and his typical laser synth riffs sprinkled with crazy vocal snipets. Tastemaker music press such as Wire or Mixmag put Glass Swords in their album of the year lists and in the following years was Rustie given a chance to work with AllunaGeorge (After Light single) or Danny Brown (his album Old). Detroit rap weirdo can also be heard on Rustie ́s second album - 2014 ́s Green Language, which is even more ambitious and epic. 2015 world tour will also showcase immersive 3D visuals by A-Rock including lost Egyptian artefacts, swarms of birds amongst other amazing effects.
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Radio Wave Stimul Festival 2014, November 14th, 2014, MeetFactory, Prague
SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO (UK), Dauwd (UK), Darq E Freaker (UK), 18+ (US)
This year's Radio Wave Stimul festival is dedicated to the contemporary dance music scene. On November 14th, the Czech Republic will hear the stars of British dance music Simian Mobile Disco for the firts time. The festival is also going to present three more electronic music visionaries producers Dauwd, Darq E Freaker and fresh newcomer, mysterious duo 18+.
SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO
Great albums and concerts with analogue equipment, making them a far cry from cold DJ sets. James Ford and Jas Shaw met in a rock group called Simian. The band released two albums, but became famous with the remix of the song, “We Are Your Friends”, first recorded by Justice in 2006, when the band had already broken up. From the ashes of Simian came the duo Simian Mobile Disco strictly club oriented project, which got its first hit with the song titled “Hustler”. Their debut album, Attack Decay Sustain Release (2007) was hailed as the prime example of nurave wave, and mixed rock and house with great results. The duo’s next album, called Temporary Pleasure was graced by the presence of Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip, and Beth Ditto from Gossip.
In 2010, Simian Mobile Disco started making more mainstream techno, and with their compilation album Delicacies they started their own label and club night project at Delicatessen. The band’s third album, Unpatterns, was released in 2012 and was a comeback of sorts to their eclectic sound. In the meantime, James Ford became one of the most acclaimed producers in contemporary pop music after he worked on award winning albums by Klaxons, Peaches or Arctic Monkeys. The latest album by Simian Mobile Disco this year's Whorl was recorded live in an intimate gig in Joshua Tree National Park.
An unusual usage of vocal samples, delicate harmonies and golden touch for small detailes separates this young producer from the herd of contemporary postdubstep beatmakers. In Dauwd's tracks you can find hypnotic grooves à la Caribou mixed with dense atmospherics of Burial. His rhythm patterns are indebted to house, techno and UK garage. Dauwd released a highly acclaimed EP Heat Division and few vinyl singles on prestigious labels such as Ghostly International and Kompakt. Just like all the other performers on Radio Wave Stimul lineup, this hot newcomer is going to play in the Czech Republic for the first time.
Darq E Freaker
A producer from London and member of the grime collective Nu Brand Flexxx, Darq E Freaker has worked with popular rapper Danny Brown and released tracks with the highly innovative and prestigious Scottish label Number.
This mysterious duo from the USA refuses to release any information about themselves and want their music to speak for itself. There is a lot to say for combining moody electronics with hip hop and alternative R&B. Their debut album has yet to be released, but they have already managed to astonish fans with two mixtapes and couple of singles that established them as being among the hottest new bands of the year.
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Radio Wave Stimul festival will take place in Prague in November! As well as last year there will be three festival days, three stages and again we can proudly say we bring the best of current independent music scene, both Czech and international.
John Parish, musician and producer, who collaborates with PJ Harvey will be the star of the opening day, November 4th. The next show will take place in the newly opened studio of the Czech Radio in which Tomáš Dvořák aka Floex will perform. The climax of the festival will be Czech premiere of the British band These New Puritans, which was initially a post-punk group, later they started to play a fusion of pop and classical music. The show will be on November, 20th in MeetFactory.
4th November 2013, Lucerna Music Bar
John Parish, OTK
CZK 290 presale /CZK 390 on the spot
5th November 2013
Free entry (reservations can be made by using any festival ticket)
20th November 2013, MeetFactory
These New Puritans
CZK 590 presale/CZK 650 on the spot
Ticket can be bought in Ticketpro, Ticketstream and Ticketportal offices or online. By sending a text message or by paying via SMSticket.cz you can get a dicount. The cheapest ticket which provides you with entry to all three shows is 690 CZK!
See you there!
Last, but not least: photos from two fabulous STIMUL events in November 2012.
6.11.201, Lucerna Music Bar
SHEARWATER, Jesca Hoop, Odeur de violettes
7.11.201, Archa Theatre
DJ SHADOW, Acid Mothers Temple, B4 feat. Damo Suzuki
Flying Lotus unfortunately canceled his appearance on the 14th November at MeetFactory. The reason, according to artist management, is health problems. He canceled the vast part of his European tour. All other concerts Radio Wave Stimul festival take place as planned, including DJ Shadow at Archa Theatre.
Flying Lotus unfortunately had to cancel part of her tour for health reasons. The whole time we were negotiating it to affect not Prague, but unfortunately it does not work, the artist's health is priority. The concert is unfortunately in such a short time can not be replaced by another musician, and therefore must be canceled. Purchased (undamaged) tickets fans can of course return for the full amount of the entrance fee at the point of sale by the end of 2012.
In the case of festival passes purchased proportion of returns back to the bank account from which the tickets were paid. Payment will be made within the week. SMS ticket owners will learn details of a ticket refund directly on your mobile.
We also offer a "plaster" to those who have purchased tickets for Flying Lotus, and of the possibility to exchange tickets for another concert Radio Wave Stimul Festival - today (7.11.) DJ Shadow at Archa Theatre. Another concert, which in exchange for a ticket to Flying Lotus can visit is the Czech premiere performance of New York band Beach House, which will be held on Monday 12th November MeetFactory. For admission to these concerts, visitors can pass intact replaced on-site the day of.
Alternate date concert with Flying Lotus is still negotiated. Hopefully that can be agreed in the first half of 2013.
Here is the whole reference management for Flying Lotus created the situation: "We are very sorry to let you know That, after the U.S. Extensive tour Flying Lotus has just finished, HIS doctor has advised That he is suffering from exhaustion and That he must not play any more shows. Nevertheless he has decided to still play a few selected dates so as not to disappoint all of HIS fans. Unfortunately Therefore he can not play the Meet Factory show owing to the demands of the travel schedule. We are very sorry about this cancellation at dry late notice but the health of the artist needs to take priority. Thanks a lot for your understanding. "
In case of doubt regarding the ticket refund, please contact us via e-mail email@example.com. In the case of SMS tickets and passes it to the contact e-mail oldrich.brzobohaty @ smsticket.cz.
We're very sorry about this situation.
The three-day Radio Wave Stimul festival held in November will unite the Prague club scene. The festival will host performances by Shearwater, DJ Shadow and the star of the contemporary electronic scene – Flying Lotus.
This year’s edition of the unique project of Radio Wave and Stimul festival will take place as a three-day event, held on 6th, 7th and 14th November 2012. The festival will offer three exclusive headliners on the cutting edge of alternative and mainstream music. On the first day of the festival, Lucerna Music Bar will host the American indie rock band Shearwater, supported by the singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop. The next day, Archa Theatre will present the instrumental hip hop pioneer DJ Shadow. The festival will culminate on the third festival day in MeetFactory: for the first time, Prague audience will see the Los Angeles beat visionary Flying Lotus – one of the brightest stars on the contemporary experimental electronic scene.
You can find the whole line-up allready on our website.
Radio Wave Stimul festival 2012
6. 11. 2012 Lucerna Music Bar: Shearwater, Jesca Hoop
7. 11. 2012 Archa Theatre: DJ Shadow, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO, Damo Suzuki & B4
14. 11. 2012 Meetfactory: Flying Lotus, Thundercat
Tickets are available from 14th September. More info here.
See you in November!
Here are the first photos from Radio Wave Stimul festival. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Photos: Karel Šuster
Saturday, October 1st and Radio Wave Stimul Festival in Archa Theatre are approaching! We introduce a detailed timetable of the whole event. Except concerts you can attend afternoon workshops, watch interesting music videos, find out how radio broadcasting works or learn the basics of music creation in the program Ableton Live 8. You’ll also have a chance to debate with members of the duo Shabazz Palaces!
Diverse music block starts at 19:30 and will be topped off with alt-hip-hop Shabazz Palaces and DJ set by electrosuperstar Peaches. Find out more details about the line-up here.
15:00 – opening
15:30 - 16:30 / small hall
Radio Wave Video Session – commented session of music videos for songs from Radio Wave playlist
(Tomáš Turek a Aleš Stuchlý / Radio Wave)
16:30 - 17.30 / small hall
How does Radio Wave work? - Workshop, discussion and improvised radio broadcasting with Radio Wave speakers.
(Robert Candra, Zuzana Rejchová / Radio Wave)
17:30 - 18:15 / foyer
Shabazz Palaces – debate with members of the band
(host by Karel Veselý)
18:15 - 19:15 / small hall
Ableton Live 8 / Red Bull Music Academy Infosession
Beat boxing and live looping exhibition in Ableton Live 8 and presentation of Red Bull Music Academy.
19:30 - 01:30 / big hall
19.30 - 20.10 Hildur Gudnadóttir
20.20 - 21.00 The City Kill
21.30 - 22.20 Emeralds
22.40 - 23.50 Shabazz Palaces
00.00 - 01.30 Peaches (DJ set)
18:30 - 02:00 / foyer
Radio Wave DJs (Karel Veselý, Jan Bárta, Blue Black, Jiří Špičák)
You can buy tickets for CZK 250 in advance, only till Friday 30th September. Find more info about tickets here.
The STIMUL Festival, which has found a permanent home in the Archa Theatre, will this year feature something new. On October 1 you can experience the space of the theatre in a whole new way. Stimul has teamed up with Czech broadcaster Radio Wave to offer more than just music. A full-day program of workshops, lectures and screenings culminates in a concert featuring international stars from various alternative genres, such as famous electronic provocateur Peaches.
The day-long music program will be a truly motley event. Performers include alternative hip hop group Shabazz Palaces, a side-project of Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler from the highly respected Digable Planets, synthesizer stars of the “hypnagogic pop” wave Emeralds, shadowy post-punk performers The City Kill from Denmark, and Icelandic violoncellist Hildur Gudnadóttir, who will initiate you into the mysteries of classical instruments. All this will conclude with a DJ dance party courtesy of electronic superstar Peaches.
The concerts will be preceded by lectures and workshops with Czech and foreign musicians. Visitors will also get the chance to see screenings of interesting clips, concert recordings and music films. The day-long festival will also be broadcasted by Radio Wave. The organizers of this dramaturgical collaboration have become part of the name of the festival: Radio Wave STIMUL Festival.
Radio Wave thus gives its broadcast a new dimension. It’s the first time ever that it has invited so many international artists who listeners might know from their playlist to participate in the festival. The teaming up of Radio Wave and the STIMUL Festival in the Archa Theatre is another step in the journey towards a more musically interesting and innovative environment in the Czech Republic.
Another bit of good news for visitors is the affordable ticket price. Tickets purchased in advance cost only CZK 250.
Tickets on sale at the Archa Theatre box office (Na Poříčí 26, Prague 1, tel.: +420 221 716 333) or Ticketpro and Ticketportal outlets (subject to a booking fee).
We´ve got some pictures from great shows we had in May here in Prague, hope you´ll enjoy the photos as much as we did the concerts!
Thomas Ankersmit/Phill Niblock (9.5.2011)
Stian Westerhus, No Pavarotti (13.5.2011)
Oneohtrix Point Never (29.5.2011)