On Tuesday 4th August Gemma Rogers and her band performed a preview of their mini musical London Town which they took to Wilderness on 6th-9th August. The play is directed by Eleanor Barr who runs 'Scratch That' - one of our favourite regular nights in London.
Incase you missed it, here is the full show from Talia Randall courtesy of the Roundhouse. A stroke of genious which caused a raucous standing ovation. Well deserved.
*You will have to skip 5 mins on this video.
Human Instruments is a new company dedicated to the design and production of digital musical instrument interfaces for people with varying physical ability. Working closely with the British ParaOrchestra, they are developing the worlds first commercially available hands free instrument. Created by Harky of Gentle Mystics and his father Rolf Gehlaar.
Talia Randall has just begun a kickstarter campaign to support her new project for the Roundhouse called 'Bloodlines', which also features Harky of the Gentle Mystics. All of her shows have been amazing thus far and this will be no exception. Support our artists and pledge what you can afford.
Cosmo Sheldrake of Gentle Mystics releases his long awaited EP with Transgressive. A joyful piece of total wonderment. Grab a copy HERE. In the box is our favourite track - Rich ft Anndreyah Vargas
Happy Woman's Day! And here is a series of tracks dedicated to some incredible female artists, lovingingly performed by Noémie in honour of them all.
We are heading back to our old HQ to throw a mega NYE party with the new folk over there and the Wick Radio team...
And here is a mix done by none other than core EMSP member Ed Griffiths, who will be releasing something rather special pretty soon.
EMSP crew are back on air after a few months break. Tune into wickradio.org which is a brand new station we are officially launching on the 6/2/2015. At the moment live shows are every Sunday and on special occasions.
There is a secret entrance in the woods of Norfolk that leads to a place nobody has ever been...
We met this guy at a party we stumbled across called Dragon's Peng. Don't ask. This guy put on an incredible show and we kinda pestered him to upload it and put some things online rather then just being an enigma all the time. We thought we would help a little, so here is a clip from his set. More to come...
A handful of stores across the UK have been selected to stock Zai Tang's Sagara EP. One of them is our much loved local, Vinyl Pimp based in Hackney Wick. The owner, Hon, is a total don. Big ups to you.
This video made for Talia Randall's track 'Common Room' from her EMSP release '3 Mile Radius' was picked as the Staff Choice on Vimeo! It's a collaboration between 13 animators and is a vibrant accompaniment to Talia's poetry.
Be sure to check her thoroughly entertaining show, 'Expectations', at the Roundhouse! (26/03/14-16/04/14)
Check this special edition of the Clear Spot on Resoance FM. This show is presented by Diana Mavroleon, features the Gentle Mystics and previews exciting new solo projects from Noémie, Cosmo and Harky.
We are glad to announce the official birth of Gentle Mystics Soundsystem. DJ's, live guests (not holograms) 50k soundsystem with full lighting, lazer and pyrotechnics show are all inclusive if you so wish. It eliminates the need for Class A's with otherworldly vibes.
So a slightly belated happy new year to all of you! The label took it fairly easy last year - at least in the public eye. Privately we have been working hard and this year feels like its gonna be a special one. This month we welcome Gemma Rogers & the Milmen to the roster. More to come from these beautiful souls soon...
Proud to present the latest Gentle Mystics music video - "Hark". Big love to First Cousin Films for making this be.
Enjoy the feast.
We have been waiting for this little masterpiece from Zai Tang for a while and its almost here. YOU CAN PRE-ORDER THE LIMITED EDITION 12" HERE before the exclusive release on record store day this April. 'Sagara' takes you deep into uncharted waters where tentacles flail seductively amidst volatile currents and crushing waves - and its not a place you wanna leave anytime soon. PREVIEW HERE
Gentle Mystics tore up main stage on Friday night at Boomtown. Talia Randall, Zai Tang and other EMSP crew also shone at one of our fave festivals. We had a great summer at SGP, Kendall Calling, Sunrise, Green Man, Bestival and many more. Thank you all who supported. See you next season.
Gentle Mystics have revived and reworked Igor Stravinky's 'The Rite of Spring', joining a worldwide group of people who are celebrating 100 years since the timeless classical piece. Following a commission to create a 20 minute piece inspired by a classical track, the band knew instantly what to work on.
Check this stunning new video from Noémie as she performs an old song of hers in a bathroom.
This is her first video, although this song wont be on her forthcoming album - you can explore further here: noemie.tv
Whilst lead singer Jay'la Payne is losing his marbles and pinatas in vegas, the remaining members are getting fired up in London, anticipating their first official release in Feb.
The skies have cast over and stolen our summer; one that will never be forgotten (find stories on our blog and pictures in our gallery). We thank all those that invited us unto their land; Boomtown, Secret Garden, Bestival, Firefly, Shambala, Boom Bap, and Hamswell, where we built our first EMSP area, complete with rave unit, pizza oven + 24hr good vibes. [#smelloflife]
We have just released a little big remix EP of Gentle Mystics tracks entitled 'General Misfits'. It features remixes from Gentle Mystics' very own Harky, as well as artists on EMSP - Himbad, Zai Tang and Lucid Mover. Burkules from Molotov Jukebox starts it with a bang. It's available right now for a mere £3 nugs.
Gentle Mystics release the official video for Spiralling Breeze. A momentous day for us all! Massive shouts to all involved - Nompi, Oliver David, Martyn Thomas, Ed Griffiths, Ben Hsiung, Emmet of Wino and everyone else. This was an in-house production so we are even more satisfied with it. Hope you enjoy it...
Emerging Species are proud to present HIMDUB #1: MOUNTAIN FRESH, this potent slab of 9-bit digi-dub is the debut release from HIMBAD, an individual who can only be described as a musical force of nature. Turn up your speakers loud and feel the Mountain Fresh breeze in the room with you as you are taken on a journey through bass and rhyme.
Gentle Mystics finally release their much loved album on 6 panel fold out CD. It comes with limited edition posters of their first single and the album, free P&P and buyers will shortly receive a download code for the digital version. We await the Spiralling Breeze video next Tuesday and the remixes soon after. Boom!
We decided to do a little showcase at The Blind Tiger club in Brighton. It was just a little show, but we brought DefDFires, Screaming Soul, Noemie, Cosmo, Death Sound Blues, Rev Wright and Seeds – a hefty chunk of EMSP artists who tore it up in fine style. Here's a little clip of Death Sound Blues, soon come on EMSP.
Screaming Soul enlisted the help of Dub legends Adrian Sherwood and Mutant Hi-Fi to revisit their debut album, creating “a radical re-versioning” - Mojo Magazine. The album was hailed as “one of the freshest, dynamic and brilliantly produced dub albums you'll hear” by Clash Magazine and is available now on CD and Digital Download.
A week ago we had a rather large filthy rave at the EMSP HQ to bid it fairwell. Not completely satisfied however, last night we had the mighty London Sound Painting Orchestra, Noemie, Dr Guss and Colombo Majik captivating a seated audience - and thus we move on in style. This is LSPO warming up for the concert. Big ups to Reel Studio for the edit.
ANOTHER TRANSMISSION JUST IN FROM DEFDFIRES. THEY APPEAR TO BE WARNING US OF SOME KIND IMMINENT DISASTER AND URGING US TO JOIN THEM IN THEIR NEW SECRET SAFE HOUSE...
IF YOU'RE STILL SCRATCHING YOUR HEAD AS TO HOW DDF FOUND THEMSELVES FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL IN AN UNDERGROUND BUNKER ALL CAN BE REVEALED AT: WWW.O-ZN.COM.
This morning a strange paper was found in the streets of london, titled 'the Evening slander'. Its reports are mildly shocking, as they describe a world that has been swept by a violent zombie virus epidemic. You can still obtain a copy of this paper by ordering DefdFires' album 'o:zn'. You may also find it on the odd London Underground train. .
THIS MORNING WE RECEIVED A TRANMISSION FROM DEFDFIRES' SECRET HIDEOUT, ANOUNCING THE RELEASE OF A NEW SINGLE, ALTHOUGH JUDGING BY THE VIDEO IT SEEMS THAT THEIR HIDEOUT MAY HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED...
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE PALACE FOR FREE HERE, YOU CAN ALSO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DDF'S BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL AT: WWW.O-ZN.COM.
A 24hr rave with 15 of our favourite DJ's keeping the crowd smiling till noon. Hail good vibes.
GENTLE MYSTICS are back from their French conquest tour, all safe and in one piece (or 9 pieces as the case may be). The tour was a great success and in between Parisian street jams, lavatory surgical procedures and wee drinking they even found time to wow a few crowds. You can find out exactly what happened on the road in the Gentle Mystics Tour Diary on our blog.
Last night saw the Gentle Mystics single launch party in East London. Celebrating the release of spiralling breeze & mushroom 30,000, the band stormed the stage in true chaotic mystical fashion and played a stonking set to a full house, before packing into the bus and setting off to france at 2 in the morning!
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