The Red Bulletin September 2019 (UK)


August / September


August to 14 September


22 August

In Conversation

with Spice

The Jamaican dancehall star, aka Grace

Hamilton, earned her stripes in the early

noughties, but took off after featuring on

Vybz Kartel’s explicit single Romping Shop.

Last year, she joined VH1’s TV series Love &

Hip Hop: Atlanta and released her mixtape

Captured, which went top of the Billboard

Reggae Albums chart. In an interview with

BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Sian Anderson, she’ll

discuss reality TV, sexism in the music

industry, and how Grace Hamilton differs

from her bigger, bolder Spice persona.

Subterania, London

Caribbean queen:

dancehall star Spice

has plenty to say

28 August

Object Blue:

Figure Beside Me

The Tokyo-born, Beijing-raised, neo-

Londoner’s music sounds as if it was

made to be played at The Snake Pit, the

fictional nightclub in the sci-fi classic

Blade Runner. Her tunes are futuristic

and primal at the same time, containing

elements of techno, avant-garde and videogame

sound design. To transform her

experimental club music into a one-off,

360° live performance for the ears and

the eyes, Blue teams up with visual artist

Natalia Podgorska.

Saint James Hatcham Church, London

Visionary: Object Blue will bring her music to life

6 September

Coded Language

As the writer William S Burroughs famously

said, “Language is a virus from outer space,”

constantly spreading, morphing, and at

times uncontrollable. A prime example is

Multicultural London English (MLE), one of

its most vibrant forms, born from creativity

and migration, and influenced by the city.

Alongside live music and DJs, artists such

as grime icon Wretch 32, producer Steel

Banglez and poet Bridget Minamore debate

how language constitutes our identity.

The British Library, London

10 September

Normal Not Novelty:

Hyperdub 15 Take Over

Fifteen years ago, Steve Goodman, aka

Kode9, turned his music blog Hyperdub

into a record label. Instrumental in the

evolution of dubstep, the label gave the

music world one of its most celebrated

producers, Burial. Hyperdub has also

excelled as a home to innovative young

female artists. Here, label veteran Cooly G,

new signing Loraine James and rapper

Lady Lykez lead free workshops for femaleidentifying


Red Bull Studios, London

14 September

Aphex Twin

One of the most influential techno

musicians of the ’90s, Richard D James,

aka Aphex Twin, stepped back from the

spotlight in the early noughties, only to

return in 2014 with the album Syro. For his

first London show in two years, he performs

on a custom-built stage featuring lasers

and 306 LED panels with visuals from longterm

Aphex collaborators Weirdcore. The

only catch? The show sold out in minutes.

But it will be live-streamed on

Printworks, London

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