Top Edinburgh download label Black Lantern Music is one year old this month, so to mark the occassion (and to plug their birthday party-cum-gig on Sunday) we sent founder Bram Gleiben, aka Texture, ten very special questions to get his gob around.
The first birthday party for Black Lantern Music (www.blacklanternmusic.com), Edinburgh's premier netlabel and home of underground hip-hop, dubstep, electronica and experimental music.
Fresh from destroying T-in-the-Park and supporting Sage Francis, special guests Stanley Odd (Circular Records) join the Black Lantern family for a riotous evening of homegrown hip-hop, bass music and electronica. We've got Morphamish, delivering a body-shaking set of live dubstep. We've got Eaters, one of Edinburgh's longest running and best-loved hip-hop bands, performing material from the acclaimed album 'Shouting At The Wind'. There's head-nodding, fat-as-fuck electro from Krowne, plus the explosive live debut of Asthmatic Astronaut and Harlequinade's new hip-hop / electro project, Church Of When The Shit Hits The Fan. The event is hosted by Chemical Poets spoken-word-burglars Tickle and Texture.
Sunday 3rd October Two Thousand and Ten. We kick off at 7pm, and finish at 1am.
Henry's Cellar Bar, Morrison Street, Edinburgh. Which, incidentally, is the ancestral seat of Edinburgh hip-hop - the legendary basement bar where Penpushers, The Pesky Varmints, Scotland Yard Emcees, Finely Quaye and a whole host of classic Scottish hip-hop acts used to gig, back in the day... Yep, we're going back to the roots of this shit!
Well for a start, it's free before 11pm! I mean, you'd have to be a pretty boring bastard to turn down a free gig with six bands on a Sunday night, right? Also, it's our birthday! We're celebrating twelve months of Black Lantern Music, and 24 top-quality albums / EPs unleashed for you, the beautiful downloading public, absolutely free of charge!
To quote George, "Free your mind, and your ass will follow."
Which band? Which style? Which beat? That's the beauty of it - you don't have to pick one! With so many top quality acts playing live, there will literally be something for everyone.
Could... you bring some friends? Absolutely! The more the merrier.
Yes, Black Lantern Music: We Are One will most definitely give you wood.
Without a doubt, son.
"We Are One"
Myspace event page: http://events.myspace.com/Event/7511852/Black-Lantern-Music--We-Are-One
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124084957642038&index=1
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