BIG up c/o pop! Thank you for the warm hospitality. Being part of your festival in Cologne felt like the perfect match. All venues were perfectly chosen, for the panel discussion on greener festivals, the exhibition area as well as for the club show with Coldcut and Nosaj Thing headlining. Thanks to shooting DJ star Dual from Graz for the amazing warm up set! We'll be back.
Lots of Energy Union!!!
The Intelligent Energy Tour 2010 comes to Cologne in cooperation with the c/o Pop festival!
Celebrate, inform, act. -Energy Union is a pan-European campaign tour supported by the European Union to promote Intelligent Energy in a funky way. On the road again are Coldcut (Ninja Tune) with their iconoclastic AV film 'Energy Union' and political panel discussions. It's time.
panel: Greening Music Festivals
14-15:30 h ... Introduction Matt Black (Coldcut), Martha Bissmann (Energy Union) Guests: Jacob Bilabel (Green Music Initiative), Josche Muth (EREC)
, Helen Heathfield (Julie's Bicycle), Michael Müller (Energieagentur NRW)
22h ............ Dual (luv/Graz/AT)
24h............. COLDCUT (Ninja Tune / UK) showing their ENERGY UNION AV FILM
1h .............. NOSAJ THING(ALPH PUB RECORDS / LA)
3h .............. SHUMI (KOMPAKT)
Coldcut's Matt Black and Vienna VJ crew 4youreye will do a joint live Visual Session, a unique live cinema remix of elements from the Energy Union film blended with new materials and state of the art VJ sources, soundtracked by Nosaj Thing and Shumi from Kompakt, Cologne.
panel:................................ Rheinparkhallen, Raum 3, Auenweg 17, 50679 Cologne
show: ................................Gebäude 9, Deutz-Mühlheimer Straße 127-12, 51063
Check out: NOSAJ THING
After cutting his teeth by making music on various archaic computers and programs in his early years, Nosaj Thing is now, without a doubt, among L.A.'s finest musical modulators. His electronic soundscapes and wild beat tectonics play like vignettes that affect the listener's mind as deeply as he hits their soul. Nosaj Thing creates nothing less than the sound mastery of beat driven, experimental electronics from a gifted noise constructor.
His debut album Drift was released by Alpha Pup in June 2009 to unanimous global acclaim. Pitchfork awarded an excellent 7.9 rating, calling the album "gorgeously haunted... sonic Easter Eggs for a thousand listens." The album peaked at 5 on the iTunes Electronic chart, and went all the way to 1 on Bleep and Boomkat. The success of Drift led to Nosaj Thing being featured in magazines such as Spin, Fader, XLR8R, The New Yorker, Nylon and URB. He has received regular airplay on BBC Radio 1 and Los Angeles' KCRW, while his engaging live set has made him a staple of the worldwide underground touring circuit.