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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

'Analog Love' is an exhibition of photographs and artworks by Alex Digard documenting the Bristol bass music underground. From the early ‘Dubplate Monthly’ (later the infamous ‘Dubloaded’) dances at the Croft to the iconic Rooted Records in Gloucester Road, some of the city’s most vital cultural hubs have been captured by his lens. Perhaps it was the time spent as a press photographer or the hours spent studying the photographs of the Blue Note album covers that informed his aesthetic. Pure documentary, merging into the dark backgrounds and observing the events unfolding around him but never interfering with them, his pictures offer the viewer an insight into the intimate inner workings of the Bristol scene, from the disused bank vault turned studio below Stokes Croft that transmits the Panhead stream once a month to the Western Union nights in the Take5 cafe basement which serves as an incubator for the new generation of Bristol house music producers and DJs. A selection of 16 of his photos were printed in the booklet accompanying the Punch Drunk Records compilation 'Worth The Weight', a double disc album that compiled some of the best dubstep records to come from the city since the genre’s humble beginnings back in 2006. More recently his pictures were selected by Resident Advisor to be used in their film 'Real scenes : Bristol', part of a trilogy showcasing cities with a strong electronic music community.Aside from photographic work, Alex is also the editor of the Tape-Echo project, a publication and website focusing on Bristol’s electronic music community, with a strong leaning towards the more vinyl centric and analog ways of working. Through this he has designed and art directed projects for a number of record labels and exhibited artworks in galleries from Guernsey to Glasgow.As well as photographic work there will be a selection of artworks utilising different media: ink stamps, film, Xerox copies, typewriters and dubplates are all different parts of his idiosyncratic visual language.The exhibition opens on Thursday 21 July at the Idle Hands record store, Bristol’s hub for dance music vinyl.  What better place for these pictures to be displayed than the very same kind of spaces that inspired the whole project in the first place?Music on the night will be provided by the Tape-Echo DJs Neka and Transient as well as Ossia and Kowton, and the exhibition will be open from 7-10pm.A limited run of zines containing some of the photos from the exhibition will also be available on the opening night.For more info or to get in contact - www.alexdigard.comwww.tape-echo.cominfo@tape-echo.com


Spread the love people, for one of the most talented people I know. Thursday is going to be heavy. Hope to see all you Bristol heads there…

'Analog Love' is an exhibition of photographs and artworks by Alex Digard documenting the Bristol bass music underground. From the early ‘Dubplate Monthly’ (later the infamous ‘Dubloaded’) dances at the Croft to the iconic Rooted Records in Gloucester Road, some of the city’s most vital cultural hubs have been captured by his lens.

Perhaps it was the time spent as a press photographer or the hours spent studying the photographs of the Blue Note album covers that informed his aesthetic. Pure documentary, merging into the dark backgrounds and observing the events unfolding around him but never interfering with them, his pictures offer the viewer an insight into the intimate inner workings of the Bristol scene, from the disused bank vault turned studio below Stokes Croft that transmits the Panhead stream once a month to the Western Union nights in the Take5 cafe basement which serves as an incubator for the new generation of Bristol house music producers and DJs.

A selection of 16 of his photos were printed in the booklet accompanying the Punch Drunk Records compilation 'Worth The Weight', a double disc album that compiled some of the best dubstep records to come from the city since the genre’s humble beginnings back in 2006. More recently his pictures were selected by Resident Advisor to be used in their film 'Real scenes : Bristol', part of a trilogy showcasing cities with a strong electronic music community.

Aside from photographic work, Alex is also the editor of the Tape-Echo project, a publication and website focusing on Bristol’s electronic music community, with a strong leaning towards the more vinyl centric and analog ways of working. Through this he has designed and art directed projects for a number of record labels and exhibited artworks in galleries from Guernsey to Glasgow.

As well as photographic work there will be a selection of artworks utilising different media: ink stamps, film, Xerox copies, typewriters and dubplates are all different parts of his idiosyncratic visual language.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 21 July at the Idle Hands record store, Bristol’s hub for dance music vinyl.  What better place for these pictures to be displayed than the very same kind of spaces that inspired the whole project in the first place?

Music on the night will be provided by the Tape-Echo DJs Neka and Transient as well as Ossia and Kowton, and the exhibition will be open from 7-10pm.

A limited run of zines containing some of the photos from the exhibition will also be available on the opening night.

For more info or to get in contact -

www.alexdigard.com
www.tape-echo.com
info@tape-echo.com

Spread the love people, for one of the most talented people I know. Thursday is going to be heavy. Hope to see all you Bristol heads there…

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Neka - Fortuna

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Neka - Lylat Wars

Lylat Wars Mix by Neka on Mixcloud

Terrafonix - Digi Love

Lostlojic & Faib - Breath of Spring

Submotion Orchestra - All Yours (Jack Sparrow Remix)

Indigo - Secret Garden

DJ Madd - Who’s Afraid of Detroit

Irrelevant - Grains (Myrkur Remix)

Pulsar - Ejected

Luke Envoy - Uptown

Cessman - Gurka

Vax - Let’s Go

Ooko - Get Get

Skream - Lightnin VIP

Monday, May 9, 2011
Neka by Alex  ♥

Neka by Alex  ♥

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Kode9 & Flying Lotus - Rinse FM



Special guest post from the man like Neka featuring a classic RinseFM set from back in the day when Scotland went b2b with Los Angeles. The Rustie remix of Spliff Dub is and always was the one.

Tracklist

Sunday, April 17, 2011
Tape-Echo radio show with Neka and Transient live on Hivemind now. Special guest Ossia. Dubbed out Sunday session. Going innnnnnn.
Yes starting with Andy Mac. LOVE this tune.



Andy Mac ‘Everytime’ (Punch Drunk Records) by Punch Drunk Records

Tape-Echo radio show with Neka and Transient live on Hivemind now. Special guest Ossia. Dubbed out Sunday session. Going innnnnnn.

Yes starting with Andy Mac. LOVE this tune.

Andy Mac ‘Everytime’ (Punch Drunk Records) by Punch Drunk Records

Friday, April 15, 2011
by Oneman - Night Slugs 08.

@9samurai - Alex said try this as well… We’ve currently got it on and dancing like Kat Slater round the kitchen. Oneman - Night Slugs 08

Or I’ve been a bad housemate. You should go check out Kane’s site n3k4

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