“Make Noise shows how recycling electronics can be as fun as using them” — Coolhunting.com
Those of you who keep a beady eye on our facebook page may well be aware that we have recently joined forces with Radio 1’s Benji B and the people from the European Recycling Platform (ERP) to begin work on a brand new and very exciting project, Make Noise.
A club tour with a difference, Make Noise will not only showcase some of this country’s finest electronic artists for FREE (in exchange for one of your old hand-held electronics – more on that later) but will also raise awareness of the importance of recycling e-waste, thus helping to reduce the amount of potentially toxic waste sent to landfill/ illegally exported overseas each year.
Spread across five dates, the free club tour kicks off in November and features a DJ set from Benji B at each event, alongside this line-up of brilliant talent:
• Martelo (Santigold tour DJ and legendary London-based party starter)
• Greenmoney (West London’s Leo Greenslade and Alex Phountzi)
• Ossie (producer and Hyperdub wonder kid)
• DJ Die (founder of Full Cycle Recordings and original member of Reprazent)
• Nic Tasker (Boiler Room / Phonica)
• Kodiak (exciting new duo signed to Numbers)
• Kidnap kid (Black Butter’s rising star)
• Conquering Animal Sound (much-hyped Scottish live duo)
Instead of paying entry to any of the tour dates, Make Noise ask you to bring along an unwanted electrical item and use that as your currency. This could be a broken hairdryer, a drowned phone, busted iPod or even a couple of old batteries – anything that’s electrical. Bring it to the club, and you will get access.
Better still, for each electronic item handed in at the door, ERP will donate £5 to local recording studios to go towards the cost of buying new audio equipment. In addition, there will also be a “virtual recycling bin”, where budding musicians can access and use loops, basslines, samples and vocals that have been donated by some of electronic music’s top talent.
Details of the Recycled Versions “virtual recycle bin” project will be announced shortly, but for now, make sure you ‘like’ the Make Noise facebook page, follow on twitter and spread the word!