The Wick Launch Night Aiko (Live), Justin Robertson & Ben Osborne
Monday 14 December
The Wick MSF & Number 90 present:
The Wick Launch Night Live: Aiko (Cz), DJs: Justin Robertson (Deadstock 33s/ Bugged Out) & Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)
Number 90, 90 Wallis Rd, Hackney Wick, London E9 5LN. 7-10pm – Free socially distanced event. Booking essential with a max. of 3 people in the same bubble per table. Alcohol can be served without a meal but you must register for a ticket.
Musique Sans Frontier and new cultural publication, The Wick, present Justin Robertson (Deadstock 33s/ Bugged Out) and Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) plus a debut London live performance by Czech electro pop act Aiko (Cz).
Justin Robertson (Hacienda/ deadstock 33s)
Robertson’s musical career began in Manchester at legendary Acid House clubs such as Haçienda, Konspiracy and Most Excellent – where his DJ sets introduced the Chemical Brothers to electronic music. He became resident at Bugged Out and began remixing acts such as Björk, Erasure, Happy Mondays, Paul Weller, Justice, and many other artists, either as himself or as The Prankster, Revtone or The Deadstock 33s. He fronted the groups Lionrock and Thee Earls, and has released albums and singles under his own name.
Moscow born, Prague raised, Berlin interloper and now London based, Aiko’s electro-pop music blends the cultures and influences she’s experienced. She started her career with an appearance on Czech TV in August 2018, which led to her debut EP. Interviews, press reviews and radio airplay followed, as did bookings at Central Europe’s leading festivals such as Sziget, Waves Vienna, main stages of Praha Žije Hudbou, Good fest, and Sofar Sounds Budapest. She’s performed live for TV sessions on stations across Europe, but this is her London debut.
Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)
Host DJ Ben Osborne is described as a “Polymath” by Time Out. He’s an award winning programmer and creative producer for Noise of Art (“an actual Cathedral of Sound” – The Guardian), programmes music for festivals and DJs internationally. His career includes pioneering late night music events in art institutions in London. He DJs across Europe and works with such diverse acts as Groove Armada, Booka Shade, Gilles Peterson, Laurent Garnier, Leee John (Imagination), Red Snapper, Horse Meat Disco DJs, Andrew Weatherall, Danny Rampling, Justin Robertson, Martyn Ware (Heaven 17/ Human League) and many more. He is also a writer and author of books published by Hodder Stoughton and Omnibus.
MSF is a European grass roots network formed by Cross Club & Move Association in Prague and Noise of Art and The Social in the UK.
Move Association and Cross Club are grateful to Prague City Council and Ministry of Culture Czech Republic for support using public funding. Noise of Art are grateful to Arts Council England for support using public funding. In association with Studio 9294 and with support from Arts Council England.