London’s new venue Printworks has had a busy week, with the announcement of two (very different) new shows.
On Saturday April 29, Paul Kalkbrenner debust his highly anticipated Back to the Future concept – a must for real music lovers on Bank Holiday weekend. Whilst working on songs for his album "7", Paul spontaneously decided to rediscover the music of his youth. "It was a real educational journey through time on YouTube", one that triggered emotional memories. "It's amazing how strongly music can establish itself inside you", states Paul.
From there, he set off to release a hugely popular mixtape series of the same name – the episodes have since gone viral, amassing over 1.5million downloads to date. Paul has replayed and rearranged much of the old music, bringing a new and fresh sound that has a strong sense of familiarity, reworked in a current way.
The all say Saturday session sees Kalkbrenner joined by Derrick May and DJ Pierre, with live sets from Extrawelt and Session Victim.
In contrast, April 27 promises roller-skating, hula hooping and glittery mirror balls, in a fully emersive experience from Some Voices. 500 voices will unite to perform disco, soul and funk across multiple levels, as Printworks' colossal Press Halls are transformed into a disco hotbed, honouring 40 years since iconic NYC music institution Studio 54 first opened it's doors.
It’s an energetic and uplifting ensemble hailed as 'choir without the boring bits'. Think keytars rather than pipe organs as the choral movement put their distinctive twist on popular classics from the likes of Donna Summer, Earth Wind and Fire and Chic.
Finally, after months of waiting, the closing show of the series – Klockworks presents Photon – is due to go on general sale later today (Thursday 23 rd Feb). We can reveal that artists to be joining Ben Klock on the Press Halls are Marcel Dettmann, Planetary Assault Systems Live, Ben Sims, Dax J and Etapp Kyle. Exciting! Check Ticket Tannoy from 2pm onwards to bag your tickets.