LITTLEBIG was founded by Ned Beckett in the UK in 2004. Representing the world’s finest leftfield artists including Aphex Twin, Jon Hopkins, Autechre, Battles, Clark and 65daysofstatic, the agency – whilst primarily focusing on concert and tour booking – produces special events worldwide, and to its artists it also offers management and consultancy.
With offices in Brighton, Bristol and Berlin, the agency is thrilled to announce its expansion; it has opened a London office, under the banner NEWFORM.
Headed up by the agency’s newest agent-addition, Nathalie Blue, NEWFORM will offer agency, production and consultancy services to composers, musicians and ensembles working between genres and forms. It builds on the agency’s belief in supporting artist visions, with a special focus on the intersection between contemporary classical, electronic and visual culture. NEWFORM will produce and tour a range of unique artists and projects.
Nathalie Blue – who brings a wealth of expertise and experience from her years working in London agencies such as Primary Talent and Harrison Parrott – explains that NEWFORM will “offer a service which will allow us to curate, connect and promote the best in contemporary live performance”. And LITTLEBIG director Ned Beckett couldn’t be happier with the new entity; “I’m thrilled to welcome such a talented and experienced person to the LITTLEBIG family. Nathalie’s vision fits with our way of thinking, and how we look to evolve our work into new areas in the future.”
Further to announcing its new London office, there’s an incredibly exciting development for the LITTLEBIG Berlin headquarters too. The agency has teamed up with new Berlin-based agency, QUIETLOUD. After two decades operating as Backroom Entertainment, Alma Ernst and her fantastic 7-person team are beginning a new chapter under the QUIETLOUD banner, sharing office space, insight and expertise with LITTLEBIG.
This joint-venture between the two agencies has been formed to expand each organisations network and collaborative possibilities, continuing their shared passion and enduring dedication to developing the live careers of artists they truly believe in and are inspired by. Two cutting-edge organisations will now collaborate, and will continue building amazing live careers for artists, and special experiences for audiences.
65daysofstatic // Actress // Afrodeutsche // Aisha Devi // Aleksi Perala // Anika // Aphex Twin // And So I Watch You From Afar // Autechre // Battles // Ben Frost // Ben Lukas Boysen // Bjarki // Bobbie Johnson // Braids // Camila Fuchs // Clark // Claro Intelecto // Clouds // Conforce // Daniel Lanois // Danny Daze // Dopplereffekt // Emmanuel // Emptyset // Eomac // Felixs Machines // Gábor Lázár // Gazelle Twin // Giant Swan // Hidden Orchestra // Holly Herndon // JETS // Jimmy Edgar // JoeFarr // Jon Hopkins // Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith // Kangding Ray // Kiki Hitomi // Kyoka // Lakker // Leisure System // Lisa Morgenstern // Luke Vibert // Maenad Veyl // Mariel Ito // Mark Ernestus // Max Cooper // Mira Calix // Mouse On Mars // Múm // Nathan Fake // Photay // Plaid // Powell // Randomer // Richard Devine // Rival Consoles // Roly Porter // Roman Lindau // Ryan James Ford // Shackleton // The Field // Tikiman live with Scion // Tim Exile // Tropic of Cancer // Tzusing // Venetian Snares // Wolf Eyes // Yaleesa Hall // Zebra Katz
Alex From Tokyo | Andre Bratten | Andy Hart | Bloody Mary | Brock Van Wey / bvdub | Christopher Rau | Curses | Daniele Baldelli | Elektro Guzzi | Engyn | Ian Pooley | Idjut Boys | KiNK | Kirilik | Lord Of The Isles | Max Graef | Morgan Geist | Mr Tophat | Musk | No Moon | Otologic | Paramida | Perel | Robert Henke and all aliases: Atom/ Monolake/ Lumière/ Piercing | Tim Sweeney | Todd Terje | Woo York
LITTLEBIG Partner & Booking Agent
NEWFORM Founder & Booking Agent
QUIETLOUD Founder, CEO & Booking Agent
QUIETLOUD COO & Booking Agent
Dopplereffekt, the Detroit electronic duo, will release their first nine-track LP in ten years on April 7th.
Cellular Automata is coming out in vinyl and digital formats via the Berlin-based label Leisure System. The group’s first full-length since 2007 “approaches mathematical growth and decay as an iterative process, with each data input considered individually relative to the overall model,” according to the label.
Pre-order your copy here.
Rob Clouth’s Hidden Structures is now available to stream in full via Self-Titled, along with a track-by-track breakdown from Rob:
Hidden Structures came out Friday, September 18th via Leisure System and is Clouth’s third release with the Berlin-based label.
Rob Clouth’s Clockwork Atom EP was named one of the best of 2014 by Bleep, and now the Barcelona-based sonic explorer returns to Leisure System with the Deep Field 12″, featuring remixes from Kowton and Vessels.
Check out clips from the release below. Clouth recently opened for Squarepusher at Berghain and is available for solo live and live A/V performances
Dopplereffekt’s “Delta Wave,” taken from the Hypnagogia split 12″ with Objekt on Leisure System, is now available on Youtube:
We’re happy to announce that stunning live act and sound designer extraordinaire Rob Clouth has joined LittleBig.
With previous releases on Traum Schallplatten and Detroit Underground as well as the recent Clockwork Atom EP on Leisure System, Rob connects the dots between glitchy IDM and artful techno, somewhere between the beautiful melodies of Jon Hopkins and the high-intensity beats of Autechre. In addition to productions under his own name, Rob previously worked under the name Vaetxh and has created multiple pieces of experimental hardware and software, as well as designing all of his own visuals.
Rob is currently working on another release for Leisure System to be released later this year. He will play live on the Leisure System stage at this year’s Dimensions Festival alongside Special Request, DJ Stingray, and Funkinevin.
After another great year for our acts in 2013 we’re looking forward to continuing to grow and strengthen for 2014. The end of year lists contained a very strong showing from our acts, including No.1s from Jon Hopkins, Oneohtrix Point Never, and many many more. Below is an edited selection of the cream of the crop, get in touch now for festival bookings and tour dates!
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65daysofstatic : ‘Wild Light’ [Superball Music]
No. 3 in Sam Law’s (Kerrang) ‘Albums of 2013’
No. 3 in Muzik Discovery’s ‘Top 50 Albums of 2013′
No. 4 in Thrash Hits’ ‘Albums of 2013’
No. 19 in Drowned In Sound’s ‘Albums of 2013’
No. 19 in Prog Magazine’s ‘Albums of 2013’
No. 19 in Music OMH’s ‘Albums of 2013’
No. 23 in Rocksound Magazine’s ‘Albums of 2013’
No. 35 in Gigwise’s ‘Albums of 2013’
No. 78 in Louder Than War’s ‘Albums of 2013′
Included in Gigwise’s ’32 most underrated albums of 2013′ & ’30 most beautiful covers of 2013’
Autechre : ‘Exai’ [Warp Records]
No. 2 in Bleep’s ‘Artists of The Year’
No. 12 in Bleep’s ‘Best Albums’
No. 46 in FACT’s ‘The 50 Best Albums’
DJ Rashad [Hyperdub]
No. 3 in Dummy’s ‘The 10 best EPs’ for ‘Rollin”
No. 8 in Rolling Stone’s ‘20 Best Dance Albums’ for ‘Let it go’
No. 14 in Dummy’s ‘The 20 Best Albums’ for ‘Double Cup’
Dopplereffekt [Leisure System]
No. 17 in Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 50 tracks’ for ’Gene Slicing’
No. 30 in Boomkat’s ‘Top 100 Singles’ for Tetrahymena
Fuck Buttons : ‘Slow Focus’ [ATP Recordings]
No. 1 in The Skinny’s ‘The Albums of 2013’
No. 3 in RollingStone’s ‘20 Best Dance Albums’
No. 9 in Bleep’s ‘Best Albums’
No. 34 in Rough Trade’s ‘Albums of 2013’
No. 40 in NME’s ‘50 Best Albums’
Jon Hopkins : ‘Immunity’ [Domino]
No. 1 in XLR8R’s ‘Best Releases of 2013’
No. 1 in Musicexpress ‘Record Of The Year’ (Germany)
No. 1 in The Evening Standard’s ‘Best 10 Albums’
No. 1 on Triple J ‘Electronic album of the year’ (Australia)
No. 3 in Tsugi (France)
No. 3 in NME’s ‘The Best Albums’ voted by readers.
No. 4 in Rolling Stone’s ‘20 Best Dance Albums’
No. 4 in Mixmag
No. 6 in Rough Trade’s ‘Albums of 2013’
No. 7 in Time Out
No. 8 in Mondo Sonoro (Spain
No. 11 in NME’s ‘50 Best Albums of 2013’
No. 11 in The Sunday Times
No. 13 in Groove (Germany)
No. 14 in DJ Mag
No. 16 in Intro (Germany)
No. 17 in The Quietus’ ‘Albums Of 2013’
No. 18 in Resident Advisor
No. 24 in XLR8R’s ‘Best Tracks of 2013’
No. 28 in NME’s ‘Best tracks of 2013’
No. 29 in Mojo
No. 32 in Clash
No. 37 in The Guardian
No. 37 on Pitchfork
No. 16 in Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 20 Live Acts’
Laurel Halo : ‘Chance of Rain’ [Hyperdub]
No. 2 in Juno’s ‘Best of 2013: Top 25 Albums’
No. 2 in The Wire’s ‘Top 50 Releases of 2013’
No. 15 in Dummy’s ‘The 20 Best Albums of 2013’
No. 21 in The Quietus’ ‘Albums Of 2013’
No. 22 in Bleep’s ‘Best Albums of 2013’
No. 36 in FACT’s ‘The 50 Best Albums’
‘Behind the Green Door EP’ [Hyperdub]
No. 4 in Juno’s ‘Top 100 Tracks, EPs, and Singles’
No. 8 in Dummy’s ‘The 10 best EPs’
No. 15 in XLR8R’s ‘Best Releases’
No. 46 in Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 50 tracks’ for ‘Throw’
No. 20 in Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 20 Labels of 2013’
Machinedrum [Ninja Tune]
No. 6 in Bleep’s ‘Artists of The Year’
No. 16 in Bleep’s ‘Best Albums’ for ‘Vapor City’
No. 20 in XLR8R’s ‘Best Tracks’ for ‘Eyesdontlie’
Micachu & Tirzah : ‘I’m Not Dancing’ [Greco-Roman]
No. 1 in Dummy’s ‘The 10 best EPs’
Objekt : ‘Agnes Demise’ [Objekt]
No. 27 in Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 50 Tracks’
No. 41 in XLR8R’s ‘Best Tracks’
Oneohtrix Point Never : ‘R Plus Seven’ [Warp Records]
No. 1 in Bleep’s ‘Best Albums of 2013’
No. 1 in Ele-King ‘Album of the Year’ (Japan)
No. 3 in XLR8R’s ‘Best Releases of 2013’
No. 3 in SPIN’s ‘20 Best Albums of 2013’
No. 5 in Juno’s ‘Best of 2013:Top 25 Albums’
No. 6 The Wire’s ‘Top 50 Releases’
No. 18 in The Quietus’ ‘Albums Of The Year’
No. 34 in FACT’s ‘The 50 Best Albums’
No. 51 in ‘Boomkat’s Top 100 Albums’
No. 89 in Rough Trade’s ‘Albums of 2013’
No. 3 in Bleep’s ‘Artists of The Year’
Stellar OM Source : ‘Joy One Mile’ [RVNG Intl]
No. 1 in Juno’s ‘Top 25 Albums’
The Field : ‘Cupid’s Head’ [Kompakt]
No. 7 in Rolling Stone’s ‘20 Best Dance Albums’
Visionist [Leisure System / Lit City Trax]
No. 5 in Dazed & Confused ‘Best Tracks’ for ‘Pain’
No. 6 in Dummy’s ‘The 10 best EPs’ for ‘I’m Fine’
No. 8 in White Noise ‘Best EPs’ for ‘Shakes EP’
No. 15 in DJ Broadcast’s ‘Best Tracks’ for ‘Shakebite’
No. 19 in Boomkat’s ‘Top 100 Singles’ for ‘M/Secrets’
Marking only the second release from their JETS collaboration, Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum will release a limited 12″ of the classic “Midas Touch” on Leisure System January 27th, 2014, featuring vocals from the inimitable Jamie Lidell.
Listen to Machinedrum’s version of the JETS cover below:
Hubie Davison makes his artist debut on Leisure System with the I Won’t Be There EP, an expansive collection of lush, interplanetary house that is at once vaguely exotic and completely entrancing.
Hailing from Ireland and previously studying music composition in London, Davison synthesizes the emotive melodicism of artists like John Talabot and Caribou with the bare grooviness of Nicolas Jaar, incorporating phantasmagorical vocal samples into a refined instrumental palette. I Won’t Be There is an ethereal listening experience, with tracks developing from calm restraint to exhilarating peaks. Whether it’s the gentle rainstorm that introduces “Mannequin Move,” the gauzy hollers of “Yeh Sai,” or the pulsing piano chords and swollen bass of standout opener “I Won’t Be There,” Davison has a fully-formed feel for mellow grooves, while the thumping, floor-ready Dayvision Rework of “I Won’t Be There” should be getting played out at Panorama Bar for months to come.
Whether soundtracking end-of-summer romance or warming a winter chill, moving dance floors or soothing after-hour comedowns, I Won’t Be There is a thrilling debut from an exciting young artist we’re proud to have join the Leisure System family.
Hubie Davison – I Won’t Be There EP
Available as high quality download in all popular digital stores November 4th, 2013.
1. I Won’t Be There
3. Mannequin Move
4. Yeh Sai
5. No Shirt, No Shoes
6. I Won’t Be There (Dayvision Rework)
It’s been four years since Tim Exile’s last release, but the analog warrior never stopped his ferociously futuristic experimentation, whether collaborating with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, improvising presentations at TED Global 2013, or performing as Mostly Robot with Jamie Lidell. Tim has become more relaxed about music these days following releases on Warp and Planet Mu, diving deep into refined techno without sacrificing fun. Exile’s new EP on Leisure System gathers three stunning improvised instrumental club bangers from the churning assembly line of his mind, prickly synth adventures with all the glorious bombast expected from dueling intergalactic battleships. The Harmuni EP represents a new chapter for Tim Exile as he returns to his club roots. Nobody is safe. Grab your subwoofer and pray.
Available in all online digital shops August 19, 2013
Listen to a clip of “Quander” below
We are very proud to announce that our brothers over at the Leisure System Records will release the first Dopplereffekt music for 6 years.
Our main man Ned Beckett gave an interview to FACTMAG revealing the release plan for 2013 which will see EP releases from Visionist, Tim Exile, Kommune 1, Hubie Davison and of course the mighty Dopplereffekt. You can read the interview over on the FACT site HERE.
LS resident Puzzle provides a killer mix showcasing alot of this new material :: [tracklisting below]
FACT also ran more news regarding the Dopplereffekt in these two pieces >
The new Dopplereffekt Live AV show is confirmed to appear at these shows :
20/06/2013 Innsbruck @ Heart Of Noise
13/07/2013 Novi Sad, Serbia @ Exit Festival
10/08/2013 Berlin @ Suicide Circus
06/09/2013 Pula, Croatia @ Dimensions Festival
12/10/2013 Bristol @ Simple Things
08/11/2013 Moscow @ Solyanka
09/11/2013 St Petersburg @ Kuryokhin
Puzzle Upstairs / Downstairs summer LS mix:
Visionist – Cant Forget
Teeth – Naomi XX
Kowton – TFB
D Maliice vs Kowton – Gabryellisous
Kommune 1 – Kronos (Leisure System)
Paula Temple – Colonized (R&S)
Jimmy Edgar – Hot Inside (UltraMajic)
Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal (Domino)
Tim Exile – Harmuni (Leisure System)
MachineDrum – Clissold VIP (Astrophonica)
Teeth – Black Thigh Shakes VIP
Visionist – Snakes (Leisure System)
Visionist – Poison (Leisure System)
Rustie – Triadzz (Numbers)
Jackson – Vista / Hudson Mohawke remix (Warp)
Cakes Da Killa – Goodie Goodies
Angel Haze – Werkin Girls (Republic records)
Kuedo – Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space (Planet Mu)
Hubie Davison – Yeh Sai 13 (Leisure System)
SZA – Euphraxia
Leisure System and Ostgut Ton join forces once more on the 8th of May at Arma 17, Moscow, with an unbelievably tasty line up.
The Leisure System crew just returned from London after shaking the city to the ground by depositing tonnes of new music over the airwaves of Rinse FM and at the XOYO show.
Hosted by N>E>D the show features pure dubs, unreleased gems and hot mixes from JIMMY EDGAR and DISCIPLINE. They also announce the newest signing to the label Hubie Davison and preview a few tunes from him via his mini mix.
The Xoyo show on 8th Feb saw stunning sets from all – next up is Berlin @ Berghain on 12th April 2013.
London Flyer here > jees.. what a night..
After two successful events, Leisure System finally returns to London for a mind-blowing megablaster at XOYO. New talents and familiar faces will rock both dancefloors, and wait… did we mention the JETS debut UK live show?
On Friday the 8th of February, Leisure System and XOYO will present JETS. After 12 years of friendship and career parallels, Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar’s pairing was inevitable. As they now both take up full-time residencies in Berlin their collaboration has reached a forceful head. Taking recognisable elements of electronic dance music and transforming them into something altogether new, the result is more than the sum of its parts reflecting the duo’s eccentric and distinctive personalities.
Alongside the majestic duo, Letherette, Akkord, Dawn Day Night, Visionist, Kommune1, Hubie Davidson, and Discipline of the Leisure System family will make the night an unforgettable one.
Be sure to grab your tickets before they are gone!
Leisure System; the collective, label and 4-year long famed Berghain party is back with a very special fourth addition to its catalogue: the inaugural release from JETS – a project which pairs two of dance music’s most eccentric and distinctive personalities, Jimmy Edgar and Travis Stewart (aka Machine Drum).
Having been friends for over 12 years, it was inevitable that a project like this would finally come into being. After living in New York, touring Japan together and now taking full time residency in Berlin, the first JETS EP marks the culmination of roughly four years of staggered yet perpetual collaboration between the duo. Taking recognisable elements of electronic dance music and subtly transforming them into something altogether new, the result is more than the sum of its parts.
The alignment of both celebrated producers’ music as one creates something altogether new and yet, at the same time, ultimately familiar. Weaving its way intricately into the multi-textured fabric of sounds is the undeniable presence of Edgar’s electro-funk soul whilst Machinedrum’s idiosyncratic syncopated rhythms and stuttered drum clacks jack and roughen the edges.
In a recent interview with FACT magazine, the pair admitted that on this EP, “there’s a sense of where we’ve been, what we’ve come to, and everything in between.” Be part of the journey.
We’re incredibly excited to announce our full line-up for theLeisure System stage at Dimensions Festival! Jimmy Edgar,Machinedrum, Gold Panda, Objekt, Jon Hopkins, Nathan Fake (official page), Addison Groove and our residents DJ N<E<D & Puzzle will take over Pula/Croatia on September 7th. Subscribe to our newsletter to win 1×2 Tickets (worth 290€) for the whole festival:
LEISURE SYSTEM.16 |
Berghain | Panorama Bar | 20.07.2012 | Einlass: 23:30 Uhr / Doors: 23:30 | Nur Abendkasse / box office only | Eintritt ab 18 Jahre / x-rated
FACTORY FLOOR (Live) | KUEDO (Live) | LAZER SWORD (Live) | THE HACKER | N>E>D | BARKER | PUZZLE | LEVON VINCENT | DJ QU | JOY ORBISON | OSKAR OFFERMANN | EDWARD
Das Line-up der 16. Ausgabe von Leisure System braucht sich auch hinter manch ambitioniertem Festival nicht verstecken: Abenteuer, Gefahr und Schönheit – alles in einer Nacht. Die dreiköpfige britische Band Factory Floor zum Beispiel ist zur Zeit eines der spannendsten Acts auf DFA. Ihre Musik beschrieb der NME ganz treffend als »Post-Industrial, but it moves beyond that. This is post-apocalyptic, the soundtrack of an underworld-disco«. Wo, wenn nicht im Berghain, könnte ihr Sound besser aufgehoben sein?
Eine Weltpremiere ist der Live-Act von Kuedo, der dafür mit dem Visual-Künstlerkollektiv MFO kooperiert hat. Den Live-Spaß rundet der Monkeytown-Act Lazer Sword mit seiner Bass-lastigen Post-everything Dancefloor Musik ab, und auch die DJs haben ordentlich Pfeffer in der Hose: The Hacker mit seinem Neo-Rave Hooverbasssound und natürlich die Leisure System Residents. Zeitgleich in der Panorama Bar: Classic House, UK Bass, Romantic Techno – eine musikalische Reise mit den Koordinaten New York, London, Berlin. Krass.
23:30 h – 02:00 h Puzzle
02:00 h – 03:00 h Kuedo LIVE
03:00 h – 03:45 h N>E>D
03:45 h – 04:45 h Factory Floor LIVE
04:45 h – 06:30 h The Hacker
06:30 h – 07:30 h Lazer Sword LIVE
07:30 h – End Barker
23:59 h – 03:30 h DJ Qu
03:30 h – 06:00 h Levon Vincent
06:00 h – 09:00 h Joy Orbison
09:00 h – End Oskar Offermann & Edward