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
Nathan Fake will release a brand new 4-track 12”/Digital EP “Sunder” via Ninja Tune on 23rd February 2018. The title track is available to stream/download now. Methodologically and sonically very different to his 2016 album “Providence” which was characterised by crisp, widescreen sonics and meticulous arrangements, “Sunder” is rougher, more urgent and raw and definitively more beat-oriented, but retains the same warmth and emotive character.
“These four tracks are like snapshots captured in a single moment. They were all recorded on an old Marantz tape deck, Jupiter 6, broken Akai drum machine and a Yamaha Reface DX,” explains Nathan. “Basically just hitting record and seeing what happened, not worrying about making mistakes etc. There are no post-edits – they are left completely as they were recorded – so they’re quite messy but I love that energy.”
Nathan Fake Live:
20/01 Festival Electropolis 2018 at BPS22, Charleroi BE
09/02 Génériq Festival 2018 at La Vapeur, Dijon FR
15/02 Goa, Rome IT
22/02 Róisín Dubh, Galway IE
23/02 Cyprus Avenue, Cork IE
24/02 Button Factory, Dublin IE
23/03 Gretchen, Berlin DE
01/04 DGTL Festival 2018 at NDSM Docklands, Amsterdam NL
20:30 – 23:00
Jon Hopkins (DJ)
DGTL / NDSM Werf
03:00 – 05:00
Reaktor @ Elementenstraat Warehouse (Room 2)
02:00 – 03:30
Aleksi Perala (Live)
00:30 – 01:30
03:30 – 05:30
22:00 – 08:00
03:00 – 05:00
Hubie Davison (DJ)
04:30 – 06:00
22:00 – 08:00
Jon Hopkins (DJ)
22:00 – 08:00
22:00 – 08:00
22:00 – 08:00
Banlieue presents Diagonal @ ADE – Radion (Room 2)
02:00 – 04:00
22:00 – 08:00
03:15 – 05:00
Roman Lindau (DJ)
22:00 – 08:00
22:00 – 08:00
Zeezout @ Undercurrent
00:00 – 02:00
13:00 – 15:00
05:30 – 06:45
Max Cooper (DJ)
05:00 – 07:00
Nathan Fake is back with the second instalment in his “Providence: Reworks” series, on this occasion celebrating the talents of Olga Wojciechowska – a Polish composer and multi-instrumentalist whose work drifts between modern classical, experimental and electronic music – and Konx-Om-Pax who recently released his new album “Caramel” on the excellent Planet Mu label.
“I first became aware of Olga’s music from hearing one of her tracks on a The Wire magazine covermount CD,” explains Nathan. “It really stopped me in my tracks and hit me quite emotionally so I bought her album.” The two became friends around the time that Nathan was finishing his album “Providence” and he shared it with Olga. “I can honestly admit that it awoke me from the creative block which I had been experiencing at that time,” she says. ”‘HoursDaysMonthsSeasons’ was imprinted on my memory from the first tones.”
Additionally, Konx-Om-Pax contributes a powerful ambient rework of ‘DEGREELESSNESS’ that highlights both the beauty and sense of foreboding inherent to its revolving arpeggio. Rounding off the EP are two stellar reworks of ‘feelings 1’ and ‘REMAIN’ by Nathan himself that evolved from the liquid state in which these tracks exist in his live sets – both tougher and resolutely dancefloor-facing, but still delightfully warped in Nathan’s inimitable style.
On the 30th of March Nathan Fake and Clark joined the BBC Radio1 crew for a Residency that it’s not only a selection of their favorite artists and singles but it’s also mostly a captivating dialogue of their lives seen through the emerging power of music.
If you missed it, you are still in time to catch it up, just follow the link below.
Nathan Fake’s latest podcast for Resident Advisor has been described by the UK artist as a “mixtape recorded for someone.” We can only assume that someone is a fan of classic house and tracks with an IDM twist. A mix around the midsection sums it up: Aphex Twin into Omar-S.
Listen to it below
Nathan Fake will release his fourth album “Providence” – his most personal and profoundly emotional work to date – via Ninja Tune on 10th March 2017. Crafted in the wake of a crippling two year spell of writer’s block during which he was unable to compose any music at all, the esteemed British producer describes the record “as a massive step up both in my career and in my life in general… it felt like I’d come alive again”.
“Providence” sees the British producer collaborate with vocalists for the first time, joining forces with Prurient (aka Vatican Shadow / founder of Hospital Productions) and Raphaelle Standell-Preston from Braids. Both arose from chance meetings in Geneva and Osaka as their tour schedules crossed. Prurient contributed the heavily distorted vocal to ’DEGREELESSNESS’ – “I was a huge fan of Dominic’s [Prurient] music before we met and I love the way he situates his vocals in his productions. I really like how you can’t make out what he’s saying at all…” – whilst Raphaelle, who lends her voice to ‘RVK’, was introduced to Nathan by their mutual friend Jon Hopkins. “I deliberately kept the first half of the track instrumental and I love the way her vocal lands,” he says. “It’s quite unexpected when she starts singing.”
“It’s the quickest album I’ve written and because of that it’s got a close thread running throughout,” says Nathan of his creative process. It also has a distinct sonic signature as a result of the producer refreshing his set-up. “I was feeling nostalgic and bought a cheap Korg Prophecy on a whim and it ended up being the backbone of the album,” he explains. “I remember reading an article in Sound On Sound back in 1995-96 and I didn’t really know much about music production then, but I remember thinking that it must be AMAZING. As it turns out, it’s actually quite crap really… It’s very hard to program, looks unimpressive, doesn’t sound great [laughs], but I recorded it through loads of different pre-amps and tape and mixers and roughed it up. I’m always intrigued by low-end gear, I like the challenge and the limitations it poses.”
Norfolk born and bred, Nathan’s first encounters with electronic music came via the radio (hearing the likes of Aphex Twin and Orbital) and reading about the equipment that they used in magazines. This was the stimulus for him to buy some gear and begin his own sonic experiments and, linking with James Holden in 2003, Nathan’s early output came via his fledgling Border Community label. His debut album “Drowning In A Sea Of Love” (2006) was a triumphant record, drawing a rapturous reception from the likes of Pitchfork, The Guardian and Mixmag (who hailed it among the best of the year). Recording two further albums for Border Community, “Hard Islands” (2009) and “Steam Days” (2012), Nathan found himself in frantic touring mode for two years and, in this nomadic state, found it impossible to write any new music. On his return, events in his personal life intertwined with, and exacerbated, this creative block. “I didn’t write any music at all for about two years,” Nathan explains. “Overall there was roughly a three year break from writing.”
Emerging from this extended period of inactivity with renewed vigour and lust for life, “Providence” was recorded during the first six months of 2016 in Nathan’s home studio / living room. The meaning behind the title is two-pronged: on the one hand it’s a nod to the aforementioned Korg Prophecy synth that features so heavily on the record. But on a deeper level it means “guidance or divine guidance” – not necessarily in a religious sense but more to be guided by a higher power – or more specifically to Nathan, music as therapy and a path out of a dark period in his life.
Nathan steps out on tour taking in Australia, Europe and Japan through March and April 2017 with a brand new solo live show featuring visuals by the esteemed Matt Bateman (Flat e) who has previously worked with Jon Hopkins and LFO. The London album launch is 7th April at ICA.
Debut 12″ on Ninja Tune from Nathan Fake – the British electronic ace who has previously released on James Holden’s Border Community label, Traum and most recently his own Cambria Instruments imprint.
‘DEGREELESSNESS’, the first music to be released from his forthcoming new album, is a collaboration with NYC resident Prurient aka Vatican Shadow (founder of the excellent Hospital Productions label) that truly lives up to the weight of expectation that a clash between these two heavyweights intimate.
Nathan met Prurient in Brooklyn where the seed for a collaboration was sown. “Although our music probably seems pretty different from each others on the surface, I felt there was a strong link from a rhythmic and melodic standpoint, and I admired his vocal performances in his Prurient material which were both charismatic and masculine but not tiresomely so”.
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