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  • LITTLEBIG announces partnerships with NEWFORM + QUIETLOUD

    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.

    QUIETLOUD website

    LITTLEBIG ROSTER

    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

    QUIETLOUD ROSTER

    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

     

    CONTACTS

    Debbie Clare
    LITTLEBIG Partner & Booking Agent
    debbie@lb-agency.net

    Nathalie Blue
    NEWFORM Founder & Booking Agent
    nathalie@lb-agency.net

    Alma Ernst
    QUIETLOUD Founder, CEO & Booking Agent
    alma@ql-agency.net

    Alexandra Schütte
    QUIETLOUD COO & Booking Agent
    alexandra@ql-agency.net

  • The Field performs “Over the Ice” at Pitchfork Music Festival 2012

  • The Field announces new album ‘Infinite Moment’

    Swedish minimal techno stalwart The Field has announced his new album Infinite Moment via Kompakt on September 21.

    The new album takes a more expansive sound as its blueprint, moving away from the darker direction the producer took on 2016’s The Follower. On Infinite Moment The Field explores a lighter atmosphere, crafting an album a press release asserts is “filled with hope and draped in a diffuse, appeasing light”.

    Infinite Moment will be available on CD, vinyl LP and digital formats via Kompakt on September 21, and is available to preorder now. Check out the album artwork and tracklist below.

    Tracklist:

    01. ‘Made of Steel, Made of Stone’
    02. ‘Divide Now’
    03. ‘Hear Your Voice’
    04. ‘Something Left, Something Right, Something Wrong’
    05. ‘Who Goes There’
    06. ‘Infinite Moment’

  • The Field announces new album ‘The Follower’

    The Field’s fifth album, titled The Follower, will come out on April 1st.

    “As always when starting a new album, I wanted to do something that sounds fresh, but doesn’t stray too far from what I have so far done as The Field—and that’s always the tricky part,” says Axel Willner. “The whole album came around through experimenting with a lot of new recording equipment and gear. The Follower is about old myths, finding utopia and how mankind repeatedly makes the same mistakes over and over.” It comes three years on from the Swedish artist’s previous album, Cupid’s Head. As with all of Willner’s solo LPs to date, Kompakt will handle the release.

  • Littlebig acts score high in the critics 2013 lists

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    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!

    Email us at: info@littlebig.org.uk

    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′
    also…
    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
    also…
    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’
    also…
    ‘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’

    Leisure System
    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’
    also…
    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’

  • The Field – Glowing press for Cupid’s Head and new live show

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    After his critically acclaimed album “Cupid’s Head”, Axel Willner will be performing some special solo live shows. Using much the same hardware as on the record, Axel Willner takes his audience inside the raw process of his creativity, on a journey deep into his world of endless loops and unravelling bliss. Upcoming dates including Leisure System party @ La Machine, Paris, and Mira Festival @ Razzamatazz, Barcelona. Full show dates below.

    Recent Press

    “Cupid’s Head is a dark, exquisitely detailed album that rewards patience and further cements the Field’s reputation as one of modern electronic music’s most satisfying auteurs.” – 8.7/10 Pitchfork ‘Best New Music’

    “With six expansive tracks spread out over 54 minutes, Cupid’s Head is an engulfing effort that wholly submerges the listener in Willner’s trademark loops and hypnotic effects.” – 4/5 Resident Advisor

    Upcoming Shows:
    01/11/2013 @ Leisure System (full band), La Machine – Paris, FR
    02/11/2013 @ Club to Club – Milan, IT
    08/11/2013 @ Radost FX – Prague, CZ
    16/11/2013 @ Mira Festival – Barcelona, ES
    29/11/2013 @ Oval Space – London, UK
    07/12/2013 @ RBMA Festival – Istanbul, TR
    31/12/2013 @ Amore – Rome, IT

  • The Field Announces New Album “Cupid’s Head”

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    The Field announces new album on Kompakt Records, which will be released on the 30th of September.
    Axel’s fourth album, “explores a darker and slower pace”, using only hardware for the first time.
    More info on FACT.

    Tracklist:
    1. They Won’t See Me
    2. Black Sea
    3. Cupid’s Head
    4. A Guided Tour
    5. No. No…
    6. 20 Seconds Of Affection

  • The Field – available for rare solo live shows in 2013

    As of now, Axel Willner (aka The Field) is busy at work in his Berlin studio, and is thus taking a break from touring with the band. During this time, he has expressed an interest to perform his solo, ambient live show for select events. Using an array of analogue electronics, its a performance best suited to concert halls and seated venues, and a rare chance to intimately experience his experiments in the hypnotic arts.

    Where possible, the show will be accompanied by a visual set, created by photographer and artist Sonia Alvarez. A long term collaborator with Axel (you will find her images in all his album sleeves), the pair have been exploring and developing the relationship between their work to greater depths. The result is a completely immersive sensory experience, unburdened by stylistic boundaries or functional responsibility, intuition becomes the only guide. The artist is free to take any direction, and you are free to join the journey.

    Axel has done this performance only a few times. The first was for Kompakt’s pop-ambient event at London’s Southbank Centre in 2011, receiving unanimous praise, followed by a glowing reception at Bylarm Festival in Norway earlier this year, and September saw a sold-out Hackney Empire show in London alongside Murcof. The show will remain equally rare in 2013, so if you have a suitable event or venue for such a performance as this, put it on your ‘to do’ list for 2013 now!

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