Thursday 24th August 2017,

Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour Announced with A$AP Rocky, Seth Troxler & Many More!

Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour Announced with A$AP Rocky, Seth Troxler & Many More!
Taking the inimitable style of carefully curated programming that has long since become its calling card, Red Bull Music Academy is hitting the road this spring. The Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour will roll through Glasgow, Bristol, London and Manchester for a month-long programme of club nights, shows, lectures, workshops, daytime parties, live radio broadcasts and special events from some of music’s most eminent emissaries.

A hedonistic hybrid that takes the Academy’s signature style and mixes it with the breadth of a city festival, the UK Tour takes over a different locale each week for a unique plethora of events that draws on each city’s cultural heritage.

The programme is peppered with collaborations between local heroes, institutions and labels, saluting the homegrown talent that forms the bedrock of these rich musical communities, alongside a roster of world-class heavyweights. From lectures with A$AP Rocky, Seth Troxler and Danny Brown, to experimental sensory adventures from Numbers, Goat and DJ Koze; a Wolf + Lamb all-dayer, Chapter 10’s take on a traditional tea dance headlined by Joe Claussell; Rebel Sound bringing out the big guns with Congo Natty and Earl Gateshead, to a workshop with production wizard Julio Bashmore, the UK Tour is a sweeping showcase of today’s emerging and established icons.

4 CITIES
4 WEEKENDS
36 SHOWS
192 ARTISTS

Tickets on sale now through www.redbullmusicacademy.com/uktour.

GLASGOW: MARCH 26TH – 29TH

Landing first in Glasgow from 26th – 29th March…the Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour calls upon local ambassadors of bass Optimo for Optimo Pequeno Espacio, a one-off, two-hour special for 30 lucky souls who nab one of the tickets to this tiny party with a big heart. A Subculture special brings out Detroit legend Derrick May alongside the enigmatic Paranoid London and Sub Club residents Harri & Domenic, while elsewhere former Academy alumni Koreless makes an appearance at Sui Generis: Artists On To Their Own with Mo Kolours, Pional, Romare, Ol and Uraki Riddim; homegrown label LuckyMe takes the reigns at The Glue Factory for a night featuring interdisciplinary artiste Mykki Blanco; and rap’s eloquent reprobate Danny Brown chats about how Detroit inspired his music before he takes the stage with Jon Phonics, Mumdance and DJ Milktray for an Astral Black special. Cosmic selectors Dimitri from Paris and Prins Thomas head up From Disco to Disco while the Numbers crew present their own one-off immersive, experimental art and music show, exploring dream-like visualisations of the natural world in Loops with Numbers. Taking over Sub Club’s temporary cultural destination for the curious and creative, The Sub Hub, RBMA Radio: Live in Glasgow celebrates local legends and independent artists during a live broadcast featuring interviews, performances and mixes from the likes of Nightwave, Rebecca Vasmont, Inkke, Harri & Domenic, and Optimo.

Four City Marathon Of Club Nights, Shows, Lectures, Workshops, Day Parties, Live Radio Broadcasts & Special Events

BRISTOL: APRIL 2ND – 6TH

Bristol follows on Easter Weekend (2nd – 6th April)…kicking off proceedings with a Seth Troxler three-part affair that finds him in conversation with Resident Advisor’s Nick Sabine, dishing up culinary treats and putting his infamous selector skills to good use. An RBMA Radio studio sets up home in Idle Hands Record Store for RBMA Radio: Live in Bristol, featuring local crew Krust, Applebim, Chris Farrell, Troy Gunner, Hodge and Shanti Celeste, before a 17th century manor house on Kings Weston estate transforms into a one-of-a-kind house party featuring Danny Brown, 2014 Academy alum Mumdance, Novelist and his crew The Square. Moving into esoteric territory, experimental alt-fusion troupe Goat throw a masked ball, inviting everyone to lock away their possessions and mask-up before entering Sounds of Surrender, while local party-starters Just Jack invite DJ Koze to explore his beliefs on the Amygdala, the titular inspiration behind his second album, soundtracked by ItaloJohnson and Just Jack residents Tom Rio, Dan Wild and Robin Sure. Eclectic impresarios Lonnie Liston Smith and Gilles Peterson command the Bristol Planetarium to mark the 40th anniversary of Smith’s seminal cosmic jazz album ‘Expansions’, settling down for a conversation before a collaborative live show.

LONDON: APRIL 8TH – 12TH

Third on the cross-country carousel, the London leg takes place 8th – 12th April…and features a lecture with Harlem’s vanguard MC A$AP Rocky chatting with Academy team member Benji B, The Future Sounds of Hip Hop showcasing emerging talent Little Simz alongside BBC 1Xtra’s Semtex, Jay Prince and rap royalty Pusha T; and homegrown gods of grime and UK garage throwing a Tropical Roller Disco featuring JME, Skepta, Preditah, C4, Plastician, Logan Sama, Flowdan and Slimzee. Rebel Sound: Three Generations of Soundboy welcomes 2014 Red Bull Culture Clash champions Rebel Sound – aka the champ soundsystem squad of Chase & Status + Rage, David Rodigan and Shy FX – for their first headline show since their creation in 2014, celebrating cross-generational inspirations with Congo Natty, Jus Now ft. Serocee, and Earl Gateshead; while Broadwalk Records head honcho and bass alchemist Julio Bashmore hosts a workshop. RBMA Radio taps into the rich heritage of London’s airwaves in RBMA Radio High Frequencies: Live in London, inviting some of the capital’s most iconic pirate radio stations to take over the ArcelorMittal Orbit for a live broadcast; while secret throwdown 0800 – R1NG 2 R4V3 pays tribute to the bygone era of illegal raves synonymous with pirate radio culture – keeping everything hush-hush until the day, the line-up and location will be revealed in true old-school form. Echoing this homage to the capital’s cult rave history, Brooklyn’s disco house evangelists Wolf + Lamb throw a 7-hour rager at The Old Queen’s Head, while T Dance merges aspects of a traditional tea dance with four decades of alternative dancefloor culture at an all-out buffet of house, disco and techno; and Dark & Lovely Global Roots sees two behemoths at the forefront of underground culture, Boiler Room’s Thris Tian and Blackfoot Phoenix, come together to explore new music from around the world, featuring an eclectic mix of global beats.

MANCHESTER: APRIL 16TH – 19TH

Manchester brings the UK Tour to a close from 16th – 19th April…with Industrial City Sounds taking over clubbing institution Sankeys for a night of techno excellence featuring Derrick May, Surgeon, Happa, Acre, Dana Ruh and Tin Man, spectral beatsmiths Mount Kimbie headline an intimate Soup Kitchen show; bass boss Zed Bias takes the stage with a cohort of local heroes including ∆KKORD, Academy alum Illum Sphere, Levelz, Chimpo, and more; and PRhyme (aka Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier) host a workshop before playing Wax Works with dancefloor apostles Jazzy Jeff and Todd Terry, Academy grad Krystal Klear, and Rinse FM’s Josey Rebelle. Local duo DR.ME showcase some of their iconic record sleeve artwork in DR.ME’s Jacket; RBMA Radio pop up with the final of their pop-up broadcasts, RBMA Radio: Live in Manchester, featuring new wave talent Metrodome, Paleman, Danuka, Swing Ting, Meet Free DJs and Growing Palms alongside Krystal Klear, Zed Bias, Jon K, Jonny Dub and Chunky; Academy alum Doc Daneeka and Omar-S headline Deep South,and the grime crew return with a lecture from Skepta and a blowout Tropical bash at historic venue The Ritz.

Watch out – Red Bull Music Academy is taking over the UK

Bringing together the effervescence of these four cities’ unrivalled cultural heartbeats, alongside a roster of globe-trotting legends, pioneers, and all-round music superstars, the Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour is about celebrating the ever-evolving, ever-expanding, sky-rocketing breadth of talent that comes from these fair shores, alongside Red Bull Music Academy’s worldwide dedication to new artists and stratospheric legends.

About Red Bull Music Academy

The 17th edition of the Red Bull Music Academy will take place in Paris in autumn 2015, bringing together 60 carefully selected producers, vocalists, beat-makers, instrumentalists and DJs. They will be invited to attend intimate lecture sessions and collaborate on music in an expansive, custom-fitted complex of creative and studio spaces. As always, Red Bull Music Academy lectures are then available as archived video content on our website.

More than 1,500 musical luminaries have participated in past incarnations of the Red Bull Music Academy. Former lecturers include Giorgio Moroder, Chuck D, Steve Reich, Sly & Robbie, Bernie Worrell, Mark Ronson, M.I.A., Q-Tip, Hot Chip, MF Doom, Ryuichi Sakamoto, RZA, Stephen O’ Malley, Gilberto Gil, and pioneering synth inventors Bob Moog, Tom Oberheim, Don Buchla, Roger Linn, Dave Smith, amongst many others. Plenty Academy alumni have gone on to become true figureheads of their scenes like experimental electronic music producer and beat music innovator Flying Lotus; Hudson Mohawke, the Scottish producer behind the beats of Drake and Kanye West; Russian DJ, producer and label head Nina Kraviz; LA soul singer Aloe Blacc; Mexico’s Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Natalia Lafourcade; and the UK’s own Katy B, who introduced the whole world to the sound of London’s dubstep, funky and garage.

The Red Bull Music Academy has been pairing music legends and emerging beatsmiths since 1998 in cities such as Berlin, Cape Town, Melbourne, Barcelona, São Paulo, London, New York City and Tokyo. This unique combination of old school knowledge and new school sounds is unrivalled for its creative exploration and achievement. Each yearly Academy edition leaves behind structures to encourage musical collaboration and creative exchange for years to come. There are eleven fully equipped Red Bull Studios around the world.

For more information on the Red Bull Music Academy and to access thousands of lecture videos, mixes, and exclusive tracks visit redbullmusicacademy.com or follow @RBMA. To access hi-res art and video of Academy events for media use, visit the Red Bull Content Pool at

redbullcontentpool.com/musicacademy.

Red Bull Music Academy Itinerary

GLASGOW

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Sui Generis: Artists On To Their Own
DATE: Thursday 26th March
LINE UP: Koreless, Pional, Romare, Mo Kolours, Cain (Live), OL, Uraki Riddim
VENUE: The Art School, 20 Scott Street, Glasgow G3 6PE
TIME: 11pm – 3am
TICKETS: £6

EVENT: Loops With Numbers – A Red Bull Music Academy Special
DATE: Friday 27th March
LINE UP: TBA
VENUE: GOMA, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AH
TIME: 8pm – 11pm
TICKETS: £10

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Optimo Pequeno Espacio
DATE: Friday 27th March
LINE UP: Optimo
VENUE: The Panther Milk Bar, Down the Ally, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU
TIME: 9pm – 12am
TICKETS: RSVP open from 25.02.15

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents From Disco to Disco
DATE: Friday 27th March
LINE UP: Dimitri from Paris, Prins Thomas vs Special Guests
VENUE: The Berkeley Suite, 237 North Street, Glasgow G3 7PH
TIME: 11pm – late
TICKETS: £12

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents A Conversation With Danny Brown
DATE: Saturday 28th March
LINE UP: Danny Brown
VENUE: SWG3 Warehouse, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow G3 8QG
TIME: 2pm – 5pm
TICKETS: £5

EVENT: Astral Black Featuring Danny Brown – A Red Bull Music Academy Special
DATE: Saturday 28th March
LINE UP: Danny Brown, Mumdance & RIko Dan, Jon Phonics, DJ Milktray, Jaisu
VENUE: SWG3 Warehouse, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow G3 8QG
TIME: 10pm – 2am
TICKETS: £12

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Subculture
DATE: Saturday 28th March
LINE UP: Derrick May, Paranoid London (Live), Harri & Domenic
VENUE: Sub Club, 22 Jamaica Street, Glasgow G1 4QD
TIME: 11pm – late
TICKETS: £15

EVENT: RBMA Radio: Live In Glasgow
DATE: Sunday 29th March
LINE UP: Nightwave, Optimo, Harri & Domenic, Inkke, Rebecca Vasmont, Joe Howe, Mermaids
VENUE: Sub Hub, 6th Floor, Argyll Arcade, Buchanan Street, G2 8LP
TIME: 12noon – TBC
TICKETS: Free entry

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents A Night With Lucky Me
DATE: Sunday 29th March
LINE UP: Naked, Éclair Fifi, special guest Mykki Blanco
VENUE: The Glue Factory, 15 Burns Street, Glasgow G4 9SE
TIME: 9pm – 1am
TICKETS: £15

BRISTOL

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents A Conversation with Seth Troxler
DATE: Thursday 2nd April
LINE UP: Seth Troxler in conversation with Nick Sabine
VENUE: Canteen, 80 Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY
TIME: 3pm – 7pm
TICKETS: Free entry

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents All Night Long with Seth Troxler
DATE: Thursday 2nd April
LINE UP: Seth Troxler (Extended Set)
VENUE: The Love Inn, 84 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY
TIME: 10pm – 4am
TICKETS: £5

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Lords of the Manor with Crack Magazine
DATE: Friday 3rd April
LINE UP: Danny Brown, Mumdance, Novelist, The Square, Livin’ Proof
VENUE: Kings Weston House, Kings Weston Lane, Bristol BS11 0UR
TIME: 8pm – 2am
TICKETS: £15

EVENT: RBMA Radio: Live In Bristol
DATE: Saturday 4th April April
LINE UP: Applebim, Chris Farrell, Felix Dickinson, Hodge, DJ Krust, Shanti Celeste, Troy Gunner
VENUE: Idle Hands Record Store, 74 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY
TIME: 12noon – TBC
TICKETS: Free entry

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Goat: Sounds of Surrender
DATE: Saturday 4th April
LINE UP: Goat
VENUE: Circomedia, Portland Square, Bristol BS2 8SJ
TIME: 7pm – 11pm
TICKETS: £15

EVENT: Altered States with Just Jack – A Red Bull Music Academy Special
DATE: Sunday 5th April
LINE UP: DJ Koze, Italojohnson, Tom Rio, Dan Wild, Robin Sure, Jethro Bins
VENUE: Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA
TIME: 10pm – late
TICKETS: £15

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Cosmic Expansions with Lonnie
Liston Smith and Gilles Peterson
DATE: Monday 6th April
LINE UP: Lonnie Liston Smith + Gilles Peterson (Live)
VENUE: The Bristol Planetarium, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5DB
TIME: 7pm – 9pm (doors at 6.30pm)
TICKETS: £10

LONDON

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents A Conversation with A$AP Rocky
DATE: Wednesday 8th April
LINE UP: A$AP Rocky
VENUE: St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, Euston Road, London NW1 2AR
TIME: 5pm – 8pm
TICKETS: £5

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents The Future Sounds of Hip Hop
DATE: Wednesday 8th April
LINE UP: Pusha T, Jay Prince, Semtex, Little Simz
VENUE: The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Crescent, London N5 1RD
TIME: 7pm – 11pm
TICKETS: £17.50

EVENT: Tropical Roller Disco: A Red Bull Music Academy Special
DATE: Thursday 9th April
LINE UP: Hosts on the night: JME, Skepta, C4, Flowdan & friends
DJs on the night: Preditah, Plastician, Slimzee & Logan Sama
VENUE: York Hall, Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ
TIME: 7pm – 11.30pm
TICKETS: £15

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Dark & Lovely Global Roots
DATE: Thursday 9th April
LINE UP: Analogue Cops (Live), Fantastic Man + DJ Noema (Exclusive), African
Sciences (Live UK Exclusive), WeAreShining (Live), Iman Omari,
Thris Tian, Blackfoot Phoenix
VENUE: Koko, 1a Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE
TIME: 8pm – 2am
TICKETS: £8

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Studio Science: Julio Bashmore
DATE: Friday 10th April
LINE UP: Julio Bashmore
VENUE: Red Bull Studios, 155-171 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JP
TIME: 6pm – 10pm
TICKETS: RSVP open from 25.02.15

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Rebel Sound: Three Generations of Soundboy
DATE: Friday 10th April
LINE UP: Rebel Sound (Chase & Status + Rage, David Rodigan + Shy FX),
Congo Natty ft. Congo Dubz, Jus Now (DJ Set) ft. Serocee, Earl Gateshead
VENUE: Steelworks, Allhallows Lane, London EC4R 3UL
TIME: 10pm – 5am
TICKETS: £15

EVENT: RBMA Radio: Live in London
DATE: Saturday 11th April
LINE UP: Kiss FM – Norman Jay + Gordon Mac / Fantasy FM – DJ Hype / Phase 1 –
Fabio & Grooverider / Kool FM – MC Det + Brockie + Eastman / Freek FM – DJ Laren & Jazzy D / Future FM – Terror Danjah / Déjà vu – Wayne Dlux + Spooky Bizzle
VENUE: ArcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST
TIME: 4pm – TBC
TICKETS: £10

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents 0800 = R1NG 2 RAV3
DATE: Saturday 11th April
LINE UP: TBA
VENUE: TBA
TIME: TBA
TICKETS: Free entry

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Brooklyn Love
DATE: Sunday 12th April
LINE UP: Wolf + Lamb (6-hour set) & Kool Clap
VENUE: The Old Queen’s Head, 44 Essex Road, London N1 8LN
TIME: 4pm – 11pm
TICKETS: Free entry

EVENT: T Dance – A Red Bull Music Academy Special
DATE: Sunday 12th April
LINE UP: Music: Joe Claussell, Prins Thomas, ZebraKatz, Honey Dijon,
Poisonous Relationship (Live), Dan Beaumont, Charlie Porter, Cedric Woo Special performances: Jonny Woo, A Man To Pet, John Sizzle, ROY INC, Ted Rogers, Max Allen , Daniel ‘Stevie Nicks’ Sallstrom, Benjamin Milan, David Magnifique, Michele Paleta
VENUE: Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT
TIME: 2pm – 10pm
TICKETS: £15

MANCHESTER

EVENT: Dr Me’s Jacket – A Red Bull Music Academy Exhibition
DATE: 16th – 19th April
LINE UP: Dr Me
VENUE: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester, M1 1DF
TIME: 12noon – 10pm
TICKETS: Free entry

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents In Conversation with Skepta
DATE: Thursday 16th April
LINE UP: Skepta
VENUE: The Studio Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW
TIME: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
TICKETS: £5

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Tropical
DATE: Thursday 16th April
LINE UP: Hosts on the night: JME, Skepta, C4, Flowdan & friends
DJs on the night: Todd Edwards, Preditah, Slimzee, Plastician & Logan Sama
VENUE: The Ritz, Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW
TIME: 10pm – 3am
TICKETS: £15

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Industrial City Sounds
DATE: Friday 17th April
LINE UP: Derrick May, Surgeon, Dana Ruh, Tin Man, Happa, Acre
VENUE: Sankeys, Beehive Mill, Jersey Street, Manchester M4 6JG
TIME: 10.30pm – 6am
TICKETS: £10 – £15

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Deep South
DATE: Friday 17th April
LINE UP: Omar-S, Doc Daneeka
VENUE: South Nightclub, 4a South King Street, Manchester M2 6DQ
TIME: 11pm – 4am
TICKETS: £10

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Simmering From Beneath
DATE: Friday 17th April
LINE UP: Mount Kimbie, Synkro, Braiden, Dan Hampson,
VENUE: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF
TIME: 11pm – 4am
TICKETS: £10

EVENT: RBMA Radio: Live in Manchester
DATE: Saturday 18th April
LINE UP: Krystal Klear, Zed Bias, Jon K, Jonny Dub, Chunky, Metrodome, Paleman,
Danuka, Swing Ting, Meet Free DJs, Glowing Palms
VENUE: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF
TIME: 12noon – TBC
TICKETS: Free entry

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Zed Bias & Friends
DATE: Saturday 18th April
LINE UP: Zed Bias, ∆KKORD, Illum Sphere, Levelz, Chimpo, Sivey, Biome, Jonny
Dub b2b Metrodome b2b Rich Reason
VENUE: Antwerp Mansion, Rusholme Grove, Wilmslow Road, M14 5AG
TIME: 11pm – 4am
TICKETS: £10

EVENT: Red Bull Music Academy presents Studio Science: PRhyme
DATE: Sunday 19th April
LINE UP: PRhyme
VENUE: NQ 2022, 20 Dale St, Manchester M1 1EZ
TIME: 2pm – 4pm
TICKETS: RSVP for guest list from 25.02.15

EVENT: Wax Works – A Red Bull Music Academy Special
DATE: Sunday 19th April
LINE UP: DJ Jazzy Jeff, PRhyme, Todd Terry, Krystal Klear, Josey Rebelle
VENUE: Beat Street, Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
TIME: 6pm – 2am
TICKETS: £10

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