This year’s Style of Sound Summer Showcase brings together a collection of works from Detroit-native Moriah Nixon and Londoner Lee Boyd, otherwise known as Go Satta.
The duo have been making music together since 2013 and by combining their hugely eclectic musical tastes, they have created a sonic vision of the future.
The result? Intelligent, punchy, future pop, shot through with heavy reggae basslines, funky beats, disco grooves and unexpected diversions.
In this exhibition Lee and Moriah worked closely with the Style of Sound to produce a series of nine specially formulated paints, which when applied in bulk to any surface, reveals a ghostly image filled with colour. When the haptic paint panels are touched, one of nine songs from Go Satta are emitted from the paint as if by magic.
The sensation of each image is said to evoke feelings of the sublime and on occasion, the awe-inspiring power of “hot synth action.”
Visitors are invited to experience the Summer Showcase at Style of Sound London to experience the Go Satta exhibition firsthand. The exhibition runs until 7 September 2016. Arrive early to avoid the queues.
In this exhibition, the Style of Sound whisks you away into electronic music artist Natalie Beridze’s world, where we’ve brought to life the enigmatic description used to describe her recent album ‘Guliagava’ in nine graphic panels.
For the last 12 years, Natalie Beridze has performed live concerts worldwide and is known as first female electronic music artist from Georgia, having released music in Europe on Max.E, Monika Enterprise, CMYK, Laboratory Instinct, Chainmusic, DADO Records and Apollo Records.
Like her previous albums, ‘Guliagava’ was recorded in Tbilisi. The Georgian metropolis is far from pop-cultural arteries, nevertheless its youth observes precisely what is happening outside, and installs that otherness in their own world with a delicate hand.
Come to the exhibition at Style of Sound Tbilisi to discover Natalie Beridze’s ‘Guliagava’. The exhibition runs until 31 August 2015.
Join us on Tuesday 26 July, 10:00–10:04 am, for the private view of an exhibition of recent work by Berlin-based artist and musician Sara P.
As the former lead singer of the popular indie group Keep Shelly In Athens, Sarah’s recent work shows how she’s evolved as a solo artist.
Focusing on contemporary issues such as peace & rebirth, renewal, and, essentially freedom, her latest endeavors are a love letter to her inner psyche, to the rich and untamed expression within. “I wanted it to escalate” says Sarah, “I wanted it to have many colors.”
This exhibition offers a selected view into Sarah’s new single “Golden Deer”, taken from her recent solo debut EP “Free”.
When asked about the single, Sarah commented, ‘Golden Deer was inspired by a dream I had about this deer leading me to a magical forest where everything was possible. I guess, following the deer symbolized tearing down the fences I’ve built around me because of my fears.’
She adds, ‘Throughout “Free” there has been this steady but slow walk towards the light. If “Dirty Sunday” that serves as the opener of the EP is dark and heavy, “Golden Deer”, the final song, is like an excited heart that’s pumping for the new beginnings.’
Presented in Style of Sound’s Berlin space, the videos are brought to life with not one but three music videos – or dare we say three acts – which were directed by the Berlin based visual geniuses Schall & Schnabel, each installed in a distinct manner.
Pierre Horn & Eileen Huhn of Schall & Schnabel commented, ‘With our video, we visualize a dream. The colors, the pictures, the visual elements layer and in their multiplication a crazy interaction, and new associations.’
They add, ‘Some sequences remind of coral reefs, others of a kaleidoscope. A very own, powerful, poppy, and experimental image language and dynamic was created, bringing an atmosphere that is charming and playful at the same time.’
The three different versions give viewer’s the opportunity to choose how deep to dive into the dream. Follow the link below to experience each of the videos.
In anticipation of the forthcoming Style of Sound Vol. 1 compilation coming out on Emerald & Doreen Records, we invite you to join us for a private viewing of the exclusive video created especially for the release at the Style of Sound Berlin.
The video, assembled by the talented Emerald and Doreen in Germany, contains art and fashion footage sourced from a variety of archives which is meant to bring to life the spirit and ethos of the compilation.
The mix and compilation, put together by Style of Sound editor John Noi, is inspired by the dance floor of the future, a dance floor filled with the upbeat rhythms of indie dance, nu disco, italo disco, techno, and house music, where two amazing girls called Emerald & Doreen take you by the hand and spin you into a heady oblivion.
As part of the private view, the Style of Sound has created 16 bottles of wine (one for each artist on the compilation) which are meant to be sampled as each artist is heard on the mix. Each wine is said to induce 16 different euphoric effects as if experiencing the mix on an actual dance floor.
Yuki Abe is a producer, a DJ, and artist based in East Tokyo. His works traverse indie dance, disco and house music with the occasional foray into electronica, indie, ambient, hip-hop and R&B.
Collecting inspiration from the changing of seasons, Abe’s music releases and mixes are often filled with deep melancholic feelings, something which makes him stand apart from his contemporaries in Japan.
The Style of Sound Tokyo is now showing his first solo exhibition: ‘During this Summer’ – which shows nine new photographs throughout the gallery’s main room set to a seasonal soundtrack mixed by Abe himself.
Abe’s attitudes to summer are documented fully through out the photographic series in addition to text which is drawn from a series of nine questions we posed to the artist.
Abe’s exhibition: ‘During this Summer’ is showing at Style of Sound Tokyo until the 17th August, 2016.
Celebrate the opening of the new Style of Sound Los Angeles gallery and join Reinhardt Music founder Alex Oxley in an ever-so-brief conversation with Style of Sound editor John Noi.
Learn about the vision behind this ambitious and extraordinary record label as the speakers reflect on topics both relevant and not-so-relevant to the 62-minute mix mixed by Oxley especially for the Style of Sound.