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Summer/Autumn 2014 Live Shows

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Launching a new ‘live mixtape’ DJ show (with live-sampled drums) at Glastonbury Festival – Friday midnight at the West Holts Bar.
Having got back into playing quickly after the motorway crash with shows in Italy and Russia, we are taking it relatively easy for the rest of the year with mostly UK shows, apart from Colours of Ostrava in Czech Republic.
Love Supreme Festival, Canary Wharf Jazz Festival, and Woolley Festival feature trumpeter Phil Cardwell.
Colours of Ostrava and Simple Things Festival feature live visuals from Lumen, and the Soundcrash show at the spectacular Union Chapel in London in October will feature an exclusive site-specific AV show as well as a number of live guests, plus support from Poppy Ackroyd and Origamibiro….

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Archipelago Remixes Part 2 – release and mixtape

‘Archipelago Remixes Part 2′ EP is out now, on 2×10″ vinyl and digital – featuring excellent and diverse remixes of ‘Seven Hunters’ (Dam Mantle), ‘Disquiet’ (Floex), ‘Flight’ (Mungo’s Hi Fi) and ‘Spoken’ (submerse and KRTS)..
You can check the tracks out on this Soundcloud link, and it’s best for us (and cheapest for you) to purchase it directly from Tru Thoughts’s Etch Shop by clicking here.

Also, Part 2 of my new studio mixtape is now available to stream and download for free from Soundcloud.
It celebrates the new “Archipelago Remixes Part 2 EP”, and like Part 1 of the mix includes remixes of Hidden (by Floex, Krts and submerse) and by Hidden (of Clarinet Factory, LONG ARM and Floex) – and I’ve also remixed or mashed up all the other tracks in the mixtape..
Other artists featured this time include Dam Mantle, Frank Sinatra, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, DJ Shadow, King Tubby, Junip, The Beach Boys, DJ Signify, Big Shug, David Holmes, kidkanevil, Daisuke Tanabe, Squarepusher, Csík Zenekar, Burial, Mercedes Sosa, Four Tet, Finley Quaye, Kouyate-Neerman, Dave Tipper, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Origamibiro & The Joy of Box, and Leafcutter John…
As well as the usual wealth of spoken word and sound design.
Please share and enjoy!

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Russia – May 2014

We are coming back to Moscow and St Petersburg on 16th and 17th May, following our return to playing live at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton on 10th May – these will be our first full-length AV shows since the motorway crash in Serbia – and we can’t wait to get back to performing..
Hope to see some of you there!

• 16.05 – TelegraphDI, Moscow

• 17.05 – SKIF Festival, St. Petersburg

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Tour Cancellation – Motorway Crash

We are very sorry to let you know that we had a serious crash on the motorway near Belgrade, on our way from Budapest to Istanbul.
We are all alive, but our amazing sound engineer Dominik from Prague is still in hospital in Serbia – if you would like to do anything to help us, then please just hope and pray (to anything) that he gets well soon.
We were halfway through our best ever tour, but I’m afraid we have to cancel the rest of the tour.
Drummer Jamie and VJ Lumen will be out of action for some weeks. Some of our equipment miraculously survived, some didn’t, and nearly all of it is still in storage somewhere in Serbia while we try to find a way of shipping it home.
Huge thanks to everyone who stopped by the road to help us, and the Serbian hospital staff and police who treated us promptly and professionally.
We hope to announce rescheduling of as many of the dates as possible later this year – please bear with us…

UPDATE – 11/04/14
Dominik should be fine in around 6 weeks and travelling home to Prague soon.
We hope to announce a return to playing live as soon as possible.

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European Tour March/April 2014

Hidden TourFlyer March2014 4This will be the only full tour of 2014, while Joe takes time to work on the next album..

We will be bringing Lumen’s AV show to as many places as possible – the other gigs will feature trumpeter Phil Cardwell. See the Dates page of this site for more information.

Below is a short teaser video of the AV show, filmed at our gig at Scala in London in November 2013.

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