London Electronic Arts Festival Opens Tonight


Posted By LEAF London
London, United Kingdom
Words By The Wild Times Admin
Genre Music: Festivals
Subgenre Electronic / Dance
Published Thursday 7th of November 2013


LEAF is a major new city-wide event for London, showcasing its innovative heritage in electronic music. Through a series of talks, technology masterclasses, installations, screenings, parties and performances, LEAF will explore and reclaim the legacy of London as a pioneering figure in the global electronic music movement.

LEAF is created and curated by Bestival founder and BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank, and music pioneer and International Music Summit creator Ben Turner, in partnership with SJM Concerts, the UK's leading independent concert promoter. The event is partnered with Point Blank - the award-winning music production school based in East London, an epicentre of music and technology innovation, and a natural home for LEAF.

Celebrating the cultural significance of electronic music, LEAF will focus on how the genre has influenced visual art, film and live music. At the central creative venue, the LEAF HUB, located at the historic Shoreditch Electric Light Station, there will be workshops, exhibitions, master-classes and talks, including the legendary Giorgio Moroder in conversation, and New Order talking about the influence of Ibiza on the recording of their 1989 Technique album. Also at the LEAF HUB will be an exclusive event for badge holders with Boiler Room, presenting Eats Everything, MK and Rob da Bank - all appearing on the platform for the very first time.

Dinos Chapman from the renowned Chapman Brothers will appear at LEAF with an AV Installation of his much celebrated music project, Luftbobler. Featuring a series of short films made by the artist set to an electronic soundtrack composed by Chapman, the Luftbobler installation is an immersive and surreal experience not to be missed. New BBC Radio 1 underground recruit Éclair Fifi and pals presents a Detroit special and brings in Kevin Saunderson and Eddie 'Flashin' Fowlkes to guest. Saunderson will play 'generation to generation' with his son Dantiez - an emerging star in his own right.

Across the capital, LEAF will stage shows in some of London's most revered live music venues and warehouse spaces including Diplo at The Oval Space and Trentemoller at The Forum. There will be additional events of all shapes and sizes, largely in the surrounding east London area, including a performance by The Bloody Beetroots at Village Underground on 7 November, as well as a DJ set by Giorgio Moroder at Oval Space, which is a UK exclusive. This will be his first appearance in the UK since his work on the Daft Punk album and his now legendary DJ set for Red Bull Music Academy in New York this summer.

"London has defined a genre. It may not have invented electronic music, but it gave it a global focal point for decades. Its influence from DJ-s to parties, flyers to technology platforms has been pivotal to the durability and the inventiveness of this scene. LEAF aims to bring all of this together for the very first time in the capital. This is our way of giving something back to a city that helped shape our entire working lives."

- Ben Turner & Rob da Bank, LEAF curators and creators

Entry to the LEAF HUB is via a festival pass, an individual day pass or with stand-alone ticketed to specific events. Gigs are priced individually as outlined in the buy tickets section of this page.

LEAF Hub - Shoreditch Electric Light Station, N1

Thurs 7th Nov / LEAF HUB

19.00 LEAF in association with Bugged Out presents the LEAF opening party with Duke Dumont, Le Youth (£12 / Free with with delegates badge)

Frid 8th Nov / LEAF HUB - Events take place in various rooms

12.00 Doors Open

15.00 Talk : Keynote Interview with New Order and the influence of 'Technique'. Interviewed by Arthur Baker (£12.50 / Free with delegates badge )

15.00 Point Blank Masterclasses begin (Free with delegates badge )

17.00 Talk : Keynote Interview with Giorgio Moroder (£15 / Free with delegates badge)

18.30 Live : Daniel Millers A-Z of electronic music (Free with delegates badge)

18.30 Film Screening: Metropolis (Giorgio Moroder version) introduced by Giorgio Moroder (£10 / Free with delegates badge)

21:00 Film Scoring: Rob da Bank Re-Scores King Kong LIVE (£12.50 / Free with delegates badge)

Sat 9th Nov / LEAF HUB - Events take place in various rooms

12.00 Doors Open

14.00 Live: BBC Radiophonic Workshop (£15 / Free with delegates badge)

15.00 Point Blank Masterclasses begin (Free with delegates badge )

15.00 Live : Boiler Room, presents Eats Everything, MK, Rob da Bank, Happa (Free with delegates badge)

15.00 Talk: Keynote Interview with Dinos Chapman (£10 / Free with delegates badge)

16.30 Talk: London Nightlife with Terry Farley (Boy's Own), Keith Riley (Fabric), James Priestley (Secretsundaze). Moderated by David Swindells. (£10 / Free with delegates badge)

18.00 Live: Molecules of Sound - An encounter with William Orbit. (£15 / Free with delegates badge)

20.00 Music: Éclair Fifi and pals presents Detroit Special with Kevin Saunderson, Dantiez Saunderson and Eddie Fowlkes (£10 / Free with delegates badge)


Trentemoller at The Forum, London
Performing: Trentemøller and Den Sorte Skole
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 at 7:00 PM

The Bloody Beetroots Live
Village Underground, Shoreditch, London
Performing: The Bloody Beetroots
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 at 7:00 PM

Duke Dumont, Le Youth, Monki
Circus Space, London
Performing: Duke Dumont, Le Youth and Monki
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 at 7:00 PM

Giorgio Moroder
Oval Space, London
Performing: Giorgio Moroder
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 at 10:00 PM

Leaf & Lwe Presents Chris Liebing (Extended Set)
The Laundry, E8, London
Performing: Chris Liebing
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 at 10:00 PM

Oval Space, London
Performing: Diplo, Cadenza, French Fries and Martelo
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 at 12:00 AM

Major Lazer
O2 Academy Brixton, London
Performing: Major Lazer
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 at 7:00 PM

Eclair Fifi And Pals Presents Detroit Special
LEAF Hub, Shoreditch, N1
Performing: Eclair Fifi
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 at 8:00 PM

Omar Souleyman
The Laundry, E8, London
Performing: Omar Souleyman, Auntie Flo and Sophie
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 at 7:30 PM

Beardyman - Official Festival Closing Party
Oval Space, London
Performing: Beardyman
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 at 7:30 PM