Lostbahnhof In Translation
Saturday March 14th, LIFE, 2-4 Old St, EC1V 9AA, 9pm-2am, £4
Really excited about this one. The venue is LIFE Bar on Old St (Nearest Tube Barbican!), which resides in the basement of an excellent Japanese Sushi restaurant. They do fantastic drinks at very reasonable prices, including a sake mule (sake & ginger ale) @ £2.50.
Moreover, joining us behind the decks/wheels of steel/ones & twos for the night is the wonderful Nadia Ksaiba. Nadia is notoriously impossible to predict, but then this is hardly surprising from a regular at London's legendary night, Trash. With an appetite for records that spans everything from punk funk to techno, she finds herself in the illustrious company of the new breed of 'anything goes DJs' like Optimo, Erol Alkan, 2many DJs, etc… In fact, many of these names first established their UK reputations at her seminal night at Plastic People, "And Did We Mention Our Disco". Having supported bands like Soulwax and The Klaxons on tour, and played everywhere from Fabric to Bestival, she adds some heavyweight pedigree to the rogues gallery of residents.
In the second room of LIFE bar, which doubles up as a shop selling all manner of Japanese goodies and gizmos during the day, we are teaming up with Shook magazine to host some very special Silent Concerts. Between 9pm and 12am a number of very special guests, including experimental touch electronics specialists Oscillatorial Binnage, Clause Four (DC Recordings), Mr Beatnick (Shhhhh) and others, will be performing to audiences of 20 at a time, streaming audio direct to headphones via wireless. E-MU, one of the world's top musical instrument manufacturers, are kindly lending us a set of their new PIPEline wireless transceivers. This will be the world premiere of the system (the build of the prototypes is taking place two days before the event, so quite literally a premiere).
The Restaurant on the top floor of LIFE is well know for being one of the best modern Japanese restaurants in London. They serve set course menus and a la carte, which vary from Teriyaki dishes to Sushi, Sashimi. Tempura and Kaiseki. If you're interested in eating there before the party downstairs I'd recommend first having a look at the menu, which you can find by digging around on here.