Thailand’s Wonderfruit Festival celebrates sustainable living and the arts

Wonderfruit, Thailand’s pioneering celebration of the arts and sustainable living, returns for its fifth installment this month. The four-day festival, which takes place in Pattaya from 13 December to 17 December, features live music, DJs, talks, workshops, art installations, world cuisine, meditation and yoga. Wonderfruit was created as “a 4-day celebration of the arts to catalyze positive impact”. The Thai beach resort of Pattaya, not usually known … Continue reading Thailand’s Wonderfruit Festival celebrates sustainable living and the arts

Kate Bush announces London pop-up shop, with all proceeds going to help the homeless

Pop legend Kate Bush has launched a pop-up shop in London selling memorabilia, with all proceeds being donated to homeless people. The shop, which is located at Coals Drop Yard in Kings Cross, will sell the artist’s recently released lyric book How To Be Invisible, as well as the new remastered versions of her music catalogue on vinyl and CDs. Each book sold will include an … Continue reading Kate Bush announces London pop-up shop, with all proceeds going to help the homeless

U.K. Band Maisha Create Intrepid Spiritual Jazz — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=3976033170/album=1862704575/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The band’s debut album, “There Is A Place,” plays like a magical trek through a mystical world. The results are equally transformative and rewarding. via U.K. Band Maisha Create Intrepid Spiritual Jazz — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading U.K. Band Maisha Create Intrepid Spiritual Jazz — Bandcamp Daily

Charting the Evolution of West London’s Broken Beat Sound — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=615179206/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ Broken beat has experienced a surge in recent years. Here, we assess the past, present, and future of the West London sound. via Charting the Evolution of West London’s Broken Beat Sound — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Charting the Evolution of West London’s Broken Beat Sound — Bandcamp Daily

Artist of the Week: On “Universal Beings,” Makaya McCraven Broadens His Jazz Appeal — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=3654833994/album=1059062676/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The drummer’s fifth album is his biggest and best work, an expansive set of meditative jazz featuring the genre’s brightest stars. via Artist of the Week: On “Universal Beings,” Makaya McCraven Broadens His Jazz Appeal — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Artist of the Week: On “Universal Beings,” Makaya McCraven Broadens His Jazz Appeal — Bandcamp Daily

A Guide to the Records Made Famous By the U.K.’s Jazz Dance Scene — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=791143990/album=2954420689/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ We look at some of the anthems from the scene that continue to light up floors across the world. via A Guide to the Records Made Famous By the U.K.’s Jazz Dance Scene — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading A Guide to the Records Made Famous By the U.K.’s Jazz Dance Scene — Bandcamp Daily

Big Ups: The DJs of Worldwide FM — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=4056627621/album=3804012533/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The DJs of the globe-spanning internet radio station share the music that’s been ruling their lives. via Big Ups: The DJs of Worldwide FM — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Big Ups: The DJs of Worldwide FM — Bandcamp Daily

Gilles Peterson launches pop-up record and book shop, Look Up

Legendary DJ Gilles Peterson is launching a pop-up record and book shop in London’s Stoke Newington. The pop-up store, Look Up, will sell a selection of books, artwork and records curated by the Brownswood label owner. With all proceeds going to local mental health charity, Safaplace, Look Up aims to explore the positive connection between mental health and the arts. Housed at Stoke Newington’s Edwards Lane Gallery, Look … Continue reading Gilles Peterson launches pop-up record and book shop, Look Up

Saplings Records: Making a difference to the environment by planting a tree with every album sold

Saplings Records is a label with a difference and making a difference not just on the music front but on the environmental front. The Berlin-based label, founded by electronic music producer Fis (Oliver Peryman), will not produce vinyl or cassettes or CDs or USB sticks and it won’t make t-shirts or zines or posters. The label’s physical format is the planting of trees: with each album … Continue reading Saplings Records: Making a difference to the environment by planting a tree with every album sold

Village Underground creatively creating creative spaces from recycled tube trains and shipping containers

Shoreditch maybe a shadow of its former self as the “City of London” presses up against and on its turf, but one venue that remains and is certainly in it for the long haul is Village Underground. A part creative community, part arts venue, Village Underground includes a renovated warehouse which is used for everything from concerts and club nights to exhibitions, theatre, live art and other … Continue reading Village Underground creatively creating creative spaces from recycled tube trains and shipping containers