nonXero – Black Art

Set to drop on the 2nd June, US DJ & producer nonXero draws inspiration from reggae, grime, dubstep and future garage for this release on In The Mix records. ‘Black Art’ will be nonXeros 3rd album and its a reflection of his time spent in Detroit, Michigan. Wanting to identify the relationship between art, music and urban culture, nonXero uses samples recorded by himself to illustrate what he calls his ‘adventures’. Several stand out tracks such as the ‘Down Under’ VIP and ‘Will You Be Mine’ but its a solid collection of tracks that builds and builds. Bag it.

Also be sure to check out his soundcloud page as theres a stack of music on there.

FutureEverything Festival 16th – 19th May 2012 Mcr

FutureEverything is all about discovering and celebrating the latest developments at the intersection of art and technology. We find and share with you the small sparks that grow into fresh ways of seeing the world.

This gig sounds right up our street – A celebration of Art, Music and Technology based mainly in and around the grounds of Manchester’s famed Science & Industry Museum. Details are still to be confirmed regards the schedule but one confirmed event on the billboard which we will be sure not to miss is Amon Tobin‘s impromptu performance to the North of England at the Manchester Academy on the 19th of May. We recently commiserated missing him in London last year, so this one-off performance is somewhat uncanny!

It’s £25 plus fees for entry, or if you want you can buy a special limited edition wrist band for £55 from here which will grant access to all music events under the FutureEverything banner between the 16th and 19th of May. That also includes VIP access at the Amon Tobin gig. We’ll see you in there shall we?

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Aero is the brainchild of talented artist Aaron De Barra. Jumping from canvas to clothing with his crisp imagery, his t-shirts and sweats feature both creative character design as well as street culture-led inspiration. Bright and positive are two words that jump to mind when looking over his line of work and the one-offs and limited edition runs are quickly snapped up. Clearly a man who not only enjoys them as much as we do but its clear takes his work very seriously as the quality is also of an excellent standard. Exciting stuff.