Red Bull Music Academy 2016 tour highlights
- Kirstyn Smith
- 30 August 2016
As Dizzee Rascal is announced for London, we get excited about the RBMA tour stops in Liverpool, Glasgow, Leeds and the Big Smoke
Red Bull Music Academy returns to the UK for a month-long tour, bringing its shows and workshops to Liverpool, Glasgow, London and Leeds along the way. Throughout October, the cities' local stars and known names are invited to throw down and celebrate the contributions they've all made to the UK's music scene.
Part of a world tour that includes Lisbon, Paris, Sydney, Vienna, Beirut and Cape Town, these stops in the UK are part of the Academy's near 20-year mission to educate the public about music through hip hop, grim, soul, house, techno, garage and electro, with art installations, radio shows, studio sessions and club nights.
For what to expect from the four UK dates, we've put together some of the highlights.
Liverpool (Thu 6–Sun 9 Oct)
Digital Soul Boys
A showcase of the city's soulful and electronica talents, including SG Lewis, Jamie Woon and Suedebrown.
Palm House, Thu 6 Oct.
A Conversation with Krept & Konan
Hip hop and grime duo Krept & Konan, who've worked with Ed Sheeran, Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa, talk about their lives and careers.
Constellations, Fri 7 Oct.
Immortal Sounds of Hip Hop
A journey through the decades-long relationship between house and hip hop with one third of Masters at Work, Kenny Dope, plus Kidkanevil and No Fakin's Paddy.
The Merchant, Fri 7 Oct.
Glasgow (Thu 13–Sun 16 Oct)
Different Circles Special
Label and events series Different Circles present an evening of experimental electronic music with Russell Haswell, Doc Scott and Inkke.
The Admiral, Fri 14 Oct.
A Conversation with Young Fathers
The Mercury Prize and SAY Award winners Young Fathers talk about their 2015 album White Men are Black Men Too, their collaboration with Massive Attack, and Scotland's music scene.
Mitchell Library, Sun 16 Oct.
Modular Synth Workshop
Mumdance, Russell Haswell, Aleks Jurczyk and ALM Busy Circuits get together for an insight into their experiences with modular synthesis, and a demonstration on how they're built.
Glasgow University, Sun 16 Oct.
London (Wed 19–Fri 21 Oct)
This is Awful
Members of the Awful Records crew in a performance that merges crowd with performers and features ABRA, Father, Ethereal, Lord Narf and many others.
St John's Church, Thu 20 Oct.
Awesome Tapes from Africa 10 Year Anniversary
Blog-turned-label, founded by Brian Shimkovitz, presents the sounds of Africa in a night celebrating the club's ten year anniversary.
Corsica Studios, Thu 20 Oct.
Dizzee Rascal: Boy in da Corner
MC, producer and label boss Dizzee Rascal performs his groundbreaking debut album Boy in da Corner in its entirety for the first time.
Printworks, Fri 21 Oct.
LEEDS (Thu 27–Sun 30 Oct)
An Eye on Grime
Hattie Collins, music journalist and editor, presents an exhibition exploring the different ways grime has been portrayed in photography over the years. Featuring work by Ewan Spencer, Cleveland Aaron and Olivia Rose.
Globe Road Car Park, Thu 27 Oct.
Form & Function
An all-Berlin DJ takeover featuring, the legendary Berghain, Marcel Dettmann, plus Laurel Halo, Objekt and Call Super spinning boundary pushing sounds in an intimate club space.
Wire, Fri 28 Oct.
It Follows: Live Score
David Robert Mitchell's film about teenager Jay whose partner admits she's infected him with a deadly curse is presented with a live re-enactment of the original score from Disasterpeace and Emma Jean Thackray.
Hyde Park Picture House, Sun 30 Oct.