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Addictive TV headline Battlejam at Cargo in London

Addictive TV headline Battlejam at Cargo in London, Easter 2009. Brainchild
of Beardyman, the UK beatboxing champion and all round rhythmic wonder,
Battlejam runs in both London (at Cargo) and in Brighton (at Audio). The
Easter 2009 special also featured Beardy’s mate and DMC champion scratcher
JFB, beat-jazzman Onyx Ashanti and his ‘robo oboe’, plus others for a night
of sampling and remix madness.

Iron Man (Addictive TV Remix)

The new Iron Man movie from Paramount gets the Addictive TV remix treatmentÂ… hot off the press …


Shoot ‘Em Up – Addictive TV remix

Cutting ‘n’ sampling again! The Addictive guys were asked to remix the new Clive Owen action movie Shoot ‘Em Up for this trailer…

Once again, Hollywood studio New Line Cinema have asked Addictive TV to create an audiovisual viral for one of their new releases, and this time it’s writer/director Michael Davis’ cult-in-the-making “Shoot ‘Em Up” that’s had the Addictive TV treatment. A smash when previewed at the recent Comic Con in San Diego, the movie – starring Clive Owen and Monica Bellucci – is a relentless and visceral action thriller taken to cartoony proportions (more than a slight nod to Bugs Bunny here) where a mysterious lone hero with a very dark sense of humour has some clever ways of getting out of bad situations to protect a newborn baby.

Addictive TV rock London’s Southbank

Filed under the “shit, I wish I could have been there” category, is this new clip from Addictive TV’s outdoor Southbank, London, show. I’ve yet to make it to one of these massive outdoor shows, but damn it looks fun. These guys keep getting better and better – if you get a chance to see one of their live shows – definitely check it out.

August 4th 2007. Chosen as Critics Choice in London’s Evening Standard’s TOP FIVE gigs of that weekend, alongside London gigs by Prince, Issac Hayes and Dr John, the Addictive TV guys returned to the southbank for a huge outdoor gig. In what seems to have become established as an annual event, Saturday 4th August 2007 saw DJ/producers and audiovisual artists Addictive TV rock London’s Southbank for the third year running with a traffic-stopping audiovisual set from the roof of the National Theatre, projecting on the massive 30 metre flytower, visible right across the Thames and from Waterloo Bridge. Without a cloud in the sky, it was the hottest day of the year in London!

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  • ICA Performance
  • Post and Kane
  • Peter Greenaway
  • Coldcut, EBN, Addictive, Hexstatic
  • ICA Group Shot
  • Addictive TV – Graham

Optronica 2007 Pictures

Photo by Lisa Loco

A big thanks to Addictive TV, Amy Z, and everyone who made Optronica 2007 a big success. And to all the folks who came to see our show a the ICA London.

We had a great time, and were glad to meet so many super-xlnt people.

Addictive TV keeps getting better and better. If you get a chance to see one of their shows, do it! You wont regret it. Their stuff looked monumental on the massive Imax screen, and they played an amazing new remix of Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again”. I think this one could be a big hit.

I also got to see two killer sets from Exceeda. I had never seen their set before. Fantastic stuff. Xavier rocked the house with his Phantom of Optronica set.

Peter Greenaway performed a spectacular live mix of his films in the Imax theatre.

And Coldcut performed a beautiful tribute to Robert Anton Wilson.

So, all in all, and wonderful experience.

Post and Kane in 3D. If you get very close to the monitor and stare at this picture for a long time, you will get an interesting effect.

Graham from Addictive

Exceeda, Addictive, VJ Anyone, Motorboy

Coldcut, Addictive, Brian Kane, Hexstatic

Peter Greenaway

Optronica 2007

Gardner and Brian

Ok, so now it’s out. My good friend Gardner Post and I are going to do a show in March at Optronica at the ICA in London. We’re pulling together some classic old footage from the dusty old archives, and mixing it together with some brand new material for a special one night show. I was thinking about calling it “Aged 15 Years”. But then again, I was thinking about naming my son Orange or Vector. And that went nowhere. Except that now he likes the name Orange, and even came up with a rhyme for it: Door Hinge. But I digress…

All thanks are due to the awesomeness at Addictive TV

Optronica presents for the first time in the UK, Gardner Post and Brian Kane from the massively influential, but sadly no-longer, pioneering American audiovisual act Emergency Broadcast Network (EBN). The duo will present a sharp-edged set of unseen EBN work mixed with some new material.

EBN was originally founded in the late 80′s by Gardner Post, Josh Pearson and Brian Kane, all graduates of Rhode Island School of Design. In the early 90s they pretty much invented a new standard in the culture of AV remixing, video scratching and audiovisual sampling techniques. Post was also heavily involved in the spectacular set design for the band, while Kane developed the first known VJ software called Vujak, with the charismatic Pearson also working as front man for the group.

Their modus operandi was to take cable TV broadcasts and remix them with a funky beat, often having the lyrics ‘sung’ by half-second sound bites cut together. They gained popular acclaim after their involvement with U2′s ZooTV Tour in ’92 and later released their video album “Telecommunications Breakdown” in ’95 on TVT Records.

After Kane had left the group, they were later joined by turntablist Ron O’Donnell and video effects artist Greg Deocampo. All the team still pursue personal projects and here, for Optronica, Post & Kane perform together for the first time in nearly a decade!

A special audiovisual treat not to be missed!

141 Hours

Music by David Fodel
Created for Addictive TV and SciFi Channel UK, 2001


These Melodies

Music by David Fodel
Created for Addictive TV Mixmasters Series, 2003

Brian Kane ICA 2003

Performance at the ICA London, 2003

Brian Kane ICA 2003

Here’s an image of me performing for the Cybersonica 2003 festival at the Institute for Contemporary Art, London. I was invited to do the show by my friends at Addictive TV. Thanks again, guys :)

Ovni Logo

OVNI Logo, 2004

OVNI Logo, 2004, created for 2004 Mixmasters TV show. This Logo appeared on the “Low Rolling Resistance” video which David Fodel and I created for Addictive TV’s UK series. Brian Comerford provided the copy for the text crawl. This was an interesting piece, very experimental. I would still love to go back and re-edit it, as I never did feel that it was properly finished.

There’s a nice pic of dev, e23, and myself as Ovni here, along with some other pics from our 2002 “Future of Kitchen Design” tour.