Cardiff MADE and Electric soup presented a series of digital gigs as part of Independent Venue Week 2021. With the support of Arts Council of Wales/Welsh Government funding, we produced 25 min films of each of the live sessions featuring Boris a Bono, Eädyth, Shreddies and Jason & Becky. We also have bonus films of MADE GIGATHON (including FRWD, Jaxxson Payne, Ani Glass, Mason Bee, PLAID, Kayla Painter, Half hour at The Hilton, Boris a Bono, Eädyth, Milllkie, Shreddies, Jason & Becky, to name just a few) and LOCKDOWN HIGHLIGHTS.
Showcasing original Electronic music from South Wales, from synth-pop, electric soul to ambient trance, our highlights filmed during the Electric Soup / Lockdown Live 2020 sessions: Boris a Bono, Eädyth, Shreddies, Jason & Becky. Produced by Zoë Gingell & Teddy Hunter for Cardiff MADE, with Sound recorded and mixed by Joe Marvelly & Josh Bowles, Film services by Jamie Panton, Set construction by Josh Leeson. Arts Council of Wales Funded.
We've dug into the MADE gig archives from the crowd's perspective - using audience mobile phone footage, stills and posters; including recent lockdown footage to bring back that feeling of being there. MADE hubbub, DIY showcase + sheer brilliance. MADE thanks to the Arts Council of Wales / Welsh Government (Covid Response Funding) + Josh Bowles, Rich Chitty, Pete Evans, Zoë Gingell, Alastair Gray, Teddy Hunter, Josh Leeson, Joe Marvelly, Glyn Owen, Jamie Panton, Lucia Jones, Joseph Vitek.
Boris a bono is a producer, recording and performing artist from South Wales and has performed during several Electric Soup events . WE're delighted to present new material and work from his recent EP 'Ebb' in this special 25 min live set recorded in September 2020 during Lockdown at Cardiff MADE, behind an acrylic safety shield. Using intercut footage / projections created by Boris and artist Kate Woodward. https://borisabono.com/
Eädyth is a bilingual electro-soul artist from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. She performs her own material in a 25min Lockdown Live Session, recorded in September 2020, and PREMIERED here to mark Independent Venue Week 2021, in support of the live music scene. Click Vimeo on the video to comment!
Shreddies is the electronic project of Cardiff musician Josh Dickins (bassist of Rosehip Teahouse). During 2019 he started experimenting with free drum machine plugins on his laptop, eventually recording his first EP COVID-3001 and recently released a single Fido via Cardiff label Rose Parade Recording Co. https://shreddies.bandcamp.com/track/fido-3
Jason & Becky are collaborative fine artists based in Swansea. Their audio-visual practice responds to current socio-political conditions to complement a range of media and experiential formats, which aim to immerse participants in ambiguous, individually interpretable spaces. www.jasonandbecky.co.uk @jasonandbeckyartists
We present highlights from all 4 sets recorded during Lockdown 2020, featuring Boris a Bono, Eädyth, Shreddies and Jason and Becky, covering a diaspora of sound and styles with these electronic musicians based in Wales from electro synth-pop and soul to ambient / psytrance. Made with the financial support of the Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government and produced by Cardiff MADE.
Recorded during Lockdown 2020 at Cardiff MADE gallery / arts venue. Featuring a selection of the tracks performed and recorded live by Boris a Bono, Eädyth, Shreddies and Jason and Becky. Music by: Rory Coughlan-Allen, Eady Crawford, Josh Dickins, Jason Cartwright and Rebecca Williams. Recorded and mixed by Joshua Bow.
The LP soundtrack is available to listen, buy and download on BANDCAMP as a special release LP.