Posts Tagged ‘Bathysphere’

Ola Szmidt EP1 – Vinyl and Digital Release

December 1, 2017

Ola Szmidt EP1

The debut EP from Ola Szmidt is now available on vinyl, in a limited edition of 500 copies. I co-wrote and produced the track Moja which is featured on the EP. The release has been supported by the PRS Foundation for New Music and the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award where Ola has received mentoring from Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) and Emily Moxon (Brownswood Recordings). Moja features Ola Szmidt on vocals, Corey Mwamba on Vibes, Dave Dhono on Cello and Cyriel Diels on saxophone. It was mixed by Chris Cousin and myself at the Bathysphere studio and mastered by Kieran Hebden.




Archive: James Kelly and Adam Weikert + Turntablist Philip Jeck at Summer Sundae 2008

January 24, 2017


I worked in an ambient electronic duo with Adam Weikert between 2007 and 2008. We recorded three studio improvisations which were released on CDR and performed a handful of concerts in Leicester and Coventry. In 2008, we performed on the Bathysphere stage at Leicester’s Summer Sundae festival alongside turntablist Philip Jeck. I think of this as my crate digger phase where I was remixing obscure records found in charity shops.


The Healing James Kelly Ft Ola Szmidt Remix EP

February 20, 2013

The Healing remix EP

The remix EP of my track The Healing Ft Ola Szmidt is available on download and limited edition 5″ lathe cut vinyl. The EP features an eclectic collection of remixes by Daidono, Si Tew, Envlope, Echo Locate and Adam Chetty.

The Healing and The Healing (Daidono Remix) are available on 5″ lathe cut vinyl, cut by myself on my own disc cutting lathe. The 5″ is packaged in a screen printed gatefold card sleeve, with CDR of the full remix EP, limited 200 copies. The release also includes immediate download of 7-track EP in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or Wav.

The Healing track is from the forthcoming from the album Transformation of the Mind due out in 2014.

Pure Phase Live at the Bathysphere Studio

October 8, 2009

New Pure Phase set recorded at the bathysphere studio.


August 19, 2009

A few weeks ago we put on a mini Stench Festival, with 2 nights of electronic music at The Great Central Gallery, Leicester. The first night was curated by Bathysphere with peformances from Asmo, Neil Unreal, Sam Dodson and myself. The second night was hosted by PVC, with performances from BJ Cole VS Myoptik, Phaelah, Samual and the Dragons, Glatze and Wassim. With sound system prived by the Biscuit Tin Sound System. The gig was broadcast live on Ustream and the video above is from the first night, filmed by Jaqueline Cheval.

I’ve recently bought a Korg Zero4 DJ mixer and I’m using it with Ableton and Traktor Scratch Pro. I’ve been spending a lot of time composing and I use this gear and DJ techniques to realise my music in performance. This gig was my first opportunity to try it out in performance. Thanks to all the event organisers for a great weekend of gigs!

Circuit Bending meets Turntablism at the Bathysphere Studio

May 9, 2009

I’ve been back at the Bathysphere studio with Asmo this week, working on the finishing touches to the track “The devils in the detail”. Its a duet of scratching meets circuit bent noise. (more…)

STENCH 3 @ Phoenix 27th March + Piece for laser beam

March 18, 2009


STENCH returns with an audio-visual feast of ear and eye shaking, featuring 7inch Cinema, Cuttlefish, Myoptik, Bathysphere, Dirty Electronics Ensemble, Okoku Araya, Chris Conway’s Quad Electronic and others. The Phoenix provides the setting for multiple screen and loudspeaker projections, electronic bleeps and laser visuals, with late bar and DJs.


Janek Schaefer Performance, Leicester

February 13, 2009

I’m performing a new work in collaboration with Sean Clark on the 6th of March. We delve into abstraction with sound and light. (more…)

Pure Phase Live Set and Scratch Record

January 9, 2009

This week, me and Spencer have been working on our Pure Phase live set. I’ve been making a scratch record, sampling records and processing them. I’m using Serato Scratch Live to test out the samples and see where I want them on the record. Once they’re in place, I will get them cut onto a one off vinyl record.

Upcomming Gigs

09/01/09          Kontakt Live @ Sophbeck, Leicester
30/01/09          Supporting Stenchman, Liverpool
06/02/09         Rubberdub @ Blueprint, Nottingham
03/04/09         Kontakt @ Sophbeck, Leicester

More Pure Phase on this blog.

Pure Phase Dubstep Mix for 8755

Iration Steppas Play Pure Phase Ft I-Mitri One Away Counteraction Dubplate

Pure Phase at the United Nations of Dub weekender 2013

Biscuit Tin Sound System Presents I-mitri meets Pure Phase

Pure Phase Live Dubstep set developments

Pure Phase Live setup

Pure Phase DJ Sets 2009

Pure Phase at Rubberdub, Nottingham Feb 09

Pure Phase Live Dubstep at the Roadmender Northampton 2008

Asmo Collaboration

November 24, 2008

Asmo and James Kelly

I’m in the studio with Asmo from Bathysphere this week, to work on a few tracks for his new album. The MP3 below is a little sketch that came from our first jam a few months back. The bass line is from the tasty modular synth Asmo is using in the picture!