Posts Tagged ‘leicester’

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 Biscuit Tin Sound System 11.11.11

November 5, 2011

Biscuit Tin Sound System

Fresh from hosting the Abashanti-I, Channel One and Iration Steppas Soundclash, The Biscuit Tin Sound System return to The Music Cafe, Leicester for their monthly night.

Pure Phase will be firing up the lathe to cut some new dubplates for the gig.


Pleq and James Kelly Performance

June 23, 2011

I’m supporting Pleq in Leicester on Friday, along with the vocal talents of Ola Szmidt, Sally Hossack and Mellow Baku.

Noise Music Synth: Dirty Electronics Ensemble and Chris Carter

October 10, 2010

The Dirty Electronics Ensemble have collaborated with Chris Carter on an instrument called the Dirty Carter. Which is an experimental sound generating instrument the size of a postcard. I was part of the 25 ensemble members who worked with Carter for a performance at Phoenix square in Leicester using the Dirty Carter and other Dirty Electronics instruments.

There is more info about the performance on Asmo’s blog post Chris Carter and the Dirty Electronics Ensemble and clips from the performance and an interview with Chris and John Richards on the Phantom Circuit Radio show.


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!

Stench 4

June 8, 2009

James Kelly at Stench 4

I had a great time at Stench on Friday, the night featured 3 AV performances from Modulate, Mick Grierson, a collaboration by myself and Cuttlefish and a DJ set by Burntprogress.


Stench IV @ The Phoenix 5th June

May 22, 2009

I’m performing a new piece with Sean Clark at the next Stench event. The line up includes Modulate, Mick Grierson and Burntprogress. (more…)

CDR Leicester 21st May

May 18, 2009

CDR poster

We’re back at Sophbeck this Thursday. Bring along your tracks!

Featuring guest DJs:
Pure Phase
Jimi Oh

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…)