Midem Buzz Artist Glideascope to Perform at Overground Showcase at Cargo

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The music showcase Overground is scheduled to take place on March 22 at East London’s premiere music venue, Cargo. Overground's exciting line-up includes Bashment / Reggae artist Tippa Irie, R’n’B singer Keisha White and Ozzie B from UK Garage group, More Fire Crew. But, the most unique act to appear on the night is cutting-edge, downtempo artist Glideascope.

The 6th instalment of the popular music showcase Overground is to take place on Wednesday, 22nd March, at Cargo, East London’s premiere music venue. Overground boasts another exciting line-up, including Bashment / Reggae artist Tippa Irie, R’n’B singer Keisha White and Ozzie B from UK Garage group, More Fire Crew. Undoubtedly, the most unique act to appear on the night is cutting-edge, downtempo artist Glideascope, who is certain to break out into the mainstream.

Glideascope’s music is an incredible hybrid of classical, dub and world influences with contemporary downtempo beats. His concerts incorporate improvised laptop sets - “a laptop symphony” – strong percussive elements, live cinematic strings and impressive visuals. Glideascope will perform at the Overground with his live band, consisting of violinist, cellist, percussionist and guest vocalists. Tracks will be featured from his forthcoming full-length debut album “Audio Cinematography”, due for release on 12th June 2006, including the upcoming single “Big Big Disgrace”. This track, due out 29th May, features the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra with vocals by MC Junior Ruff.

Both the album and single will be released through Akara Music and distributed in Europe by Jet Star.

This year’s MIDEM music conference was the setting for Glideascope’s performance on stage at the Buzz Bands 2006 Showcase, which profiles the ‘ones to watch for’. The only British artist of the 8 new talents selected to appear, Virginie Perrault from the artistic team at MIDEM states “Glideascope’s emotive performance really was one of the best heard at MIDEM, with a truly international sound”. His track “Going All The Way” appeared on the MIDEM 2006 Talent Digital Disc V.I.P. Edition - a 150 limited edition run of a customised mp3 player produced for the most prominent of the 10,000 delegates taking part from 100 countries.

And the buzz is continuing: for the 2nd year running, Glideascope has been selected as a featured artist for this year's Winter Music Conference (WMC) in Miami. The track “Istanbul” taken from his forthcoming album will fill one of the coveted slots on the official WMC compilation CD. Last year, “Big Big Disgrace” previewed on the 2005 compilation with the WMC selection panel granting this a Top 5 ranking and many new supporters - leading internet music journalist Arjan Timmermans, of ArjanWrites.com, describes the track as “Mozart meeting Shabba Ranks meeting Groove Armada”. Glideascope’s material has also been licensed to MTV’s documentary series ‘Made’ and ‘My Super Sweet Sixteen’ and his podcast added to iTunes (see link below).

Make sure you catch the unique experience of Glideascope live on stage at Overground on 22 March - you will discover that the buzz is more than justified.


For more info on Glideascope please contact Ilka Schlockermann at Fire Media UK:

079 3206 6624 | ilka@gotadsl.co.uk or ilka@firemediauk.com

OVERGROUND VI featuring: Glideascope (Live downtempo vibrations infused with classical orchestration) | Tippa Irie (British Bashment) | Keisha White (R’n’B) | Ozzie B (UK Garage) | SAS (Hip-Hop) | Wan-Cee (Hip-Hop) | Jim Screechy (British Bashment / Hip-Hop) | Danielle Senior & Blemish Blackstorm (R’n’B / Hip-Hop) | Carl Ramsey feat. Demon (Rap / UK Garage) | Contrast (R’n’B)

Wednesday, 22 March 2006, 7pm – 1am, first act on 9.30pm. Admission: £5.

Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AY.

Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street and Old Street (020 7749 7840/ http://www.cargo-london.com).

Notes to the Editor:

1.MIDEM is the leading music conference for the industry worldwide with over 10,000 delegates from 100 countries. Taking place every January in Cannes, South of France, it is seen as the launch pad for artists such as Elton John, Nina Simone, Tom Jones, Simply Red, and more recently artists such as Katie Melua.

2.The Buzz Band Showcase at MIDEM is an annual showcase with entrants taking part from over 25 countries. This year’s event took place on 24th January 2006 in the Martinez Ballroom.

3.The Winter Music Conference, to be held 24th – 28th March in Miami, USA, is now in its 21st year. It is regarded as the singular networking event in the dance music industry, attracting professionals from over 60 countries. With its high concentration of top international artists, DJs and industry professionals, WMC permeates the international press and is thereby one of the most publicised events in the business. The compilation CD will be distributed to all conference delegates.

4.Overground is produced by Triple Vision, comprising of two passionate media professionals, who aim to redress the balance by presenting a showcase featuring 10 British acts from a range of genres, which they believe, should be UK chart-toppers. Overground is a night dedicated to giving underground artists a platform for exposure to their already-dedicated fans, industry notables, journalists and record label executives. The event showcases the most sought-after, talked about and underexposed acts on the circuit. For further information on Overground contact Akosua 07930 188 724 or Orantes 07745 396 832.

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