Monday, 15 February 2010

Foxxy electro-fest happening

Metamatic.com has announced details of "Short Circuit 2010", a celebration of the best of British electronic music at London's Roundhouse, headlined and curated by John Foxx.

Following a DJ set by one of the UK's most influential electronic artists, Gary Numan with co-producer Ade Fenton, John Foxx will perform a unique analogue synthesizer show to mark his thirtieth anniversary as a solo artist and the release of his debut solo album "Metamatic" in early 1980.

Foxx and a one-off group of special guests will assemble on stage for the first time with the machines he used on that album - the Moogs, ARPs and drum machines that created the sound of the future - to perform material from "Metamatic" and a selection of early Ultravox music.

The set will also include brand new material created in collaboration with Paul Daley from Leftfield, along with new songs by John Foxx & The Maths - an all-analogue synthesizer project with London-based artist Benge, whose work has been described by Brian Eno as a 'brilliant contribution to the archeology of electronic music.

Tickets £30 or so from Roundhouse

John Foxx: he's been sleeping in the garden again.