London Electronic Presents The “Don’t Break My Love" Tour - A Clown & Sunset Showcase
The “Don’t Break My Love” Tour heralds Nicolas Jaar’s return to London, this time with Acid Pauli and Soul Keita, at the legendary Camden Roundhouse. Having just been voted the no. 1 live act in the RA polls Nico has also appeared in Rough Trade’s end of year chart for the 2nd biggest album of 2011 as well as appearing no. 4 in Mojo's electronica albums of the year. This appearance will also mark what will be the end of Nico’s Don’t Break My Love tour and his brand new live show.
Nico will be traveling to the U.K. for the first time since his three sold out summer nights at Fabric earlier this year. Soul Keita, who is making his U.K. debut, will accompany Nico along with Acid Pauli. 2011 has been a truly outstanding year for the youngster who is still only 21 years, though much further advanced in terms of artistry and wisdom. This year performance highlights have included Nuits Sonores, Sonar, Glastonbury, Roskilde, Montreux Jazz Festival, and Melt as well as an abundance of European festivals. What sees Jaar’s star rising even further is his own label Clown & Sunset, which has prospered and placed itself as a treasure trove of young and gifted artists from far-flung corners of the globe.
“Intelligent, intuitive and totally in-tune with the kind of off-kilter sonic tones and tempos which, combined, create a near perfect noise.”
February 2nd will be a showcase for Clown & Sunset - a music company and outlet for Jaar’s most intimate work as well as the debut of some of the more innovative multimedia works that will be released through Clown & Sunset’s parent company, CS Aesthetics (CSA). Since completing his debut album, Nico has devoted himself entirely to developing Clown & Sunset, bringing on the likes of Acid Pauli and cultivating his down-tempo, dark carnival aesthetic. The German musician and ex-Bar25 resident will be releasing his next album through Clown & Sunset.
Soul Keita, one of Clown & Sunset’s founding artists, comes to London to premier his new live set. The twenty-year-old Ethiopian musician and painter recently relocated to Paris from his hometown, Addis Ababa, where he is composing new music and developing visual art. Nico, Soul and Acid will be curating the Roundhouse on February 2nd on behalf of Clown & Sunset and CSA.
The converted industrial factory offers an even bigger stage for the team to expand their collaboration and culminate the European leg of the “Don’t Break My Love” tour. The Roundhouse is London’s oldest and most revered live music venue. Transformed from an old steam engine repair shed to a now legendary cultural venue, the evenings event will see the three youngsters stepping onto the same stage as the likes of Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Pink Floyd. As Nicolas Jaar continues to dominate the charts for 2011, the event is a set to be a shining light in the otherwise darker and cold month of February.