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The Sessions Presents The Organic Jam


pee1_BENGALFLYER1E_1.jpg Speaking to Ralph Lawson on the eve of the launch of his discotheque cum restaurant ‘Beat’ a few months back it was evident that here was a man who believed that music and food were inextricably linked and now was the time for electronic music to forge  a similar relationship with the gastronomic world as its musical ancestors did. The project run alongside friend and acclaimed chef Tom Van Zeller was a resounding success in Ralph’s native Leeds and got us asking the question why doesn’t London, home of so much culinary and musical innovation have an equivalent?

Well bridging that gap seems to be a unique new weekly London electronic residency launching this Saturday at  one of Shoreditch’s hidden gems -The Old Bengal Warehouse- for The Sessions Presents The Organic Jam. One of London’s oldest surviving original warehouses, now transformed into a chic and atmospheric off the beaten track space which encompasses  both a bar and eatery all under one roof and tucked away from the usual over trodden paths of east London.

This new weekly live music night is hosted by infamous London music collective; The Organic Jam. Every week will offer a brand new, never rehearsed before live electronic musical canvas as special guest musicians from the likes of Prins Thomas & Lindstrom, Kitsune, Basement Jaxx and Mark Ronson amongst many others more bring their sonic offerings to the Old Bengal Bar..

The Organic Jam is a project driven by passion where openness to all genres gives birth to new ones, where the art of improvising gives endless possibilities to adventures into sound. In the last five years The Organic Jam have introduced improvised electronic music into events at the Tate Modern, London Fashion Week, Design Museum, Buckingham Palace, National History Museum, Royal Academy Of Art and many of Europe’s most prestigious venues.

The Organic Jam only perform live, they never rehearse, they don’t have a set-list and they could never do the same performance twice. It is all about the moment – an experience or an event that exists between the band and the audience for one time only.

With an aim to bring the fringe of designers, artists, musicians and media shakers under one roof, this is a night dedicated to lovers of electronic and live music where experiencing the extraordinary takes precedence over mainstream set lists. Forget every rule that has ever existed about live music; ignore every outmoded notion of what it is to be a ‘live’ band. Forget even what you think ‘live music’ actually means. There are no ‘songs’ as such to perform, there is no album to promote, and there are no commercial imperatives at play.

So with all that on offer and dinner available as you immerse yourself in music we think this is a project we’re working up a serious appetite for…

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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