Posts Tagged ‘music’

Rag ‘N’ Bone Man

The other day at our Church Walk location, we were proud to host a BeBox event in collaboration with Got2b, featuring the incredibly talented Rag ‘N’ Bone Man. The bleusy singer/songwriter from Brighton was interviewed and gave an amazing live performance. The industrial setting of the location really added to the emotional and raspy style of the music, giving it a more raw vibe. Please checkout his interview and performance here:


Paul McCartney Album Cover

Here is the album cover and some promotional pics from Paul McCartneys latest album “Kisses on the Bottom” shot at The House Next Door. The album was released in February of this year and came in at #3 in the UK album chart and #5 in the US billboard top 200 album chart. Produced by Tommy LiPuma the album has been critically acclaimed as an easy listening selection of songs which delves into the former Beatles’ roots.

Available here on itunes..

Oliver Twist – D’Banj

The Depository hosted the Oliver Twist video by urban artist D’Banj and out of the blue none other than Kanye West turned up!

Here’s the vid and a pic of our very own Johnny Lewis chillin’ with the crew…

DBANJ OLIVER TWIST VIDEO from Tessy Tessy on Vimeo.

Adele Cover’s March 2012 Issue of US Vogue

Fresh off her success at this months Grammy awards, Adele graces the cover of the March edition of US Vogue, entitled ‘The Power Issue’.

Beautifully shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott at Ruby House, the record-breaking songstress discusses surpassing career expectations, her burgeoning celebrity status, her love life and the implications of recently having to undergo throat surgery.

(Get well soon Adele!)

Be sure to pick up a copy the magazine available on newsstands worldwide now.

Rihanna “You Da One”

Following on from Britney last month here’s the promo for Rihanna’s latest single “You Da One” recorded exclusively in MC Motors and our picturesque yard outside. Set to a Clockwork Orange theme the tune is part of the “Talk that Talk” album and was recorded while Rihanna was in town performing her “Loud” tour at the O₂.

Look out for the glamorous Hackney council bins making an appearance at 3.18!

There’s also some extra behind the scenes footage…

And the artwork….

And the bin….

Britney Spears “Criminal” Video

MC Motors recently played host to part of the video to the new Britney Spears video “Criminal” directed by Chris Marrs Pilliero. Set to a Bonnie and Clyde style storyline featuring sex, blood and violence and a gun wielding Britney fleeing Stoke Newington Town Hall the video seems a long way from her more “innocent” early days.

The production was filmed at a number of UK locations including a country house in Surrey, a newsagents in Ealing, Stoke Newington Town Hall and our warehouse and the alleyway outside. Britney’s bedroom in the scene is set against our cream safety deposit boxes and a temporary shower was erected in the main room. The police are seen running on our bridge connecting to Ruby House and the cars pull up on the alleyway outside on Millers Avenue. Luckily none of the warehouse was damaged in any of the gun battles.

Be warned that the video has been give an 18+ rating!

Luv Luv Luv Records Launch Party @ MC Motors

We recently played host to the official launch party of recently established independant label Luv Luv Luv Records at our MC Motors location featuring the live return of multi-platinum selling artist Florence & The Machine.

Set on an unusually sweltering September evening, the event featured perforances from a selection of the label’s newest signees including, the blues-tinged Jamie N Commons, London based art-rockers Theme Park, the boldly named Spector, and of course what was to be the main attraction of the evening, appearing in front of packed house, a fantastic full-band performance from Florence Welch and her well-oiled musical machine. Sporting a new hair-do, the South-London songstress showcased material from her up and coming album ‘Ceremonials’ along with belting out soon-to-be classics from her back catalogue, closing the event in spectacular fashion.

Popstar to Operastar TV Advert

Here’s the new commercial for popular entertainment series “Popstar to Operastar” recently recorded at MC Motors. Featuring Katherine Jenkins, Rollando Villlazon and an airborne Myleene Klass the ad was skilfully curated by the ITV creative team.

Fortunately nobody was injured during its recording!

Jamie Woon – Mirrorwriting

Avant-garde musical alchemist Jamie Woon talks to 4Play about his new critically acclaimed “Mirrorwriting” album. With musical excerpts filmed at MC Motors the viral examines his thinking behind the album and how he pieced together the dubstep/soul collaboration so profusely.

“Woon’s debut has taken its time, but the beguiling results have been worth the wait.”

Read the BBC’s review explaining why they chose Jamie to be on their Sound of 2011 shortlist or follow through to itunes for album purchase info..

Land of Kings

This year MC Motors will be one of the venues hosting Dalston arts and entertainment festival Land Of Kings (play on Kingsland Road, illness geddit?).

Havana Club have taken over the warehouse giving it a Cuban style makeover with Giles and the guys at Soulshakers setting up a Havana themed bar. Rare films, drugs secret story telling and domino boards are also strategically placed throughout the venue which has been curated by Vince Vella.

Festival goers will all have to travel through at some point to collect their wristbands and a stage has been set up to host Brass Roots and the Havana Club Collective amongst others. The #MEATEASY has left its temporary home in New Cross and is going back to its roots setting up its refurbished meatwagon in our car park. Our neighbours at Print Club are also getting involved bringing their screen printing expertise to the event.

Wristbands can be bought on the door and allow entry into a number of local institutions such as The Nest, The Alibi, The Arcola Theatre and Rio Cinema. The programme also incorporates The East End Film Festival and 2ManyDJs headline the extensive music programme which you can see in full here.

For full festival itinerary ticket info check out the Land of Kings website and get yourself in gear for a right royal knees up!