Nullsleep has been quite busy lately, gigging, celebrating the beginning of summer, putting out a new record, and fronting the 8bitpeoples juggernaut, as always.
The video before you is part of Nullsleep's performance in the first ever Make Music New York 2007 that took place last week on June 21st, the first day of summer.
Make Music New York is based on France's Fete de la Musique, which has been a great success for 25 years. Since it was inaugurated, the festival has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 300 cities in 108 countries, including Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Australia, Vietnam, Congo, Cameroon, Togo, Columbia [sic], Chile, Mongolia, and Japan -- everywhere, it seems, except New York.
Care of the Tank, it was an afternoon of great energy with other performances from Mark Denardo and Bit Shifter, even though the rain did dampen the former's set, ending it early. People began to congregate at the corner of Church and White streets after the show restarted, creeping closer out of curiosity at the large jostling crowd that had formed. Among the new tracks from Electric Heart Strike, Nullsleep dropped an unreleased gem called Lightspeed Lament, which he described as a "...song about the best things in the universe: girls, time travel and superstring theory."
If you're in the Chicago area this weekend, you have a chance to see Nullsleep and Bit Shifter, who will be part of the lineup at the inaugural concert for the four-part Ohm Multimedia Series on Saturday, June 30 at 1:30pm.
PRINT THIS OUT FOR YOUR WALL (for signatures, and kissing)!
More photos from Minusbaby's Flickr stream, who designed the Electric Heart Strike cover, as well as other classic 8bitpeoples release covers. Also, you can find pictures I took of the event in the gallery.
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