Last night the culmination of a year’s-worth of celebrations came to a head as Red Bull Revolutions in Sound swept into the EDF Energy London Eye, making its mark in history.
Following a jam-packed program of events to mark fifteen years of Red Bull Music Academy, thirty clubs and over 100 artists took to the skies for a celebration of UK club culture.
With performances that stretched across genres, eras and postcodes, highlights came from Mark Ronson DJing alongside Lily Allen who gave an animated rendition of new single “Hard Out Here”. Elsewhere, Katy B joined Skream for a one-off sky-high collaboration, whilst Richie Hawtin returned to his roots in the Lost capsule and Rudimental let rip above the city that inspired their meteoric rise.
Featuring a cherry-picked roster of the key players from UK nightlife over the last few decades, nocturnal ambassadors included everyone from Cream to Corsica Studios, Blitz Club to Boiler Room, FAC51 Hacienda to Fabric, YoYo to Young Turks, The End to Eskimo Dance, Metalheadz and more, stepping up to host their own capsules, and bringing the best of past and present together for an unforgettable night.
As capsule-goers made their musical orbits, 2000 punters shook the pavement in silence, as the likes of 2 Bears, Jackmaster, Felix da Housecat and Ashley Beedle battled it out in the Silent Disco at the foot of the iconic London Eye.
Off-site, an audience of more than a million viewers tuned in from around the world to catch the action online. The record-breaking coverage saw Channel4.com and YouTube host the 31 streams, covering each capsule to bring the action from the South Bank to the sofa.
Music News was fortunate to be inside the London Warehouse Events & Black Butter capsule alongside the incredible Rudimental, Gorgon City, MNEK and Kidnap Kid... and what a pod it was! The night started off with the fantastic Kidnap Kid on the decks before moving on to duo Gorgon City. Accompanying them was the sensational MNEK, who's powerful and soulful voice had everyone in the pod feeling extremley lucky to be there.
The final act to perform for us lucky capsule-goers was Rudimental DJ set playing popular tunes mixed in with Rudimental's big hits including 'Feel The Love' and 'Waiting All Night'.
Fantastic music combined with the stunning views across London, made this a night to remember. Well done Red Bull, it was truly special!www.revolutionsinsound.com