SEVENSTORE x Baltic Weekender
On Saturday 1st June, SEVENSTORE will partner with Baltic Weekender as an official venue at the inner-city festival.
Taking place across the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool throughout the day and night, the event will see the store host an AI Audio Lab production workshop, Q&A with Detroit Swindle, and guest DJ set from Breakwave.
The instore activity instore will run from 12pm to 7pm, with the Q&A and DJ set beginning from 4pm.
SEVEN’s involvement in Baltic Weekender continues on from previous community and instore music experiences such as CONTAINER with Evian Christ and Emmanuel Baird, SEVENSTORE Presents Actress x Sam Wiehl, and a guest DJ set from Scottish selector Jasper James at the store opening party. The forthcoming schedule of activity with Baltic Weekender will bring a rich selection of local and world renowned talent to the store, with a wide-ranging programme of workshops, talks and music throughout the day.
AI Audio Lab is an audio installation that will be housed within the store for seven weeks as part of the store’s first full creative ‘edition’. The project is a feature of Bido Lito! magazine’s 100th issue programme and has been designed by Dr Robert Strachan, senior lecturer in music at University of Liverpool, in partnership with SEVENSTORE.
The project is intended to encourage participants to critically engage with the idea of a music future based on AI rather than human creativity, questioning the boundaries and parameters of artificial intelligence. AI Audio Lab invites you to step into a virtual recording studio and shape the creation of an artificial intelligence-composed piece of music, in a genre of your choice. From 12pm to 3.30pm, local artists Giovanna, Lupini and Bens Leia will produce music using the software.
Detroit Swindle is an electronic music duo started in 2011 by Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets. The Dutch duo put out most of their music through their own label Heist Recordings. As avid record collectors of both old and new music, their DJ style is as varied as their taste in music, blending together everything from classic house, obscure disco and African funk. In addition, the Detroit Swindle will be in conversation with Bido Lito! in the afternoon from 4pm.
Breakwave is a DJ, producer and the founder of enigmatic club night/record label Meine Nacht, as well as co-founder of Deep Sea Frequency. Rising through the ranks of the Liverpool scene, Breakwave is now one of the most in demand DJs on the global circuit, holding down a residency on NTS radio.
Breakwave plays from 5pm-7pm in the SEVENSTORE basement.