Aboutface in Peru
Last year, Freerotation Artist, Aboutface (Ben Kelley), completed an ambitious and profound inter-cultural collaboration with the indigenous Wampis community in Peru. His project included a journey to Peru in June 2018 where he spent time and connected personally with the community. This was in direct co-operation with our partner charity, Size of Wales which supports the Wampis as part of their ongoing work to protect an area of rainforest twice the size of Wales.
Ben has written a beautiful and touching piece about his experience with the Wampi community with beautiful photographic pieces.
Read more here.
Size Of Wales: Ten Trees For Christmas
For Christmas this year, give a loved-one a certificate showing that 10 (or 100!) trees have been planted as your gift to them. Our charity partner, Size of Wales, is running a much needed tree planting project in an area of Uganda which suffers devastating landslides due to mass deforestation. Let's help save the Planet for Christmas!!!
More info here.
New Release!!!! FR04 - Regeneration EP - Various Artists:
Freerotation Records returns with another 12” featuring Freerotation residents and regulars. The theme for this release is live hardware techno and the A side features two cuts from Juju and Jordash’s live improvised set from Freerotation 2017, while the flip showcases two of Freerotation 2017’s live hardware acts, the evergreen Shawn Rudiman from Pittsburgh USA, and the recently revived North-Easterners Cubic Space Collective.
Collectively these artists are some of the best live techno performers in the world today, with decades of experience behind them, and true dedication to their craft.
Release date: 29 October 2018
Audio Clips here.
Tresor presents I.T. x Freerotation x Second Wave | ADE:
Freerotation teams up with Tresor for an event at the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) this October, with music from Steevio & Suzybee, Peverlist, DJ Bone and more. More info here.
Pickle Factory x Freerotation: Cubic Space Collective, Steevio & Suzybee, Leif, Tom & Joe Ellis:
Freerotation heads to The Pickle Factory on 28th September for a night with Freerotation regulars Cubic Space Collective, Leif, Tom Ellis, Joe Ellis and Steevio & Suzybee, who will perform a set of brand new material. More info & tickets here.
A message about recycling and litter at the festival:
A message about recycling and litter to all the gang who are coming to the festival… We will have bins for mixed recycling and bins for non-recyclable stuff. Please look out for the signs above/attached to each bin to know which is which. Please use the bins provided and under no circumstances drop litter anywhere on the site. Please respect Baskerville Hall and its grounds. We’re proud to have a good reputation for tidiness but we could be even better if we all muck in. Thanks! Freerotation Crew xxx
Freerotation stage at Draaimolen Festival 2018:
This September we're heading to the forests of Tilburg, Netherlands, to host our own stage at the Draaimolen festival!
More info about the festival can be found here.
Freerotation contribute to STW Article "The Environmental Footprint of Touring DJs and Club Culture":
Steevio & Suzybee recently contributed to an article for Stamp The Wax, discussing the ecological impact of the dance music economy, and what can be done by festivals, clubs, DJs and charities to offset the damage. Read the full article here.
Aboutface visits Peru ahead of Freerotation 2018 collaboration:
We are excited to announce that Freerotation Artist, Aboutface, has embarked on an ambitious and profound inter-cultural collaboration with the indigenous Wampis community in Peru. This is in direct co-operation with our partner charity, Size of Wales which supports the Wampis as part of their ongoing work to protect an area of rainforest twice the size of Wales. The project will explore the evocative aural terrain of the rainforest and the sacred female songs of the Wampis. It will also raise awareness of the urgent threats to the Wampis’ forest home and raise money through the donation of his artist fee and sales of the vinyl release which will follow, among other things.
We encourage you to read more about the project HERE. You can also find out more about the Size of Wales charity on our website HERE and on their website HERE.
Update from 10 million trees project. Mbale, Uganda:
Currently the project run by our charity partners, the Size of Wales, is exceeding its tree planting projections. They’re already having a very positive effect for families in the badly deforested region of Mbale.