5 must see acts at AVA’s Printworks London takeover

Taking place on 24th February is one of the most hotly-anticipated shows at Printworks; AVA, who are returning during the venue’s final season for their acclaimed club takeover and music conference.

© Photography by Jake Davis (instagram.com/jakephilipdavis)

Bringing together some of the leading figures in music and the audio-visual arts, AVA’s focus is to provide an opportunity for artists not only to perform, but to discuss upcoming projects, their creativity, history, and what the future of the scene may look like. Combining established artists with up and comers, music brands, tech companies, and other figureheads, AVA is the only show in the Printworks calendar that sees the day into the night; opening it’s doors at 11am for the conference and running through until 4am for the club.

The programme will be led with a selection of talks, workshops, and interactive sessions that are built around four key themes : Innovation, Diversity, Sustainability & The Future.

With so much going on, here’s 5 acts not to miss during AVA London:

Mall Grab
The Aussie sensation Mall Grab, real name Jordon Alexander, has been a mainstay DJ since 2016, having sewn himself into the fabric of dance music spanning lo-fi, breaks, and techno. As co-owner of respected imprint Steel City Dance Discs (who are hosting a DIY tape making workshop at the conference where attendees can make their own physical artefacts), Mall Grab has consistently promoted and supported new artists, growing the industry around him.

Max Cooper (Live)
Max Cooper is a unique audio-visual artist with a science PhD and international reputation as a leading electronic musician. His work is an emotional and sensory overload, fusing electronic music, visual art, and scientific discovery through installations, live performance, immersive audio-visual experiences, a range of digital media and award-winning music videos. With Printworks’ unique visual installation, we’re excited to see what Max will do with the space.

DJ Seinfeld
Possibly the most famous alias of Swedish producer and DJ, Armand Jakobssen, his sound is typical of thumping house, with heart tugging vocals, and sunny, uplifting synths. Having initially started DJ Seinfeld as a temporary side project, named because he found himself binge-watching the iconic ’90s sitcom following a breakup, the moniker took on a life of its own toward the end of 2016 alongside other lo-fi artists Ross From Friends and DJ Boring.

Hot Chip (Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard talk)
Taking place during the conference, Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard will sit down to discuss their experience as one of the UK’s most prominent crossover electronic acts. Having sold out shows around the world, a UK top 10 and selling hundreds of thousands of records, Hot Chip have been pushing the boundaries of pop, electronica and synthpop since their debut in 1995. This will be a special opportunity to hear their story and influences.

Sherelle and Niks discuss ‘Beautiful’
London based DJ and Hoover Sound boss Sherelle, launched ‘Beautiful’ in 2022, a label and platform designed to cultivate new music and scenes within the Black and LGBTQI+ music community. She’ll be sitting down with Niks (founder of Black Artists Database and co-founder of BEMA) to discuss the motivation behind the project.

Full line up for both the conference and club show can be seen below.
For tickets and more info click here!

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