Origin Unknown

The League Of International Misfits host official Offsite9 Afterparty.
9 April 2022, Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton.

Ni Singh, aka The League of International Misfits

Offsite9, a programme of arts projects created to compliment British Art Show 9 in Wolverhampton, concludes on Saturday 9 April 2022 with Origin Unknown.

Taking place at the city’s Newhampton Arts Centre, Origin Unknown sees live performances from The League Of International Misfits, Eastern Pressure Recordings’ Juttla and NeOne The Wonderer for an inspiring night bubbling with eclectic musical influences – from UK rap and Asian underground, to some dance classics.

Curated by The League Of International Misfits’ Ni Singh, the event is described as an audio/visual ‘happening’ with fantastical beats and sounds, emotive lyrics and hypnotic visuals.

Ni is a Wolverhampton-based songwriter, composer and musician. As The League Of International Misfits he provided the soundtrack to Flexus Dance Collective’s energising performance at the British Art Show 9 (BAS9) opening on 21 January 2022 at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, an event which marked the start of BAS9’s Offsite9 programme. Ni’s collaboration with Flexus, which features Eastern flavoured beats, classical strings, electronic elements and fleeting rock influences, is set to receive a full public performance on 3 April 2022 when the dance company visit Wolves’ Arena Theatre.

The League push boundaries musically and lyrically, often exploring surprising subjects. For example, Queens And Princes is a homage to local record emporium, Mike Lloyd Megastore, whilst Dust explores our minute place in a vast universe, and Escape tackles the theme of identity and Ni’s own migration to the English countryside; Escape and Dust are included on the League’s debut EP, Hello Mi$fit (streaming from 4 May 2022).

NeONE The Wonderer is a Wolves-born producer and musician who emerged from the region’s vibrant grime scene, while producer, musician and DJ Juttla is the name behind global beats label Eastern Pressure Recordings. Juttla has performed to audiences across the world, and worked with such major artists as Asian Dub Foundation and Fun Da Mental.

Says Ni: “Origin Unknown is the first time this diverse collective of talent has been gathered together and, as this is the British Art Show 9, we choose to showcase the very British but global talent that resides in Wolverhampton.

“We bring you artists who will dazzle your earbuds with urban attitude, eastern flavoured beats and then top it with a dose of high octane festival energy courtesy of the The League Of International Misfits’ dance division – blending uplifting beats with infectious melodies.

“We’ve also been creating short films and visual imagery focused around culture and identity, and will be showcasing these around the venue.”

Funded by Creative Black Country (via Arts Council England and Paycare), Offsite9 is a programme inspired by British Art Show 9 which takes centre stage in Wolverhampton from January to April 2022. Offsite9 features new works and commissions by creatives in the region who occupy city spaces and transform them into exciting experiences.

Origin Unknown, featuring The League Of International Misfits, is on Saturday 9 April 2022 at Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton WV1 4AN. Tickets are £8 from newhamptonarts.co.uk

LISTINGS

Saturday 9 April 2022
Origin Unknown
The official Offsite9 Afterparty. An audio/visual ‘happening’ featuring live performances from The League Of International Misfits, plus Eastern Pressure’s Juttla, and NeOne The Wonderer.
Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton WV1 4AN
Tel: 01902 572 090
7.30pm
£8
newhamptonarts.co.uk

This Offiste9 project has been commissioned by Creative Black Country as part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places scheme, and supported by Paycare.

The League Of International MisfitsHello Mi$fit EP

Debut EP released Wednesday 4 May 2022. Available via major streaming platforms.

  1. Dust
  2. Pressure Drop
  3. Escape
  4. Chameleon

Singles Dust (streaming from Thursday 7 April 2022) and Pressure Drop (streaming from Thursday 21 April 2022).

LINKS/ MORE INFORMATION

About The League Of International Misfits

The League of International Misfits, founded by songwriter and producer Ni Singh, poetically rings through the ears with its lyrical content exploring love, individuality, expression and much more. Tapping into Ni’s Asian, British and South American heritage, the League’s eclectic sound reflects his perceived status as an outsider, or misfit. Debut EP, Hello Mi$fit, drops May 2022.

www.theleagueofinternationalmisfits.com

facebook.com/theleagueofinternationalmisfits

About Juttla

Midlands-based music producer, remixer and DJ; Juttla has been a driving force on the British Asian music scene ever since the release of his debut album in 1999. Some follow trends … others create them. Always expect the unexpected; Juttla is that producer who isn’t scared to try and break all musical boundaries.

www.juttla.com

About NeOne The Wonderer

NeOne The Wonderer is a Wolves-based producer, vocalist, and ‘musical scientist.’ His recent releases include Nose Dive (featured on the Future Bubblers 5.0 compilation), and a collaboration with Nat Negus for Bloodclart Den 2.

neonethewonderer.bandcamp.com

About Offsite9

Offsite9 is a programme complimenting British Art Show which takes centre stage in Wolverhampton from January to April 2022. Offsite9 will feature new works and commissions by creatives in the region who will occupy city spaces and transform them into exciting experiences. With 22 creative commissions, people’s podcasts, tours, talks and collectable print, Offsite9 invites you to experience great art in Wolverhampton with and by local people.

www.creativeblackcountry.co.uk/offsite9

About British Art Show 9

The British Art Show is a landmark touring exhibition that celebrates the vitality of recent art made in Britain. Organised every five years by Hayward Gallery Touring the exhibition brings the work of artists defining new directions in contemporary art to four cities across the UK, including Wolverhampton (22 Jan-10 Apr 2022).

britishartshow9.co.uk

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