Listen to the UNKLE remix of Meltdown artist Radkey’s track “Romance Dawn”.
“I’m deeply honoured and inspired to be curating this year’s Meltdown, following in the footsteps of many of my musical and cultural heroes. Over the past few months and during many sleepless nights I have been dreaming of a giant psychedelic jigsaw puzzle and trying to arrange all the pieces to create something eclectic, multicultural, unique and contemporary that joins the dots between artists who have strived to push the boundaries of the art of music. With my Meltdown I wanted to draw on the diversity and creative history of London and apply that to creating a festival that reflects the ever changing musical and artistic landscape of one of the most inspiring and creative epicenters of the world. Welcome to my world and I hope you enjoy the trip.”
- James Lavelle
James Lavelle will curate the 2014 Meltdown Festival at Southbank Centre in London.
“I am deeply honoured to have been asked to curate Meltdown 2014. I intend to create a vibrant and exciting collage of counter culture and collaboration from the worlds of music, film, art and everything in between. I want to bring together my influences from the past, the present and my work as an artist in contemporary society as well as transforming the space in a way that’s never been done before, both artistically and musically. In curating Meltdown I have a responsibility to inspire the next generation of young artists in the same way that I was inspired as a teenager. Together we will push boundaries, shoot for the moon and create something that people will never forget.”
- James Lavelle
The full Meltdown lineup will be announced in early 2014.
FILTER Magazine premiered James’ remix of The Neighbourhood’s “Sweater Weather”. Listen to the track here.