At Open Sessions, speakers share their career-defining moments and advice for getting started in a creative field. It is also an opportunity to make new connections and meet like-minded people.
At Open Session #3, Lighthouse Associate Director, Elijah, was joined by club night collective Off-Peak and DJ, producer and visual artist Murlo. They talked about their work that brings visuals to the dance floor and what that means for the DJs of the future.
Off-Peak is a Brighton-based underground club night, specialising in grime, dubstep, UK garage, club and footwork, run by a collective of visual artists and producers passionate about sharing the music they love. All former students at University of Brighton, they began the night as a fundraising event in 2015 and, due to its success, have continued to run it on a regular basis since. In the past two years, the night has moved from small venues to Brighton’s Patterns and London’s Corsica, and using the in-house artistic talent, the collective has developed a strong visual aesthetic, both in its promotional material and club décor.
Murlo is a DJ, producer and visual artist who merges the realms of the audio and visual. An established DJ, he has played clubs and festivals extensively across the world from Asia to North America, and hosted shows on NTS radio and BBC 1Xtra. His latest venture, Murlo AV, is a unique multi-sensory dancefloor experience comprising hand-drawn Studio Ghibli-style animations and original music, released and recorded, by Murlo. Already a hit, Murlo AV’s debut and ICA shows both sold out in 2017.