MusicDish e-Journal - May 29, 2016
MusicDish Advertising Network
» HOME » INSIDER SCOOP » CAREER TIPS » MUSIC SPOTLIGHT » MUSICDISH*CHINA
» INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS » NEWS BEAT » DIGITAL SKOOL » OPEN REVIEW » MUSICDISH EDELWEISS
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

PRS for Music Honour Electronic Music Duo Orbital
Iconic group unveil music plaque at site of first live gig in North London
By Eric de Fontenay (Founder & Publisher)
(more articles from this author)
2013-11-15
Comment | Email | Print | RSS

Orbital, one of the UK's most influential electronic music acts was honoured with a PRS for Music heritage award. The plaque was unveiled at The Garage (formerly Town & Country II) in Highbury where the duo played their first live show on 18 March 1990.

Brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll, from Kent formed Orbital in 1989 and quickly became central to the seminal 1990's UK dance music scene. Most famous for their classic anthems, Chime, Belfast, The Box and Satan, Orbital achieved eight studio albums, two original score albums, three live session albums and four compilation albums including a Peel session.

Orbital performed at the London 2012 Paralympics Games opening ceremony and their 1994 Glastonbury performance is often hailed as one of the best live shows at the festival. Their most popular album, Snivilisation spent four weeks at #4 in the UK charts, selling 80,000 copies and was listed by Q magazine as one of The 25 Best Dance Albums Ever.

Paul Hartnoll of Orbital said: "It's hard to believe our first proper Orbital gig was 23 years ago, I feel touched that PRS for Music want to mark this occasion which was for me one of the defining moments as a young man. I felt like 'I'd arrived' at some place, finally putting my foot on a road that I had been looking for as long as I can remember... I recall taking the stage assuming everything was new and fresh to this sophisticated London crowd (we'd come up from Sevenoaks in my Mini Metro) so was gobsmacked when we played ‘Chime' at the end of our 20-25 minute set and a ripple of recognition went up and smiles spread throughout the place. I truly realised at that point that something may have started."

The Garage venue has been a rite of passage for up and coming bands for over 20 years. Its notoriety for staging impressive live music shows has lead to performances by Suede, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mumford and Sons, Danzig, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, The Undertones, Fall Out Boy, Paramore and The XX.

General Manager, Gemma Shamah of the Garage said: "As champions of music, new and old, we're thrilled and honoured to receive the PRS for Music heritage plaque alongside Orbital."

Mark Lawrence, Director of Membership, PRS for Music continued: "Orbital are true pioneers of British electronic music. They influenced a generation and helped to create an environment within which British dance acts could regularly achieve chart success. Orbital have created a long list of amazing songs. My personal favourites, ‘Chime' and ‘Belfast' were pivotal moments in my musical taste and I still listen to them today. To have Orbital returning to The Garage to accept their PRS for Music Heritage Award clearly demonstrates the crucial role live music venues have in helping to develop talented individuals who have the ability to shape a scene."

Ben Turner, founder of the Association of Electronic Music concluded: "Orbital are godfathers of a global electronic scene which has exploded beyond all expectations and, in some cases, all recognition. Orbital pioneered taking the electronic sounds to the live stage, progressing the scene away from DJ-ing and clubs, and led the way with the large-scale visual productions which are now commonplace on main stage festivals all over the world. Electronic music is now heard on commercial radio stations, in Hollywood movies, TV commercials and live events of every size. At the heart of this is the sound Orbital pioneered – heartfelt, innovative, futuristic music. In fact, everything good about electronic music – period."


Home » News Beat » PRS for Music Honour Electronic Music Duo Orbital
Permalink:http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=13488
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top


MusicDish Advertising Network

News Beat

» Dippso.com Blurs The Line Between Search & Streaming

» Nominations Now Open for 2017 She Rocks Awards

» Winners Announced For The First Annual Live Music Industry Awards

» Winners Announced For The 2016 Canadian Radio Music Awards

» Winners Announced For The 2016 Indies With Indie88

News Beat Directory



» [2016-05-28] Syndney Singer Rainbow Chan Guest DJ On China's Kanjian FM; In Its First Month, "Nest" Had Over 16,000 Listens, With The Song Climbing To #4 On Kanjian's Top 50 ING Chart

» [2016-05-25] Brownswood Launches Second "Future Bubblers" Music Discovery Program; The Project Speaks To The Creativity, Enterprise And Vibrancy Of Music Scenes Bubbling Under The Surface Of Towns Across The Country

» [2016-05-24] MusicDish Yaogun Adds Chinese Rock On Colectivo Bunka USB Vol. 6th Asia Music Compilation; The Special Anniversary Edition Features Three Very Different Chinese Rock Bands That Continue To Shape The Scene

» [2016-05-22] Kobalt Offers Creators Real-Time Earnings & Data Reporting; Mobile App Allows Artists And Songwriters To Track Their Earnings, Synch Activity, YouTube And Music Usage, All In Real Time

» [2016-05-15] New Online Ticketing System In Hong Kong Offers Enhanced User Experience And Lower Promoter Fees; A Hong Kong Music Promoter Has Teamed Up With A Canadian Electronic Ticketing Provider To Offer A New System

» [2016-05-15] Ryan West Video Shows How To Add 'Transformer Color' In A Mix; Tips Video Shows How Transformer Saturation Along With Analog Summing Adds Sonic Dimension To A Mix

» [2016-05-15] Tou-JAM Presents Legendary DJ Scratchy; Join The Tour DJ For The Clash On His First Ever China Tour In Shanghai On Friday, May 27th

» [2016-05-15] AdShare Appoints June Zhan Head Of New Taiwan Office; AdShare Signs "King Of Asian Pop" Jay Chou And His Record Label JVR Music

» [2016-05-15] CMA Research Shows Country Music Consumers Spend More On Music; Key Findings Also Indicate Variations In Listening Platform Use

» [2016-05-15] Dippso.com Blurs The Line Between Search & Streaming; Users Of Dippso.com Can Search The Platform's Vast Discography Metadata

» [2016-05-10] Nominations Now Open For 2017 She Rocks Awards; Celebrating Its 5th Anniversary, The Annual She Rocks Awards Pay Tribute To Women Who Display Leadership And Stand Out Within The Music Industry

» [2016-05-09] Planetrox China 2016 Semi-Final; 10 Hopeful Bands Fight For Their Dream Of Participating In Envol Et Macadam Festival In Canada This September
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

John Keenan’s New Album, "The Illusion Of Logic" All Set To Make Buzz In June

Rachel Espendez Releases Her Spin On Shawn Mendes' Pop Hit Song "Stitches"

Colectivo Bunka Worldwide Releases USB Vol. 6th Special Anniversary Edition

Registration Closing For 21st Annual USA Songwriting Competition

"Live & Die": Alessandro Bagagli Announces His New Album Out June 10, 2016

Jazz & Beyond Reinterpretation Of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon

Indie Folk Artist Releases Cancer Tribute



Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships