This is a sponsored article on behalf of Desperados.
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of 'church' and 'music' probably isn't dubstep or grime. But last week the Round Chapel in Hackney was taken over for a party featuring P Money and Plastician, which aimed to highlight London's position as the centre of the electronic music world.
Organised by The Big Smoke — the team which made red smoke come out of the Truman Brewery chimney on Brick Lane, the party used the former church's organ as the centrepiece of the night.
Projection mapping involves turning objects, often unconventionally shaped ones, into a display surface for video projections. The Round Chapel’s organ became the focal point of The Big Smoke’s red-themed party, finding itself emblazoned with colours and patterns, shifting in time as Lewisham grime MC P Money, and Thornton Heath dubstep/grime producer Plastician performed.
The Big Smoke is the London contingent of Desperados’ City Hack campaign, which has seen three different teams from London, Bristol and Manchester uncover the potential of their hometowns through a series of challenges.
For the final challenge on 25 September, all three teams will meet for the first time to take part in the opening night of UKF’s UK electronic music tour at Building Six. Early bird tickets have already been snapped up but advance tickets are still available here.