Alternate Cuts

Alternate Cuts is an event and video series presented by Resident Advisor and Absolut Vodka UK. The series profiles local party collectives throughout the UK who work tirelessly outside of their 9-5's to keep their local music scenes thriving. To celebrate this we collaborate with these crews to bring some of their favourite artists to play rare, alternative sets. Each artist explores corners of their record collections that rarely see the light of day, in some of the best intimate venues around the country.
The Alternate Cuts series has been running for two years and has hosted 7 collaborative events across the UK.
The announcement video for 2018's series was created by Manchester-based designer and motion graphics artist Andrew Lyster.

Artist sets were recorded on the night and mixed with layers of generative graphics and source material creating a piece of art that sits between a livestream and a music video. The visuals were controlled live by the audio feed coming from the performer.
To create this we worked with lighting and graphic designer Black Box Echo.
Each series had it's own bespoke lighting rig:
Series 1: Blue Nest designed by Black Box Echo. This structure encased the venue and was designed to alter perceptions of party-goers. The installation was used during the headliners set at a crescendo moment creating a memorable moment of euphoria.
Series 2: Inverted Triance designer by Ben Price. This structure was mechanical and represented different colour aesthetics at each event, hanging over the audience as the main light source for the parties.

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