Mannequin Licker is a contra-pop electronic music artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Working within strands of new distributive practice and technology the aim is to explore notions of dissemination, interventionism, giving, audiencing, mobile publics, and ownership. The aim of this blog is to document my reflections on the project as it progresses, my intention being to post, if not regularly, then at least during its most productive stretches.
mannequinlicker has written 75 posts for Mannequin Licker's Electric Ark

Live Set Recording // 19.05.11 // Barkollo // Newcastle upon Tyne

Invisible beats, slow strut, and a wonky waltz. Foreshadows, future ghosts, and a night on itself choking… …Artifice and relic, ecclesiastically shuffled.

Archived ranting

I found this quite amusing piece that I wrote about three or so years ago.  There’s lots here that might be fun to clarify in the future, and although I agree with the general sentiment, I feel I’m scapegoating a world that’s easy to scapegoat. I started writing this late-night rant in light of a … Continue reading

DJ Set // 7th May 2011 @ Cooly G’s Star & Shadow Gig

http://www.mixcloud.com/media/swf/player/mixcloudLoader.swf?v=106 Mannequin Licker Backroom Dj Set @ Cooly G [7th May 2011] by Mannequin Licker on Mixcloud

New Sqlurque

Getting closer to installation time.  I’m aiming for 1st July, which might be optimistic, but me dad always tells me to set deadlines and that.  This one won’t actually be called Rainbows when it goes on the album, but Rainbows it is for now.  Enjoying the spectres of vocals in the introduction.  Initially tried for … Continue reading


Six is the magic number.

QR Custom Ridez.

Beginning to look into custom QR code design, and found a lot of pretty interesting stuff around.  Going to be creating some codes and playing around in Gimp to see how much I can get away with, seeing as there seems to be a fairly huge error correction built into them (around 30%) so hopefully … Continue reading

How To Steal Like An Artist…

This is a really really really great blog post by some really great, interesting guy in Austin, Texas called Austin Kleon.  I think I might print this out and stick it on my wall. CLICK HERE!

Reductive Space-dub Strut

Restricted myself to just a few sounds, and tried my hand at remixing Erykah Badu’s On & On from 1997.  The results;

The nature of the underwater ballroom.

As much as I’d love this to have been my own description of my work, or at least how I perceive it and the world it occupies…it isn’t.  Beautiful though.  Current-borne, wave-flung, tugged hugely by the whole might of ocean, the jellyfish drifts in the tidal abyss.  The light shines through it, and the dark … Continue reading

Electric Ark Radio Show 25th March – Deep Bass Therapy

Mannequin Licker’s Electric Ark on Friday 25th March.  It ended up being a sort of tribute to my time at Bloc Weekend this year, and an attempt to carve out a journey from the depths of the deepest deep to interstellar emancipatory otherworlds.  Ride the vibrations. http://www.mixcloud.com/media/swf/player/mixcloudLoader.swf?v=106 Mannequin Licker's Electric Ark 25th March 2011 by … Continue reading