Travel around the world and through the decades on the melodious notes of jazz, soul and disco at Aures London’s LexTempus this October. This multisensory music experience takes you on a journey from London to America, adventuring through the iconic eras of Black American music with a carefully curated playlist, immersive scents, live dancers, a crystal-clear sound system, breathtaking visuals and some delicious bespoke cocktails. Taking place at Aures London every weekend from October 8, you can now grab tickets for this extraordinary experience and pay homage to generational pioneers of music who helped shape the soundscape of America.
Climb aboard at Aures London – the venue below Waterloo station where this all unfolds – to be whisked away in a cocoon of sound, scents and striking visuals. Transformed into a first-class aircraft, the 90-minute experience whisks you away to the American cities through the use of floor-to-ceiling 270-degree screens, haptic 4D seating which pulses with the music and customised scents which replicates the familiar smells of each location. On your travels, you’ll also be treated to bespoke cocktails inspired by each era – every sense is truly catered to.
What will you experience at LexTempus?
First stop, you’ll find yourself plunged among the neon lights of smoky ‘50s and ’60s Chicago, the golden age of jazz. A time when the rising resistance to segregation fuelled the creation of legendary music, it was then that titans of the industry; Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Nina Simone, stepped into the spotlight.
Next, you’ll be dropped among the labyrinthine streets and looming office blocks of New York in the ’60s and ’70s. This was when the birth of the proud to be Black movement and civil unrest lit the flame beneath artists such as Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye and James Brown who poured every drop of their political struggles and individual style into their work. You’ll be able to enjoy the smooth sounds of these kings of soul as the Big Apple is brought to life around you through live performances and state-of-the-art technology.
The adventure reaches its conclusion on the steep slopes of San Francisco in the ’70s and ’80s. The flares-and-florals era of love and unity came after the end of the civil rights movement, with the glittering disco balls and hip-shaking beats beckoning in a new wave of dance-inducing music pioneered by the greats such as Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, Donna Summer and Chic. A city famous for the clanging bells of cable cars and the rich aromas of fresh seafood, you’ll no doubt feel transported with this immersive experience bringing the senses alive around you. Put yourself in the sparkling platforms of San Francisco’s dazzling disco queens this October and grab your tickets now.