Thu, 20 May 2010  /  Post a comment
Brand new Andy Blake mix ahead of this Friday's World Unknown in (a secret) Brixton (location). Andy and Joe Hart jockey the discs and the massively-rated duo Gold Blood play live.
May 14th - Brixton - South East London
Acid house / new beat / EBM / cold wave / minimal wave / synth pop / proper electro / dark balearic /
Gold Blood live - “Their sound is smart and savagely snappy. Combines the heady sexiness of early 1980s electronic body music and the rampant energy of 21st century nightlife. Gold Blood’s music is undeniably dark-hearted yet it sparkles and pulses with a thrilling allure.” Metro – Ones To Watch
plus resident DJs
Andy Blake (Cave Paintings, Dissident, Black Editions)
Joe Hart (Bloc, Body Hammer)
Seriously good free mixes and photos at www.worldunknown.co.uk
Okay, so by now we’re assuming that anyone with even a vague interest in throbbing electronic disco dancing music has heard of the South London party with a difference - World Unknown? Right? Great, so there’ll be no need to harp on about the massive props we’ve been getting left right and centre, from the broadsheets, blogs, dance music sites and most importantly, the ravers-with-taste who’ve been blown away by the soundtrack, warm atmosphere and the extra effort made in making sure not only sound but also vision is set to 100% optimum.
So, let’s switch our attention to this month’s headliners, the chrome-plated- italo-art-synth-pop terminators Gold Blood! Since first gracing the WU stage in December, both band and night have become entirely entwined and have grown together, the party becoming heaving a hotbed for fun seekers of all shapes and sizes and Gold Blood gaining serious critical acclaim, after just one release – the Twilight Language EP on Human Shield.
But, don’t take out word for it. See below for a set of choice quotes from quality publications and journalists who know their shit. This night is set to be big.
“The midas touch of Gold Blood: totally awesome post-synth-punk. Gold Blood are one of the best new bands I’ve heard this year." Vice
“We’re pretty sure that with this kind of character as frontman, Gold Blood’s live show will be a great night out” Mixmag
“A bit like if The Presets went to Nesh parties and listened to a whole lot of Black Flag. They’re also sporting the type of credentials heads go crazy for. Be ready, Gold Blood are coming." Dazed and Confused
"Wierdo-synth-electro-popcore. This has a tribal effect on me and makes me want to throw myself on the dancefloor and make a tit of myself." Gill Mills, Best Of MySpace / NME Radio
“Gold Blood quite simply destroy all comers with their REAL electro. A breath of fresh air for a genre raped and dominated by faceless pussies with videos full of fake tanned wretches and oversized sunglasses. Gold Blood, thank fuck you’re here. Now please, annihilate them and make listeners toughen up.” Notion
"A darkly, self-consciously melodramatic and brilliantly OTT mix of Fantomas, Coil, Vex'd and Virgin Prunes." Time Out
“There isn’t anyone around at the moment you could compare them to. It’s that uniqueness which suggests an exciting future.” Music Week – Record of the Week
“Gold Blood have the New Band Holy Triumvirate: substance, momentum and a damn good name. Their sound is rich, compelling, satisfying. Their style is crazed, obtuse and wholly splintered beyond the realms of normality. Their name is… well – just picture a cut on your forearm, oozing blood that shone golden, like millionaire’s mercury. Just picture it. Sometimes, music has to be its own language, and only the most outré imagery can attempt to describe it: Gold Blood.” A New Band a day
“It seems harder influences are the order of the day in these six slices or romantic electro pop. Hard times call for harder music, and it works.” Tilllate (M8)
Gold Blood. World Unknown. May 14th. You know it makes sense.
World Unknown is a monthly session presenting dance music in its most physical, emotional and cerebral form. Most importantly, no record ever played will be devoid of ideas and imagination. The often boring, characterless, drug-fodder nature of so much club music will not be present. Plus 12" versions of actual songs feature heavily.
The soundtrack takes in elements of Belgian new beat, jacking acid house, cold wave, synth-pop, techno and italo, and hangs out somewhere in the territory inhabited by Ron Hardy's wild, kinetic take on house in its prototype form at Chicago's legendary Muzic Box circa '83-'86 and the sound of Belgian clubs Boccaccio, Carrere and Ancienne Belgique in the mid to late 80s. Naturally Andy and Joe bring things bang up to date with their own unique take on things, digging deep into their expansive, labour-of-love record collections for those gems that nobody else is playing...yet.
The intimate, unique and somewhat strange secret venue in Brixton is perfect for this dance experiment. Away from the trend-hungry hipster hordes of Dalston and Shoreditch, World Unknown is indeed just that.
World Unknown is extremely easy to reach by public transport 24 hours a day.
Brixton tube is a 5 minute walk and the 35 bus runs all the way from Shoreditch to right outside the venue. Many other buses from all over London stop nearby.
11pm 'til morning / £5 before 12 and £7 after (£5 all night if you email us for guest list).
Address = visit www.worldunknown.co,uk and send us an email.