Photos by Mike Jones /
Bigfoot's 2nd Birthday with Ambivalent photo gallery
:: BIGFOOT STRIKES TWO ::
December 3rd celebrates two years of outdoor summer parties at The Courtyard, exclusive guests, trips across Scotland to Snafu and stacking bass bins in abandoned fish factories. After racking up an impressive previous guest list that includes Tim Xavier, Edu Imbernon, Hermanez and David Labeij among others, as well as hosting after parties in launderettes, recording studios, factories and countless basements Bigfoot's now returns to the creative hub of the Art School with AMBIVALENT (Minus). Hauling with them a brand new sound system courtesy of Tannoy and a rejuvenated rig from CPE Lighting (SECC/T in the Park), a truly memorable anniversary is in the making. Ahead of the late night shin-dig Bigfoot's will be taking over the basement at Offshore cafe on Gibson Street (free entry with Ambivalent ticket), for a day of audio-visual art installations and music from the Bigfoot's residents + friends. NB Pre-party is first come first served and a BYOB event.
:: AMBIVALENT ::
Having released records on Minus, Esperanza, Leftroom, Clink and Klickhaus, New York based Kevin McHugh (AKA Ambivalent) is something of a household name in flats where techno gets played absurdly loudly until an ASBO falls silently onto the doormat. Abstract, inventive, at times intimidating and always pounding, Ambivalent’s productions, from 2006’s ‘Roomies’ EP to ‘Down’, released earlier this year, have proved McHugh a consistently quixotic, refreshing and inventive party starter. He is also responsible for the infamous ‘R U OK’ (a genuine vinyl freakout), has collaborated with JPLS, aided Richie Hawtin in the production of the Plastikman live show, and put on parties with such luminaries as Carl Craig, Thomas Brinkmann, Pole and Dimbiman, as well as running his own internet radio show with Camea, ‘The Nerd Tank’.
McHugh’s roots with Minus Records begin around 2000, having begun to put nights on which featured label stalwarts Magda, Troy Pierce and Heartthrob. Since then Ambivalent’s style and sound have evolved even more so into a dark, grooving and often revelatory approach to modern techno which solidifies his live sets and infects the tracks he has remixed, including Andrea Ferlin’s ‘Gender’, Paco Osuna’s ‘Rishko’ and Hawtin’s own ‘Statikphunk’.
2010 has been a busy year for Ambivalent, with two EPs released on Minus this year (‘Down’ and ‘Rumors’) and a heavy touring schedule which Bigfoot's are delighted to say now includes cutting the cake at Bigfoot's December bash.
:: PRE PARTY ::
The Exhibition Basement - 3/5 Gibson Street, Glasgow.
In the cavernous riverside basement of Offshore, Bigfoot invites you to come feast with us on cake, vodka jelly and high grade music before hitting the Art School for our Birthday party. Employing various mediums to depict themes associated with electronic music; copy and paste, cause and effect, looping and repetition, we shall explore through video, lighting, print and sculpture to transform the space into a cave of wonder. Free treats are on offer all day and will be sound tracked by your favourite artists before Bigfoot DJs take over at 8pm - PLEASE NOTE from 8pm its first come first served and bring your own bottle (though please respect your surroundings!). If the launderette parties from the last birthday are anything to go by, get in early.
2pm-8pm :: Exhibition of art work, birthday cake, drinks, journey through electronic music.
8pm-11pm :: Bigfoot DJs + Friends - Official Art School pre-party!!
:: TICKETS ::
Advance tickets just £8
available from www.residentadvisor.net, www.tickets-scotland.com or in person at
The Vic Bar, 168 Renfrew Street, Glasgow and 237 Argyle Street (tickets-scotland), Glasgow.
£8 for GSA students
Free entry to pre-party & exhibition with Art School ticket.