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Following an unforgettable launch night just before Halloween, featuring the unlikely melting pot of Oni Ayhun, Oneohtrix Point Never, Teengirl Fantasy and Minimal Wave's Veronica Vasicka, BleeD continues to explore new and exciting territories at London's latest and greatest venue, XOYO, tucked neatly behind the Old Street roundabout.
Aiming to bring together a diverse yet coherent line-up each and every time, BleeD is an ambitious attempt at reinvigorating Friday nights in Shoreditch by transporting the crowd to an alien world, soundtracked by true visionaries of past and present. February's event is no exception, with the first ever live appearance on these shores of the master craftsman behind the wonderful 'Glass Eights' LP on Dial Records. Home to the likes of Pantha Du Prince, Efdemin and a recent Roman Fluegel EP, Dial is an imprint which never ceases to put out the most sublime and detailed music, which adheres to to 'deep house' but in the loosest, most ground-breaking sense. In this case, we're blessed with an 'album' in the true sense, with each classically-informed, masterfully controlled segment relying on the next to create a sense of a very satisfying, transcendental whole. It's hard to believe this is the work of a man who is still in his 20's!
We're yet to announce our supporting acts, but as will become customary as BleeD unfurls further, you can expect a diverse and complementary blend of the abstract and dancefloor oriented, designed to wrong-foot and delight at every turn. Joining the dots will be BleeD's resident curator, Casper C, alongside guests DJs.
'Glass Eights' Reviews
Juno Albums of the Year : 3rd place
Fact Magazine Albums of the Year : 17th place
RA : 4.5
Pitchfork : 7.2