Returning to Plastic People once more, we welcome the formidable It's A Fine Line. Comprising of Ivan Smagghe and Tim Paris, IAFL have been on our wishlist since their inception a few years ago.
We've been massive fans of Ivan Smagghe harking back to around 2004, roughly the time of his Death Disco and Bugged Out CD's; an exciting period musically where various scenes mutated into each other and the likes of James Holden, Damian Lazarus, Tiefschwarz, Joakim, Kiki, Superpitcher and Smagghe became prominent figures. The minimal explosion to follow put paid to our interest in some of those DJ's and producers, but Ivan has always managed to do things independently and keep things interesting. Over the years, via various outlets: Wrong Meeting, varied mix CD's, etc. he's chiefly responsible for introducing us to essential music from The Cramps, Scott Walker, Musiccargo, D.A.F., OMD - not to mention a whole bunch of Wierd obscurities and beyond.
Not long after leaving Black Strobe, he hooked up with fellow Parisian in London, Tim Paris whose remix of Jason Edwards - Codeine on Kill The DJ still gets played from H&P to this day. As It's A Fine Line, their production levels soared with some interesting results. Eins Fine Grind on Kompakt might be the best example of their amalgamation of sounds and possibly the first rockabilly techno track? Watch out for some new material coming soon.
It's not often that you'll catch them individually or collectively at Plastic People and as such, we've given them the reigns to charter the whole night into territories unknown. Expect the unexpected - krautrock, rockabilly, disco, techno, house, minimal synth and anything in between.