Line-up /Room 1 - Techno
Al Tourettes (LIVE SET) (Apple Pips, Aus, Bonus Round, Bristol)
Dan Orchard (Delete)
Sam Smith (Alt Recordings)
AJ Reynolds (Alt Recordings)
Room 2 - Boogie, Hip House, Funk, Old-Skool, Vintage
Chris Box (Run, London)
Kidkut (Immerse, Hotflush, Bristol)
jim-r (Blink Soundsystem, Bournemouth)
BMO (Schmorgasbord, Bristol)
Delete - The Fifth Birthday
Out in the cosmos of interstellar music, a black hole has been roaming
for some ten months, a gaping chasm in the fabric of South coast
nightlife. What feels like aeons ago, Tom Ellis was seen firing off
galactic funk signals into the good ship The Winchester, as Delete
helped it's faithful astro-crew toast the festive season with a
riotous blast of righteous beats.
Everyone needs time to regroup, and the Delete party machine is no
different. Now though, it's time to pull the vibrant forces of our
unique brand of revelry back to one night of pure, focused energy. We
thought about changing the script, coming at it from a different
angle, trying something different. But the age old adage rings true...
If it ain't broke, rinse it.
That's right people, Delete is back, charged up and ready to launch
all and sundry into a veritable cluster of star spangled funk. The
time away gave us a chance to reflect on what elements have made
Delete parties special over the past five years, and it always comes
back to the same point: the music. In that great tradition, we're
launching a new series of parties focusing on one key guest that
reflects the critical policy that Delete bookings have always live by.
Kicking things off with a sizeable statement of intent, we're very
proud to be bringing the robotic p-funk insanity of Bristol badman Al
Tourettes to Bournemouth. Al has been taking the bass music world by
storm with a brand of electronics unmistakably his own. Early releases
for labels such as Applepips and Bonus Round, announced him to the
world, while support from the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs has catapulted
him to the dizzy heights of Hollywood movie soundtracking (check the
dizzying freakiness of the club scene in Black Swan). Al's sound is
rooted in the body-popping energy of old-skool electro, refigured to
match the bass weight of contemporary club music. It's uncompromising,
strange and surprising, but most importantly it slams hard with an
urgency that defies anyone to stand still.
Al will be tearing it up with one of his fearsome live sets, replete
with his frenetic drumming skills and a mind-boggling array of
unreleased material. Prepare to be dazzled.
Of course, the back room of Delete has always played a vital role too,
providing an alternative perspective on our twisted vision of dance
music. Harking back to one of our most successful ventures in the
vault, we're bringing the living room back home. This time however
we're upping the game in terms of spinners.
It gives us great pleasure to welcome back one of Delete's favourite
compatriots, Chris Box. Having served some stern lessons in house and
techno to the main room many times in the past, Chris will be treating
us to a very personal selection of electro and hip house like momma
used to make. Joining him will be another of Bristol's finest musical
institutions, Kidkut. The man responsible for the always-on-point
Immerse Records, Kidders has scored just two releases in his career
but what released they are. His 'iLove09'/'Lilt' 12" on Applepips was
nothing short of a sun-soaked anthem, while he just recently hit the
major league with a release on Hotflush alongside Arkist. He'll be
keeping his cards close to his chest on what we can expect to hear,
but undoubtedly it'll lean towards classically rooted funk and boogie.
As ever the living room will feature a host of side-dishes, from
vintage consoles to retro films, family photos to house plants, woven
together with that quintessential homespun Delete charm. And lest we
forget, the residents will be out in full force.
Covering all the bases of Delete music, AJ Reynolds, BMO, Dan Orchard
and Lionel will remind all present just what the finest music out
there sounds like. Between them, the residents have been busy honing
their craft, exploring new avenues and soaking up fresh influences.
All these factors will of course be distilled into a rich, nutritious
cocktail that tastes of Delete and nothing else.
So there you have it... A rambling indication of what to expect from
the ecstatic return of Bournemouth's most unique party. This series is
just the beginning. Expect very big things to come over the next
millennia, because there's a seat for every one of you on the Delete
space bus, and it's a direct service to hedonistic heaven.
In excitement and love,