A double spectacular at 'And Did We Mention Our Disco?' on June 18 2004, as not only do we have Glasgow’s finest Optimo DJs, J.D. Twitch and J.G Wilkes, who have been invited back for the fifth time, because we can’t get enough of their forward thinking, innovative and exciting sets, but also an exclusive live set from Canada's CHROMEO, whose recent singles 'Destination:Overdrive', 'Needy Girl' and 'Me And My Man' have been turning people on to their fresh sound.
Optimo started way back in 1997 and have since attracted a dedicated and open-minded crowd. Although finding it tough to get the same response in London, a fair amount of persuasion on the part of the 'And Did We Mention Our Disco?' promoters resulted in a series of their most successful London dates, delivering an original and lively set to the enthusiastic crowd at Plastic People.
We are pleased to welcome to the club for an exclusive live performance, 'Chromeo'. Chromeo are Pee Thug and Dave 1, two old friends who have been producing music for a long time. With their knowledge and skills in making funk music and producing beats for Montreal, Canada’s finest hip hop artists, it took some convincing from electro producer Tiga (a huge fan) to get them to record and release an electro track. The result was 'Needy Girl', an outstanding electro-funk workout, and was released on Tiga's Turbo label offshoot, Faberge, to wide critical acclaim.
With little interest in current dance music, Chromeo have taken a different approach to producing electro-funk. They call themselves the "original electro gangstas" and create real songs with beat-box, guitars, keyboards and a vocoder. Their fantastic debut album has been released in the U.S and Canada and this is a rare opportunity to see them live in London previewing their album's European release. Bring on the electro-gangsta-funk.
And Did We Mention Our Disco? runs every Friday night at Plastic People in Hoxton, East London with resident DJs Rory Phillips, Glyn Campbell and Den Odell playing the finest post-punk, glitch-funk, sleazy electro, punk-funk and mutant disco. The night started in January 2003 and has seen guest DJ appearances from 2 many DJs (Soulwax), Erol Alkan (Trash), Trevor Jackson (Playgroup), James Murphy (DFA / LCD Soundsystem) and many more. See website for full list.
And Did We Mention Our Disco?
Every Friday night, 10.30pm – 3.30am
Plastic People, 147 – 149 Curtain Road, Old Street, London EC2
£8, discounts available from website.
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