Boddika, L Vis 1990 b2b Bok Bok, Dusky and Trikk
After two years of hosting our nights in the intimate surroundings of The Shipping Forecast, we believe that we have reached a stage where a larger space is required for some of our gigs. At Abandon Silence we have attempted to maintain a steady progress over the past 24 months, from the early days with James Blake and Sbtrkt to the recent gigs with Blawan, Night Slugs and Loefah. The 2011/12 season, where over 80% of our shows sold out in advance, made us look at an alternative space with a larger dancefloor. The move to a larger venue also frees us to attempt some more top-heavy and experimental line ups, all while sticking to our aim of bringing the newest and best electronic music artists to Liverpool. We have searched across Liverpool to find the perfect venue to accommodate us through style, intimacy and location. We eventually settled upon The Masque and believe that after the forthcoming renovation, it could well become a more permanent space for us.
For our opening gig at the Seel Street venue we have invited five of our favourite artists to come and celebrate with us. Headlining on the night will be Swamp 81's BODDIKA, fresh from storming our stage at Mifest this Summer, we can't wait to share his unique take on electronic music to Liverpool.
++Special Guest(s) announced 10/10/12++
Performing alongside the previously mentioned guests will be DUSKY. Over the past 12 months Dusky have rapidly become one of the foremost artists in the UK house revival, with their track Flo Jam's infectious bassline taming dancefloors across the globe. The recent remix album released to celebrate their last LP, Stick By This, displays just how popular they are, with artists such as Tevo Howard, Midland and T Williams contributing their own takes on Dusky's music.
Portuguese artist TRIKK will also be performing at Abandon Silence for the first time, his recent Jointly EP on Fantastic Mr Fox's Man Make Music label has been one of our favourite tracks of the Summer, his personal take on techno and house should ensure that his Liverpool debut will not be his only time here.