Line-up /I-F (Viewlexx/CBS), DJ Stingray, Kevin Reynolds (live), Plant43 (live) (Ai), Datassette live (Ai), Orphan (live), Placid (Under_line), Dask (Rebel Intelligence), Dan Bean, Cosmic Colin, AS
Tickets £12. Advance tickets can be purchased via paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org, Wegottickets.com and from SOTU, Phonica and Vinyl Junkies.
For our first party of 2008 Bleep43 extends a warm welcome to a DJ we consider to be one of the best in the world. Once called “the most influential man in European Dance Music”, Ferenc van der Sluijs aka I-F has been DJing for over 2 decades. Not only a part of legendary acid pioneers Unit Moebius, he kickstarted the rebirth of European electro with the single “Space Invaders are Smoking Grass”, single-handedly instigated the revival of Italo-Disco with the “Mixed Up in the Hague” Mix CD and is a central figure in the healthy Den Haag scene as the nerve centre of the Cybernetic Broadcasting System.
Inspired by hip hop in the eighties, but also influenced by the 'progressive' sounds that Detroit's early DJs welded into house and techno, DJ Stingray, DJ Stingray has made his name as a close associate of much-missed Drexciya. With a reputation for fearsome electro sets, he also records under the moniker Urban Tribe, releasing records on labels as varied as Rephlex, Planet E and Mo’Wax, and recording with Motor City illuminati KDJ, Anthony Shakir and Carl Craig.
Detroit’s Kevin Reynolds has made a noticeable impact with his Afrik single released on his own label Todchai in 2006. Having worked with Derrick May at Transmat, received support from Gilles Peterson and had his sets featured on Radio 1, Kevin has garnered plaudits from many in the Detroit house scene , and we’re looking forward to showcasing his debut live performance in the UK.
Plant43 welcomes Ai records labelmate Datassette for a live performance. With a number of interesting projects ongoing including “Businessfunk”, Jon has a debut LP rumoured to be in the pipeline soon.
Live regulars Plant43 and Orphan continue to showcase their idiosyncratic take on electro and techno, and will be fresh from performances at the BLOC weekend.
Something of a legend in underground acid circles, Bristol’s Placid plays at Bleep43 for the first time. With a record collection that is bordering on the obscene, we’re looking forward to 3 hours of a mixture of acid, techno, house and disco.
Having played at the very first Bleep43 party back in 2002, we extend a warm welcome back to Dask of the Rebel Intelligence crew for a set of electro and techno.