Magistrates, Alexander Robotnick, John Morales, Neon Indian, The Chap, French Horn Rebellion, Jesper Christiansen, Modular DJs
Tonight we launch the all-new Honesty Payscheme. The deal is simple: you pay what you think the night's worth on the door, and half the money goes to Amnesty International.
We are happy to announce Magistrates have just confirmed an exclusive live show for this night!
Alexander Robotnick has had a long and colorful history, including scoring films in the eighties and joining a world music troupe in the nineties, but he's most celebrated for his pioneering electro tracks such as ‘Problèmes D'Amour' from 1983. His energetic dj sets are the stuff of legend, one he is happy to extend at the tender age of A LOT.
EXCLUSIVE ALERT! If you grew up in the '80s and had even the smallest of passing interest in music, particularly club music, chances are you were very familiar, albeit unwittingly, with the work of the legendary John Morales. On the radio, in the record racks and most importantly on the dancefloor John's work helped define an era and influence future generations of DJs, producers and artists with a slew of seminal disco re-edits for artists such as Tina Turner, the Rolling Stones, Spandau Ballet, Aretha Franklin or Jocelyn Brown to name but a few! This will be his first UK appearance in over 10 years, and that's A LOT!
Neon Indian are a guy and a girl who make music via correspondence. One in Brooklyn, one in Austin. An elusive new project from composer Alan Palomo (Ghosthustler, VEGA), and, rumour has it, either one of the Telepathe girls or Lezza from Gang Gang Dance, Neon Indian deliver equal parts synthetic nostalgia, Dreampop lullabies, and grinding guitar noise to create something eerier than the sum of its parts. Forged after a hazy winter gathering in Texas, their music are the result of field recordings, record samples and a collection of bizarre synth sounds. Neon Indian's bedroom ballads have already forged the EP Psychic Chasms, released this summer. They've been compared to New Order, Future Bible Heroes, a sun-drenched MGMT, and most recently said to sound like a saw-wave cutting a Doobie Brother's song in half. Expect much racket to be had from this fresh faced crew. This will be their London debut, and that's A LOT.
The Chap are an experimental pop band from London who play a mix of rock and pop with small quantities of almost every other genre thrown in for good measure. They're known for their energetic live shows which often end with exploding violins and cellos. In early 2006 they toured Europe to support their 2nd album "Ham" which gained much critical acclaim, including an album of the month in The Wire magazine. This will be a great chance to catch one of their very rare London shows, and that means A LOT.
The French Horn Rebellion is Robert and David Perlick-Molinari. They grew up in Milwaukee, WI. There, as tiny tots, they learned how to shovel snow and build igloos. These skills became incredibly useful when they decided to take a magical trip to Antarctica. And one cold night, they made dance music that would make their booties shake so that they could stay warm. (They did it so well they ended up producing MGMT's first album). And that is how it came to be. Something something A LOT.
Dj support on the night come courtesy of BBE's own boogie-licious Jesper Christiansen and Modular djs. No, I'm not saying it again.