Dusty Kid (Systematic/Great Stuff) - A Raver's Diary Album Tour, Exclusive London Leg
Peter Pixzel (WYS/Kismet Recs)
Jacob Husley (WYS/Always Fridays)
Boy 8 Bit (Mad Decent)
Zombie Disco Squad (Dirtybird/Made to Play)
MED DAMON (SC&P)
JOHN & ON (Always Fridays)
10pm-6am (After Party until super-late)
Funktion One Sound.
Large Garden / Smoking Area.
Dress to Excess - No suits or casual branded sportswear.
Over 18s event - Please bring ID.
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DUSTY KID (Systematic/Great Stuff) - A Raver's Diary Album Tour, Exclusive London Leg
Dusty Kid (aka Paolo Alberto Lodde) was born in the first half of the decade that sanctioned the triumphant rise and the immediate fall of those phenomena counterigned by some ephemeral definitions like brokeristic-financial Yuppism, Reganism-Tatcherism and New Romantic dandyism, in other words in the middle of the 80s, whose soundtrack was described by the distinctive but passing melodies of the Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Bronsky Beat and Wham!. As a new enfant prodige if there were one he immediately showed his natural attitude for the variegated music world. At 10, after just one year of private lessons of the basic notions of piano and violin, he was admitted directly to the 6° year of the piano course in the conservatory of his native city. Of course, he also passed the entrance exam with the maximum points in a ranking of more than 300 candidates.
Following the accademic experience, his tasks moved gradually from the austere classical world to the the electronic system, free from binds and traditional old-fashioned diktats. Dusty Kid started to manipulate synthesizers, samplers and sequencers, and he realized that one passion was growing and growing: the ardor for arranging and producing his own compoitions. After his first experiments at home, at the tender age of 17 years, he already was noticed by the producers Marascia and Kortezman, and thanks to them his first single I Found a Reason was released in the UK through Lowered Recordings, the label of guys like Jules Spinner, Cloud 9, C-Mos and Denis The Menace & Jerry Ropero, just to name few. Shortly Paolo Alberto started to work in many clubs, and just during one of those avant-gard electro nights, he attracted the attention of the famous Italian DJ and producer Stefano Noferini. Thank to his intuition, he immediately believed in Paolos capabilities, and so he didnt hesitate to open wide the doors of his record company, proposing a profitable collaboration. The first official single under the aegis of the pseudonym Dusty Kid (The Summer of Love) was the result of this unpredictable and happy meeting, and the single reached even the Top ten of the Italian house chart (…8). One thing led to another and quality grew parallely: Dusty Kid frequently alternated by then his career of producer to the one of remixer, applying sensitivity, experience and talent to the songs of various artists like Olive, Mutiny UK, Robbie Rivera, The Lovers. Among his most recent productions, we must stress the importance of those released under the name of Keyem (You Should Make Me Feel), Playmate (Scandal & Pornography), Ray (Why Do I Need Love) and, collaborating with Marascia, Paolo Alberto gave his irreplaceable contribution to the electro version of Get into the Game, the follow-up of the successful tribal-house Marascias single Shake it. In 2005, in sinergy with the DJ Andrea Ferlin, Paolo created a new production team called Duoteque focused into the electro-minimal-oriented sound. The tracks of the team, released through the German Boxer Recordings, were immediately included in the DJ sets of some of the most important names, like Richie Hawtin, Tiefschwarz, Ricardo Villalobos, Domenic Eulberg, Sven Vath and Magda. Thanks to this, the amazing feedbacks, already received among the media and the insiders, were simply destined to be amplified. And during the same year, the duo released a limited one-side vinyl entitled Bibis Ghosts (Let them Go) on FreaknChic records. On the Motivo brand, Paolo conceived the New Ordinament EP under the name Dusty Little Kid Presents New Ordinament (2005). The four tracks of the record are characterized by a very particular sound that mixes the influences of some of the most prestigious European artists of the electronic music with a very good taste and sensitivity, perfectly accorded to the present ages: the echoes of artists like Kraftewerk, Depeche Mode, Moroder and Yazoo are present under a constant and respectable new elaboration.
The result of clear limpidness which appears since the first listening of this amazing sequence of tracks is originated by the wise use of the analogic synths of those years Dusty Kid seems to be very confident with from the first years of his life. Desyn Masiello, deejay whose dazzling future is stated as a fact, included in the prestigious compilation Balance (n. 008) both Jerry Calà and Dusty Kid Adventure, two songs of the EP, declaring that way his personal admiration for the brilliant work of Dusty Kid. Jerry Bouthier, on the other hand, blowed his own trumpet for this Dusty Kid project, giving the maximum point in the celebrated Buzz Chart. Motivo has already annouced the second chapter of the New Ordinament EPs Souvenirs DEnfance (Play me if you Dare) (t.b.c.), which is announced to be the natural evolution of this real saga of electro-disco-house. And we can not forget to mention the recent work by Paolo Alberto on Walking away by The Egg (released in Italy thriugh Motivo). From a Röyksopp style track with cold nordic vocals and soft electro mood, the new Dusty Kid Ga-Ga versions transform the song in a pumping and vibrating track. The versions honor the mastery of the 80s production directly quoted in the remixes title, giving also a brand new light by means of the great magistral architecture of sounds which incomparably melts synths and rhythm. This is the trademark which witnesses the talent of an artist who will surely amaze us with his genuine talent. Dusty Kid is just releasing his new album 'A Raver's Diary' and we look forward to welcoming him to Always Fridays for the exclusive London leg of his tour!
PETER PIXZEL (WYS/Kismet Recs)
Described as a "One Man Rave,” the Copenhagen-born, London-based DJ/producer has been trotting global dancefloors (from Berlin to Tokyo to Milan) for the better part of a decade, making wondrous music every step the way. Signed to KISMET Records, home of his imaginative remixes and ‘SynthReich’ EP, Peter Pixzel is a prolific producer to keep an eye on, and a brilliantly unpredictable DJ for your head, ears and feet. With beginnings as a house DJ back in 1998 (as resident of Copenhagen’s Mantra nightclub, run by the boss of the legendary Multiplex Records), in-between a myriad of lively gigs Pixzel is currently a resident for both Temba and Always Fridays and of course WetYourSelf at the world famous Fabric in London.
JACOB HUSLEY (WYS/Always Fridays)
Resident at Always Fridays and Wet Yourself as well as being signed to Kismet Recs, Jacob Husley will be working the AF crowd with his trademark bouncy techno, twisted electro and maximal minimal.
Snap crackle and pop brings you one of the best parties around London and UK. Eclectic music, banging djs and amazing bands. We look forward to welcoming their residents to the terrace!
BOY 8-BIT (Mad Decent)
Though his alias suggests otherwise, David Morris, who goes by the name Boy 8-Bit, didn’t grow up with a videogame console in his home. “My parents wouldn’t let me [have one],” he says. “They wanted me to have a computer as it was more ‘educational.’”
As a result, his first actual contact with 8-bit technology came not through Nintendo but early home computers like the Spectrum and Commodore 64. Whether intended for instruction or play, those initial dealings with technology clearly struck a chord. Morris possesses a seemingly meticulous knowledge of computers. And as Boy 8-Bit, he punishes processors to create a head-spinning brand of electro- and breakbeat-infused future house.
Morris, now 27, started DJing and making electronic music around the age of 15, employing a Commodore Amiga 500 and Octamed tracker software (an early sample-based program). He could create only simple tracks with such humble tools, but a few years later he’d find inspiration in a new piece of equipment. In 1999, Morris was making tunes on a PC using Cubase software–and not having much luck–until a friend gave him a copy of Fruity Loops. “I use it to this day for everything,” he says. “It’s awesome.”
With a newfound confidence to match his new set-up, Morris has been making certifiable bangers and garnering praise for remixes of Black Ghosts (Simian’s Simon Lord and DJ Touché), dubstep don Burial, and East London rapper Lethal Bizzle. “Any Way You Choose to Give It,” a reworking of a track by the former, “has been the one that really kicked everything off,” Morris explains. And though that song’s almost a year old now, Morris tells us he “still gets MySpace messages from people asking where they can get a copy.”
His productions are chock-full of ideas–lots of bass and breakbeats culled from hip-hop, jungle, and big beat, as well as plenty of chopped-up and screwed vocals–edited cleanly into a composed, wholly danceable thump that owes as much to Baltimore and late-’90s hip-hop as it does the British rave scene. “I like bass, I like melody, and I like dynamics,” he offers. “I’m just throwing things together to see what comes out.”
ZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD (Dirtybird/Made to Play)
Zombies say YES: made to play, claude vonstroke, trumpets, tomtoms, baile funk, vans shoes, penfield, coffee, brazil, man recordings, tartlet recordings, dan m, berlin, london, house music, people that say please, jack daniels, vodka, sanpellegrino, bot, phra and the rest of the italian new wave, get rude, dj funk, lil wayne, frankie knuckles, african rhythms, brie & stilton, stickers, free clothes, partyharders, booty call.
Zombies say NO: new rave, breaks, blog house, dreadlocks, slow computers, bad mp3s, crap promos, writers block, rollerblades, mens cycling shorts, sandals, rain, bad design, bandwagon jumpers (suddenly like disco?), ryan air, nazis, cheeky promoters, skins, cheapskates.
With taste like that who are we to argue!
Lucas Hunter & Nat Self are ?Zombie Disco Squad' the multi-talented production duo that are taking house music in a new direction. Taking influences from Balie Funk, African rhythms, Baltimore, Hip-Hop, the so-called fidget sound and making it sound fresh. You won't find any cheesy gimmicks in their records but what you will find are tracks played by some of the most influential DJ's and clubs around the globe.
Zombie Disco Squad started life in 2006 after putting on nights around London's pivotal venues such as the The Social and Catch. They made their name with regular mixtapes, which toured the globe via the internet and had a string of internet ?hits' (10,000 downloads for the track ?Straight Boy'). Influenced by African percussion, foreign languages and jacking music Lucas & Nat were soon traveling around the world touring the states and across Europe.
They had touched down in clubs such as Fabric in London, Panorama Bar in Berlin and Hive in Zurich before even having one
official single release. Their remixes, on the other hand, have had plays by Radio 1's Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Zane Lowe to name a few.
The boys have already picked up support from across the board with Jesse Rose signing them exclusively to his Made to Play label but not before one Mr Claude VonStroke stepped in for a single on DirtyBird. 2009 is looking like their breakthrough year with a residency at Panorama Bar in
Berlin, tours with Made to Play, releases on Daniel Haaksman's Man Recordings, DirtyBird, Made to Play and a production sound that is second to non. If you don't know, get to know… you have been warned!
If that wasn't enough we have man of the moment, Mowgli playing a highly anticipated set. Things are really blowing up for this guy at the moment, just back from an Australian tour and remixes for the likes of SMD, X-Press 2, Tricky and Santogold under his belt. We are majorly looking forward to wigging out to his wobbly bass sound!
MED DAMON (SC&P)
SC&P promoter and resident Med Damon returns to Always Fridays to bring his signature sound of electro-fidgit-tech.