A Guy Called Gerald, FYI Chris & DC Residents: DJs BustMasta BarryDark, Remote, Tentonatom. VJs Parallax & Visual Mist
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***THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!- BUT!!!- Keep an eye on this page for resales, and there will also be a few tickets available from about midnight, on the night. There will also be a pre-party, open to all at Voodoo Ray's Pizza joint, Peckham, SE15 4UA from 7.30pm***
/// Fundraiser for Awamu- Uganda slum charity***///
*** This basement record shop has a pounding soundsystem and a capacity of just 125 /// This is your chance to bag one of those tickets- all proceeds to AWAMU charity***
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In collaboration with AWAMU, Digital City is proud to announce the most intimate A Gut Called Gerald performance you're ever likely to see, set under Peckham's Bussey Building amongst the towering speakers of the Rye Wax record shop.
An iconic name in dance music, Gerald stands out for consistent innovation, excellence and refusal to compromise. A Guy Called Gerald kick started Europe’s acid house frenzy with his ’88 classic ‘Voodoo Ray’ and 'Pacific State' (as part of 808 State) and went on to lay down the blueprint for jungle / drum n bass. Nine albums and 25 years of independence later, he continues to push the boundaries of electronic dance music, touring worldwide bringing his "true school" flavour to a world overloaded with pop pap.
The rollcall or artists that G has worked with attest to his 'originator' credentials as the force largely responsible for the birth of British dance music as you know it today. From collaborations with Derrick May, to David Bowie, Tricky, The Orb, the Stone Roses, Cabaret Voltaire, Lamb, Black Uhuru and Goldie, it is A Guy Called Gerald’s own productions and refusal to plough anyone’s furrow but his own which has marked him out.
To this day, he continues to explore what is possible both in the studio and in the club with his performances, which use a vast patchwork of past, present and future, experimenting effortlessly between early acid house through abstract tech breaks into dreamscapes of futuristic oscillations.
Peckham's very own FYI Chris (Rhythm Section) jump in to deliver their hot-off-the-press productions. With an early release on Church, two very well received releases on Bradley Zero's Rhythm Section International and having now contributed to one of the first outputs on the recently formed Lionoil Industries, it's clear these boys have a taste for good music. Their signature sound boasts rhythmic unconventional structures that fall just into place, with changes to groove at every corner. Riddled with samples that have no home but congregate with the other bodies of the track to keep you second guessing on the dance floor.
Support is pure: Bustmasta BarryDark, Remote & Tentonatom drop the DC residential techno, beats, bleeps, bass, electro, jacking house and disco, while Parallax and guest VJ, Visual Mist bring the cutting edge visuals.
YOUR TICKET PURCHASE WILL CONTRIBUTE DIRECTLY TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN LIVING IN SLUMS IN KAMPALA, UGANDA.