Bruce (Hessle Audio / Timedance)
+ Mike Smaczylo (Half Edge)
Half Edge is focused on bringing in one wicked guest DJ to each party, sacking off fancy lineups and big bookings, and getting friends and fam together in an intimate and inclusive setting. The aim is to spotlight some of the innumerable DJs around Manchester and the UK who don't yet, or are just starting to get the recognition they deserve. It's a nice idea, but one that presents certain difficulties (like actually selling any tickets)... So just for the first one, I've cheated a bit and invited someone who I'm blessed to call a mate, but who really needs no introduction from me.
Bruce is one of the most innovative producers to come out of the UK in recent years and a top DJ to match. I can't think of anyone who better represents what I hope for from these nights. He's comfortable at any tempo and digs deep across a vast spectrum of musical styles reaching far beyond the dance floor. In his DJ sets, as in his productions for Hessle Audio and Timedance, he displays an unpretentious artistry and has an elegantly irreverent ability to balance contrary textures and affects: chaos and precision, noise and silence, industrial grit and sci-fi ambience; all combined with a relentless energy and playfulness.
Guaranteed fun, I hope to see you there.