Jimmy Edgar (LIVE AV!), Bok Bok (Night Slugs), Illum Sphere (live), Tender Love (with LIVE VJ)
UPDATE: We've added Bok Bok to the line-up! Expect no mercy. With Jimmy Edgar and Illum Sphere playing live, you can count on heavyweight badness and sexually explicit content. Dress to sweat.
Set times: 08.00pm Tender Love DJs / 09.30 Illum Sphere LIVE / 10.30 Jimmy Edgar LIVE AV / 11.30 Bok Bok / 01.00 Tender Love DJs
Come early or you'll miss the live shows!
Jimmy Edgar (LIVE AV / !K7)
Lover. Fighter. Prophet. Freak magnet. Time-traveler. Musician, photographer and designer Jimmy Edgar is a wayward star-child streaking across the cosmic dance-floor. Endowed with a supernatural feel for futuristic funk, the Detroit native has been bleeping and grinding about the Milky Way since he was a teenage humanoid. While his peers were worrying about their grades and popularity, Edgar was spinning alongside his hometown's DJ heroes and programming intricate beats that were unquestionably interplanetary communication disguised as dance music.
Jimmy Edgar's "XXX" released on !K7 just a few months ago has been our favourite record of the year so far and it seems that the hype around the man himself is now reaching climax. Justifiably so. His own blend of intergalactic funk proved to be a deadly weapon, no matter where you drop it - lethal, sexually charged and masterfully executed, almost like Prince jamming with Timbaland and Egyptian Lover, if the former two had more balls!
Tender Love is bringing Jimmy Edgar back to London for his first live UK show in six months, since his appearance in Fabric alongside Magda (m_nus) in June. This time Jimmy, who's been busy touring the US and Australia, is coming with a full audio-visual performance - UK exclusive!
Bok Bok (Night Slugs)
Of all the figures in the post-dubstep diaspora, few have been as instrumental as Bok Bok. As most of you seasoned ravers probably know, the London-based producer/DJ is also the co-founder of the Night Slugs imprint, which has quickly established itself at the top of the heap when it comes to the forward-thinking house and bass music that continues to spring forth from the UK's long-running hardcore continuum. His place in the canon of UK dance music aside, it's worth mentioning that Bok Bok (a.k.a. Alex Sushon) is also a highly skilled DJ who is just as likely to pull out a classic house or grime tune as he is a futuristic dubplate.
Illum Sphere (LIVE / Fat City)
Murky dystopian atmospheres waft through any track Illum Sphere touches, but apart from that common denominator he takes things in all directions, with a sense for hip hop swing meeting two-step rhythms or subby dubstep basses drenched in nervous beats that make him quite hard to pin down. It's the kind of music that provokes reviewers to rattle of a list of comparisons that look like a particularly adventurous best-of shopping list. Apart from his remix work and his releases on Fat City, he's busy running the Hoya:Hoya club night in Manchester, giving forward thinking minds like himself a welcoming home in the city. (RBMA)
Not mentioning his recent releases for Martyn's 3024 imprint and massive support from Mary Anne Hobbs. Illum Sphere is going to perform a rare live show - don't miss it as we're going to kick off early!
Free afterparty hosted by Tender Love with live visuals, midnight until 2am.