Steve Faulkner, ADJ, Placid, Strangius Dudus
I Love Acid: London’s monthly celebration of the sound of the 303 – Electro Special
Ginglik is one of London's best kept secrets - an intimate (200 capacity) venue hidden underneath Shepherds Bush Green, in a converted Victorian public toilet!
With a free cloakroom, friendly security & staff, smoking area on the green, a chillout lounge, pub-priced bar, and a superb Turbosound Hi-Lite rig on the dancefloor.
Directly opposite Shepherds Bush Tube Station - Zone 2:
Central line (connections to Oxford Circus / Bank / Liverpool St)
Overground line (connections from Dalston Junction / Shoreditch High Street / Highbury & Islington)
I Love Acid - photos: http://www.residentadvisor.net/photo-gallery.aspx?set=15654
I Love Acid - video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXQd93m-I9E&fmt=22
Having started off playing old school electro back in the mid eighties, Steve was instrumental in the set up of Silver Bullet.
From the late 80's onwards, listening to the emerging Detroit techno, spawned a love of anything electro and electronic techno with the 303 having a large influence. Steve played at numerous parties and became a regular in the IQ record parties of old, including the Monastery of Sound and Charing Cross Road.
From there he became a resident for Subterrain at The End, when their music policy allowed electro and sharp electronic techno – before the collapse into the elevator music more commonly known as tech house! Steve was also a resident at UFO in Plymouth and Glitch/Signal in Birmingham, playing electro and anything electronically unsociable.
Still playing electro, old and new and electronic techno – he has landed a regular spot on Global Funk Radio, third Sunday of every month playing electro old and new called This Dead Planet, and also plays back-to-back with ADJ as “B4st4rds at Work”.
In 1996 Andy became a music buyer for the now infamous IQ record store. The store subsequently became a Mecca for underground electronicia and established Andy one of the most respected Electro DJ’s in the capital. Two years later he hooked up with the Outside Records contingent and these encounters subsequently helped secured future DJ tours and an artistic partnership which has lasted ever since. 1998 also saw Andy holding down a number of residencies at Technology, Sub Terrain, Electric Kingdom and Arthrob, all at The End in London. He also organised parties for IQ Records in an old theatre in London’s West End and promoted several three day parties in a 17th century chateau in Normandy, France.
1999 saw the sad demise of IQ Records, so Andy decided to set up Pyramid - a small Soho record shop dedicated to Electro, IDM and Electronica. The following year saw the creation of the Pyramid Transmissions imprint with label partner John Cranmer. The two soon started collaborating together on tracks and Andy also began a long line of productions with Jeff Nagel and fellow Outside artists.
Since 2000 Andy has held down DJ residences at Perverted Science, Wang and Scand in London, The Lost Mine in Birmingham and UFO in Plymouth. His DJing has also taken him further afield to Germany, France, Belgium and the USA, where he’s played for the Electro Alliance in Miami, E.L.M. in California and Outside in Charlotte. In terms of production, Andy has been busy releasing tracks on labels such as District Six, Millennium, Outside, Touchin Bass, Ai and Pyramid Transmissions.
The "DJ's DJ" and reputed owner of one of the worlds most encompassing collections of Acid House, I Love Acid resident, walking acid-house encyclopedia Placid once again digs deep into his crate to bring you a pure vinyl set of the absolute best of Acid House, Detroit Techno, Retro Electro and Chicago House
Familiar face at I Love Acid, Alex Strangius made his debut in January and rocked the crowd with his straight-up dancefloor acid techno. We’re very pleased to welcome him back for the closing set this August!
Check this video of I Love Acid to see what to expect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXQd93m-I9E