Big Boss Man, Baltic Fleet, TRANS, Blow Up DJs, Paul Tunkin, The Karminsky Experience, Ian Witchell
Blow Up are back at The Bussey Building this time across two floors for their 20th Anniversary Party with live guests Big Boss Man + Baltic Fleet + TRANS + DJs Paul Tunkin + The Karminsky Experience + Ian Witchell.
Expect classic tracks from both Blow Up's past and present: from Brit Pop era favourites (the scene which the club helped kick-start way back in 1993 in Camden Town) to the current new Pop stylists putting the art back into pop . . . Brit Pop, Glam, Mod & New Wave colliding with 60's Soul, Beat, Garage, Funk, Ska, Swinging Soundtracks, Hammond Heavy Jazz, Easy Listening & Ye-Ye!
BIG BOSS MAN: A Hip Hammond hybrid of 60's and 70's drenched R'n'B, Funk, Latin, Jazz, Soul and Pop. Big Boss Man are currently in the studio putting the final touches to their fourth album due out this year on Blow Up Records, and alongside brand new tracks expect such classics such as 'Sea Groove' and 'Party 7' which have won them fans worldwide.
"Effortlessly hip" **** Echoes
"Big Boss Man are back and groovier than ever" Clash
BALTIC FLEET: 'Psychedelic post-punk krautrock', GIT-Award winner and Liverpool Music Awards Nominee (Best Album 'Towers', 2013) Baltic Fleet is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist and DIY producer Paul Fleming (ex-Bunnymen) who recently returned with his second album 'Towers' which was described as:
"Immense. Fleming has upped the ante on an already stellar debut"
Rough Trade Shops 'Album Of The Week' & 'Albums Of The Month'
"Exceptional motorik beats" NME
"A sublimely cinematic blend of kosmische musik, dream pop" 9/10 Subba-Cultcha
"Something very special indeed" Crack Magazine
"One of the finest records from Liverpool in years" Liverpool Echo
TRANS: Bernard Butler and Jackie McKeown’s project TRANS, who will shortly be releasing their second EP on Rough Trade:
"Linear jams in a space somewhere between Neu! And Television" Uncut
PAUL TUNKIN: Blow Up's main DJ and club founder. After promoting and DJing at his own club nights as a teenager in Southend, Essex, Paul moved to London in the early 90's, and DJ sets around early shows for Suede, My Life Story, and Blur and at his club night The Periphery (Southend) helped form a musical blueprint before finally launching Blow Up in October 1993. Whilst remaining a resident DJ at Blow Up throughout its 20 years, other DJ highlights include: 'Parklife' tour DJ for Blur, tour/after-show DJ sets for bands including Charlatans, Pulp; and various International events in US, Japan, Russia and across Europe. He's also known for compiling the ground-breaking 'Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend' music library and 'Blow Up A-Go-Go!' compilations.
THE KARMINSKY EXPERIENCE: The Karminsky Experience, the DJ duo who we've had a long association with dating back to 1994 at the Laurel Tree and The Wag.
IAN WITCHELL: An old friend of Blow Up, Ian Witchell started DJing and organizing nights in his native Wales at the age of 17. Was guest dj at many London clubs inc The Wag, Blow-Up, The Scene, Merry England, Sonic Mook, Jarvis Cockers- Desperate sound system. etc. Moved to NYC where he started a Party called Destroy it yourself at the legendary Don Hill's with Barry 7 (Add n to X ) and Ethan Reed (soul Wax). Moved to Lisboa Portugal and started the Wonderland Club which is still going today and travel DJing regular in Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Birmingham and London. Mainly playing a Rock'n'Soul mix of music inc 60s garage, Memphis Soul, Dirty Rock'n'Roll and Sleazy beats.