A Guy Called Gerald
Fabio della Torre
Friday, June 4th • Bar opens 8PM, Roof 9PM, Club 10PM
Acid-house pioneer and veritable godfather of British dance music, A Guy Called Gerald makes his Flash debut alongside Bosconi Records boss Fabio Della Torre as part of our showcase highlighting the Florentine label. Bosconi's catalogue is deep, jazzy, unquanitized and filtered, with its feet planted firmly in house music history and its face turned toward the future. Established in 2010, the label boasts releases from Paul Johnson, Bruno Pronsato, Mass Prod, and of course, A Guy Called Gerald. Mysteries Of The Mind honcho Chris Burns guides us into the lower atmosphere as we begin our journey into space. Audio Zen returns to #FlashBar for their bi-monthly seance featuring the usual suspects: Alex Gardel, Graham Hatke and Trev-ski.
Trev-ski (MOdERN CLASS)
Graham Hatke (4 Hrs of Funk)
Alex Gardel (Vague Output)
A GUY CALLED GERALD:
An iconic name in dance music, A Guy Called 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.
Although his remixes are relatively enviable including the likes of David Bowie, Cabaret Voltaire, Black Uhuru, Finley Quaye, Lamb, Tricky and The Stone Roses, it is Gerald’s own productions and refusal to plough anyone’s furrow but his own which has marked him out. A Guy Called Gerald is responsible for the birth of British dance music as you know it today and continues to explore what is possible both in the studio and in the club with his "Live in Session" performances.
Since 2012 he has been working on a side project with Graham Massey (808 State) called REBUILD performing live jams on the Roland machines. “How Long Is Now” was released on Bosconi Records in 2012. A live album Silent Sound Spread Spectrum followed from the Society of Sound Series – a collaboration between Bowers & Wilkins and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in 2013.
In 2016 he continues to be in demand worldwide with his Live In Session shows using a vast patchwork of past, present and future experimenting effortlessly between early acid house through abstract tech breaks into dreamscapes of futuristic oscillations. At Glastonbury Festival this year he will be performing with Funktion One’s Ambisonic Experimental system – a six stack Ambisonic full-sphere surround sound technique that is ‘capable of recreating accurate three-dimensional sound stages from original recordings’.
In the studio he is busy recording a steady stream of releases on his own digital label and a new album due out in mid 2017.
"I have decided the only way to give music to the people is raw and straight from the true school. I don't have to hide behind any trend or gimmicks. ie. analogue equipment and vinyl fetishism. I'm sorry to say but I still feel like I'm blazing the way forward only because everyone seems to be stuck in "retrogression" mode. Maybe they need a stop / start to get them out of the loop? I refuse to compromise when it comes to my sound. I realised that I'm the only real deal within dance music when I found it was impossible for me to sell out. This is the True School."
- A Guy Called Gerald
FABIO DELLA TORRE:
Fabio Della Torre alias Corcos is the founder of Bosconi Records and part of the project Minimono together with Ennio Colaci.
His dj carrier begins at Tenax, Florence, in 1995. Since then he has been gigging in almost every corner of the Italian peninsula and appeared in some of the best clubs internationally. Among the clubs rocked , we count Panorama Bar, within a Bosconi Label Night, Concrete Paris, Dc10, Rex Paris, Animal Social Club in Rome and many others..
Fabio has currently a residency at Tenax club Florence.
His surgical and spot-on mixing skills allow him to embark in versatile journeys, ranging from deep house to raw techno-funk and more quirky and minimal dance cuts, where it becomes clear the major influence that labels like Logistic, Telegraph, Perlon and Tuning Spork had on him since early 2000.
Since 2004, Fabio has produced music under pseudonyms as Minimono, Corcos, Quitefrut, and with his dj name Fabio della Torre. He has published on Bosconi records and on labels such as Telegraph, Tunigspork, Ethique, Tenax, Oslo, Cargo Edition, Points, Teng and his works have been remixed by artists such as Cabanne, John Thomas, P & D, Jay Haze, Eduardo De La Calle, Trimsound, Gari Romalis and last but not least Mr. Scott Grooves.
In 2008, from the need to give his own vision of electronic dance music also coming from representative of the Tuscan and Italian, Fabio founded together with Ennio Bosconi records and a little later with his friend and DJ Rufus was born the younger sister Bosconi Extra Virgin, dedicated to sounds more disco and funk, downtempo and electronica.
To date, Fabio has brought to life more than fifty records on Bosconi Records, featuring an impressive number of internationally acclaimed producers: A Guy Called Gerald, Dj Nature, Andres, Paul Johnson, Scott Grooves, San Proper, just to name a few..
And some young and promising italian artists such as Herva, Life's Track, Nas1, Rufus, Dukwa, Riccio.. taking the label to a world-wide hall of fame, gaining a RA Label Of The Month feature and a label nights in clubs like Panorama Bar and Tresor.