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PLAYED ON: Saturday 24 March 2012

KAVINSKY

Breakbot
YELLE-DJS-LIVE
Unicorn Kid
Feadz
MICKEY MOONLIGHT
PUNX SOUNDCHECK

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 ►KAVINSKY With nearly 8 million views on his latest release Nightcall on the soundtrack to hit film DRIVE, french-electro producer shows us why he is ranked among the world greats such as Justice, SebastiAn and Mr Oizo.

►BREAKBOT French Electro artist Breakbot (aka Thibaut Berland) has certainly made a name for himself in more than just the world of electro; with talents that have lead to being credited for the creations of Short Films, Videos (David Hallyday - Satellite, Peter von Poehl - The Story of the Impossible) and also work as a Computer Graphics artist on films including ‘Arthur and the Invisibles’, but he comes to you now to showcase the latest Ed Banger releases for this Exclusive London show.

►YELLE- DJ’S- LIVE- French band founded by lead singer and namesake Yelle (Julie Budet) and GrandMarnier (Jean-François Perrier). Yelle and GrandMarnier began working on music together in 2000 and came to prominence when it posted an early version of the song "Je veux te voir" on MySpace in September 2005, which later reached the top five in France. The success of the song on MySpace attracted the attention of a record label, which set them to work on its debut album, Pop Up, which was released in 2007. The group's second album, Safari Disco Club was released in 2011. YELLE joins us for a single London show.

►UNICORN KID- Recently signed to Ministry Of Sound, Oliver Sabin – a one-man producer of Casiopop electronica from Leith has certainly made an impression, with  a number of BBC Radio 1 appearances and a BBC Maida Vale Studios session for Rob da Bank. Combining the bleeping soundtrack of a very early SuperMario game with throbbing house and electro breakdowns, Sabin is a clean-cut young guy with a trademark furry hat in the shape of a lion's head and white fluorescent warpaint daubed on his cheeks. It’s here that we realise how ridiculously intricate, 8-bit dance epics like 'Lion Hat' and 'Wee Monsters', hammered together with Sabin's unwavering enthusiasm, keeps kids on their toes.

►FEADZ- French music producer, DJ and songwriter combines the genres of hip hop, electronic, techno and French house with layer upon layer of distorted synth, and a head nodding beat. Starting with scratch in the beginning of the 90’s, and soon drew the attention of Paris’ underground music scene with his various mix tapes and collaborations, either rap or electronic. Working with the likes of Mr Oizo, Uffie and SebastiAn, these tracks have the potential to destroy dance floors globally. Feadz has shaped a unique sound between Kraftwerk and the Bombsquad, keeping sense of humour and experimentation's in everything that he does.

►MICKEY MOONLIGHT- Inventive and well-crafted, Mickey Moonlight delivers the title track that neatly echoes the early days of Chicago House, where heartfelt emotive male vocals regularly lined the basic, rough hewn drum machine patterns and steadily intoxicating bass line. Alongside it, “This Son” ensures Moonlight is making no concessions with regards to his avant garde nature, it being a short excursion through delicate Tropicala featuring esteemed steel pan player Fimber Bravo.

► PUNX SOUNDCHECK The partnership of John Taylor and Arif Salih brings together the music that shaped them and the music that’s shaping their future, traversing disco and house, reggae and dubstep, electro and (old) rave, all the while sounding effortlessly and elegantly modern. Supporting in room 2 will be DPPLGNGRS, Andy Leary and John the Baptist spinning electro all night long.

►BOX OF GHOSTS- "Box Of Ghosts are a collective of 5 minds connected by the love of sound. Strangers from different parts of London attracted by an ambition and a taste for good noise, dark images and a movement for change..."

►THE COOLNESS- The Coolness are one of very few collectives to come out of the short lived ‘new-rave’ scene relatively unscathed - Putting on regular London DIY illegal warehouse raves as well as actually crafting their own music using Garageband / Logic. Drawing influence from their heroes Jimi Hendrix and New Order, THE COOLNESS strive to maintain the psychedelic ‘Summer of Love’ spirit that these Legends portrayed through their infusion of classic rock and raving electronic dance music that has developed into a truly full-on, No-Holds-Barred, Sex-Fuelled and impassioned live performance - guaranteed to leave you with an experience to remember and rejoice.

►STARPUNK- - is an Electronic Band from the roots of Georgia. Formed by Alex and Lasha, two young producers with different backgrounds and influences. Having already done official remixes for NOISIA and ZOMBIE NATION, their crafted tracks his production skills are a bruising muscular injection of amphetamines and strickning with a single jab.

►PHOTOMATIC- Co-founder of Somatic Records London based Marc dos Santos David brings us a dynamic twist of genres, fusing Techno, alternative rock, funk and new wave with gritty bass lines, classical melodies and rap. Being deeply rooted in Jazz, playing in several funk-rock bands Marc is also a full time composer with dance, theatre, film and installation projects.

►DAN MCKIE B2B LLOYD CHAPMAN- Dan McKie manages to defy the cliché of genres by producing across the board, be it a underground techno, tech house monster to a peak time commercial dance chart track. He continues to remix the likes of The Whip, Stonebridge, Rogue Elements, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Lady GaGa, David Guetta, Colton Ford, Zimbardo, Dom Kane. As well as remix he also releases on such labels as Southern Fried, Stoney Boy, Joia, Positiva, Warner Bros, Sony, Universal, Columbia, Gusto, EMI, Newstate, RCA/BMG, Simply Recordings, Slip & Slide, aswell as his own imprints 1980 Recordings & HotFridge Records.

►FUGUE B2B BOGART-     Having previously run the Damage and Garden Rave club nights FUGUE B2B BOGART have played alongside practically every big wig artist including :Andy C, D.J Friction, Coldcut, D.J Food, Miss Dynamite, Plastician, Terry Francis, Scratch Perverts, Bcee, Andy George & Jaymo, Distance, Chef, The Ratpack, Adam F, Nu:Tone, Caspa, Trolley Snatcha and Noisia.

►MAKSIMCZYK- is a Bristol born DJ currently based in Derby. He has gone from strength to strength from his first shows at small bars when he first started playing at the tender age of 16, and has gone on to support some great names such as Flux Pavilion, Nero, Zane Lowe & Dillon Francis. His shows have caused a ruckus right across the UK and this has seen him bag spots in Ibiza and Beach Break Live Festival, as well as having minor success with his duo act, Acolytes.

►DJ FITZO Newcomer on the scene DJ FITZO has been mixing and producing behind the scenes for the last four years already. Being influenced by the likes of Flux Pavilion, Doctor P and Nero he has already made a name for himself on the local circuit for his high-energy sets. More to come in 2012.

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