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PLAYED ON: Saturday 18 October 2014

THE PLAYGROUND

LEFTFIELD (DJ Set)
MODEL 500 (LIVE)
A Guy Called Gerald (LIVE)
DJ Hell
Troy Pierce
iTAL tEK
Mixhell (LIVE)

Gig info

Please note this event is 18+.

Leading the night’s proceedings will be Leftfield, along with Juan Atkins and “Mad” Mike Banks Live Techno group MODEL 500. They're supported by a one off live performance from A guy Called Gerald, as well as DJ Hell, Troy Pierce, iTAL tEK, and Mixhell - Live.

LEFTFIELD have been at the cutting edge of dance music since the 1990s, releasing albums that have become some of the most influential electronic records of all time. Their debut release, “Leftism,” was a smashing success that redrew the borders for dance music, pioneering a radical hybrid of dub and house and breaks (long before anyone had invented big beat).

MODEL 500 - Juan Atkins, one of the Belleville Three, also noted as the Godfather of Techno and a key player in the development of the Detroit sound. His first single as Model 500, “No UFOs” was a hit in Detroit and Chicago, this was followed up by a string of hits that lead to him to become the “Godfather” of Techno.

A GUY CALLED GERALD - The gateway between Chicago House/ Detroit Techno and the Uk Dance explosion in the 80’s. The first, if not only, Acid House producer to have 2 instrumental dance tracks in the UK charts at the same time. His visions, stylistic versatility and open-mindness helped forge the development of global dance culture and helped to pioneer the Jungle/ Drum & Bass scene.

DJ HELL - Helmut Geier is 46 years old and has DJ’d for more than half those years. In 1985, he was one of the first in Germany to DJ house music, back when Steve ‘Silk' Hurley made the first Chicago house tracks. In 1996 he founded International Deejay Gigolos Empire, his rebellious creative streak gave the label a punk DIY aesthetic. He also re-released what's considered the first Detroit techno song, "Sharevari" by A Number of Names, and rekindled the career of new-wave heroes Tuxedomoon.

TROY PIERCE - The Troy Pierce sound is one which has constantly veered from dense, layered and abstract to stripped down, acid infused and pulsing. His sonic palette is one that draws on a wide array of influences and reaches far outside the confines of the studio and into another world entirely.

iTAL tEK - Ital Tek has carved his own niche in the broad spectrum of bass music by creating evocative melody rich yet dancefloor friendly electronic music with references to classic Electronica, Hip Hop and Techno blended masterfully to create his own style of hard hitting and melodic bass music.

MIXHELL - Mixhell is a new and exciting collaboration which aims to fuse together abstract live drums and underground techno.

Please note, this is a late night event. Artists will be appearing on stage later than at a usual gig.

Tickets for this event are available from the venue box office, and can be purchased at face value if payment is made in cash. If tickets do not sell out in advance, they will be sold at the door on the night of the show (cash only). Please note promoters may increase ticket price if purchased on the night. Please note, you may be required to have your ID scanned at the front door.

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