Friday 8 August 2008 at 10:00pm
Crucifix Lane, London Bridge, London, SE1 3JW, United Kingdom
Main Room - ‘Children of the 808’
The only band to name themselves after the Roland TR-808, formed in Manchester in 1988, and they’re celebrating 20 years as a band at our 08.08.08 party! With a special DJ set that will no doubt include every classic, both modern and forgotten, and showcasing what influenced them, this should prove to be a landmark session.
Kingpin of the Cybernetic Broadcasting System and an 808 obsessive, I-f’s knowledge of 808 records and their aesthetic means his contribution to this celebration is invaluable. A prolific producer, his ‘Space Invaders’ hit appeared on his label Viewlexx in 1998 and became a catalyst for the early 2000 electro revival. With an exclusive electro set prepared just for this occasion, this is not to be missed... we’re expecting the ground to open up.
Brooklyn 1982: Baker produced two recordings so hot that they started their own genre; with ‘Planet Rock’ and ‘Play At Your Own Risk’ the electro craze started and everyone was popping. Over two and a half decades later, these records are still as devastating as ever. Baker will be marking the 08.08.08 date with an authentic set that journeys back to New York, telling a story of the eclectic sound of that era, from the NY discos to the sound on the street.
Ed DMX has released his own style of booty bass and electro on his well established Breakin’ label. From his definitive synth-pop album ’We Are DMX’ to the science funk of ’Collapse Of The Wave Function’ on Rephlex, he’s been at the forefront of our electro exploration. For Nitefreq he will be performing live with a drum-machine club set that promises to be bigger than the bass that ate Miami.
Other special guests on the night include Citinite’s Manny Z and Complexxion, whose debut track can be found on the forthcoming Modernaire release.
Second Room - peoplesmusicstore.com launch party
With special guests including Clatterbox & Goliath, Ikonika and Highpoint Lowlife, this room is hosted by peoplesmusicstore.com, a new digital download site launching on 08.08.08.
7-9 Crucifix Lane, London Bridge, SE1
Friday 8th August 2008
£12 advance tickets from Warpmart.com and Seetickets.com
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