I Love Acid Xmas Rave 2012. Mark Archer, Altern-8, Radioactive Man, Kirk Degiorgio, Paul Mac, Posthuman, AGT Rave Cru, Transparent Sound, Affie Yusuf, Global Goon, Placid, Echaskech, Strangius Dudus. Was On Saturday, December 22nd. @ Corsica Studios, 5 Elephant Road, London, SE17 1LB, 10pm - 6am
I Love Acid - Xmas Rave 2012: Two rooms of Funktion-1 Acid
Returning to Corsica Studios for a very special one-off Xmas party, London's monthly celebration of the sound of the Roland TB-303 (since April 2007) sees out the year with a massive, massive lineup of I LOVE ACID's favourite guests & residents.
A night of Acid House, Techno Classics, Old Skool Rave, Upfront Electro, Live Electronica, and pretty much everything in between - all heavy with the sound of that magic silver box.
As far as rave legends go, you won’t find many higher up the list than Mark Archer. Founding member of Bizarre Inc, one half of Nexus 21 and Altern8, and also recorded solo under a plethora of monikers such as DJ Nex, Trackman, Mark II, and Slo Moshun… Mark is quite simply one of the most important and influential dance music producers of the last two decades.
Still writing and DJing out across the globe, everything from jacking acid, classic techno, funk, hardcore, hip-hop, and of course his most notorious speciality genre: Old Skool Rave – Mark Archer is a resident at London’s I Love Acid, and also a regular guest at top music events such as Bangface, Sonar Festival, Fantazia, and many more…
Mark Archer @ I Love Acid back in 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCZS771rXMA
UK electro veteran Keith Tenniswood, aka Radioactive Man, has established himself as one of the prime originators of machine funk over the past two decades. One half of Two Lone Swordsmen (alongside Andy Weatherall), Radioactive Man has appeared on labels such as Warp, Control Tower, Rotters Golf Club, Fabric & his new home: Wang Trax. Boasting a tough beat driven future sound aimed straight at the dancefloor, Radioactive Man's latest album 'Waits & Measures' (and it's two sold-out 12" EPs) has shown the man electric has no intentions of stopping yet.
In the business for over 20 years, Degiorgio is considered one most influential UK techno producers and a true innovator - generally regarded as the first major DJ to switch entirely to Ableton, and his influence has spread far & wide. Recording under various alias' (such as Future/Past, Elegy, Esoterik, and As One) on imprints such as Planet E, R&S, Mo Wax, Rush Hour, B12, New Religion, and his own long-running label Applied Rhythmic Technology (A.R.T.).
Kirk's output as both a DJ and producer is notoriously diverse, ranging from classic soul and jazz right through to cutting edge techno - the latter showcased at the concept clubnight MACHINE which he curates with Ben Sims, where DJs are instructed to play only new or unreleased techno.
Kirk can usually be found headlining heavyweight events and established clubnights in Berlin, Moscow, New York, and Tokyo. Here at Corsica Studios, he will be playing a very special, one-off set of Acid. Do not miss!
With a production & DJ career spanning techno, UK hip hip, electro, & acid, featuring over 150 releases & remixes since the late 90's, Paul Mac is one of the most important & influential artists in the UK scene. Running his own imprints 'Stimulus' and 'C-Type' as well as releasing on over 50 other labels, Paul has garnered a huge respect from fellow DJs and clubgoers alike. Frequently collaborating with fellow UK techno artist Ben Sims (as Killa Productions, Essex Rascals, & Fokus Group), Paul Mac's DJ diary constantly takes him across Europe and the UK playing some of the biggest techno events, clubs, and festivals in the world. We're extremely excited to have him play his first solo DJ set at I LOVE ACID (he previously appeared for us with Ben Sims, playing a Killa Productions set in 2011)
Known for their genre-shifting output that spans techno, electronica, breaks, acid, and electro - always with a signature sound of deep brooding science-fiction menace. Founders of Seed Records back in 2001, and hosts of the legendary tube station parties (held in an abandoned underground train station in London), that saw them play alongside the likes of Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Plaid, Luke Vibert, and many more.
Over the last few years Posthuman have established themselves across the UK and Europe as serious heavy-hitters on the dancefloor, and released an ever harder series of vinyl records and labels such as Uncharted Audio, Handsette, B12, and Balkan Vinyl, focussed on jacking rave-fused techno and electroid darkness. Their latest release, BENZ EP, with remixes by Radioactive Man & Ben Sims, has seen support from the likes of Blawan, The Hacker, Josh Wink, King Cannibal, Billy Nasty, Al Tourettes, Hrdvsion, Shadow Dancer, Speedy J, Vince Watson, Rob Hall...
Check this footage of Posthuman live @ Wang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Ck9NFicGA
Formed in 1994, Transparent Sound are one of the UK's longest running electro acts. Having grown up on hip hop, electro, '70s electronica & legends Visage & Cabaret Voltaire, the duo of Orson Bramley and Martin Brown set about creating their own unique electro sound. Taking influences from Detroit Techno, early UK Electro, and Acid House, the pair's live sets span genre's and styles while solidly rooted in dancefloor funk and tweaking hardware acid (their custom x0xb0x leads the way in their hardware setup)
Expect music for both feet & mind, as Transparent Sound take to the floor.
Making his first appearance on Ferox Records back in 1993 - Affie Yusuf has been producing techno, acid, and house music for over two decades, gracing heavyweight labels such as Force Inc. Music Works, Superstition Records, 909 Perversions, and Inertia.
Affie is regarded as one of the most influential UK acid pioneers throughout the 1990's, releasing under his own name, and as part of House of 909 and Traffik with Trevor Loveys. In the 2000's Affie & Trevor launched their label Tragic Magic, and founded the Machines Don't Care collective, alongside Sinden, Toddla T, Fake Blood, Detboi, Hervé, and Drop The Lime. Affie is currently producing with collaborator Mr. C of the Shamen, and his recent releases on Killekill have shown his true love for the sound of ACID
Braindance king hero Global Goon is a regular fixture at I Love Acid, playing out sets of his own special brand of wonky acid electronica - shitfing from playful techno to disco rhythms. With releases on Planet Mu, Rephlex, Balkan, We-Me and many more, the mysterious Johnny Hawk, aka Goon (reported ex-Shepherd and once flatmate of Aphex Twin) is an absolute joy to behold on the dancefloor - taking all regular sensibilities and notions and discarding them, for a truly unique live show.
Listen here to his acid anthem 'Craehzhrd' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxc5cBrtSRc
Experiencing Echaskech play live will re-define your expectations of what an electronic act can achieve in a performance. Their unique style of melodic dance rhythms blend a spectrum of flavours from the warm chord progressions of Brian Eno and Urlich Shnauss to the filthy subs of Modeselektor, all strung together with in a seamlessly building set that is seductive and uplifting to the point of air punching euphoria. Their real-time mixing and structuring from sequenced parts has lead to a set often compared with the finest moments of Orbital live.
AGT RAVE CRU
I Love Acid hosts & residents, AGT run at a hundred-tracks-an-hour on stage, mashing up rave anthems, acid house, old skool classics, 80's electro, and whatever else happens to be tickling them at the time...all at lightning speed without ever missing a beat.
Check this video of I Love Acid to see just what to expect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXQd93m-I9E&fmt=22
Since 1990 Placid has been spinning the platters that matter, legendary for jis sets of purest 303-drenched acid and his reputation as 'The DJ's DJ'. Placid's gigging biography has taken him to Detroit, New York, Berlin, France, Spain and Holland as well as Glastonbury and BLOC music festivals.
Reputed to be owner of one of the worlds most encompassing collections of Acid House, I Love Acid resident, walking acid-house encyclopedia Placid once again digs deep into his crate to bring you a pure vinyl set of the absolute best of Acid House, Detroit Techno, Retro Electro and Chicago House
ALEX STRANGIUS (live AV set)
I Love Acid resident Alex Strangius plays a full live A/V show of straight up acid techno & electro, and also takes charge of VJ duties for the entire night.
Check this footage of Strangius live at I LOVE ACID earlier this year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQr6med2euM