The Beat! with Jd Twitch (Optimo) and Gold Blood (Live)

  • Venue
    The Alibi
    • 91 Kingsland High Street; Dalston; London E8 2PB; United Kingdom
  • Date
    Fri, 30 Jul 20109:00pm - 3:00am
  • Promoter
    The Beat!
  • Attending
    • 8
  • Punk-funk-disco party at The Alibi with very special guests JD Twitch (Optimo) and Gold Blood (live). Renowned music blog 'The Beat!' take their mix of punk-funk-disco back to Dalston's coolest new haunt, The Alibi. Inspired by late 70's New York when the glamour of disco met the sleaze of punk and spawned new wave, no wave and mutant disco - resident djs will be playing sets inspired by the era, with a thoroughly modern twist. Accompanied by some very special guests… JD Twitch (Optimo) Early evening '60 minutes of fear' set Best-known for having spent the last 12 years as one half of Glasgow clubbing institution Optimo, JD Twitch is renowned for his encyclopaedic music tastes. He'll be taking over the decks in the early evening to play a set of early US and UK punk, post-punk and hardcore based on his '60 Minutes of Fear' compilation for RVNG Intrnational. Hailed by Pitchfork as "a sound fetishist's treasure trove of the accidental glories of no-fi technology" this is a complete one-off and totally unmissable. Gold Blood (live) Having been hyped by everyone from Vice to Metro, Gold Blood will be taking to the stage to perform their visceral live set. Described as "a collusion of Liaisons Dangereuses, AFX and Black Flag" their debut EP on Ali Renault's Human Shield imprint leaves a lasting impression and their live effect has been described by NME as "makes me want to throw myself on the dancefloor and make a tit of myself". Ones to watch.
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