On Friday 4th March Ali Tillett and Tim Goldsworthy will celebrate the launch of their new collaborative record label Nightjar Audio. To mark the occasion they will be joined by the artists behind the two forthcoming releases on the label, Rhosyn and Horse Meat Disco. Further support comes from very special guests, Optimo. This will be the first edition of a regular Nightjar Audio night at Plastic People, with Rhosyn appearing as house band alongside support from guest DJs.
Rhosyn are a five-piece band lead by vocalist and cellist Rose Dagul with a treasure trove of songs conjured in the course of a solitary month writing in Rhoscolyn, Wales. Rhosyn's debut EP will be released this Spring and will be produced by Tim Goldsworthy. In the last few months the band have been causing quite a stir with their superb track 'Glass' which is already being supported by Radio 1 DJs Huw Stephens and Rob Da Bank. They have also gained huge support from the likes of NME and the Mercury Prize Blog. This will be the perfect opportunity to catch the band in the intimate confines of Plastic People.
DJ support comes from Horse Meat Disco and Optimo. Horse Meat Disco has become an institution on both sides of the sexual divide due in large part to its dedication to Disco music in all forms. The brainchild of James Hillard and Jim Stanton via the inspiration of New York nightlife legend Adam Goldstone the idea was to create an alternative party that harped back to the halcyon days of parties like The Loft and The Gallery in New York whilst at the same time adapting it for a London crowd and always looking to the future. The formula proved successful and Sundays at the Eagle have become the place to play for any DJ worth their salt. In the last 12 months the boys have toured the world (again) and released a second highly acclaimed mix CD on Strut. Their first original material will be released on Nightjar Audio later this year.
We couldn't think of a more perfect final addition to this line up than Optimo. JD Twitch and JG Wilkes have been an integral part of the UK's musical landscape for many years now. When they started Optimo in 1997 they both already had 10 years of DJing behind them, Wilkes having plied his trade playing out reggae, funk and jazz, with Twitch coming from an equally eclectic background which also saw him co-found Scotland's first techno club, Pure. Their joint venture, Optimo (Espacio), at Glasgow's Sub Club, became a Sunday institution and established them as DJs with unparalleled musical knowledge and taste. Optimo as we know it finished last year, but its spirit lives on in a new night at Sub Club - Hung Up! - a widely acclaimed Fabric mix, their own label Optimo Music, and in their DJ sets around the world every weekend.
Joining Rhosyn, Horse Meat Disco, and Optimo will be Ali Tillett and Tim Goldsworthy.