16-18 Whitechapel Road, E1 1EW
Flood is both proud and excited to be hosting a legend of house music that is Baby Ford.
Baby Ford is one of the founders of the acid house scene in the UK. He was influenced by Chicago musicians such as Marshall Jefferson, Ron Trent, Armando, and Larry Heard, and His early work was released on Rhythm King, including the club tracks "Oochy Koochy (F.U. Baby Yeah Yeah)", and "Chikki Chikki Ahh Ahh". These two first singles appeared on the 2x12" EP "Ford Trax" (BFORD3.) Both appeared in remixed form on the EP, and the original singles were remixed on a variety of different formats (12" and CD) and energized the burgeoning UK acid-house scene. Sire Records in the US signed Baby Ford, as well as several other artists, on the Rhythm King label. The second album Oooh, the World of Baby Ford contained three singles including the 1989's "Children of the Revolution". It was also a club hit across the globe, as was 1990's "Beach Bump". The US released the "Let's Talk It Over" EP in 1990, with exclusive live tracks. The tracks were recorded on Baby Ford's tour of the US, where he opened for Depeche Mode on several dates of their Violator tour. The BFord9 album in 1992 revealed a different side of Ford's electronic influences. The release incorporated minimal techno with trance-like elements, long before these genres became popular later in the decade. CJ Bolland contributed a mix of "In Your Blood" on BFord9 and "Fetish" was a club hit in both the UK and the US. Several of the songs on BFord9 were re-released by Aphex Twin on his Re-Phlex label in the late 1990s in a remixed format on "Normal EP". Many of these remixes were recorded in 1992. Baby Ford, Eon, and Mark Broom continued their explorations into minimal electronic music throughout the 1990s and well into the next decade. One of the most influential figures of the Perlon family and a key resident at “Get Perlonized”, a monthly night at the amazing Panorama Bar in Berlin.
Our friends at P.I.M.P will be joining forces with us to make this one unforgettable event.
And if that's not enough, Kanaka Projects will be flying in from Rome to make this event a tad more special and surprise us with their talent at manipulating light effects to augment our music experience.