Acid House Special: A Guy Called Gerald + Darren (808 State)

  • On Friday 8th July we’re taking rave back to it's roots - 6 hours filled with acid & hedonistic sounds providing non-stop dancing & feel good vibes until sunrise. We couldn't think of anywhere better to host this than our underground basement with none other than 808 State’s A Guy Called Gerald heading the bill… Few people can claim to have had the impact on a musical scene as Manchester’s A Guy Called Gerald. Starting out in the late eighties and inspired by the emerging Hacienda scene around him, one of his earliest releases literally changed the musical landscape: his ‘Voodoo Ray’ track with its gurgling bassline, reversed samples and otherworldly atmospheres came to define the new acid house sound and has remained a timeless classic to this day. What’s more, work as part of seminal group 808 State also spawned the similarly classic ‘Pacific State’ and introduced generations of party people to a whole new sound. He is joined on the night by 808 band member Darren Partington who will be bringing the full acid house experience to the club.
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