DEATH DISCO

Death Disco

The Arches presents

Death Disco

Trans-Europe Expressway

Sat 17 Sep 2011 | 10pm - 4am | £14 / £7 / Free for Freshers (with valid matric card)

The Arches (10pm – 4am)

Dance Arch

10pm   Mingo-Go
11pm   Walls
12 midnight   Hushpuppy
1am   Prins Thomas
2.30am   Lindstrom

Playroom

12 midnight   HaHaHa
1am   Retro/Grade
2am   Feadz
3am   Peace, The Illest

Arch 3

12 midnight   Jess Mills
1am   PMcQ
2am   Stay+
3am   The Shit Robot Live Show

SWG3 (8.30pm – midnight)

8.30pm   Josh Jones
9.30pm   Man Without Country
10.15pm   Mondkopf
11pm   Factory Floor

Lindstrom
Prins Thomas
Factory Floor (live)
Feadz
The Shit Robot Live Show
Retro/Grade (live)
Stay+
Walls (live)
Man Without Country

PLUS

Hushpuppy
Mingo-Go
Josh Jones
HaHaHa
Peace, The Illest (Naive resident)
PMcQ (MUCK)

// FREE FOR FRESHERS: If you’re starting uni this year, show us your matric card when buying your ticket in advance to get yours for free. Please note that you can’t do this on the night – tickets must be bought in advance //

After a blissful summer spent trawling Europe for the best acts to bring to the club… well, we got a bit carried away. With a line-up so big it’s literally bulging out of the Arches, we’re taking over SWG3 as well and bussing you between both venues all night on a specially hired fleet.

In the spirit of a mini festival, DJs and live acts from Lindstrom and Prins Thomas to Retro/Grade and Factory Floor will be battling for your attention in the musical equivalent of a Swizzels Double Dip, whilst our residents will be keeping the party going on the ride over with some specially curated mixtapes – the sherbet on the dipping stick, if you will.

On the DJ front, we’re delighted to be welcoming the dreamy Nordic delights of Lindstrom and Prins Thomas to the decks.

Best known for the epic minimal disco journey of I Feel Space, Lindstrom has achieved cult status both on his own and for his collaborations. His 2010 album with Norwegian-Mauritian singer Christabelle comprised ten tracks of meltingly soft disco-pop eroticism, with tracks such as Lovesick and Baby Can’t Stop some of the best of his repertoire.

But before that, in 2003 he started messing about with fellow bearded Norwegian Prins Thomas, bonding over downtempo, minimal space disco, proper musicianship and proper songwriting. Releasing two albums together in 2005 and 2008, it’s their diverse remixes, both alone and as a pair, which have really stuck in the modern consciousness – try their version of Locussolus’ I Want It, Prins Thomas’ edit of James Yuill’s This Sweet Love or Lindstrom’s latest remix of Best Coast’s Boyfriend, for a taste of how different they can be. We’ve currently got their remix of Chemical Brothers’ Swoon stuck on repeat – heavenly…

In terms of live acts, it’s difficult to choose a highlight. The hype around Factory Floor has already begun in this city – their latest single Real Love, all tight 80s synths, hollow kick drums and echoing vocals, was put out on Glasgow’s own Optimo Records this April, alongside an Optimo Espacio remix. Sparse and bleak, their electronics and raw instrumentation screams Factory Records era depression chic – right enough, ex-New Order drummer Stephen Morris has been remixing and producing for them since receiving a demo featuring Lying and Wooden Box.

Retro/Grade will also be playing a live set. Essentially an excuse for Serge Santiago and Tom Neville to make sweet musical love to their true sweetheart, italo disco, the duo have been hauling their live show around this summer’s festivals to the delight of anyone looking for the kind of Viagra-esque hit one has come to expect from a Santiago remix, but camped up a notch with some added ooomph.

Set times and venues will be announced nearer the time, as well as a very special guest. But you know what? If you want to spend the whole night cruising the disco bus, well, that’s OK with us too. This is the official closing party for the transient Glasgow summer and no-one’s going to be judging.

N.B. Death Disco promotes an alternative, open-minded club environment… Check out our favourite electro disco blog run by friends and fans of DD for news on the Glasgow scene

www.deathdisco.info

DANCE ARCH

playroom

ARCH 3

SWG3

10pm

Jill

12am

Peace

12AM

Jess Mills

9pm

Josh Jones

11pm

Walls

1am

Retro/Grade

1AM

PMQ

10pm

man without country

12AM

hushpuppy

2am

Feadz

2AM

stay+

10.45pm

vondelpark

1AM

Prins

3am

Hahaha

3AM

Shit Robot

11.30PM

mondkopf

2.30AM

Lindstrom

12.30AM

Factory Floor