Death Disco

The Arches presents

Death Disco

Peaches (DJ set) // Plaid // Justus Kohncke // JG Wilkes (Optimo)

Sat 15 Oct 2011 | 11pm - 3am | £14/£7 (join DD mailing list above)

Death Disco with Peaches (DJ set), Plaid, Justus Kohncke and more at the Arches, Glasgow on 15th October 2011.


2.15am   JG Wilkes (Optimo)
1.15am   Justus Kohncke
12 midnight   Peaches (DJ set)
11pm   Benoit & Sergio


1.30am – 3am   Plaid

One of the founding fathers of dirty electro, Peaches has been spitting out hits since 2000. From Lovertits to Set It Off to Fuck The Pain Away, her unfinished DIY electro sound, combined with explicit lyrics and gender-blurring costumes and antics, set a new precedent for risqué club performance – from jumping on the decks and spraying champagne on her fans to miming sex acts with transgender dancers. Her most recent singles Talk To Me and I Feel Cream, with Simian Mobile Disco, marked a slightly slicker sound, but retained the classic Peaches simplicity and electro-trashiness. Currently working on taking her new 40-person production Peaches Does Herself – which she’s deemed “the Rocky Horror Picture Show for the next generation” – to the US, this is a one of only a few UK dates she’s doing this year.

We’re also delighted to welcome back a DJ and producer who’s not only one of our favourites, but also on one of our other guest’s influences, namely JG Wilkes. Blending minimal techno with delicate disco and krautrock-influenced electronica, Justus Köhncke‘s music modulates perfectly from the narcotic haze of the club, to the curtains-drawn daze of the morning after. Scoring one of the biggest underground club hits of the 90s, From Disco To Disco, as one third of Whirlpool Productions, he started releasing his own solo stuff in 1999 with an electronic cover album featuring his own soulful vocals. After signing to Kompakt, he released some of his biggest singles to date: from early releases Jet/Shelter and 2 After 909 to Timecode, I Wouldn’t Wanna Be Like You and the beautiful So Weit Wie Noch Nie, featured on Erland Oye’s DJ Kicks compilation.

This month’s Death Disco is part of the Glasgay! festival 2011.

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