The Arches presents
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.
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.
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.
As Scotland’s original superclub, the Arches is the stuff of clubbing legend. There really is no other venue like it in the world.
Repeatedly voted one of the top 100 clubs in the world in DJ magazine, the industrial brick arches are home to a continuous roster of the world’s most in demand DJs and producers from across the dance spectrum, whether it be minimal techno, big bassline electro, hardstyle, deep house, UK bass, dubstep or trance.
With a Funktion 1 soundsystem and three fully stocked bars spread over six subterranean arches, the space is transformed each weekend depending on the faces behind the decks. From huge, sell out nights with platinum selling Ibiza trendsetters such as Alesso and Laidback Luke or legendary acts such as Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox and Jeff Mills, to the hottest, most-hyped names on the dance scene’s lips – from Jamie Jones and Nina Kraviz to Jackmaster and Omar S, ours is one of the most diverse club programmes in the city.
As well as the Arches’ own club nights, which have recently brought the likes of Hot Creations label, Madeon and Chase & Status to the venue, for many fans the Arches is synonymous with either of its two biggest nights, Pressure and Colours.
Celebrating their 20th birthday in 2012, deep house and techno night Pressure takes place on the last Friday of each month, bringing the biggest and best names in the genre to Scotland as well as providing a platform for upcoming talent alongside resident DJs Slam. Recent guests include Vitalic, Green Velvet, Gary Beck, Joris Voorn, Maya Jane Coles, Maceo Plex, Len Faki, Nic Fanciulli, Nicole Moudaber and Marco Carola.
Scotland’s biggest dance promoter, Colours regularly bring the biggest and best names in big room house, tech-house, electro and trance to the venue, with recent guests including Alesso, Otto Knows, Laidback Luke, Dannic, Hardwell, Markus Schulz, Showtek, Gareth Emery, Nervo, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Nicky Romero and many more.
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