Death Disco

The Arches presents

Death Disco

Uffie (live) // Felix Cartal

Sat 16 Jul 2011 | 11pm - 3am | £14/£7 (join DD mailing list above)

Uffie comes to the Arches, Glasgow for a live set at Death Disco.

Uffie (live)
Felix Cartal
Josh Jones

Girls want to be her, everyone wants to be with her. Don’t even try to deny it. Ten tons of attitude squeezed into 90 pounds of party grrrl, Uffie is returning to the Death Disco stage for an intimate, up-close-and-sticky performance.

All Parisian arrogance, Miami cool and international school tantrums, Uffie made the move from socialite to nu-skool rapper after then-boyfriend Feadz encouraged her to provide vocals for his track Uffie and Me. Fast forward a bit and you’ve got a deal with Ed Banger, production from Mr Oizo and SebastiAn, collaborations with Justice and N.E.R.D’s Pharrell Williams, and a generous handful of nu-skool-rap-meets-French-electro hits: Pop The Glock, Tthhee Ppaarrttyy, In Charge, Hot Chick, Ready To Uff, MCs Can Kiss… After finally pushing out her debut album Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans last year after a baby-related break, she released her cover of Tom Tom Club’s Wordy Rappinghood (a track crying out for the Uffie-Ed Banger treatment, non?) in April. Just don’t even MENTION Ke$ha.

Canadian production wunderkind Felix Cartal will be taking it up a notch to finish off the night with some heavy electronica. Not for the faint hearted, his tracks Drugs, Parisienne and Montreal Dreams first kicked the sh*t out of the genre back in 2007, before truly finishing it off with his first album, Popular Music, on Bloody Beetroots label Dim Mak in 2010. All relentless Vitalic-esque builds, electro robotic vocals and punk rock energy, Berlin, Boy And His Computer and Popular Music were soon nudging their way into record bags from MSTRKRFT to Felix Da Housecat and Richie Hawtin.

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