The Arches presents
Sat 18 Jun 2011 | 11pm - 3am | £14/£7 (join DD mailing list above)
DJ Mehdi plays Death Disco at the Arches, Glasgow this June.
Following a brilliant showcase from A-Trak, Busy P and Cassius at the Arches last Christmas, and Carte Blanche‘s appearance at the Sub Club in October, it’s time for some pure Mehdi.
Now one of Ed Banger’s key players and one half of Carte Blanche (along with his buddy Riton), Mehdi started out DJing/producing for various hip hop acts and collectives before he went all boundary-pushing and started mixing it with electronic music. His own albums – The Story Of Espion in 2002 and Lucky Boy in 2006 – have been bolstered by collaborations with the likes of Chromeo, Daft Punk, MC Solaar, K-os and Cassius, as well as remixes of Erol Alkan & Boys Noize and Miike Snow.
His status as one of the core members of uber-cool Parisian collective Club 75, alongside Cassius, Busy P, Justice’s Xavier De Rosnay, was cemented after his own tracks Signatune and I Am Somebody became two of the key tracks on the French-electro-centric dancefloors of 2007, blending hip hop sensibilities with dramatic French house synths – check out the Thomas Bangalter edit of Signatune for his signature sound.
We’re delighted to announce that Azari & III (‘azari and third’) will be warming up the stage with their full live set. Encapsulating the throbbing pulse of a European city after dark in deepest summer – a pulse which Death Disco has always held close to its grubby little heart – Azari & III know how to mix detroit techno with soul and electro with funk, channelling the spirit of a baggy 90s rave with the faux-glamour of a cheap New York disco club to create what looks set to be one of the key sounds of this summer.
Having released a clutch of 12-inches since they got together two years ago, Reckless With Your Love is easily their most popular yet, referencing Hercules & Love Affair, Frankie Knuckles, Inner City and countless 90s house piano riffs and drum machines. Already a dancefloor staple, it secured a much-coveted Tensnake remix which takes the 90s revivalism by the balls and ends with a direct sample of C+C Music Factory’s Gonna Make You Sweat, whilst Into The Night has done well by the Nicolas Jaar treatment.
They’ve done remixes for Cut Copy, Uffie and Booka Shade, teamed up with Friendly Fires to create Stay Here for the band’s Suck My Deck compilation last year, and looked stylish-as-hell the whole time. In short, we love them. Their self-titled debut album comes out on 1st August on Loose Lips Records: Death Disco waits with bated breath.
N.B. Death Disco promotes an alternative, open-minded club environment… Check out our favourite electro disco blog for what we’re all about.
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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.
Slam have now been playing and promoting in the Arches since 1992 with their monthly techno and house night Pressure celebrating it’s 16th anniversary in November 2014. Normally taking place on the last Friday of the month, Pressure sees the biggest names in the game playing regularly, with guests like Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock, Laurent Garnier, Joris Voorn, Maya Jane Coles, Pan-Pot, Chris Liebing, Dave Clarke, Len Faki, Dubfire, Gary Beck, Visonquest, Heidi, Vitalic and Green Velvet joining resident DJs Slam in recent times.
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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