Death Disco

The Arches presents

Death Disco

The Magician // Renaissance Man // Bright Light Bright Light // Blondes // HaHaHa

Sat 19 Feb 2011 | 11pm-3am | £14/£7 (sign up to DD mailing list above for half price passes)

Otherwise known as ‘one half of Aeroplane’, that title is starting to fade as Stephen Fasano has secured his own fanbase as The Magician. Whereas Vito was more focused on making tracks, Stephen still got his kicks out of making people dance at parties. Or so the rumour goes. Following in the success of the Aeroplane Soundcloud mixtapes, he’s been releasing his own ‘magic tapes’ (see what he did there) which mix disco, pop and electronica, tending to focus on the highly emotional, over-dramatic hi-NRG side of it all – suggesting to us that he really does just want to make people dance at parties. Remixes of Lykke Li’s I Follow Rivers and The Aikiu’s The Red Kiss support the theory.

Renaissance Man make lush, playful, modern HOUSE music, staying true to the basic elements of the genre but using tip-top production and a focus on modern sounds to ensure it is nothing but sparklingly relevant to today’s club scene. Two guys from Finland, they started making music in 2008 after starting Helsinki club night NOW. EPs on Dubsided and Sound Pellegrino were followed by remix requests from Brodinski & Noob, Crystal Fighters, Crookers and Delphic.

Add to that Bright Light Bright Light’s Casio-friendly disco pop anthems, blissed out, warm waves of housey electronica from Brooklyn duo Blondes (before they go on tour with SMD and The Juan Maclean) and debut set from our new resident HaHaHa and you have this month’s satisfyingly packed Death Disco line-up. A touch irresistible.

NB: Death Disco promotes an alternative, open-minded club environment…

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