DF Concerts present
Fri 1 Apr 2011 | 9pm-2am | £10 + bf
Restoring the over-cited genre of ‘mash-up’ to its full glory, London DJ Jaguar Skills is a skilled craftsman in the art of electronic cutting and pasting.
Proving his worth live at Jade Jagger’s Jezebel night in Ibiza, Skills was soon playing in clubs worldwide. Appealing to the nation’s deteriorating attention span, his weekly ten minute mixes on the Trevor Nelson Show – as well as his mixtapes on Radio 1 and 1xtra – are a bullet of sheer electronic joy, expertly mixing DJ Yoda’s cartoon comedy with sharp cuts of dubstep, electro, house, breaks and R&B. His celebrated hour-long 30 Years Of Hip Hop mix in 2009 contained 538 tracks, charting the entire history of hip hop, whilst his latest mix, commemorating 20 years of Pete Tong by mashing together 50 of the best dance tracks from the past 20 years, is available to download now from the Radio One site.
Performing onstage in a ninja mask - with still only a handful of people who know his true identity - the Revenge Of The Ninja tour sees the unknown DJ fully embracing his character and donning full ninja robes. Expect impressive turntablism, comedy soundbites, and an eclectic mash-up of huge party tunes, from old school house to 90s rave, TV theme tunes and hip hop classics. And, of course, the trademark shout greeting him from the crowd: HooooOOOOOO!
Enter through Midland Street
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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