Colours and the Arches present
Sat 15 Dec 2012 | 11pm-5am (tickets bought from 4th Dec onwards allow entry from 1am) | £15 + bf
Madeon (on stage 2am)
Born in Nantes 18 years ago, Hugo Pierre Leclercq, aka Madeon, was introduced to electronic music aged 10, when he came upon a documentary about Daft Punk. A year later, he began learning how to make music. He posted some of his tracks online, but declined label requests to release them and other artist’s offers of remix work.
Instead, he entered an online remix competition for drum’n'bass band Pendulum and won, with his repositioning of The Island as tough, sparkling house, whilst his remixes of Yelle’s Que Veux Tu and Deadmau5′s Raise Your Weapon further raised his profile with support from of Annie Mac, Swedish House Mafia, Pete Tong, Deadmau5, Alan Braxe, Chase & Status, Skrillex, Knife Party, Porter Robinson, Zedd and Martin Solveig.
As well as these breathtaking remixes there was the excitement caused by his Pop Culture video that he uploaded to YouTube in July 2011, which featured him performing with his Novation Launchpad controller, as he live mixed 39 pop samples – from ELO’s Mr Blue Sky and the Gorillaz’ Dare to Britney Spears’s Baby One More Time – into three and half minutes of music that has currently had over 14 million views.
His first official single Icarus, released on his own popcultur label, was taut electro-house, but its follow-up, Finale, also released on popcultur and distributed by Sony Music’s Columbia label, was “a 92 bpm anthem rock track”. “Very important for me,” he notes, “because I wanted to test the water of people’s open mindedness.” Just-released third single The City is, he says, “a conclusion of a type of style I’ve been exploring and one of my favourite tracks.”
Total combined YouTube views for Madeon’s repertoire currently stands at over 54 million.
With Colours and the Arches working together to bring you one of the hottest new names in the electro scene right now, and a special 5am finish to honour the final date of his huge UK tour, this will be one Christmas night out to remember…
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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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