Headway

Been a couple of years since we’ve done a Headway Residents Party so we’ve decided to put one on! And since it’s been a while we’d like to see you all early doors, which is why we’re making it free entry before 12am! Usual house & techno carry on.

Headway
Residents Party

Friday 17th July 2015

Andy Barton
Graeme Binnie
Neil Clark
Dyte

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 10:30pm – 3am
Entry: Free before 12am, £5 after

www.club-headway.co.uk
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www.readingroomsdundee.com

Residents Andy Barton, Graeme Binnie, Neil Clark and Bruce Anderson have been running Headway consistently for over 11 years and have played alongside many great names in the scene such as Green Velvet, Robert Hood, Pan-Pot, Ame, DJ Sneak, Derrick Carter, Josh Wink, Ben Sims, Jackmaster, Levon Vincent, Carl Craig, Gary Beck, Alan Fitzpatrick, Ivan Smagghe, KiNK, Timo Maas, Funk D’Void, Fergie, Yousef, Paul Woolford, Ralph Lawson, Tom Middleton, Silicone Soul, Harvey McKay, Argy, D’Julz, Will Saul, Pedro, Burnski, Brett Johnson, FC Kahuna and more.

They have played at various places, most notably Rockness in Inverness, The Rhumba Festival of House in Dundee, The Sub Club / La Cheetah / Saint Judes / Chambre 69 / Substanz Underground in Glasgow, Cabaret Voltaire in Edinburgh, The Ice Factory in Perth, The Waterfront in Arbroath, The Zoo Project in Ibiza, Riffraff in Middlesbrough and had a mix broadcast live on Radio 1.

Headway 11th Birthday with Ben Sims (Theory / Hardgroove / Drumcode / Machine)

It seems like only recently we were talking about our 10th Birthday but here we are again! It gives us great pleasure to announce that for our 11th Birthday we welcome one of the world’s most in-demand and leading techno DJs to Headway for the first time – Ben Sims!

With over 20 years experience under his belt, Ben Sims is a tight, energetic mixer who skilfully weaves together his own distinctive blend of tough funk and hardgrooves, often using three-deck wizardry and plenty of dexterity. A perfect example of this was when we caught him close the Arcadia Afterburner Stage at Rockess in 2012 on the Saturday night with arguably the best set of the weekend! We’re expecting more of the same when Ben makes his Dundee debut!

Headway 11th Birthday
Friday 24th April 2015

featuring…

BEN SIMS
(Theory www.djbensims.com)

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Andy Barton
Graeme Binnie
Neil Clark

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 10.30pm – 3am

1st release tickets sold out!

2nd release tickets on sale now for £12:

You can get them in person from Groucho’s Dundee

Online from Resident Advisor (e-ticket to be printed)
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?679272

Online from Ticketweb (ticket to be posted)
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/163331

If you need somewhere cheap to stay then look no further than:

http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/301/Dundee-Central-hotel

£26 for a family room that sleeps 3. Less than £9 each and walking distance to the ‘Rooms.

Or the Apex if you fancy a 4*:

http://www.apexhotels.co.uk/en/hotels/dundee/apex-city-quay-hotel/

www.club-headway.co.uk
www.readingroomsdundee.com
www.facebook.com/clubheadway
www.facebook.com/pages/Ben-Sims/60542184918

From early formative days earning his stripes spinning hip hop, house and rave on pirate radio, and at parties around Essex and East London, through the 90′s as an ever more in demand DJ, and on into the new millennium as a label boss, producer and internationally recognised techno legend in his own right, Ben Sims has spent all his conscious life exploring all facets of underground dance music

Throughout that time, the man has honed his reputation as a tight, energetic mixer who skilfully weaves together his own distinctive blend of tough funk and hardgrooves, often using three-deck wizardry and plenty of dexterity. Be it at clubs like Fabric London, Atomic Jam, Berghain, Florida 135, or any number of festivals around the world, Sims’ sets are powerful, memorable, and unique, while constantly pushing the boundaries of a DJ set – utilising a mesmerizing blend of vinyl, CDs, and software.

As well as carving a reputation as one of the world’s leading techno DJs, Ben has curated many of his own revered labels over the years. Chief amongst them is Theory – an imprint this year celebrating it’s 40th release, that counts amongst it’s supporters contemporary connoisseurs like Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, and the old guard of Dave Clarke, Robert Hood, Rolando and more – proof, then, that Sims is on the form of his life production wise.

Riding high on the wave of critical acclaim from his cultured debut long player on Drumcode, 2011′s Smoke & Mirrors, an album that voyages into Sim’s unique take on techno, coupled with authentic house outings, thanks to guest appearances from Chicago’s Tyree Cooper and Detroit’s Blake Baxter, whilst also showcasing plenty of dubbed-out and grainy textures.

Sims has put his name to more than 50 releases in the last two decades. During those years, there has also been a steady stream of high profile remixes of scene heavyweights, including Jeff Mills, Adam Beyer, Kevin Saunderson and Chris Liebing, on labels du jour like AXIS, KMS, CLR and Drumcode, all of which have won as much critical praise as they have crossover success.

Despite his veteran status in the scene, Sims has always been keen to evolve. Alongside Kirk Degiorgio, he is co-founder & curator of Machine – a clubnight which focuses on new, unreleased, & upfront music; it’s primary home in London, but with editions all across Europe each year. Ben also hosts Sims & Friends events and stages at top clubs and festivals across Europe. Such shows incorporate Killa Productions sets with long time associate Paul Mac and feature regular appearances from like-minded talents such as Surgeon and others.

Quite simply, if you know techno, you know Ben Sims.

Headway with Levon Vincent (Novel Sound / Deconstruct Records / Underground Quality – New York, USA)

Next up we have the immensely talented, vinyl master from New York City who was voted 40th in the Resident Advisor Top DJs of 2013 Poll: Levon Vincent!

If you’ve caught Levon at Rockness, T In The Park, Pressure @ The Arches, Numbers @ The Sub Club or anywhere else recently, you’ll know that his raw house and techno sound is perfectly suited to The Reading Rooms and we can’t wait for his Dundee debut!

 

Headway
Friday 13th February 2015

featuring…

LEVON VINCENT
(Novel Sound , Deconstruct Records , Underground Quality  – New York, U.S.A)

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Andy Barton
Graeme Binnie
Neil Clark

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 10.30pm – 2.30am

 

1st release tickets sold out!

2nd release tickets on sale now for £10:

You can get them in person from Groucho’s Dundee

Online from Resident Advisor (e-ticket to be printed)
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?655750

Online from Ticketweb (ticket to be posted)
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/154129

 

We noticed a large number of people coming from out of Dundee last time. If you need somewhere cheap to stay then look no further than:

http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/301/Dundee-Central-hotel

£26 for a family room that sleeps 3. Less than £9 each and walking distance to the ‘Rooms.

Or the Apex if you fancy a 4*:

http://www.apexhotels.co.uk/en/hotels/dundee/apex-city-quay-hotel/

 

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www.readingroomsdundee.com
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www.facebook.com/pages/Levon-Vincent-Official_Page/184486851592869


When it comes to house music there’s been something of a renaissance in New York City these past few years, and one of its main advocates is Levon Vincent. Born in Houston, Texas and raised on the East Coast; he now calls Berlin his home. As a club- goer, he cut his teeth during the pre-Giuliani New York heyday, where a vibrant scene was helping to push the elegant sound that would become known as NY house forward – and Levon witnessed it all first-hand. Working his way up through landmarks like Sugar Reef (of Sugar Babies fame) or Pat Field’s Boutique, and record stores such as Kim’s, Tower, and Music Exchange, Levon joined a long, proud lineage of fringe arts based around New York’s downtown culture. Ten years later, in 2001, he began to work at the legendary Halcyon record shop in Brooklyn. Halcyon, which doubled as a cafe?, was more than just a record store – it was a place where music aficionados could sit and exchange ideas while listening to the music they love. With a meaty sound-system and their friendly and open policy, the shop soon became a hub for NY’s most passionate dance enthusiasts. It was here that Levon met his future Deconstruct label partner Anthony Parasole, as well as DJ Jus-Ed; who subsequently went on to start the Underground Quality label – the label that has done so much to introduce their homegrown sounds to a global audience. Even artists from further a-field like Nina Kraviz or Anton Zap have UQ to thank for first promoting them.

By 2008, Levon began his own label, Novel Sound. He started with a bang: a certified hit in the form of the label’s first release, ‘These Games’ EP. It’s a 4-track EP and the release featured a song by Jus-Ed as well. Levon repaid the swap on Ed’s own label, with one of 2009’s biggest tracks, ‘Games Dub’. With his industrial clanging beats, Levon’s dubbed-out sound quickly found him supporters from scene veterans like Craig Richards and Berghain’s Marcel Dettmann. Soon after, Levon was invited to play at fabric, Rex, Berghain, and of course the infamous Underground Quality party series at the now defunct Tape Club. As a producer, his immense focus and concentration come to a head in tracks that have attained anthemic status – the Ostgut Ton release ‘Late Night Jam’, with its driving chord-stabs, sits as comfortably in a percussive UK bass set as it does in any pumping techno set – as demonstrated by Pearson Sound on last year’s massive FABRICLIVE 56. Levon also released his own Fabric 63 mix in 2012 to critical acclaim receiving 4.5 stars out of 5 on Resident Advisor with many of his own releases in the tracklist.

“In the 80s, I had some VCRs, a record player and a dual cassette deck. I had a group of friends at that time and we were really interested in DJing and making beats, we would combine various songs and recordings to make new songs and then combine those to make new mixes; stuff like, recording a spoken word track playing over Mr. Fingers or add movie dialogue to another record. We loved the dirty version of I’ll House You, ‘I’ll Hump You’. I remember us all agreeing on that record. Soul II Soul had a big impact, too. I regularly slip-up and refer to podcasts as “mix tapes”, maybe because it’s nostalgic or something. It still sounds right to me. Mix tapes are one of the very coolest things to come from Generation-X. After hearing or maybe reading about how Nitzer Ebb were doing their music I remember asking my mom to bring me to the Sam Ash store on 48th to get a sampler, not knowing the price of the things! Upwards of $10k! A few years later I did eventually get a used Ensoniq EPS-1, which was a more affordable semi-pro sampler. I think it was a popular piece of equipment, it was certainly a step up from my Casio SK-1… Many producers probably remember using the EPS-1 fondly.”

** 3.30AM LICENCE CONFIRMED! **

Robert Hood has successfully landed in Scotland and is safely on his way to Dundee!

Few tickets left at Grouchos and Resident Advisor for tonight:

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?622941

Bring it on!

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/521399077961994/

Headway with Robert Hood (M-Plant / Floorplan)

Next up we have none other than Detroit techno legend Robert Hood!

Robert’s recent work as ‘Floorplan’ has really brought him to our attention again, and after witnessing him destroy the Slam Tent at T In The Park a few months ago, we knew it was the perfect time to bring him to Headway for his Dundee debut!

Headway
Friday 7th November 2014

featuring…

ROBERT HOOD
(M-Plant / Floorplan)

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Andy Barton
Graeme Binnie
Neil Clark

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 10.30pm – 3.30am

Early bird and 1st release tickets sold out!

Final 2nd release tickets on sale now for £15:

You can get them in person from Groucho’s Dundee

Online from Resident Advisor (e-ticket to be printed)
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?622941

Online from Ticketweb (ticket to be posted)
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/144621

www.club-headway.co.uk
www.readingroomsdundee.com
www.facebook.com/clubheadway
www.facebook.com/RobertHoodFloorplan

Robert Hood needs little introduction. Founding member of the legendary group Underground Resistance as a ‘Minister Of Information’ with ‘Mad’ Mike Banks & Jeff Mills, his seminal works on Jeff Mill’s Axis and his very own M-Plant imprint paved the way for a wave of stripped-down dancefloor minimalism that directed much of techno’s path throughout the late Nineties.

Robert Hood makes Detroit techno with an emphasis on soul and experimentation over flash and popularity. Having recorded for Jaun Atkins’ Metroplex, Jeff Mills’ Axis label, as well as Patrick Pulsingers ‘Cheap’ label, Peacefrog, and more recently Music Man, Hood also owns and operates the M-Plant imprint, through which he’s released the bulk of his solo material. He has only released 2 ever CD mixes one for French label Logistic, and a mix for the club ‘Fabric’ mix series.

Last year he changed the game again, dropping his first full length album as Floorplan, (Hood’s alias for house, soul, techno and disco). The phenomenal “Paradise” LP went on to annihilate dance floors from start to finish – “Impeccable… as usual” (Juno), “4/5″ (Resident Advisor), “8/10 – completely absorbing” (XLR8R).

Now celebrating 20 years of his label M-Plant, he has always been widely credited with founding minimal techno. For all his rep as the “Godfather of Minimal”, it’s clear he draws his inspiration from soul and funk. With the return of Floorplan he is now delivering “the most enjoyable house sessions in recent memory” (FACT Magazine), counting Ben Klock, Kyle Hall, Jeff Mills and just about every other producer that matters as his friends and fans.

“Robert has always maintained what we’ve always needed in Electronic Music, a simplified and intelligent view of Future Music. He’s built an impressive career almost single-handedly” – Jeff Mills

Headway with Ame (Innervisions)

We are delighted to announce one of the founders of the incredible Innervisons label along with Dixon. Recently voted 16th in the Resident Advisor Top 100 DJs of 2013 poll, the amazing Ame!

After catching a DJ set at the Off-Sonar event Lost In A Moment in Barcelona this year (which sold out in less than 2 minutes), it’s safe to say that we’re in for a treat on what will be Ame’s first ever Dundee appearance!

Headway
Friday 19th September 2014

featuring…

AME (DJ)
(Innervisions)

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Andy Barton
Graeme Binnie
Neil Clark

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 10.30pm – 2.30am

Early bird tickets sold out!

1st release tickets on sale now for £12

You can get them in person from Groucho’s Dundee

Online from Resident Advisor (e-ticket to be printed)
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?598068

Online from Ticketweb (ticket to be posted)
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/126859

www.club-headway.co.uk
www.readingroomsdundee.com
www.facebook.com/clubheadway
www.facebook.com/ame.innervisions

After a long night of dancing, many night club patrons leave the venue with a certain track stuck in their heads. But for Ame, the DJ/production duo of Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann, the tunes lodged in their brains are the ones they didn’t hear, ones not yet written that would fit perfectly in their sets. Since 2003, Beyer and Wiedemann have penned songs that once existed just outside club- goers’ imagination, songs that boldly combined floor-filling elements with conceptual conceits while maintaining their visceral appeal. As part of Innervisions, the collective/label they run with Dixon, Ame (pronounced “AHM”) offer glimpses of the future of electronic music through their live project, genre-melding compilations, and an independently run shop that completes the connection between artist and admirer. In a genre obsessed with reliving the past, Ame are focused on what’s still to come.

The partnership was formed in their hometown of Karlsruhe where Wiedemann first crossed paths with Beyer in 2001 at the latter’s record shop, Plattentasche. Bonding over Chicago house, Detroit techno and much else besides, the duo joined forces in 2003 to produce seminal deep house platters for Sonar Kollektiv, many of which were collected on the duo’s self-titled debut album. Intent on not repeating themselves, Ame splintered their established sound and found a more nimble, compositional approach that yielded their scene-conquering single, “Rej.” Not content to rest on their laurels as the tune made the rounds on Defected Records and many others, the pair teamed up with Dixon and Henrik Schwarz in 2006 for another instant classic, “Where We At,” featuring Derrick Carter’s stirring vocals. It would’ve been understandable if Beyer and Wiedemann had further pursued the sound which brought them such acclaim, but for Ame the appeal is in breaking down influences and songwriting habits in order to craft something new. Without attachments to particular methods and patterns, the duo was free to develop an overarching view of what dance music could be and pursue it through various moods, timbres and even genres. But if one stylistic point shines through it’s the group’s penchant for orchestral instrumentation and composition, albeit deconstructed and enmeshed in vintage synth tones and spectral vocal samples. From the waltzing proto-techno of “Fiori,” a key movement in Ostgut Ton’s ballet score, Shut Up and Dance! Updated, to the gargantuan brass tearing through the wildpitch strings of “Enoi,” their work simultaneously evokes the conceptual ardor of John Cage or Tony Conrad and the dance floor thrust of DJ Pierre or Underground Resistance.

Ame’s ability to fuse together seemingly disparate influences is greatly informed by their talents as DJs. Not given to fulfilling trends, their sets draw upon the whole of dance music’s history and keep them in great demand around the world. Their regular nights at such establishments as Robert Johnson (Frankfurt), Fabric (London), Trouw (Amsterdam), Lux (Lisbon), and Air (Tokyo) are exceeded only by their marathon sets during Innervisions nights at their beloved Panorama Bar (Berlin). Those awaiting the opportunity to experience an Ame DJ or live set have been well cared for as well, as the pair have captured their curating skills on mix CDs for Sonar Kollektiv, NRK Sound Division and Fabric, as well as the landmark survey of historical minimalism, The Grandfather Paradox compilation done in collaboration with Dixon and Schwarz. Ame are set to follow this achievement with a period-spanning mix all their own, Primary Structures.

As core members of what they refer to as the Innervisions family, the duo are deeply involved in the group’s operations. The imprint is renowned for exacting quality control, releasing only five or six titles a year encased in lavish artwork, many of which are widely tipped. With input from Wiedemann, Beyer and Dixon drive the label’s A&R direction, selecting a few artists – who have included Laurent Garnier, Chateau Flight, Stefan Goldmann and Culoe De Song – to accompany the main cohort of Henrik Schwarz, Tokyo Black Star, and themselves. Fully prepared for the 21st century, Innervisions connects to its fanbase through a thoughtfully stocked web store which sells records, fashionable clothing and books like Tobias Rapp’s Lost And Sound (which they translated into English) and its release subscription service. Ame are also crucial components of A Critical Mass, a live project that finds the pair, alongside Dixon and Schwarz, reworking the creative DNA of each other’s songs in real- time. It’s just one more facet of Ame’s artistry, further evidence of the duo’s position at the forefront of electronic music.

Headway 10th Birthday presents Exit XV Tour with Paul Woolford

It makes us immensely proud to be able to announce Headway’s 10th Birthday! I don’t think any of the 4 of us thought that we would reach such a milestone after our humble beginnings on a Wednesday night at Fat Sams in 2004!

And who better to headline than someone who was instrumental in making Headway what it is now back in 2006 for our first event at what is now our home: The Reading Rooms. He subsequently rocked it for us again in 2007 and 2008.

One of the best DJs we’ve ever had play for us, and very much now a man of the moment again with his massive summer tune last year ‘Untitled’ amongst his recent productions as alias Special Request, the brilliant PAUL WOOLFORD!

This event shall be running as part of the EXIT Festival World Tour, more info to follow…

Headway 10th Birthday presents Exit XV Tour
Saturday 10th May 2014

featuring…

PAUL WOOLFORD

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Andy Barton
Graeme Binnie
Neil Clark
Bruce Anderson

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 10.30pm – 2.30am

Limited early bird tickets on sale now for £8:
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?572152

www.club-headway.co.uk
www.readingroomsdundee.com
www.facebook.com/clubheadway
www.facebook.com/paulwoolford

With forthcoming music being released on Carl Craig’s Planet E, Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings, London’s Phonica label, Paul Woolford keeps reinventing himself and pushing the boundaries, maintaining a hectic global tour schedule playing key clubs globally such as Panorama Bar, Fabric, Warung and D Edge in Brazil, and for the 6th year, the renewal of his key We Love.. Space on
Sundays residency in Ibiza.

Initially inspired by the constant throb of the radio throughout his childhood, the seeds of Paul Woolford’s future direction were sewn by the time a record collecting addiction kicked in properly during his teenage years. This insatiable appetite for musical stimulation has driven him to explore far beyond the cutting-edge house and techno that is his stock-in-trade, and led him down more experimental paths, embracing aspects of improvised jazz through his collaborative work with Paul Hession, and taking huge inspiration from the modern composition of Steve Reich. All this is distilled within the house and techno dynamic that Woolford has made second-nature and you can clearly see these influences emerging across various productions.

Many know Paul Woolford’s name through the 2005/6 slow-burning hit “Erotic Discourse”, released on 2020 Vision, the Leeds label with which he made his name initially. The success of this proved he has the ability to create a genre defining sound and led to sales of over 15,000, capturing the imagination of DJs across the board from Ivan Smagghe to Ricardo Villalobos, The Chemical
Brothers, Richie Hawtin and DJ Hell to Francois Kevorkian, Laurent Garnier, Trevor Jackson to Erol Alkan. Indeed Erol Alkan described the track as “a modern day psyche record” and the track became a stone-cold classic.

He has since appeared across international media including the cover of DJ Mag and IDJ including a photo shoot from Tate Modern’s Doris Salcedo installation “Shibboleth” (after a personal email from Woolford, Salcedo gave her express permission). With each release Woolford is showing a level of artistry that is clearly on an ascending plane, and shows every sign of flourishing beyond.

 

 

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR FOR JACKMASTER TONIGHT!

There will be limited tickets on the door tonight from 10:30pm, please get down early!

https://www.facebook.com/events/199919340195671

Headway and Reading Rooms Productions presents JACKMASTER (Numbers)

Headway & Reading Rooms Productions are happy to present JACKMASTER!

Jackmaster is consistently one of the most entertaining and dancefloor aware DJs with multi-genre sets including 80s jams alongside rare Detroit classics and straight-up house and techno; the Numbers co-founder has more options up his sleeve than just about any other DJ out there!

Ranked 68th in the world according to the Resident Advisor Top DJs of 2012 poll, Jack became one of the latest additions to BBC Radio 1?s In New DJs We Trust 2013 series. Now voted 21st in the 2013 Resident Advisor poll.

After first catching Jackmaster at the Hideout Festival in Croatia 2012, then subsequently at Rockness, T In The Park and Pressure @ The Arches this year, we knew there was no better time to bring him to Headway and The Reading Rooms!

Headway & Reading Rooms Productions
Friday 21st February 2014

featuring…

JACKMASTER
(Numbers)

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Andy Barton
Neil Clark
Graeme Binnie

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 10.30pm – 2.30am

Early bird tickets sold out!

Advanced tickets on sale now for £10

You can get them in person from Groucho’s Dundee

Online from Resident Advisor (e-ticket to be printed)
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?540947

Online from Ticketweb (ticket to be posted)
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/97743

www.club-headway.co.uk
www.readingroomsdundee.com
www.facebook.com/clubheadway
www.facebook.com/djjackmaster

You never know exactly what you’re going to hear with Jackmaster. The element of glorious surprise is crucial to his sets: from the lost Dance Mania gems he spends his time unearthing to the latest hip-hop & RnB tracks to straight-up house and techno sets, the Numbers co-founder has more options up his sleeve than just about any other DJ out there – and a rare knack for connecting seemingly disparate styles with each other. “I don’t do eclecticism just for eclecticism’s sake,” he states firmly.

What you are guaranteed to get is a master selector’s instinct for creating and riding the energy of a crowd: few can get a dancefloor as hyped as Jackmaster. “I don’t think about music in terms of genre, I think about it in terms of energy levels,” he says – and as his star has risen over the past few years, this has been on perfect display at parties from Glasgow to Berlin to New York, and from superclubs such as Berghain and Fabric to legendary underground warehouse raves. Throughout the first half of 2013 he will be hosting a monthly show on BBC Radio 1?s In New DJs We Trust series. He’s also proven that populist tendencies can have longevity, if done right: unbelievably, it’s now 10 years since the Numbers club night was founded, forging a tight-knit and loyal scene in which Jackmaster and like-minded Glaswegian’s could hone their skills. Now, the world can’t get enough of their sounds: the Numbers influence has spread across clubs and into the mainstream, with names such as Jessie Ware, SBTRKT, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke and Jamie xx all having released material with the label, and with Jackmaster hosting a monthly show as part of BBC Radio 1?s In New DJs We Trust 2013 series.

At the heart of Jackmaster’s wide-ranging sensibility is a fundamental honesty: he believes in neither following trends nor the concept of guilty pleasures. His commitment to both honesty and energy encapsulates what can make dance culture life-changingly thrilling: it’s about the clubber on the dancefloor reacting instantaneously and truthfully to the music. Few cater to that dancer as effectively as Jackmaster – no mere “crowd-pleaser”, but someone always guaranteed to please the crowd.

Alan Fitzpatrick tonight!

Looking like it’s gonna be some night tonight, if you haven’t managed to get a ticket in advance, there are more on the door!

https://www.facebook.com/events/150318448511806/

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