Fri 23 Nov
20:00 – 02:00
This show is strictly 18+.
Last entry is 22:00.
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Last year saw Bicep release their debut album, launch their new live show and tour the world. ‘Bicep’, out now on Ninja Tune, went in at #20 in the album charts and was lauded by the likes of Pitchfork, Resident Advisor and Mixmag, who picked it as album of the year and put them on their front cover. It achieved that rare feat of a crossover dance album, which works as home listening as well as it does on the dancefloor. A series of well-received singles, including ‘Glue’, ‘Rain’and ‘Vale’ has reinforced their ascendance, and a remix of ‘Opal’ by iconic producer and DJ Four Tet made for a big dance 12”.
The duo’s live show embraces the idea of immersion; allowing them to take a different tack at each show by placing them in and amongst the visuals, creating a visceral experience. It blurs the line between audience and performer, amplifying the rush of togetherness – created by the like-minded community that’s grown around the pair’s longstanding blog, DJ sets and parties – which pulses through each of their shows.
Visual artist Zak Norman (who’s previously worked with Squarepusher and Africa Express), has helped bring the performance to life, taking inspiration from the likes of György Ligeti’s ‘Artikulation’. Channeling raw energy in the to-and-fro between individual strands of music and their visual counterparts, it’s a live show for crowds to get lost in.