The East End Social and Optimo (Espacio) are elated to announce a stellar revue that will see the Barrowland Ballroom transformed into a club bacchanal on Sunday 25th May. Featuring some of our most impressive global and local electronic acts, the event will include an unmissable Scottish live debut from Nordic electro-seducer Todd Terje plus DJ sets from Glasgow’s inestimable Optimo, Ben UFO, Tim Sweeney and hypno-groove experts Golden Teacher. Following the event, there will be an unmissable after party at the Sub Club ///
Norwegian disco trailblazer Todd Terje has been elevating hearts and dance-floors for almost a decade, all thanks to hypnotic astral-electro tracks such as: ‘Inspector Norse’ (below) and his 2005 breakthrough single, ‘Eurodans’. Terje’s live set at the Barrowlands will celebrate the release of his excellent debut long-player, ‘It’s Album Time’, whose Balearic charms include last year’s astronomical ‘Strandbar.’ The album released on April 7th of this year has already received positive reviews from both Resident Advisor and Pitchfork.
Optimo (Espacio) are DJ duo Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes, whose legendary nights in Glasgow (and around the world) mixes up techno, electro, rock and other assorted records out of leftfield. With their wide arrangement of music tastes, they always put on an unforgettable show and these days Optimo are taking their unique sound to well-renowned clubs in Europe and Asia. Whilst Optimo remain Sub Club residents, Glasgow’s electronic following are constantly treated to outstanding special guests, who have included the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Atom Heart, Luciano, Justus Kohncke and Four Tet.
Over the past five years, Ben UFO has acquired a deserved reputation as one of the UK’s most daring and wide-ranging club music selectors, with his keen ear and technical ability enabling him to cut between eras, dance lineages and mixing styles with dazzling ease. Ben UFO plays on RinseFM every Thursday night. He co-founded Hessle Audio in 2007 with Pearson Sound and Pangaea while all three were students in Leeds.
Tim Sweeney is one of New York’s most sought-after DJs and is best known for his radio show, Beats in Space which he has been running for over a decade. In his early days, he worked in the studio of hip-hop legend Steinski absorbing as much as possible from the producer’s vast record collection. Since launching his radio show, Sweeney has dug deep into New York music circles and he showcases the best dance music from around the world – whether it’s disco, new wave, Chicago house, minimal techno, or classic funk and soul.
Glasgow voodoo-groove deviants Golden Teacher started as a studio tryst between noise-punk triad Ultimate Thrush and analogue-house duo Silk Cut. Their unusual tribal sound besieged Optimo’s discerning ears, and their label has since issued: ‘Bells From the Deep End’ and in April came the release of ‘Party People/Love.’ Optimo call their latest EP ‘a party record’ and tell listeners to play it loud and let yourself loose with an array of lasers and strobe lights ///
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