Thursday, September 06, 2007

Mutant Pop's Last Dance

Friday 21st September
Native, Small St
£4, £3 before 11

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. So it's my job, sadly, to announce the demise of our beloved Mutant Pop parties. Our brothers-in-arms Mike and Gaz have decided to call it a day as far as promoting is concerned, and we wish them well with their future musical ventures (they currently hold a residency at Jay Curnock and Pat Bolton's upcoming Void nights). It's been a great 18 months doing the night with them, albeit with its ups and downs, but I'd like to think that the moments on the dancefloor have made it all worthwhile for them. I'd like to take this moment to thank all the guests who've played for us (Butane, October, Nightmoves, Mock'n'Toof, Simon Rigg, Skull Juice, Italoboyz, Arveene & Matagouri, Emptyset, Florian Meindl, Matthew Styles, James Hurley & Dan Reilly, Bill Brewster, Axel Bartsch, Lukas, and our numerous supporting DJs - I'd list them all but I'd be here all day!), and also the people who've come through the doors of the Arc Bar and Native to boogie with us.

So - no more Mutant Pop? We found ourselves in a bit of a quandry, but what better way to go out than with a big shebang with the people that are, in our humble opinion, the creme de la creme of Bristol's electronic talent. Here's the bill for our final shakedown:

October (Caravan / Fluid Ounce / Lot 49)
Jules headlined one of the earliest Mutant Pop parties back in the Arc bar days, and since then we've seen him blossom from strength to strength. Originally peddling a meticulous broken sound for Fluid Ounce and Lot 49, over the last couple of years his productions have moved far away from what he's known best for. Fans and friends have been eagerly awaiting the release of his fresh material, and thankfully, now is the time. Jules' new label, Caravan, will be launching on the 1st October (what a stunt!) with his first 12" release, the 'Three Drops' EP, with records from Emptyset and TG to follow later in the year alongside his second 12", 'Invitation'. Fans of the Hardwax and Modern Love camps take note. For this one, expect some irresistably fresh, atmospheric, and all out funked up techno that'll get your head and feet moving in equal measures.

Lukas (Player's Paradise) b2b Credible (Buoyancy)
Partners in the ill-fated System project at this very venue (a midweek electronic night with ridiculously good guests... what were we thinking?! Ever the optimists, I guess...), they've grown close to our hearts with their wide ranging electronic manifesto. Top blokes, top tastes, and Lukas has been causing a bit of a stir across the continent with his 'Eraser' 12" (which even got a play on D Ramirez's Essential Mix for Radio 1) on Dirt Crew sub-label Player's Paradise. Pumping tech-house is the order of the day on the EP, but don't be fooled - he's got plenty more tricks up his sleeve when it comes to his DJ sets. With Break 3000, Martinez, Marcello Giordani, Sasse, Tensnake, and Tigerskin all making appearances on Player's Paradise, he's definitely in good company with his debut release. Expect much more from him in the near future, and I hear rumours that Credible's been working overtime on his new studio setup. We eagerly await the results...

Jamie Curnock b2b Patrick Bolton (Void) - 4 Deck Serato Set
So they've stolen Mike and Gaz away from us with their new Void night at Soho, but as we're such lovely chaps we're willing to forgive and forget their underhand methods and invite them on board for the final blowout. Serato wizards Jay (pictured right) and Pat have long been impressing the city's crowds with their deft technoid selection and mixing, and I'm sure the same will apply this time around.

Luke Malcher (under_score) b2b Harry Glazebrook (West Country Shakedown)
Normalise cohorts Harry and Luke are true wild cards. You never know what they'll be up to, be it reductionist techno, UK garage, bassline house, or boompty bangers. Their respective under_score and West Country Shakedown nights are the place to be if you fancy a wiggle, and they'll be importing their good vibrations down to Native for the night.

Puffin Jack b2b Richard Carnage (TAPE / Mutant Pop)
Err, yes. That'll be us. House, techno, dubstep, disco - you know the score.

I must stress here that we begged Mike and Gaz to play the final party multiple times, but they politely declined. It won't be the same without you, boys! They'll be down at Native giving it large on the floor, however, so come on down and let's send Mutant Pop out with a bang!

On an altogether lighter note, TAPE will be taking over the slot in November with a big, natch, HUGE booking for a venue as intimate as Native. Keep your browsers locked on to TAPE for the upcoming ticket details. I bet you can't contain your excitement, can you?
Plus, if you're thinking of making a full weekend of things, you could do a lot worse than heading to the fully TAPE endorsed under_score party at Blue Mountain on Saturday. Oliver Ho is his Raudive guise is good enough, but when you've got motherfucking Baby Ford on the bill as well, you know that the floor's going to be worked to a pulp by 6am on Sunday morning. Puffin's also on the bill in the upstairs room, though previous Mutant Pop guest Jobody and the under_score residents (including the legendary Paul Purgas of Emptyset fame) will be making sure that you're going to have a hard time dragging yourself away from the main room. In a word? Messy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah well it was good while it lasted, last one falls on my Birthday so should be my messyist yet.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice post...

7:50 PM  
Anonymous porn said...

Ah well it was good while it lasted, last one falls on my Birthday so should be my messyist yet.

9:52 PM  

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