Saturday, 30 April 2011

Electro Enemies

This weekend see's some real pioneers and legends playing in Max's La Cheetah club in Glasgow. The "Electro Enemies" weekend kicks off in style with legendary Italian producer Alexander Robotnick. He made his debut on the Italian music scene as the founding-member of Avida. Robotnick has had a long and colorful history, including scoring films in the eighties and joining a world music troupe in the nineties, but he’s most celebrated for his pioneering electro tracks such as ‘Problèmes D'Amour’ from 1983. He is joined on the night by Glasgow's great Jelly Roll Soul DJ's who have brought some outstanding guests to their club nights in the city over the past while. Also joining them on the turntables in full effect will be The Wasp (Pest Control Records) and Craig Moog (Piece Together).

The fun continues on Sunday with the all round creative Alan Oldham (DJ-T1000). A lifelong cartoonist and graphic designer, a young Alan Oldham published his own indie comic book "Johnny Gambit" in 1987 to local notoriety. Hired that same year by his childhood friend Derrick May to illustrate several memorable pieces for his new Transmat label, this led to Oldham's very first involvement in the fledgling techno scene. More art requests quickly followed, most famously from the Djax-Up-Beats label (NL), where his art took center stage for many years (the lone EP that Oldham produced for Djax, under the name Signal To Noise Ratio, brought home a 1991 Detroit Metro Times Music Award for best single in "Detroit Is Burning"). Since those long-ago days, a solo Oldham continues to rock crowds in Berlin (with an unofficial residency at Tresor), Naples, Barcelona (unofficial residency at Moog), Madrid, London, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and all points in between with his own no-nonsense brand of bangin', funky-ass techno. When DJ T-1000 is on the flyer, fans know he's bringing the ruckus. When he's not behind the decks or in the studio producing electronic dance music for labels like Tresor Berlin, Inzec (CH), Minimalsoul (CH), or his own Pure Sonik and Generator imprints, his drawings and paintings have been on display in art galleries in Chicago, Berlin, Paris, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam, the last of which was a SOLD-OUT opening attracting the likes of Ben Sims, Dave Clarke, DJ Bone, Ritzi Lee, DJ Kammy, and art lovers from Berlin, Dresden, and London. A true autodidact and all-around artist, Oldham's latest album, "Beyond Djax," a companion piece to the Amsterdam art show, is out now on Pure Sonik Records. He is joined on the night by Glasgow's Pro Vinylist Karim (PVK), Slabs Of The Tabernacle DJ's who have also brought some stunning guests to the city, The brilliant Jamie Thomson (Melting Pot/Traxx), Kev Stevens and De Large. This is a weekend not to be missed out on. Tickets available from Rubadub records and Max's Bar on Queen St Glasgow. For everyone who is attending ENJOY....

Alexander Robotnick Nu-Disco & More - April 2011 DJ-Mix by Alexander Robotnick

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