It’s our birthday! And to celebrate turning 24, we’ve invited down Derrick May, Lee Curtiss, Jimpster and CamelPhat to lighten up The Box. Come join the party.
For techno and dance fans alike, Derrick May goes without introduction. One third of the infamous Belleville Three, May was one of the founding fathers of Detroit techno, his anthem, "Strings Of Life", being the quintessential track of that genre. Donned the “Miles Davis of techno”, his sound is often characterised by its skeletal form, playing with the ideas of industrial melancholy and romantic futurism. If you haven’t witnessed this before, now is the time:
Also hailing from Detroit, a veteran of the electronic scene, Lee Curtiss, will be taking over. Lee Curtiss appeared on the crest of the Detroit techno’s third wave. Moving back and forth between deep, stripped-back grooves and soulful tech funk, Curtiss’ impression on the techno scene has been unparalleled. Along with his partners-in-crime, Seth Troxler, Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves, Curtiss helped pioneer Visionquest – who can forget their remix of Kiki’s “Good Voodoo”:
May and Curtiss will be joined by label boss and producer, Jamie Odell, otherwise known as Jimpster. Since he entered the scene in 1996, Jimpster has risen to become one of the most revered deep house producers of our generation. Artists such as Detroit Swindle and Tornado Wallace have featured on his books, while his own music continues to make waves. Expect 2015 to be a big year for him, as a slew of new music comes our way:
Allusive DJ duo CamelPhat will be rounding off the bill. Relatively fresh on the scene, CamelPhat broke out last year thanks to their summer anthem “The Act”. Since then they’ve had support from artists such as Adam Beyer and Pete Tong right through to R3hab and Tiesto. Their latest tracks “Paradigm” and “Constellation” garnered heavy support from BBC Radio 1, and their latest single “Siren Song” looks set to be no different:
Taking over 103, we have Norris Da Boss, Wondross, Archie B, Sam Supplier spinning tunes all night long. Why not join them as we take this year’s birthday celebrations to a whole new level.
Saturday 19th September 23.00 - Sunday 20th September 06:00