RETRO invites Bicep (Live)

Bicep (Live) | DJ Nuhhh | G-Ha & Olanskii | Frantzvaag

UK duo Bicep are honorary residents at Jæger by now, and we’ve come to know them for uncompromising House through their annual visits. They’re returning to Jæger on the RETRO bill and have swapped the DJ Booth for the stage. With a debut album now under their belt in 2017, expect some new material interlaced with some solid dance floor fillers like Vision of Love in this live performance. RETRO  and DJ Nuhhh play host to the UK House ambassadors, a night in residence that’s the essence of Jæger’s musical versatility, weaving it seamlessly through Disco, Garage, Soul, Gospel, Acid House and Techno with a focus on the music of the past and the influences of today.

Bicep – the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson are first and foremost music lovers with a deep-rooted knowledge and passion for music of all varieties. Having been introduced to electronic music through the likes of Aphex Twin and Laurent Garnier, they started digging deeper into IDM, italo, techno, electro, jungle & everything in between.

Over the span of their 10-year career, they have celebrated the music that inspires them via their Feelmybicep blog, initially an outlet for, and now a contributing factor to, their intense record collecting habit. Founded in 2008, its runaway success (it now sees over 100,000 visitors a month) spawned a record label of the same name, a club night, and took the duo out of the UK and embedded them on the international stage via highly sought after DJ sets that reflected the eclecticism celebrated on their blog – an impeccably curated blend of upfront tracks and exclusive edits mixed with deep-dug house and disco cuts (rediscovered, dusted off and given a new lease of life). Accordingly they are venerated as trusted and esteemed curators in electronic music today.

In 2016 Andy and Matt built and tested a roof-raising live show – a powerful counterpoint to their much loved DJ sets that not only highlights the breadth and depth of the Bicep discography, brings to the fore both their skilful production and formidable engineering chops, but again reinforces their genius curatorial flair.

The album “Bicep” is the perfect summation of the duo’s career to date – it’s a sonic tour of their history touching the cornerstones of underground club culture. Matt and Andy have pulled off the rarest of feats, to make a singularly unique electronic record founded on the blueprint of classic house, techno, electro and Italo disco, but flipped and morphed into a fresh design bearing the unique Bicep sonic signature.

 

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