|31 Dec: Wang New Years Eve Raveathon, The Premises, Hackney, London, England|
Thursday 31st December 9pm-7am
A Guy Called Gerald - live laptop action
After the hilarity of last new years eve's fancy dress shenanigans, we felt (despite the risk of turning into our parents) it would be a total let-down not to have a repeat performance this year, so dig out your outfits and dust off your dancin' shoes as the WANG New Years Eve Fancy Dress Raveathon rolls into action once more for our fourth year of NYE Armageddon.
Tickets are £15 in advance and are available from
Koobla (Berwick Street) tel. (0)20 7287 9909
|26 Dec: Unknown Venue, Aberdeen, Scotland|
Unknown Venue, Aberdeen, Scotland
|13 Dec: Retro_Vert 004, Fortress Studios, London, England|
Retro_Vert 004, Fortress Studios, 34-38 Provost Street, Old Street, London, England
THE ORIGINAL RETROVERTS RETURN FOR A ONE OFF FREE XMAS BASH AT THE FORTRESS, PROVOST ST LONDON ON SAT DEC 13TH 2003. 10.30PM - 6AM
AS IT'S A XMAS PARTY, WE'VE HOOKED UP WITH 'SHELTER' - THE HOMELESS CHARITY, SO WE'LL BE REQUESTING A DONATION TO HELP WITH THEIR XMAS CAMPAIGN OF HOUSING AND FEEDING THE HOMELESS. IT'S A VERY GOOD CAUSE SO PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT.
NO INVITES NEEDED THIS TIME AROUND, BUT THE LAST RETRO_VERT HAD OVER 1100 PARTY PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE, SO ARRIVE EARLY !!!
RETRO_VERT - "It Ain't where you're at, it's where you're from..."
|3 Dec: [4x4] @ 291 Gallery, Hackney, London, England|
[4x4]TUESDAY 2 DECEMBER @ 291 GALLERY//SOUTH WING//291 HACKNEY RD//
Showing a diverse range of works from accomplished short films to creative image pieces>comfortable+relaxed seated environment>DJ interludes> works are curated into 4 parts - to include: digital media> experimentalVideo> shortfilm>animation> sting/idents> audio-visualVJmixes> music video + MONSTER TRUCKS.
THIS MONTH'S PROGRAMME WILL FEATURE:
DJ INTERLUDES & BEATS by A Guy Called Gerald // VJ SET by THE LIGHT SURGEONS
Giles Thacker's newest Mixmaster piece (Raindance Film Festival Award Winner), Heaven and Hell by G-Pilot, MTV Banned Public Enemy music video 'SON OF A BUSH', Non-Fat/Who Lives by Welburn-Kispert, SanFrandisco's Extended Reload (Music by SLAM/Soma Records), pieces from Australian Grafitti artists Ben Strunin, REDUX by James Arthur, a Slinky Pictures selection, Timo Novotny (VIDOK/Austria) Sofa Furfer pieces, Sandder Lanen (Netherlands) music videos, Sci-Fi December Sting by Exceeda, and much more!
FOR MORE INFORMATION + SUBMISSION FORM, CONTACT email@example.com
|23 Nov: ActionZone, Cargo, London, England|
23 Nov: ActionZone @ Cargo, Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, London,EC2A, England
ActionZone, the youth network of development charity ActionAid, are taking over Cargo on Sunday 23rd September to raise funds and awareness for their 'War on Aids' campaign.
K7's Spacek will be playing a live set, accompanied by top dance music pioneer A Guy called Gerald, R2 records' DJ Kyri, and Herbal and 93 feet east regulars Moulin-X on the decks.
The campaign enjoyed great success at this years Reading festival - ActionZone wishes to build on this by taking the campaign from the fields to the London's clubland with the help of some of the UK's finest dance talents. As A Guy called Gerald says, "The global HIV/Aids crisis is a serious issue. I hope that young people in the UK take notice of what organisations like Action Aid are saying."
ActionZone hope to mobilise the newly politicised class of clubbers to take action on the global HIV/Aids crisis that is currently affecting over 48 million people worldwide. One young person dies of Aids every 15 seconds, and almost 60% of all new infections last year were amongst this age group.
ActionZone's Brendan O'Donnell says, 'The cost of the War in Iraq so far is '3 Billion and counting. It is imperative that the UK government show the same commitment to the HIV and Aids crisis and give the extra '77 million it owes to the global fund to tackle HIV and Aids.'
Check http://www.actionaidspace.org/events/cargo2.html for more information.
"SUNSHINE ON A RAINY DAY - ACTIONAID@CARGO
Chilblains that weren't cured by the atmosphere or booze couldn't fail but be melted by the lovely music. DJ Kyri kicked off the night with set infused with hip-hop and African beats.
Spacek in full flow
ActionAid regulars Moulin X put us in the mood with some funky tunes. Spacek's live set got chins stoking with their winning combination of stark R n B influenced sounds and Steve's silky smooth soulful vocals.
The culmination of the night was undoubtedly pioneer of dance, A Guy called Gerald, playing a rare set that got people up out of their cozy seats and shaking their thang on the dance floor."
|14 Nov: M Publication Launch, One Night Exhibition, Nike Spiritroom, Berlin, Germany|
|7 Nov: Retro_Vert & Flux's Split Return, SE1 Club, London Bridge, London, England|
In the background - on the right - probably exhausted! :-)
Retro_Vert & Flux's Split Return, SE1 Club, 41-43 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, England
FLUX and RETRO_VERT present "SPLIT - THE RETURN"
ALAN OLDHAM aka DJ-T1000 - First London appearance in 6 years!
A GUY CALLED GERALD - Showcasing new material
PLUS VISUAL CREWS.
TICKETS £8 IN ADVANCE FROM: EUKATECH, SMALLFISH, KOOBLA, COVERT, VINYL UNDERGROUND and www.ticketweb.co.uk
|6 Nov: !K7 Night, Water Gate, Berlin, Germany|
!K7 Night, Water-Gate, Falckensteinstr. 49, X-Berg, Berlin, Germany
|31 Oct: Jack's House, The Telegraph, Brixton, London, England|
Jack's House, The Telegraph, 228 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1HE, England
Fri 31/10 - JACK'S HOUSE
Two heavyweights of the early house scene headline a night of classic underground grooves built on Jack's House.
Headlining the event A GUY CALLED GERALD fresh from his successful tribal gathering session, and the legend that is COLIN DALE (Abstrakt Dance) making an appearance alongside the Low Gravity residents.
A Guy Called Gerald, Colin Dale, Placid and Robbie T spinning 88/89 house blending Chicago acid with Detroit grooves. Plus Low Gravity Residents and Oli Smiles.
Steve Orange and Twinny playing funk, hip hop and electro boogie.
Doors:9pm-6am // Entry £7 before 11pm and £9 after // Fancy Dress Optional Craziness Mandatory!!
"Hi peeps... I have been told that the programme Tracks that is on Arte channel is screening the interview with A guy called Gerald tonight and also some footage from our party at the Telegraph. If anyone sees it, let me know what it's like... I won't get a copy until a few weeks time. "
|24 Oct: Hammer Snowboards Present !K7 Monsters Of Rock, Alps, France|
24 Oct: Hammer Snowboards Present !K7 Monsters Of Rock, Alps, France
|17 Oct: Traveller Club Night, Foundation NCL, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England|
17 Oct: Traveller Club Night, Foundation NCL, 57-59 Melborne St, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England
Well- the only thing to do is call in a man who truly has sat at the cutting edge of dance music guiding and shaping it all the way from when things started hotting up mid '80s.
From Acid House to Jungle to Drum & Bass, A Guy Called Gerald has constantly sought new sounds and helped to champion the diversity of dance music.
Growing up in '70s Manchester, Gerald Simpson's' early influences had first gospel, then soul, then funk and later hip-hop melting into his brain to shape what would become a truly unique ear for the trend that were making people dance.
Foundation Nightclub, 57 | 59 Melborne St, NCL Upon Tyne. Doors 10.00pm -3.00am.
Line-up: Hexstatic (live), A Guy Called Gerald, Aquasky, Raj Pannu, Nik barrera, VJ's Name.
|5 Oct: Playstation 2: The Third Place, Westbourne Studios, London, England|
|4 Oct: CLUB Wang, The Premises, Hackney, London, England|
4 Oct: CLUB Wang @ The Premises, 201-205 Hackney Rd., London, E2J, England
|3 Oct: Tribal Sessions, Sankeys Soap, Manchester, England|
Tribal Sessions 3rd Birthday: Todd Terry and A Guy Called Gerald.
|26 Sept: Medicine Bar, Shoreditch, London, England|
Medicine Bar, 89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, England
|20 Sept: The Custard Factory, Birmingham, England|
The Custard Factory, Gibb Square, Birmingham, B9 4AA, England
|13 Sept: Kulturhaus, Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany|
Kulturhaus, Karlstorbahnhof e.V., Am Karlstor 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
|12 Sept: Freitags Club, FZW, Dortmund, Germany|
Freitags Club, FZW, Stadt Dortmund, Neuer Graben 167, 44137 Dortmund, Germany
|5 Sept: Fluid Five, Fluid Bar, Farringdon, London, England|
|29 Aug: Split, SE1 Club, London Bridge, London, England|
Split, SE1 Club, 11 Stainer Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 9RL, England
Our very first SPLIT, featuring:
Location: SEOne, LondonAugust 29th will see us take over the seOne club in london bridge, an arches style venue with a cool warehouse vibe and very easy to reach from all over the south east. Joining BEN SIMS and FLUX headhoncho CHRIS FINKE will be detroits deck destroyer CLAUDE YOUNG, making a rare uk appearance since moving to Japan. Austria's MEMORY FOUNDATION make only their second visit to the uk to perform a serious live set and Londons OLIVER HO will be treating us with an interactive live/dj set.
In the other space A GUY CALLED GERALD will be laying down the house flavoured jams alongside veteran dj's MARK BROOM, PAUL MAC and TONY ANDERSON, this time joined by FLUX resident BRIAN WILLIAMS.
Building: 3 rooms + 4 large arches & theatre5 50->3000
|23 Aug: Tribal Gathering - The Warehouse Party, Secret Location, Manchester, England|
VENUE: SECRET WAREHOUSE LOCATION - PHONE 0906 2011493*
LINE-UP CONFIRMED SO FAR
A GUY CALLED GERALD (LIVE)
|2 Aug: The Big Chill Festival 2003, Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Great Malvern, Herefordshire, England|
The Big Chill at Eastnor Castle
Nitin Sawhney , Nightmares on Wax , London Elektricity featuring Robert Owens , Quantic Soul Orchestra, Jimi Tenor + Band , The Cinematic Orchestra present 'Man With The Movie Camera' , Fila Brazillia Sound System, Matthew Herbert Big Band , Francois K - Deep Space NYC / Wave Music, Mr Scruff , Hexstatic , Cosmos Sound System , Fred Deakin (Lemon Jelly), Bugz in the Attic, Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band, Jaga Jazzist, A Guy Called Gerald , Dubtribe Sound System, Truby Trio, NuSpirit Helsinki, Slovo, Black Lily feat Julie Dexter, Ty, Bembe Segue, Horse, Howie B, John Peel, Chungking, Fingathing, Another Fine Day, Boomclick, Bussetti, Rob Da Bank, Nick Luscombe, Rob Luis, Zero dB, Midtempo, Rob Wood, Pete Lawrence
Upstairs Soundsystem: POM Live & Buzz Rozwell, Verity Sharp and Fiona Talkington (Radio 3 Late Junction), Freddy Fresh, Catskills, Breaking Bread, Roots Garden, AJ
plus : The Bent Field Rehabilitation Unit
Bar Sound Systems
DJ Derek, Fingerlickin', Shatner's Basoon, Sunflower Kate and Kieran*, Freddie B, Armitage Shankz Sound System, Sonic Fondue Foundation, The Legendary Jesse Belle, Hillegonda, Casual Records Sound System featuring Ross Allen and Jebloy Nichols
Promoter / Chillfest & Cantaloupe Group
Summer’s coming and the living is uneasy. The Big Chill offers lots to look forward to and tickets are already on sale for their sole UK festival of 2003. While the Enchanted Garden Dorset site enjoys a breather, this year all focus is on this 2nd annual trip to the idyllic Malvern Hills.
A mini-break offering staple Big Chillin’ with: friendly folk, gorgeous countryside, handpicked high profile / new live artists and DJs (ranging from downtempo to upbeat breaks, jazz, rare groove, house and hip hop, acoustic, lounging and classical – line up to be announced in April), French sausages in red wine, the Sanctuary stage, ducks, comedy, spoken word & poetry, multi-media, the pie van, night time arts trail, international cuisine, pub prices, cocktail bars, 24 hour café, Big Chill FM and a lot more!
Hitting 90? highs here last August spoilt us! But regardless of the heat, chilling will again be a breeze this year. The horizontally challenged will have their club tent and 24 hour café. Families get their kids tent and bouncy play things. Music lovers enjoy 24/7 entertainments, and camping areas cater for both peace lovers and party people.
The site boasts four lakes, thick woods and an arboretum set near Eastnor castle in the rolling hills of Herefordshire, minutes away from the M5/M50 junction north of Cheltenham / Gloucester.
Tickets can be bought direct from Big Chill by cheque:
Adult weekend tickets £99 & booking fee & postage (see below); child tickets £25 (5-16 years) & booking fee; under 5's free; camper vans £25.
Booking fee (£2 per ticket) is payable on all tickets ordered from Chillfest Ltd by cheque or postal order. All tickets are sent by special delivery at £4.25 (incl vat) which is payable once per order.
Cheques / PO's should be made out to:
'Chillfest Limited', PO Box 37391, London N1 6YA
Resident Advisor: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?2246
|26 July: Mo'Vibes 2003, Altes Kloster Fürstenfeld, Fürstenfeld, Munich, Germany|
>> das line up
bauchklang (aut) Last years sensation - vocal groove project mit mouth percussion und human beatbox - musss man gesehen haben!!
jazzanova (d) die ueberirdischen spielmeister der verflechtung stiluebergreifender genres
a guy called gerald (uk) brilliantly edgy, dark stuff
chill out area mit dj jondal (br space night) + visuals
>> die facts
Nach dem riesigen Erfolg im letzten Jahr ist es nicht verwunderlich, dass das mo'vibes Sommerfestival dieses Jahr wieder die Gemäuer des Klosters Fürstenfeldbruck erschauern lässt. Das Ziel, durch ein Line-up hochkarätiger Acts der Nu Jazz Szene einen neuen Standard zu etablieren, ist sichtlich gelungen. Die Begeisterung im letzten Jahr war groß, der Wunsch nach mehr in diesem Jahr gigantisch.
So werden sich Samstag, den 26. Juli, ab 16 Uhr wieder nationale und internationale Künstler und und ein interessiertes Publikum in das traumhaft gelegene Kloster begeben, um beispielsweise Bauchklang auf der 'mainstage' zu belauschen, oder Jazzanova im 'compost room'. Im 'k7 room' kann man Spacek finden. Und chillen, das kann man draußen, mit DJ Jondal alias Martin Unger und anderen.
Außerdem stehen Amorphous, A Guy Called Gerald, Café Drechsler, Fauna Flash, Hacienda, I-Wolf, Minus8, und Michael Reinboth auf dem Programm.
|24 July: 10 Days Off, Gent, Belgium|
Gerald Simpson, beter bekend als A Guy Called Gerald, behoort al sinds 1980 tot de meest innovatieve artiesten in de elektronische muziek. Gefascineerd door gospel en de Jackson 5 kwam de man uit Manchester in aanraking met hiphop en electro, en al snel begon hij te experimenteren met tapes en loops. Hij werd lid van The Hit Squad, dat later de naam veranderde in 808 State en was grotendeels verantwoordelijk voor hun eerste album "Newbuild". Toen de plaat uitkwam had hij de band al. Hij ging solo en bracht als A Guy Called Gerald in 1989 "Voodoo Ray" uit, waarmee hij in de hitlijsten terecht kwam. Het nummer werd het lijflied van duizenden ravers. Gerald stapte vervolgens over naar breakbeats In 1993 kwam hij met het album "28 Gun Bad Boy", een blauwdruk voor de latere jungle. Twee jaar later was er "Black Secret Technology", het allereerste drum 'n' bass album ooit, dat bovendien tijdloos is gebleken. Gerald brengt tegenwoordig platen uit op !K7. In 2000 kwam "Essence" uit, met gastbijdragen van o.a. Lady Miss Kier (Deee-Lite) en Louise Rhodes (Lamb), en onlangs maakte hij een mixalbum "Flavour".
|19 July: ISLE OF MTV CLUB TOUR 2003, Club Locomia, Santa Eulália Beach, Albufeira, Portugal|
Isle of MTV Party right on the beach:
|28 June: Groundrhythm & Sputnik, Club Air Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan|
With Chari Chari
|20 June: Womb Tokyo, Studio Arias, Tokyo, Japan|
|31 May: Medicine Bar, Shoreditch, London, England|
Medicine Bar, 89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, England
AGCG In the basement from midnight....
Plus Robin Burrows
Tel: 0207 739 5173
|30 May: Retro_Vert003, The Rocket, London, England|
Retro_Vert003, The Rocket, Holloway Road, London, England
10pm - 6am, AGCG is on at 12:00am
|30 April: Cherry Jam, London, England|
30 April: Cherry Jam, 58 Porchester Street, London, W2, England
|22 April: World DJ Fund 2003, The Fridge, Brixton, London, England>|
22 April: World DJ Fund 2003, The Fridge, 1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton, London, SW2 1RJ, England
Event Name: Excess Decks Presents (World DJ Day 2003)
Bez, Arthur Baker, Mary Anne Hobbs, Annie Nightingale, The Dub Pistols, Normski, Lisa Loud, Terminal Head, Andy Smith (Portishead), Adam F, A Guy Called Gerald, Hybrid, Chris Coco, Freq Nasty, Shovel, Tayo, Rowetta (Happy Mondays), Lady Kier, Boy George (exclusive live pa), Danny (Supergrass) + Pearl, Pam Hogg, Queens of Noise, Siobhan Fahey, Bad Company, Iain Baker (XFM), Discordinated, Adam Freeland, Apollo 440, Harry K, James Atkin (EMF), Keith Allen, Plump DJs, Sean Rowley, Wildcat Will, Zulu Nation UK
Excess Decks Presents the World's Most Expensive DJ set. DJs, band members, celebs playing one record within a two hour set, plus DJs playing full sets throughout the night. All door admissions going to benefit Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity. Watch this space for more details!
|22 April: Andy Weatherall, Sonorous, The Bug Bar, St Matthews Church, Brixton, London, England|
22 April: Sonorous, The Bug Bar, The Crypt, St Matthews Church, Brixton, London, England
DJ Date with Andrew Weatherall for Sonorous' 3rd Birthday.
|4 April: All Tomorrow's Parties 2003, Camber Sands Holiday Centre, Nr Rye, Sussex, England|
ALL TOMORROWS PARTIES at Camber Sands Holiday Centre in Nr Rye Sussex on 4-6 APRIL 2003.
Doors open at 12:00, show starts at 12:00
ATP UK RUNNING ORDER
The full line-up and running order for the sold out All Tomorrows Parties at Camber Sands, held between 4th - 6th April, have been revealed. For the uninitiated, ATP includes three consecutive days, performances starting in the mid-afternoon running through to midnight. Bars and DJ sets conclude proceedings just as dawn breaks. All the artists are hand picked by one band, this year the even has been organised by Autechre, whilst previous curators have been Mogwai, Tortoise and Shellac. Camber Sands Holiday Centre is located 5 miles from the historic town of Rye, East Sussex and is a five minute walk from the most beautiful of beaches. The running order is:
Friday 4th April
Skam Records Room:
Saturday 5th April
Skam Records Room: 8pm - 5am
Sunday 6th April
STASIS - DJ set
|27 March: Rex Club, Paris, France|
le Rex Club, 5 Bd Poissonniere, 2nd Paris, France.
|20 March: Word Of Mouth, Herbal Club, Shoreditch, London|
Word Of Mouth, Herbal Club, 12-14 Kingsland Rd., Old St., Shoreditch, London
WORD OF MOUTH THURS 20th MARCH
A Guy Called Gerald plus residents
Hunk Papa DJs Blue and Skindeep return to join A1 People's Dr D-Lorean (aka Simeon Bowring) and Andrea Parker spins another collection of rare cuts but the icing on the cake is a special guest slot from electronic music pioneer A Guy Called Gerald!!
8pm-2am £3 all night
|14 March: Medicine Wheel, Sub Club, Glasgow, Scotland|
Sub Club, 22 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, Scotland. 0141 248 4600 / firstname.lastname@example.org
is proud to present a full live set from A Guy Called Gerald, one of thee pioneers of the British electronic dance scene. As well as being a founder member of 808 State, Gerald was also solely responsible for the ground breaking massive underground hit "Voodoo Ray". This WILL be a party to remember.
|1 March: Private Party, The Loft, London, England|
|1 March: Whistle Bump, The End, London, England|
Whistle Bump, The End, 16A West Central Street, London, WC1A 1JJ, England
The End & AKA - 3 Rooms of Music
Saturday 1st March 2003
End & The AKA Bar
Osunlade (Puerto Rico) / Simon Haggis / Guy Called Gerald / Psychonauts / Andy Crowther and Sancho Panza
Please arrive before 1am to ensure priority entry into the club.
Saturday, March 1 at 10:00 PM £14.00
Buy tickets/paid guest list for this night, using our secure Ticketweb portal or telephone, Ticketweb on 08700 600 100.
|21 Feb: Retro_Vert 002, The Rocket, London, England|
Free Party at The Rocket, Holloway Road, London
a guy called gerald - Sugoi
fri 21st feb. 10 to 6 the rocket
a guy called gerald
this free party is free with invite, to recieve yours go to: www.retroverts.com (link no longer available)
Dress Code: London Funk
|1 Feb: CLUB Wang, The Premises, Hackney, London, England|
CLUB Wang @ The Premises, 201-205 Hackney Rd., E2 (020.7729.7593 ) Tube: Old St.
If you prefer parties to clubs then this is a good weekend to be going out dancing -- there's SCAND on Friday while on Saturday Electric Elvis and Lula will host another WANG party down at The Premises. Having just about recovered from this New Year's WANG, they've sorted out a good line-up for this their first party of 2003. Headliners are K-Rock (Rephlex) -- some-time Aphex Twin dancer and purveyor of dirty electro and techno mixed with funk, disco and a sprinkling of two-step -- and a Guy Called Gerald (who is said to have performed an epic 15-minute rendition of his seminal sampler track Voodoo Ray at the NYE WANG party!) Whether Gerald will be playing Detroit techno, acid house, electro, hardcore techno, drum 'n' bass, or all of the above in his set at this WANG is anyone's guess, but it'll be worth hearing whatever he plays! Plus there'll be sets from Dave Blankpage (blankpage + process), Disco Dave (electrophonic), and Laurence 'monzoid' Day (Analogue: Digital) amongst others, across several rooms. Nice venue, friendly faces, good music...