|16 Dec: After Hours, Berlin, Germany|
Guest list-only private party.
|9 Dec: Fopp Record Store, Tottenham Court Road, London, England|
9 Dec: Fopp Record Store, 220-224 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7PZ, England
A Guy Called Gerald
A Guy Called Gerald is the stage name for musician, record producer and DJ Gerald Simpson. He has proven to be among the most innovative modern electronic music figures to emerge during the 1980s.
He is perhaps best known for his early work in the Manchester acid house scene in the late 1980s and the track "Voodoo Ray". At that time, he specialised in techno music produced using equipment such as the Roland TB-303 bass synthesiser and the TR-808 drum machine (he sourced much of his equipment from Johnny Roadhouse, a second-hand music shop on Oxford Road in Manchester).
|7 Dec: Electric City, Wax, Dublin, Ireland|
7 Dec: Electric City, Wax, South William St, Dublin, Ireland
A Guy Called Gerald [Laboratory Instinct - Berlin]
On Thursday December 7th we are very excited to welcome a dance music pioneer to Electric City for his first set in Dublin since back in the Voodoo Ray, A Guy Called Gerald. Since the late 80's, Manchester native, AGCG [real name Gerald Simpson] has proven to be among the most innovative modern music figures. His influence is international, and through his early experimentation with techno and acid house to his groundbreaking contributions to drum & bass, Simpson's art and craft has perpetually evolved. His set at EC is part of his current album tour appropriately titled Proto Acid - The Berlin Sessions. Which is an infectious 71-minute set recorded live that drenches Detroit-styled techno with sparkling electro, the album's 24 raw club-oriented tracks are all new and meticulously mixed in one long fluid move. The album is a result of experimentation over the last twelve months at private club sessions where he has literally taken his studio to the people. No gimmicks, no dj software, just pure raw undiluted music created for the dancefloor. "It's the culmination of a dream I've had since I started making music, and that's to take the studio into the club; this album is snapshot of those possibilities." and you can watch the great man in action as he performs this live in your EC living room. Support comes from A DJ Called Simon, who will be laying down some motor city sounds for the opening 90 minutes.
|6 Dec: Puma Promotion, Canvas Club, Kings Cross, London, England|
PUMA Promotion @ Canvas Kings Cross
For those of you who attended last year, you'll know this is not one to miss, some great acts this year too!!
8pm .. Late.
Big Daddy Kane
Guy Called Gerald
Hosted by Normski
|2 Dec: Inkonst, Buddha Lounge, Malmö, Sweden|
2 Dec: Inkonst, Buddha Lounge, Djäkneg. 9 Malmö, Sweden
KONTRA-MUSIK PRESENTERAR: A GUY CALLED GERALD LIVE - OBS FLYTTAT TILL BUDDAH LOUNGE
Konserten spelas in av Sveriges Radio P2. Dessutom kommer engelska dubstep-producenten SCUBA att vara på plats.
I Inkonst foajér kommer oändligt djupa basar skriva musikhistoria när DUBSTEP gör ordentlig entré på Malmös klubbscen för första gången.
Rum: Klubben och foajén Tid: 23.00-03.00 På scen 23.00 Entré: 100 (Förköp utan tillägg på Funkyard, Rundgång, Kulturcentralen och Holiday. Biljett ger företräde i kön) Ålder: 18 år
KONTRA-MUSIK & GOLDEN GATE PRESENTERAR PROTO ACID
THE BERLIN SESSIONS TOUR
PROTO ACID - THE BERLIN SESSIONS TOUR
Live: A Guy Called Gerald (Laboratory Instinct, !K7, Rephlex, UK)
DJ: LYO25 (Laboratory Instinct, JP)
DJs: Scuba (Hotflush, UK), DJWS (Rollers Inc.)
100 sek, 23-03
Buddha Lounge, Djäkneg. 9 Malmö
Presale (skip the line with ticket):
|16 Nov: Digital Jigits, M12, Berlin, Germany|
16 Nov: Digital Jigits, M12, Karl Liebkknecht Strasse 13, Berlin, Germany
Digital Jigits -
A Guy Called Gerald [Sugoi/Laboratory Instinct]
Lyo25 [Laboratory Instinct]
|10 Nov: The Ocean Rooms, Brighton, England|
10 Nov: The Ocean Rooms, One Morley Street, Brighton, England
rave i hear you say ........yes the rebel acid rave with the best all time acid producers ever.....
a guy called gerald
a guy called gerald has proved he is one of the most innovative producers from his early work in the Manchester acid scene, with his hit voodoo ray and work with 808 state. his seminal album black secret technology incorported goldie and finlay quaye and the sounds later became known as jungle and d'n'b. at the rebel rave he will basically be setting up his studio to bring you live his current album' proto acid'
adamski debuted in the uk with 'NRG' and hit number one with killer his track with seal. his debut album live and direct made was one hell of an impression and was seminal for the acid era.
the grid produced one of acids first albums and had 10 singles in the uk charts and have remixed the likes of yello,pet shop boys,happy mondays and depeche mode.
come and experiance acid at this unmissable allnighter. bring this email with you to recieve discounted entry and a free shot on arrival
|10 Nov: The Mass Club, Brixton, London, England|
TILTED DISCO & FRIENDS OF THE EARTH Presents
A GUY CALLED GERALD [LIVE]
THE BIG ASK Campaign, which was launched by Thom Yorke in 2005, is calling on thousands of people across the UK to demand the Government takes action to tackle climate change. Friends of the Earth is calling for the introduction of new climate change laws which would force the Government to cut emissions of Carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, by 3 per cent every year.
10pm-6am I Entry:£6 I tel 02077387875
|27 Oct: Sequence, The Warehouse Sessions Part 1, The Old Brewery, Manchester, England|
SEQUENCE WAREHOUSE SESSIONS PART 1
Special Guests: -
A Guy Called Gerald - LIVE (Sender, Laboratory Instinct)
More info on the Sequence at: www.computercontrolled.co.uk
For tickets visit www.ticketline.co.uk or call 0161 832 1111. Please make sure you book for the right event, as there are two events taking place on the site on these nights.
|21 Oct: Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg, Germany|
A guy called gerald with
Sa, 21.10., 22 Uhr, Golden Pudel Club, Am St. Pauli Fischmarkt 27
Gerald Simpson aka „A Guy Called Gerald“ ist aus der Entstehungsgeschichte von Acid-House und Drum & Bass nicht wegzudenken. Schon als Mitglied von „808 State“ war er ein Entwicklungshelfer des Techno, an der Entstehung des auch kommerziell erfolgreichen Tracks „Pacific State“ ist er maßgeblich beteiligt. Nebenbei arbeitet er an diversen Soloprojekten und feiert mit „Voodoo Ray“ – einem Mix aus Detroit-Techno und Chicago-House – weltweit Erfolge. Nach einem kurzen Ausflug zum Major Sony trägt 1993 sein „28 Gun Bad Boy“ maßgeblich zur Evolution des Drum & Bass bei. Spätestens mit seinem 1997er-Album „Black Street Technology“ ist „A Guy Called Gerald“ in der Top-Riege des UK Urban Sound angekommen und arbeitet u.a. mit David Bowie und Tricky zusammen. Am Samstag ist er im Pudel zu Gast.
|15 Oct: After Hours, Golden Gate, Berlin, Germany|
Sunday, October 15, 2006
|13 Oct: Bangface XXXVIII - We Are Three, Electrowerz, Angel, Islington, London, England|
PROTO ACID TOUR LIVE @ Bang Face London
Bang Face is 3 years old! Join us to celebrate
VENETIAN SNARES • The Canadian King of Abstract Dance
9PM - 6AM • ELECTROWERKZ • VENUE MAP
£9 ADVANCED TICKETS FROM:
COME MASKED UP AND BRING THE TOYS...
|12 Oct: Sweet 45's, Herbal Club, Shoreditch, London, England|
12 Oct: Sweet 45's, Herbal Club, 10 / 14 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8DA, England
A Guy Called Gerald Presents his Sweet 45's
Heavily influenced by his Jamaican roots; his father's blue-beat, ska and Trojan reggae record collection, his mother's pentecostal church sessions and the Jamaican Sound system (DJ) parties in Manchester's Moss Side area where he grew up, A Guy Called Gerald knows what makes people move.
“I make music to dance to. If you can’t dance to it, it's not dance music - just like if you can’t eat it’s not food. If you've got no rhythm, don't dictate to people. I remember a time about 25 years ago dance music wasn't fashionable, it was just a feeling and for most it was and escape. It's been through the media/ fashion mill and picked up a few stragglers on the way - now's the time to shake 'em off. And I don't mean mimicking soul freedom. Prove your groove.”
Sweet 45's is what this night's all about. An eclectic soundtrack of tracks that move you from past, present and future played by artists from all ends of the musical spectrum. Hosted by Spence and Jazz you'll get good vibes and open minded music until the early hours. Expect the unexpected!
|6 Oct: Journeys, The Egg, Kings Cross, London, England|
6 Oct: Journeys, The Egg, York Way, Kings Cross, London, England
PROTO ACID TOUR LIVE @ Robert Owen's Journeys @ The Egg London
A GUY CALLED GERALD
Senor Gerald became a household name in 1988 when his acid house anthem ‘Voodoo Ray’ raced up the UK charts and became an instant classic. The British acid house pioneer and drum'n'bass legend has influenced generations of music-makers with an incredible discography that's grown incrementally deeper since the ‘80s. Expect Detroit-styled techno drenching sparkling electro from the Manchester UK native and now Berlin resident.
Derby-based house producer Martin Iveson aka Atjazz found his feet making music for the computer games industry, and single-handedly wrote the music for multi-million selling arcade game Tomb Raider. Here he promotes his brand new album, Balance, which sees Atjazz at work with many superb artists. Peter Wraight, of Labfunk fame, and singers Ernesto, Clara Hill, Sarah-Jane Morris, Dawne B, Pegy Gale and Mr J all deliver stunning performances, plus there’s some mighty word wielding from Cee Rock and Hernandez. Superproducer Charles Webster has also collaborated on the album, which has led to a separate joint project called Version. They already have several remixes in the bag and an EP coming soon for Berlin’s Sonar Kollektiv, a label with which Atjazz has also produced songs for the new Clara Hill album, and just released the massive track ‘For Real’ on their sub label Innervisions.
This past year has seen JOURNEYS go from strength to strength with line-ups to rival any house night in London. In Room One, courtesy of resident Robert Owens, the emphasis is always firmly on the dance and the party, with sounds moving through all things disco, house and electro. Upstairs Dan Foat has played host to the deeper, more underground side of things. Previous guests have included Charles Webster, Larry Heard, Pepe Bradock, Kenny Hawkes, Ame, Asad Rizvi, Todd Terje, Rune Lindbaek, Jimpster, the list goes on. Look out this Winter for more killer line ups.
|30 Sep: Black Market Records, Tech House, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
30 Sep: Black Market Records, Tech House, Inside, 218 Richmond St. West, Toronto, Canada
With resident DJ, Jason Ulrich:
"Late Saturday night we ended up at a west-end loft space for Blackmarket's presentation of UK dance pioneer A Guy Called Gerald, aka Gerald Simpson. These days, Simpson's packed away the vinyl and turntables in favour of two laptops running studio software, which allows him to remix and improvise tracks live on the spot as opposed to using the computers to DJ or rework other people's material. Usually, this sort of live electronic performance is much shorter than a DJ set due to the amount of preparation involved, but in this case he ended up starting relatively early and playing most of the night, longer than many people typically mix records.
|30 Sep: Rawspace, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
30 Sep: Rawspace, 5-221 Sterling Road, M6R 2B2, Toronto ON, Canada
PROTO ACID TOUR LIVE
|24 Sep: Piknic Electronik, Place De L'Homme, Montréal, Québec, Canada|
24 SEPTEMBRE 2006, 13h à 21h
|15 Sep: Robert Johnson, Frankfurt, Germany|
A guy called gerald VOODOO RAY
A Guy Called Gerald (Madchester, Berlin, !K7)
In den späten Achtzigern und frühen Neunzigern hieß Manchester im britischen Volksmund Madchester. Schuld daran waren unter anderem Typen wie A Guy Called Gerald. Die gerade nach Europa schwappenden House- und Technoplatten aus Chicago und Detroit, plus zwei im Pfandhaus erstandene günstigen Roland-Geräte namens 303 und TR606 reichten aus, um den vom reinen Platten auflegen gelangweilten Gerald Simpson zu beseelen. Das Ergebnis hieß „Voodoo Ray“. Mit dessen wehmütig-heiter gestöhnten Frauenstimme, dem metallischen Groove und einem Acid-not-Acid-Gefühl, standen zuerst die ekstatischen Kids in der berühmten „Hacienda“ und ein paar Wochen später die ganze Insel. Gerald trat bei „Pop Of The Tops“ auf, schuf kurze Zeit später für 808 State, das nicht minder hymnische „Pacific State“, produzierte mit Derrick May und zog nach London, um einen bleibenden Eindruck in der implodierenden Jungle-Szene zu hinterlassen. Von der Themse hat es ihn mittlerweile an die Spree erschlagen und somit ist der gebrochene Beat wieder ziemlich gerade. Platten für !K7 und Laboratory Instinct legen davon Zeugnis ab. Das zweite Label wird übrigens von DJ Lyo25 betreut, der auf ausdrücklichen Wunsch von Roman Flügel mit von der Partie sein wird. Laboratory Instinct ist übrigens auch die Heimat von Romans „Dell + Flügel“-Projekt, das auch von A Guy Called Gerald geremixt wurde. So schließen sich die Kreise.
|4-9 Sep: Ibiza Club Tour, Ibiza, Spain|
Secret club tour of Ibiza - dates/venues unknown... Mentioned on Gerald's Myspace page
|29 Aug: Circa Nightclub, Toronto, Canada|
A guy called gerald.
|17 Aug: A Charity Event For Get Kids Going, Plastic People, London, England|
17 Aug: A Charity Event For Get Kids Going, Plastic People, 147 Curtain Road, London, England
ANDREA PARKER PRESENTS…
TOUCHIN’ BASS runs a double-headed charity event with a difference at Plastic People on Thursday 17th August 2006. This dual launch party and fundraiser will donate all proceeds to the Kids Get Going! charity
Get Kids Going!
Get Kids Going! helps disabled children take part in sport by providing specialist sports wheelchairs, sports grants and year round support. They can then compete in marathons, triathlons, tennis, athletics, skiing, rugby, basketball etc. With your help, many could become Paralympic champions and world record holders. As well as donating all proceeds on the night, later this year Andrea Parker will be making a sponsored climb to the roof of Africa, along the Machame route to the snow-capped summit of Kilimanjaro, 19,343 ft above the Great Rift Valley.
Further donations can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/andreaparker
A Guy Called Gerald
The British acid house pioneer and drum’n’bass legend issues his own superb full-length on the German imprint Laboratory Instinct, the appropriately-titled Proto Acid, The Berlin Sessions.
Drenching Detroit-styled techno in sparkling electro, the set, recorded live in one session using two laptops and a DJ mixer at Gerald’s Diehold Studio, flows with a relaxed ease. With one exception (“Auto Rebuild,” the third track, is a remake of 1990’s “Automannik”), the album’s 24 raw, club-oriented tracks are all new and were created over the last year in Berlin.
The collection departs from the style of his last full-length, To All Things What They Need, in many ways, the most obvious being the absence of singing.
Asked why he decided to make Proto Acid, The Berlin Sessions wholly instrumental, Simpson doesn’t mince words. “On my last two albums, I felt pressured to include vocals,” he replies. “Nowadays, I feel singers should be put on a bale of hay with a piece of straw hanging out of their mouths while playing acoustic guitar - keeping it real, if you know what I mean. I want to make music for clubs and sometimes you just have to get down and dirty into the machines and, to take it there, you can’t hold anyone’s hand. Some things just don’t need a vocal. What I’m trying to do is keep myself entertained as well as give the punters something new.”
At this stage in his career, one might assume that Simpson has covered every base imaginable, but apparently that’s not so. Referring to the new release, he says, “It’s the culmination of a dream I’ve had since I started making music, and that’s to take the studio into the club; this album is snapshot of those possibilities.” His live set at Touchin’ Bass will showcase his new tracks alongside some of his classic repertoire making this a not to be missed album launch party!
A Guy Called Gerald – Proto Acid The Berlin Sessions will be available
Rob Hall (aka Ad Vanz) is one of the founders of skam records and a part time member of Gescom (a project that includes members of Autechre and various other producers, DJs and artists). His varied and infectiously danceable DJ sets are known to encompass many styles of dance music, from early eighties industrial and pop through to electro, techno, jungle, and electronica of all types and from many eras, his keen ear for new sounds can be heard in his effortlessly flowing sets. Touchin’ Bass have always straddled the line between experimentation and booty assed funk, something which Mr. Hall also has in spades.
Actress is head DJ and Producer for the South London Based Werk Discs imprint. Known for labyrinthine beat splicing and jaunty engineering techniques, dark and curious results in the music laboratory heralded the debut Mini LongPlay Record – No Tricks.
Since this debut composition the clamour for Actress produced beats and bleeps, has seen theatrical performances given to Soma Records, Stuff Records, Kitty-Yo and Bleep43. Enigmatic in approach, and productivity, Actress currently studies a new script called Sketch Muzik[h]z due for delivery on the Werk Imprint at the end of 2006
In DJ form she has shared the same bill as Underground Resistance, Modeselektor, Jamie Lidell and Cristian Vogel, Matthew Herbert, Dego, Anthony “Shake” Shakir, Kid 606, Surgeon, Karl O’Connor. Never adhering to one style, or genre, Actress sets start from the lighting of a joint, and explore Psychedelic Rock, Mood beats, time signatures that include 4/4 8/16 3/23 1/19 HipHop Electronic NuRomantic Detroit Kraut Drone Dubstep and always Drexciya.
“Actress Live is Like Jimi Hendrix with a Laptop” – Anthony “Shake” Shakir (Puzzlebox/Frictional) Detroit, Michigan
|6 Aug: Bar 25, Berlin, Germany|
with Benno Blome (Sender) and friends.
|28 July: Playtime Club, The Egg, Kings Cross London, England|
28 July: Playtime Club, The Egg, York Way, Kings Cross London, England
PLAYTIME FRI JUL 28
But who ARE these crazy DJ persons?
A GUY CALLED GERALD (BERLIN)
The man behind house classic Voodoo Ray is about to launch a new album in August. Playtime will be your first chance to hear it in the UK - live.
DAVID DURIEZ (BRIQUE ROUGE / FRANCE)
The don of jackin' French house music and one of Playtime's quarterly international residents. He did Ministry with us last month; this month he's taking centre stage in our jackin' main room. His last gig blew Playtime apart.
MIIKE MONDAY (ONLY RESIDENCY WORLDWIDE)
"One of the 100 reasons dance music still rules" - IDJ. "The remixers' remixer" - Mixmag. "Will be one of the main players of 2006" - DJ. His first artist album, Smorgasboard, is out first week Sep - probably the only album that's ever been able to put the wind up both the Big Chill cheery electronica crew and the dark-and-dirty DJ Hell crowd.
BIG DADDY (RESIDENT)
"My club, my rules" - as Big Daddy says. But they’re not the rules you find at other clubs. For starters, Playtime is one of the last truly mixed nights in London - a throwback to the acid house days when homos and heteros partied together and no-one gave a shit which way you swung. Then there’s the Playtime sound - jackin’, dirty as hell, with a thread of funk running from sparse to deep to robotic to truly twisted. They call it "the club that whacks you on the arse with the racing post and calls you princess" - and as TimeOut says "anyone who takes it too seriously is missing the point..."
NATHAN G (OM / AUSTRALIA)
One of Australia's biggest DJs and one of few Australians to have a solid international release schedule - on Om, Transport and other labels that can carry the funky with a bit of house grunt. This is the third time Nathan has done Playtime - he'll be setting up the main room in preparation for the jackin' nonsense to come from M Duriez and M Monday...
From early days clubbing at Urban Gorilla, Bish has always had an eye on new sounds. He's now one of the founders of On-Ree, an intimate little electronic house party at a bar in Shoreditch - and a new London promotion put together to showcase the best in nasty new house music ...
PLAYTIME FRI JULY 28 - 4TH BIRTHDAY!
10PM-6AM, £14 or £12 with SMS/e-flyer at www.playtime-club.com. At Egg, 200 York Way, Kings Cross N7. 020 7609 8364. Email us at guestlist at playtime dash club dot com for concessions. Official recovery at Meet, next to Fabric.
SEE YOU SOON, PRINCESS!
|22 July: PS1 Moma Warm-Up, Manhatten, New York, USA|
22 July: PS1 Moma Warm-Up, 22-25 Jackson Ave, 11101 New York, USA
Warm Up 2006 featuring A Guy Called Gerald "live" (Sugoi, U.K. Berlin) , San Serac "live" (Output, Boston) and Derek Plaslaiko (Ghostly, NYC)
Saturday, Jul 22, 2006 3:00 PM EDT (12:00 PM Doors)
- Saturday, Jul 22, 2006 9:00 PM EDT
About Warm Up 2006
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is pleased to announce Warm Up 2006, the critically acclaimed music series that has become one of New York’s most exciting and anticipated summer events. The series is a curated mix of live music and DJ acts, and has become an integral part of P.S.1’s summer programming. The backdrop of this year’s Warm Up is BEATFUSE! by the New York-based OBRA Architects, the winner of the 2006 MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program.
Warm Up 2006
P.S.1’S WARM UP 2006 MUSIC SERIES KICKS OFF WITH BODY & SOUL’S TEN-YEAR REUNION
(Long Island City, NY – May 30, 2006) – P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is pleased to announce Warm Up 2006, the critically acclaimed music series that has become one of New York’s most exciting and anticipated summer events. The series is a curated mix of live music and DJ acts, and has become an integral part of P.S.1’s summer programming. The backdrop of this year’s Warm Up is BEATFUSE! by the New York-based OBRA Architects, the winner of the 2006 MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program.
Warm Up 2006 opens with the ten-year reunion of Body & SOUL with Danny Krivit, François K. and Joe Claussell. The legendary New York-based group is known for putting on spirited – and spiritual – daytime dance parties. Other highlights from the 2006 series include The Idjut Boys, Rub-n-Tug, The Glimmers, Kudu, The Juan Maclean, DJ Loda, Carl Craig, and A Guy Called Gerald. On August 5, Warm Up will be organized by the designer agnès b. The lineup for this special program will be available on www.ps1.org.
"For this year’s Warm Up we have brought together another groundbreaking lineup, including innovative and up-and-coming bands, pioneers of disco and house from the U.S. and abroad, along with some of the foremost electronic experimentalists in the world," said Warm Up Curator Jason Drummond.
Past Warm Up live performances and DJ sets have included renowned international acts, including DJ Harvey, Groove Collective, Juan Atkins, Stacey Pullen, Lovebug Starski, MU, Monolake, Afrika Bambaataa, Mad Professor, Richie Hawtin, Danny Krivit, Trevor Jackson, Francois K, DJ Craze, Charlie Dark, Vikter Duplaix, Fischerspooner, Frederic Galliano, Kid Koala, Arto Lindsay, Scissor Sisters, Ursula Rucker, Derrick May, Swayzak, Luke Vibert, X-Press 2, Danny Wang, and many more.
The music series, conceived in 1997 as a summer-long dance party to attract crowds to Long Island City, Queens and P.S.1, now draws thousands of locals and visitors every Saturday for a merging of exciting music, contemporary art, and fascinating people-watching. It has received critical attention both stateside and worldwide. Time Out New York readers voted Warm Up the “best club” in New York City, and The Observer (UK) ranked it #10 of “The 20 Hottest Beach Parties in the World.”
Virtual visitors can stream live broadcasts of Warm Up via WPS1.org Art Radio. Simply visit www.wps1.org every Warm Up Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST and enjoy full access to the music, along with on-the-spot artist and DJ interviews. The broadcasts will be archived on WPS1.org.
|16 July: Melt Festival, Beatstreet, Berlin, Germany|
Manfried Tiek (Beatstreet)
Im Zusammenhang mit der Geschichte des Techno darf sein Name nicht fehlen: Gerald Simpson aka A Guy Called Gerald. Ende der 80er war er mit 808 State im Zentrum der Raveolution, mit "Voodoo Ray" ebnete er Acid-House den Weg und seine Platte "28 Gun Bad Boy" gilt als Wegbereiter des Drum'n'Bass. Musikalische Grenzen sind sein Ding nicht, im Vordergrund stehen vielmehr Atmosphäre, Gefühl und die Tanzbarkeit seiner Tracks.
„I make music to dance to. If you can ´t dance to it, it ´s not dancemusic”, so die einfache Erklärung für die Musik, die er macht. Und der Grund, warum er auch im Lineup von BEATSTREET nicht fehlt. Sein nächster Release „Proto Acid – The Berlin Sessions“ erscheint am 12. August auf Laboratory Instinct.
|15 July: Dance Valley Festival 2006, The Netherlands|
Electronation Stage: A Guy Called Gerald vs. Roman Flügel.
|14 July: Glade Festival, Reading, Berkshire, England|
A Guy Called Gerald Live.
|7 July: Synch Festival, Athens, Greece|
Line Up | Synch Festival 2006
Vegetable Orchestra (Live)
Animal Collective (Live)
Mouse on Mars (Live)
|30 June: Fusion Festival, nr Berlin, Germany|
Looptroop / Señor Coconut & His Orchestra / Dub Incorporation / Fanfare Ciocarlia / Jan Delay / 10 Rue D‘El Madeleine / Mutabor / Los De Abajo / La Phaze / Babar Luck / Lex Barker Experience / Eskorzo / Dead Radar / Eric Sumo Band / El Gafla / Toastar / Spleen Rainer Von Vielen / Die Goldenen Zitronen / Ez3kiel / Jelly Planet Feat Damo Suzuki / Omr / Watcha Clan / Alif Sound System / Torpedo Boyz / Jahcoozi / Urlaub In Polen / Guts Pie Earshot / Dikanda / Halma / Barabas / Äl Jawala / Dijf Sanders / Wevie Stonder / Mono Für Alle / Familia Miranda / The Ex / Stau / Melted Men / Station 17 / Bubble Beatz / Go Faster Nuns / The Queers / Cockbirds / Smoke Blow / Mob / Dyse / Mañana Me Chanto / Hilight Tribe / Orange / Refractory / Hungry March Band / Die Kleingeldprinzessin / Alcalica / Yelena Kuljic / Justine Electra / Allroh / Kraftpost / Your House Is My Hotel / Mozaik / Los Chupacabras / Casino Gitano / Sayag Jazz Machine / Dobranotch / 3 Channels / Thee, Stranded Horse
Djs / Liveacts / Soundsystems:
Alex Smoke / Koze / Troy Pierce / Der 3. Raum / Gabriel Ananda / Motion 040 / Noze / Oliver Huntemann / Eule / Autotune / Martinez / Trick & Kubic / Namosh / Marcus Carp / Steve Bug / Jason Forrest / Sportbrigade Sparwasser / Kim Possible / Dr. Dehghani / Moston & Malente / Dat Politics / Le Hammond Inferno / Krause Duo Nr.2 / Magda / An-2 / Wighnomy Brothers / Jerga / Film 2 / Kombinat 100 / Laya Lopass / Jestics / Dixon / Rock’n Rosa / Valeria / Zunil / Rico Loop / 2 Toon / Prosumer / Nils Nilson / Ruede Hagelstein / Mollono.Bass / Ron Albrecht / Markus Redux / Fahkor / Sachwitz & Wetzel / Smoove / Monotekktoni / Billy Rubin / Eve Massacre / Trafo / Mamabitch / Rentek / Securitytag / Dreikommanull / Boys R Us / Error / Qiu / Urs Gunne & Limo / Mifune / Tamsi Sekla / Cio / P.Bell & John Player / Lukas Kleesattel / Galoppierende Zuversicht / Andaloop / Nader / Alex Dallas / Nat / Rino / Digitaline / Sampayo / Eli Verveine / Cosili / Vela & Ed2000 / Cativo / Adam Freeland / Elite Force / Black Sun Empire / Barrio Kingdom Soundsystem / Mc Lowqui / Bassbomb Unit / Drumbule Feat Janoshi B.Orange / Mischer / Helltown Chicks / Raviv / Principal Of Flight / Dica / Nrs / Ignis / Sbk / Morg & Kvasi / Sahar / Peter Gun / Vitalic / Sataya & Mr Spliff / Dimitri Zara / Ticon / Beauty & The Beat / The Funky Badgers / Tobias & Daniel Sun / Andre Absolut / Question Mark & Maik Hotz / Weasel & Roberdo / Andreson & Smith Bros. / Roots Rockers / Overproof Soundsystem / Bigga Bush / Grizzla 7 Sista Lexa / Queen Easy / Swinging Swane / T.Ina / Panditamonfu Feat Rico Niko / Elbsoundation Thor & At / For Dancers Only / Block Party Feat Iron Cee / Sonido Bestial / Taca Taca Ta / Andre Lido / Rodeon Levin / Minsky / Seven / Alora O / Hard On Dj Team / Bo Marley / Disrupt / Rich.Vom.Dorf. / Burnstein / Okeen / Colla - Gen / Miss Weedy / Analog Ambient / Tindus & Bassrk / Baumgeist / Black Sun / Dubfish & Benjamin / Dandelion Soundsystem / Iberator Meets Collynization / The Goldmunds / Electrix Garden / Substan / El Fredo / Don E.
Cabaret At The End Of The World / Vollplaybacktheater
A GUY CALLED GERALD
Er ist auch wieder dabei! Der Underground-Elektro-Rocker, der aus seinem Urban-Sound-Keller emporsteigt und erneut den Fusion-Tanzwütigen seine Mischung aus Detroit-Techno, Chicago-House und Drum'N'Bass- Elementen präsentiert wird euch mal wieder die Hüfte verdrehen. Jede Wette!
|7 June: 33.99 Records Weblaunch Party, M12, Berlin, Germany|
33.99 Records Weblaunch Party
A Guy Called Gerald
33.99 records was a temporary, instant and one-of-a-kind record label by Jan Zimmermann, Derek Holzer, Sara Kolster and Meik the Mischer. During 11 days alongside Club Transmediale, 99 seven-inch records were cut with different artists from the program and visitors to the M12 studio, each containing a unique performance, improvisation or moment in time recorded directly to vinyl.
Berlin-based artists who made records in the project were invited to perform at the web launch party. This will also be the final opportunity to buy any of the original 7" lathe-cut records made by 33.99!
|13 May: FAC 471: Hallelujah - A Celebration Of Madchester, The Academy, Manchester, England|
Wilson House Presents:
Saturday 13 May 2006
Tickets 17.50 GBP
"Hallelujah: - As the summer sun rises over Madchester once again, acid-fuelled memories of baggy pants, bandanas and smiley-face t shirts become reality, and the city gets ready to party like its 1988. Think back to the days when Mondays were Happy, 808 was the name of a state and Haçienda was more than just a Spanish word - to an era that produced the most definitive soundtrack ever, for each generation to follow. 808 State, Jon Da Silva and A Guy Called Gerald lead the revolution in the clubs, while Clint Boon and the Freaky Dancin' Bez lead the revolution on the stage. Oh, and there was some label called Factory Records run by a guy called Anthony Wilson. And for one summer evening only, Madchester is back "in the area", with all six legendary outfits taking to the stage once more - for the party of the decade... And God made Madchester."
|6 May: Recycle @ Icon Berlin (LIVE), Berlin, Germany|
6 May: Recycle @ Icon Berlin (LIVE), cantianstr. 15, Berlin Germany, 10437
LIVE: A GUY CALLED GERALD
Big Honour: Das erfolgreiche englische Internet-Radio BBC1Xtra produziert eine Show mit RECYCLE direkt im Icon!
Immer sonntags ab 22 Uhr moderiert er auf BBC1Xtra: Bailey - einer der freundlichsten und umtriebigsten Drum'n'Bass-DJs. Seit Urzeiten schon gehört der passionierte DJ zum Circuit der Londoner Metalheadz-Posse - ist dort aber nicht ganz so "wohlbekannt" geworden, weil er zu seiner Zeit nicht Musik produzierte, sondern "nur" als Plattenaufleger die Runde machte. Seit Jahren nun moderiert und gestaltet Bailey die Intabeats auf BBC1Xtra - einem außergewöhnlichen Internetradiosender der BBC - und hat sich über die Zeit mit seiner Sendung zum Dreh- und Angelpunkt der Szene entwickelt. Neben neuesten Veröffentlichungen kann man immer wieder auch die Stimmen der Produzenten und der wichtigsten DJs in Baileys Airplay hören. Man darf also Gewiss sein, dass Bailey auch in seinen DJ-Sets immer auch die aktuellsten und besten Drum'n'Bass-Tracks spielen wird. Zu seinen gewichtigsten DJ-Merkmalen zählt auch, dass er warme, tanzbare und schön-groovende Platten spielt. Bailey steht für wirklich besten Drum'n'Bass-Sound - für exzellente Partys! Und Bailey kommt nicht allein: Es waren die Orgelklänge aus der Manchester Kirche, die Gerald Simpson im Kindesalter musikalisch inspirierten. Als er später seine Leidenschaft für Musik in Tonträger goss, beschritt A Guy Called Gerald als einer der Pioniere die nahezu unendlichen Weiten des Drum'n'Bass und Acid-House. Seine Musik sind keine standardisierten Elektrohymnen, sondern leben von seiner ungewöhlichen Kreativität und seinen schier nie Enden wollenden musikalischen Ideen. Da sind keine Pfade, die eingehalten werden. A Guy Called Gerald bewegt sich elegant durch die Sphären des Technos, des TripHops, durch wummernden Basswelten des Breakbeats und dem komplexen Universum der Kombinationen aus rhythmischer Grundstruktur mit harmonischen Melodien. Dazwischen liegen diese für seinen Style typischen elegant-melancholischen Vocals, die ihn so unverwundbar zu machen scheinen. Seine Laptop-Sets sind einen echte musikalische Erfahrung für Bein und Ohr. Unterstützung gibt es von den Recycle-Jungs N'Dee und Mace. Alles zusammen wird dann auf BBC One Extra zu hören sein. Wir Berliner sollten so richtig Alarm machen, um der Insel zu zeigen, dass wir hier fette Partys feiern können, oder?!
|30 April: Secret Location, Berlin, Germany|
Unknown party at secret location, Berlin, Germany.
|21 April: Mind The Gap, Glasgow School Of Art, Glasgow, Scotland|
21 April: Mind The Gap, Glasgow School Of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ, Scotland
A guy called gerald.
|16 April: Weekend Club, Berlin, Germany|
A GUY CALLED GERALD, LYO 25, SAMMY DEE & ZIP
Proove your groove mit den DJs ZIP aka Thomas Franzmann, SAMMY DEE, DJ LYO 25 von LABORATORY INSTINCT und der LIVE PERFORMANCE von A GUY CALLED GERALD heute hier im Week12End!
|1 April: Split, The Key, Kings Cross, London, England|
1 April: Split, The Key, Lazer Road (Off York Way), Kings Cross, London, England
The SPLIT Label Launch Party
Joining residents BEN SIMS & CHRIS FINKE:
A GUY CALLED GERALD [LIVE]
Room 2 Hosted By:
AIDY WEST and friends
special guest: DOMU
Following their rammed to the rafters party with UR boys SUBURBAN KNIGHT and DJ 3000 at The Key on February 4th, SPLIT hit us with another great line-up to celebrate the launch of Split Recordings. The debut release will be a double-pack of remixes of A GUY CALLED GERALDS's original 1988 acid house anthem 'BLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWN’ featuring mixes from BRITISH MURDER BOYS, FREAKS, PAUL MAC, CHRIS FINKE, BEN SIMS and SMITH & SELWAY for an absolute belter of a launch release.
Alongside SPLIT residents CHRIS FINKE and BEN SIMS the label launch party will also feature a special guest appearance from Detroit legend KENNY LARKIN, A GUY CALLED GERALD [live], BRITISH MURDER BOYS [aka SURGEON & REGIS], a live set from PAUL MAC and Room 2 will be hosted by VINYL UNDERGROUND feat. AIDY WEST, DOMU and friends.
KENNY LARKIN is one of the chief innovators of Detroit's so called 'second wave' of techno producers. He began his music career in 1990 and after serving two years in the U.S. Air Force repairing computers, returned to Detroit to pursue stand up comedy. During his pursuit, he, along with other Detroit club goers, witnessed the birth of a new genre of music at local clubs. What came to be called “Detroit Techno.” Kenny went on to release two of the first singles for Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva’s fledgling Plus 8 records, the classic ‘War of the Worlds’ under his Dark Comedy moniker for Transmat, several releases for his own Art of Dance stable as well as albums for Warp and most recently Peacefrog. However, not only one of Detroit’s finest producers, Kenny is also a joy to behold behind the decks and SPLIT are delighted to have him play at their label launch night.
A GUY CALLED GERALD became a household name in 1988 when his acid house anthem ‘Voodoo Ray’ raced up the UK charts and became an instant classic. However, lurking on the B-side was another cut that was soon to gain cult like status. As Gerald himself remembers: “The really strange thing about Blow Your House Down and Detroit was that everywhere else on the planet I went people introduced me as A GUY CALLED GERALD who did Voodoo Ray but in Detroit I was introduced as A GUY CALLED GERALD who did Blow Your House Down."
‘Blow Your House Down’ has for those in the know been just as influential as it’s A sides compatriot in shaping the music of clubland today. SPLIT Records are delighted, nay chuffed to bits, to be launching their label with GERALDS's classic track at the helm. So of course the dancefloor maestro had to be there for the launch and will be playing a live set, reflective of his numerous productions, taking in everything from house to techno, drum n bass and electro.
Under the title of BRITISH MURDER BOYS SURGEON and REGIS have adventured deeper into their industrial influences with 12 inches both on Counterbalance and Downwards and remixes for Alexander Kowalski and of course A GUY CALLED GERALD'S classic "Blow Your House Down". Their performance is not a live act in the conventional sense. They occupy the grey area between live act and DJ using and abusing modern technologies for their performance. A BRITISH MURDER BOYS performance is unique, improvised, stylish and brutal and just the tonic for the SPLIT label launch party.
The past couple of years have seen PAUL MAC’S profile raise dramatically thanks mainly to high profile releases on Sino, Intec, Theory, Tronic, and Ingoma plus a handful of tours to the likes of Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia, Japan and his residency’s at the SPLIT and Retro-vert parties. PAUL is currently working on his first collection of audio loops for release on www.audiobase.com in early 2006 and has recently completed his third studio album for BEN SIMS Ingoma label, which should be released in this spring. As a regular spinner at SPLIT parties it’s great to have Macca playing live, showcasing his superb productions in room 1.
Room 2 is hosted by VINYL UNDERGROUND who celebrate 12 years of supply superb and hard to find electronic music. Established by VU’s AIDY WEST in 1994 it has now grown into one of the main sources for underground music in the UK. Specialising in the deeper side of new underground music from Detroit electro to soulful New York garage to London's fusion nu-jazz sounds, AIDY and the VU crew will be spinning classics both old and new upstairs. Having been DJing for around 11 years from the age of 14, DOMINIC STANTON's [aka DOMU] musical journey began with UK hip-hop, which led to lessons in jungle, Detroit, Brazilian, jazz, funk, soul…the list go ones…with a basic premise of anything that is soulful is in the bag. As a producer, Sonar Circle was the first moniker used in the realm of drum and bass on the reinforced label around 1996. The first DOMU 12" was released on 2000 Black in the summer of 99, with the first DOMU LP "Up and Down" released on Archive in september '01. Since then highlights have come in the form of the Rima album on JCR [with Volcov] and remixes for Cinematic Orchestra, Michelle Lawson, 4hero, King Britt and Jazzanova. Now doubt DOMU will be sprinkling his soulful, funk-induced productions and remixes into his set in room 2.
THE KEY, situated opposite The Cross and underneath Canvas, is a superb space to hold our parties. Entrance is via Laser Road, clearly signed with a neon "KEY" sign as you head down towards The Cross. Once indoors you'll witness the dark scene of the main room complete with flashing floor. Turn left and head up into the elegant chandelier hallway, which leads up to the main bar which is populated with huge oak beams and leather sofas and will become room 2 for SPLIT.
Tickets are priced £12 in advance plus any respective booking fee and/or postage if ordered from Ticketweb. Ticketweb Tickets are available now. Tickets will also available at 3 London record shops & Covert Records in Brighton, as listed below, from 1st March 2006:
KNOW HOW RECORDS
|24 March: A38 Club, Budapest, Hungary|
A GUY CALLED GERALD
A Guy Called Gerald (!K7, Laboratory Instinct) - UK
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Trancewave: VI. Révay köz 2.
A Guy Called Gerald
A mai modern tánczenék nyolcvanas évek végi születése óta A Guy Called Gerald az egyik főszereplő. Már az 1988-as nagy áttörés, a Szerelem Nyara (Summer of Love) talán legismertebb himnuszát, az akkor abszolút újdonságszámba menő acid house-os Vodoo Ray-t is ő jegyezte. Tagja volt a legendás 808 State formációnak.
Szinte az összes stílusba belekóstolt, előttük járt, mindegyiket átlényegítette, egyedi ízt adott hozzájuk, és egyben ki is lépett szűk kategóriájukból: acid house, techno, drum 'n' bass, breakbeat... 1995-ös Black Secret Technology albuma az ezredvégi urbánus hangzás legreprezentatívabb opusainak egyikeként vonult be a tánczene történetébe.
Mégsem teremtett iskolát, magányos géniuszként, csendes szemlélődőként járja útjait. Essence, To All Thinks What They Need albumjai a korábbiaknál is kiforrottabb, egyetemesebb dolgozatok. Napjainkban is igazi szonikus kísérletező, hamisítatlan futurista hangpionír.
More photos here
|12 Jan: Cafe Zapata, Berlin, Germany|
A GUY CALLED GERALD