For one year we have been scouring the coasts of the UK for new unheralded talents while promoting local acts who we feel deserve a part in the future music/retro mash up and visual spectacle that is DO IT! While residents M.O.C., SIO, BEN and dj WHITE CHOCOLATE have held down the monthly cellar bar sessions, dj URAKI RIDDIM has been spreading his granite wings to the familiar yet relatively unknown land that is Norway. Reports have come back that our Norsk brothers really diggit - none more so than the current wave of talented indie/electronica/house producers and djs coming out of Bergen on the west coast of the country.
So please raise your glasses and put your hands up for one of this years most exciting Norwegian acts...
PUT YOUR HANDS UP FOR NEO-TOKYO live (Nabovarsel, Bergen)From one of Europe's coldest countries comes a warm fluoro duo who live to make sweet, society-saving electronic pop. Within the space of just a few months of airplay the duo (Njaal and Eirik) have featured in the #1 spot for charts such as NRK (a hefty media force in No) and have heard ringing endorsements from amongst others, DJ Skatebard of Kompakt and Detroit legends Underground Resistance. With influences that range from aphex twin, Dimlite, Jeru the Damaja Gary Numan and Devo it would not be presumptious to say that if you like good music you will inevitably like these guys. Throw in a bit of a Madchester band with machine influence with those previous esteemed linked names and you can get an idea of what they are like in headphones and live. Check this and remember the moment you saw them in Aberdeen at DO IT!
DJ CLINICAL (Cosmic Microwave, Glasgow)In support, Glasgow's motor city disco/house don Clinical will be returning to DO IT! for his second show. In a direct head nod toward the direction of Bergen's burgeoning house scene, with the Nabovarsel night at the forefront, Clinical will be laying down a set of deep, driving and occasionally jackin' sounds that would be at home in the days of Glasgow Underground or modern day Bergen.
RESIDENTSOur resident lover of 80s and funk wax, DJ WHITE CHOCOLATE, will be in attendance to pump up the room in between this months special guests. On Visuals, VJ BEN will be joined by a freshly reinvigorated M.O.C beast of a show also featuring guest visualisations from BOLESKINE. Look out for artsy bits from CC and SIO inside cellar bar.
Text by Alexander Horne (Uraki Riddim)
Get down early to pick up a special BERGEN mixtape by Nabovarsel's dj SANHUEZA
£3 door tax.
So weve just spent 4 hours setting up some stuff for the DO IT Christmas party and were pretty happy with it all, a few sounds things to sort out tomorrow and then were ready to rock the party. See you there hopefully!