Astral People x Vivid 2014 – Phuture (USA), L-Vis 1990 & Bok-Bok (Night Slugs/UK) – Sydney Opera House – Friday 30th May 2014
Astral People x VividLIVE Studio Party
L-VIS 1990 & BOK BOK (NIGHT SLUGS / UK)
Andras Fox (Live), Rainbow Chan, Preacha, Ben Fester + more to be announced.
Friday May 30th // 10pm // The Sydney Opera House (Studio & Western Foyer)
Following their sold-out Studio debut last year, mercurial club purveyors Astral People dive into deeper runnings with two of the greatest shape-shifters to emerge from dance music’s transnational capitals – reunited Chicago acid house pioneers Phuture and the London-born heads of the forever-in-flux Night Slugs stable, L-Vis 1990 and Bok Bok.
Emerging from the Windy City with the 12 minute classic Acid Tracks in 1987, Phuture’s slippery bass figures and marathon cuts became the acid house blueprint for jacked-up generations to come. Armed with an untouchable series of 12” Maxis, founding members Spanky and DJ Pierre reunited this year for their first performances in over a decade, taking to the Boiler Room for a portrait-of-a-scene journey through their acid house legacy.
Serving a smeared selection of grime-inspired cuts since starting up in a ‘janky little squat venue’ six years ago, Night Slugs has rinsed through classic South London sounds with a future-facing vision of the underground. Maintaining a gritty undercurrent since it all began with Kingdom’s club-crushing ‘That Mystic’, L-Vis 1990 and Bok Bok have stretched their synaesthetic signature across artists including Girl Unit, Jam City, Egyptrixx and most recently, Kelela’s deep r ‘n’ b breakthrough, Cut 4 Me. From club to label to class selectors for pirate radio bastion Rinse FM, the label dons’ glow-in-the-dark take on sound system culture has had a perennial effect on dance floors worldwide.
Joined by the laid-back house brilliance of Andras Fox, kaleido-pop producer Rainbow Chan alongside hometown favourites Ben Fester and Preacha, Astral People’s strike rate will continue to soar with a return to Vivid LIVE in prime, bass-swayed form.