Went to see the legendary Basic Channel boys and Paul St Hilaire (the
artist formerly known as Tikiman) in last night. The event was held at
the WInter Gardens on Glasgow Green - an enormous glass conservatory
filled with exotic plants, attached to the People's Palace museum in the
middle of a huge park.
Mark and Moritz were in their 'Rhythm & Sound 45 sessions' guise, which
meant they were basically just playing dub 7"s, with Moritz working an
echo unit and a bleepy siren box and Paul St Hilaire doing live vocals
on top. Plenty of sublime moments, although they didn't play any of
their own material, just loads of obscure dub records, most of which I
didn't recognise. All good fun though, and they were accompanied by some
excellent visuals courtesy of the Glasshouse Transmissions crew - hats
off to them for another adventurous night of clubbing in the city,
following their previous events with the likes of Weatherall, Skam DJs
and Plaid at the same venue.
Londoners - they're playing Plastic People on Sunday which I reckon will
be absolutely brilliant. The music and vibe didn't work as well as it
might have done in such a cavernous space, but I'm sure in the sweaty
confines of a London basement with the awesome PP sound system firing on
all cylinders it'll be a night to remember...