NB Gromov added to line-up since flyer went to print. PR below:
Bristol is to get a flavour of Eastern Europe - but not the stereotypes of Cossack dancing, vodka or Stalin-memorabilia - this is an invasion by the post-Cold War generation; doing their own thing, their own way; which involves lots and lots of noise. In June local party-throwers GoatLab, is hosting two of Eastern Europe top DJs, one of whom has his UK debut here in Bristol. Anton Nikolajewitsch Gromov, or just Gromov to his fans and Trippmatic are from Russia and Poland respectively. Gromov, a purveyor of musical forms from breakbeat oriented electronic music to bone-crushing drill n' bass has already established a strong reputation for powerful live performances from all over Europe from Moscow to St. Petersburg, from Berlin to Oslo prompting one review to describe his performance glowingly as, "..a vodka-soaked breakbeat massacre!"
Playing alongside is Wroclaw based Polish DJ and producer Tippmatic. He's been organising gigs and playing at virtually every breakcore gig in his native Poland for the last two years and met Bristol breakcore producer Parasite when he invited him over for a mini-tour last year. Now Parasite is returning the hospitality and we all get to hear the results of this East-meets-West mashup. Local acts War Against Sleep (with a psychedelic audio-visual feast with a goaty twist!) and Michael J Rocks (of the Bath based 1manarmy collective) join Bristol breakcore suprememo Parasite and others for a bilateral breakcore Eastern Block party.
Event details: 20th June 2008 at the Croft, Bristol. 10pm-4am. Entry £5.
FFI contact http://www.thegoatlab.com
Review cited by Big Mean Robot Entertainment.