Edinburgh’s pioneers of the freestyle playlist, Hobbes & Erik d’Viking (aka the TrouBle DJs), are back for one night only, launching the latest 12″ on the Hobbes Music label by brand new act DALI, alongside Jacksonville (LIVE).
Tired of soulless, plastic electronic music? DALI has a passion for analogue synths, abstract, hypnotic dance music and all things psychedelic. Don’t bother looking her up on the net, social media etc. DALI is eschewing all that, to let the music do the talking for now. With support already from the likes of Ben UFO, Auntie Flo, John Heckle, Bill Brewster, Tom Findlay/Groove Armada, Bawrut, Ben Mono, Domenic Capello (Sub Club), The Revenge, Sean Johnston, Yogi Haughton and Mixmag, among others, it’s looking promising so far. She will obviously also be making an appearance at some point, if only in audio form….
*Already on its second pressing.
Last seen in Edinburgh at Animal Hospital, buoyant from last year’s European tour dates and now champing at the bit to give his latest live set an outing, Jacksonville brings his firing, live machine funk grooves (crossover soul/house/techno).
Hobbes & Erik d’Viking play acid house, hi tech soul, cyber disco, machine funk, global rhythms and rare grooves. Last seen at the Bongo Club in May ’15, this will be the first time they’ve played back-to-back in an Edinburgh club in well over a year.
Having established their original weekly, Friday night club night, Trouble ‘at the Blue Note’, back in March 2002, DJs Hobbes & Erik d’Viking ran Trouble for 10 years, with it becoming one of the capital’s most celebrated club and live gig institutions.
They worked with a ridiculously long list of legends and greats from across the soul/dance/electronic spectrum (including Marlena Shaw, Candi Staton, Spanky Wilson, Horace Andy, Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Ashley Beedle, Mr Scruff, Roy Ayers, Fat Freddys Drop, Massive Attack’s Daddy G, Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B, Quantic, Alice Russell, Hudson Mohawke, Lucky Me, Lone, Actress, Dixon, Ame, Henrik Schwarz, The Revenge, Jazzanova, Mount Kimbie, Crazy P and Linkwood, to name a few) and often long before anyone else booked them (they’re proud like that but never big-headed), before bowing out to focus on studio production, a label (Hobbes Music) and family (d’Viking)…
The success of the night (twice nominated in Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards; once Runner Up) launched a DJing career for the duo, who took Trouble all over Scotland and beyond, to Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Poland, Germany, Sardinia, even China and (most recently) Japan, not to mention a load of UK and international festivals.
The Bongo Club