[FREE RAVE] HOBBES MUSIC 10TH BIRTHDAY PT I: JD TWITCH (OPTIMO), EXTERIOR (LIVE), HOBBES, UPLANDS ROAST, ANDROMEDA SOUNDS

Saturday 14 October
23:00-03:00 Free b4 11.30pm // £4 // £6 // £8 // £10 // MOTD // [£2 off at door w/Bongo Dollar]

Following two big parties with Club Nacht (hosting Coeo & Austin Ato) and another HM solo session with Auntie Flo, Hobbes Music is back at Bongo, celebrating  a full decade of releases (vinyl, cassettes, T-shirts, prints & downloads), in two instalments.

For Part I, HM welcomes Scottish nightlife & international DJing legend JD Twitch (Optimo) to rinse out the party in his unique way!

LINE UP:

Room 1:
JD Twitch (Optimo)
Exterior (LIVE AV)
Hobbes

Room 2:
Uplands Roast
Andromeda Sounds

BAG FREE & EARLY BIRD TIX VIA RA

JD TWITCH (Optimo)

With a worldwide touring schedule that has seen him travelling relentlessly over the last decade, a label (Optimo Music) and record bag that knows no bounds, Twitch has a voracious appetite for music new, old and simply forgotten, consistently seeks to champion undiscovered artists and unchartered terrain and is intimately acquainted with what makes a party pop off. Expect the unexpected and dress to sweat!

For the uninitiated, here’s a good article tracing the history of Twitch’s Optimo parties.

Having first met (an extremely keen, young) Hobbes at Pure (his original residency, which set the tone for Scottish techno) in 90s Edinburgh, Twitch provided a remix for Hobbes Music’s debut vinyl release (2013), offering consistent support and occasional advice over the years.

As well as being the first time he’s played the Bongo in about a decade, this will be the first time he’s shared a bill with Hobbes since 1999 – a well overdue booking!

EXTERIOR

Label artist Exterior will drop the ace live set with which he’s been creating such a buzz at previous HM events, Hidden Door’s festivals ’23 & ’22 and Glasgow’s Bloc & Attack/Release events (among others).

[NB live show starts around 11.30 mins in to the clip above]

Having released a lauded three-track EP via HM in 2019 and an equally impressive debut album last year, the Exterior live set is gnarly as hell, with few parallels in the contemporary scene – an essential experience.


HOBBES

Label owner and promoter Hobbes provides Room 1 support, with his record label celebrating a diverse spectrum of electronic music, not least via his productions with production buddy Leonidas.


Their 2017 release Rags Of Time (lead track Web Of Intrigue) was massive on the Balearic house/disco scene, with 2021 follow-up EP Aranath  generating a similar buzz and a debut album now due for release early ’24.

With equally hyped releases from fellow label artists Kota Motomura and Kiji Suedo (via Tokyo and Osaka, respectively), Edinburgh’s JacksonvilleGeorge TExterior and DALI, Glasgow’s GamingMaastricht Research (currently based in Norway) and latest signing Galun (from Moscow, currently in Tallinn), running the gamut from new shades of house , electro and techno, wild worldwide flavours, gnarly & experimental electronics to heady IDM, weighty dub vibes and blissed out ambient, there’s an HM release for just about every occasion but also plenty of dance floor bombs as well as deeper cuts in the HM arsenal…

UPLANDS ROAST

For the upstairs space, coffee-house-come-party-starters Uplands Roast bring the mash-up of dub reggae, jungle and breaks witnessed at their recent sold out events at Bongo. Irie.

ANDROMEDA SOUNDS

Andromeda bring their refreshing spin of dance music, following packed out events at Bongo and guest spots around town.

HOBBES MUSIC (LABEL)

With equally hyped releases from fellow label artists Kota Motomura and Kiji Suedo (via Tokyo and Osaka, respectively), Edinburgh’s JacksonvilleGeorge TExterior and DALI, Glasgow’s GamingMaastricht Research (currently based in Norway) and latest signing Galun (from Moscow, currently in Tallinn), running the gamut from new shades of house , electro and techno, wild worldwide flavours, gnarly & experimental electronics to heady IDM, weighty dub vibes and blissed out ambient, there’s an HM release for just about every occasion but also plenty of dance floor bombs as well as deeper cuts in the HM arsenal…

BAG FREE & EARLY BIRD TIX VIA RA

Event type:

Tickets available via link above or on the door (unless sold out).

Location

The Bongo Club
66 Cowgate
Edinburgh
EH1 1JX



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