Friday, 17 September 2010

It's official: Tender Love Soundsystem with Jimmy Edgar, L-Vis 1990 and Illum Sphere!

Finally it's time to announce the next edition of Tender Love Soundsystem. This time we're bringing you Jimmy Edgar with live audio-visual show, L-Vis 1990 and Illum Sphere - who's also going to perform live! Free afterparty hosted by Tender Love + VJ until 2am...

Jimmy Edgar (LIVE AV / !K7)
L-Vis 1990 (Night Slugs)
Illum Sphere (LIVE / Fat City)
Tender Love (+ LIVE VJ)

Saturday 11th December
7.30pm - 2am
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
£ 8 early / £ 10 advance

Get your tickets from Resident Advisor now!

Door for live shows open at 7.30pm, last performance finishes before midnight. Free afterparty hosted by Tender Love with live visuals, midnight until 2am!

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Jimmy Edgar (LIVE AV / !K7)

Lover. Fighter. Prophet. Freak magnet. Time-traveler. Musician, photographer and designer Jimmy Edgar is a wayward star-child streaking across the cosmic dance-floor. Endowed with a supernatural feel for futuristic funk, the Detroit native has been bleeping and grinding about the Milky Way since he was a teenage humanoid. While his peers were worrying about their grades and popularity, Edgar was spinning alongside his hometown's DJ heroes and programming intricate beats that were unquestionably interplanetary communication disguised as dance music.

Jimmy Edgar's "XXX" released on !K7 just a few months ago has been our favourite record of the year so far and it seems that the hype around the man himself is now reaching climax. Justifiably so. His own blend of intergalactic funk proved to be a deadly weapon, no matter where you drop it - lethal, sexually charged and masterfully executed, almost like Prince jamming with Timbaland and Egyptian Lover, if the former two had more balls!

Tender Love is bringing Jimmy Edgar back to London for his first live UK show in six months, since his appearance in Fabric alongside Magda (m_nus) in June. This time Jimmy, who's been busy touring the US and Australia, is coming with a full audio-visual performance - UK exclusive!

Jimmy Edgar - Myspace

L-Vis 1990 (Night Slugs)

L-Vis 1990 has been on our radars ever since his massive "United Groove" release, picked up by Diplo on his Mad Decent imprint. His latest operations include setting up Night Slugs with Bok Bok, a label which "unique music policy brings you the global gutter house and heavy bass cutting edge - whether it's funky, grime, bassline, bmore, jackin' ghetto house or dubstep". Needless to say, Night Slugs is currently one of the hottest underground dance music initiatives in UK and L-Vis 1990 has been smashing clubs all over the world. Currently on tour supporting Major Lazer and Crookers in the US and Australia, he'll be back right on time for Tender Love Soundsystem.

L-Vis 1990 - Myspace

Illum Sphere (LIVE / Fat City)

Murky dystopian atmospheres waft through any track Illum Sphere touches, but apart from that common denominator he takes things in all directions, with a sense for hip hop swing meeting two-step rhythms or subby dubstep basses drenched in nervous beats that make him quite hard to pin down. It's the kind of music that provokes reviewers to rattle of a list of comparisons that look like a particularly adventurous best-of shopping list. Apart from his remix work and his releases on Fat City, he's busy running the Hoya:Hoya club night in Manchester, giving forward thinking minds like himself a welcoming home in the city. (RBMA)

Not mentioning his recent releases for Martyn's 3024 imprint and massive support from Mary Anne Hobbs. Illum Sphere is going to perform a rare live show - don't miss it as we're going to kick off early!

Illum Sphere - Myspace

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Rebolledo and Braiden at Moustache Bar!

Our friends at Huntleys & Palmers launched a tidy new website ( and to celebrate this Saturday they invited Rebolledo and Braiden to Moustache Bar. Rebolledo needs no introduction to all the people that came to see our TLLS show in July with Matias Aguayo. Definitely the fiercest operator on the Comeme imprint, one of the highlights of the recent SMS festival in Croatia. Braiden is our long-time friend and collaborator known for his technically peerless sets and refined musical taste.

You'd be a fool too miss it out. It's only £5 to get in, check the RA event page and get your tickets now!

Monday, 6 September 2010

This stuff is untouchable