No tears will be shed over the long summer drawing to a close, now that we have Bristol In:Motion‘s new party season on our doorstep. The 12-week series returns to Bristol’s Motion Skate Park in October, bringing with it an array of events which span the electronic music spectrum. Full to the brim with excitement, we’ve compiled a list of our ten acts not to miss throughout the series.
Caribou at Simple Things 2014 Opening Party (24th Oct)
Four years since the eruption of his last album Swims, Caribou has finally returned. His sixth studio album Our Love (out on 6th October via City Slang) is eagerly anticipated, not just for the record but the extensive Europe and America tour to follow. This year, Caribou headlines the opening party of Simple Things Festival – one of Bristol’s best electronic music events. A prolific producer and masterful performer, Caribou is a must-see.
Jessy Lanza at Simple Things 2014 Opening Party (24th Oct)
Now part of Hyperdub’s increasingly diverse musical family, Ontario-based singer/songwriter Jessy Lanza came into electronic music’s stream of consciousness in 2013 with her crisply cut, electro-R&B album Pull My Hair Back. She stands proudly alongside Caribou in playing this year’s opening party for Simple Things.
The principal Peng Sound boys, Kahn and Neek (who also collaborate under the alias of Gorgon Sound) have played an imperative role in Bristol’s dub scene. Record labels such as Punch Drunk, Idle Hands, Bandulu (their own label) and Deep Medi Musik have been heavily dominated by the music of both producers. Known best for their 2012 masterwork ‘Percy’, the Young Echo duo are sure to deliver this October.
Mano Le Tough at Just Jack Halloween Freak Boutique (1st Nov)
Mano Le Tough creates the fruity electronic music that makes you stop and think, as well as get up and dance frantically. A truly versatile producer and label boss for Maeve, Mano Le Tough now resides in Zurich but maintains close ties to Innervisions and Berlin. Two years after debuting in Bristol at our day party with Jack Music Agency, he returns for Just Jack’s widely revered Freak Boutique.
Delano Smith at Just Jack Halloween Freak Boutique (1st Nov)
Chicago-born, Detroit-raised Delano Smith brings a touch of the classic to Just Jack’s In:Motion event this year. In the late 90s, Smith returned to DJing by popular demand from promoters and began to produce again in the early 00s, as if no time had passed at all. Bristol is delighted to welcome him to the city this November, for what will be an unstoppably fun party.
Prosumer at Futureboogie (29th Nov)
Despite his German identity, the influences of Panorama Bar resident Prosumer are faithfully rooted in the same soil as that of Detroit’s classic techno scene. Prosumer proves his connoisseurship in this field by using the same trends of technology, science fiction and futurism that Juan Atkins had during techno’s conception. Prosumer plays as part of a flawless lineup courtesy of Futureboogie.
Lil Louis at Futureboogie (29th Nov)
One of the original disco moguls in Chicago, Lil Louis was very much a mover and shaker of the scene as it was happening. Lil Louis’ highly anticipated documentary ‘The House That Chicago Built’ started taking form in 2012, following the true story of the world’s favourite genre of dance music, from its genesis and through its evolution. Catch him playing a timeless set at Futureboogie’s party for In:Motion.
Outboxx at Futureboogie (29th Nov)
Electronic duo Outboxx work against the grain of Bristol’s bass-orientated music scene with their use of lighter textures and jazz-influenced hooks that are more akin to original house music. Outboxx always deliver a floor filling set, adding to Futureboogie’s authentic party flavour which is key to Bristolian nightlife. You can also catch Outboxx at Stamp The Wax’s FREE Sunday day party at London’s The Paperworks on 14th September.
Gerd Janson at Futureboogie (29th Nov)
German producer and treasured RBMA team member, Gerd Janson is another name that dominates the European DJing circuit. Adding to the unbeatable Futureboogie lineup, Janson is bound to fulfill all our expectations and more as he promises a non-stop set of the classics, as well as the forgotten and lesser known gems.
Alexander Nut at STB presents Reprazent Live + Support (6th Dec)
Eglo’s head honcho and Rinse FM resident, Alexander Nut comes to Bristol to play alongside Roni Size Reprazent for what is bound to be a wild In:Motion night. Displaying true versatility, Alexander Nut’s mixes expose his awareness of a vast array of dance music, from afrobeat to a Wu-Tang special that he’ll be playing on the night.
Lineups for eight other In:Motion events are still yet to be released. Be sure to follow Bristol In:Motion for any announcements, and regularly check their listings page for up-to-date ticket information.