Pontin's Holiday Park, Hemsby, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK.
COME TO THE BLOC WEEKEND LAUNCH PARTY @ T BAR, LONDON: 8 MARCH
SLEEPARCHIVE - LIVE [sleeparchive / bpitch control]
REPEAT REPEAT - LIVE [soma]
LEE SMITH [kliks/iDJ]
JAMES TEC [plex]
THURSDAY 8TH MARCH 2007
T BAR SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET
LONDON (Liverpool Street tube)
Just in case you couldn't quite wait until 23rd March for the Bloc Weekend mayhem to begin, the Bloc crew have gone and arranged a little pre-Bloc knees-up at the now infamous T Bar. Well when we say little¹ we do of course mean a small but perfectly formed rave-up in Londonf or the princely sum of nowt! So to whet our whistles for the exodus to the Norfolk coast at
the end of March, Bloc give you a little taster of things to come.
Considered by many to be the master of pure, rattling, stripped-to-the bone techno, Sleep Archive¹s acclaimed series of releases on his own label, along with his remixes for artists including Monolake and Rhythm and Sound, have become something of a benchmark in a seemingly saturated minimal scene.
Heavily influenced by Mika Vainio¹s legendary work on Sähkö, he fuses stark fragments of sound with quaking, skeletal rhythms to create the famed Sleep Archive sound, and his live sets are highly regarded the world over.
Dave Congreve and Mark Rutherford aka Repeat Repeat dropped one of 2006¹s most acclaimed electronic albums in the form of Squints¹ on Soma, a smart, engaging work that sewed together elements of classic British electronica and modern club techno with their own, individual charm. Richly textured but with a keen ear for the dancefloor, they¹ve emerged as one of Soma¹s
brightest talents, as their storming live show attests.
Founder and resident at Brighton¹s Kliks, Lee Smith is a long time supporter of minimal techno in its many forms, both as a DJ, and as a journalist for magazines including iDJ and Plan B. Responsible for bringing numerous cutting-edge artists to the south coast, his versatile deck skills have resulted in recent gigs at Berlin¹s Watergate and Cologne¹s Total Confusion.
He¹s also resident for long running underground house night Stompa Phunk.
Representing London¹s underground Plex crew is James Tec, a man on a mission for new sounds in the world of techno, acid and bass. The next Plex party in Aldgate¹s The Hub on 10th Feb will include the likes of Eon, Skam¹s Rob Hall, Boxcutter, Ed DMX and Bloc¹s own Ed Chamberlain so electronic quality comes as standard with these guys.
With the Plex massive returning the favour at the Bloc Weekender, we¹re looking forward to catching a bit of pre-rave, rave action with Mr. Tec at the helm!
McQueen is one of Technique¹s crack team of residents from the legendary Leeds party crew who are celebrating their 6th birthday at this year¹s Bloc Weekender. Guests that have played at Technique over its illustrious history include Richie Hawtin, Mathew Jonson, Michael Mayer, Ricardo Villalobos, Adam Freeland, Plaid, Dave Clark, Plump DJs, Luciano, Evil 9, Wignhomy Brothers, Derrick May, Luke Vibert, Carl Craig, James Holden and many more.
McQueen brings his own electronic assault to the party with a dash of prime Yorkshire know-how.
Full confirmed lineup for the Bloc Weekender (23rd 25th March 2007):
ARENA 1: BASSBLOC
Kool Keith aka Dr Octagon / Dr Dooom - LIVE / Kutmasta Kurt / Newcleus aka Jam-on Productions LIVE BAND / TwoLoneSwordsmen LIVE BAND / Pest - LIVE BAND / Wevie Stonder LIVE BAND / Toob LIVE BAND / Clark LIVE / TTC - LIVE / Skud presents: Mary Anne Hobbes / MRK 1 and the Virus Syndicate - LIVE / Vex'd - LIVE / Plastician / Downshifter / Therapy sessions feat. Technical Itch / Noisia / Dead Silence Syndicate LIVE drum & bass BAND / Black Sun Empire DEXnFX / Congo Natty aka Rebel MC / Mu-ziq aka Mike Paradinas LIVE / Tim Exile - LIVE / Urban Dub - LIVE BAND / SubDub present / Iration Steppas DJs / Exodus / Digital Mystikz / Loefah / MC SGT Pokes
ARENA 2 -TECBLOC
Autechre - LIVE / Luke Slater aka Planetary Assault Systems / The Advent - LIVE / Surgeon / CJ Bolland / Alex Smoke - LIVE / Rob Hood DexNFx / Neil Landstrumm - LIVE / Universal Indicator aka Mike Dred LIVE / Billy Nasty / Marco Passarani / Rhythm and Sound / Aux 88 - LIVE / DMX Krew - LIVE / Disco D / Michael Forshaw - LIVE / Kronos Device aka Bass Junkie and The Dexorcist
- LIVE / Ceephax Acid Crew LIVE / Cursor Miner - LIVE / Ugly Funk vs. Don¹t records present / Jerome Hill / Lusinda / Edit - LIVE / Ben Pest - LIVE / Luke's Anger LIVE / Sigma / Sikaflex
ARENA 3: SMASHBLOC
Seed Records present Ardisson - LIVE / Kansas City Prophets LIVE / Posthuman / Le Couteau Jaune / Rag and Bone present:DJ Controlled Weirdness / Noyeahno / Varial records present: Mat Carter / Derailleur - LIVE / Technique 6th Birthday: Dave Martin / Kid Blue / Mcqueen / Jay Kilka / The Cleaners / Wide present: Cutlass Supreme / Debasser - LIVE / Paul blackford - LIVE / Bola - LIVE / Silicon Scally aka Random Factor - LIVE / Vector Lovers - LIVE / Andrea Parker / Point B - LIVE / Rob Hall / Jacen Solo - LIVE / Abstrakt Knights - LIVE / Kelpe LIVE / Cultek LIVE / ADJ / Pathic LIVE / Ed Chamberlain LIVE / Synapse LIVE / Mat Chester / Lee smith / Stormfield vs Scanone / Rebel Intelligence / Computer Controlled DJs / Plex DJs / BLOC residents: Joe Hart Disco Dave, Symmetrik, Georgie Skull
TICKETS & INFO
Tickets weigh in at a thoroughly bloody reasonable £105 This gets you:
Full private apartment self-catered accommodation with access to all of the park's wonderful leisure facilities. And of course entrance to all three music arenas the whole weekend through.
So that's that and that's flat. Tickets will not last forever, and info on their acquisition appears below. We expect to see you there!
TICKETS: 0870 604 5606 (Mon-Sat: 8:30am-8:30pm, Sun: 9am-5pm).
Quote ref. BLOC.
INFO: 0870 8031 626 (Mon-Fri 10pm)