Image: Maribou State
After a superlative NYE party bolstered by Gorgon City, Redlight and Marcus Nasty, The Prince Albert in the heart of the Black Country kicks off a weekly program of events with some of the highest tier talent in the rave domain. The first act to mark this new year of sonic excellence is a DJing and production outfit constantly on the lips of electronic music's key tastemakers, Maribou State.
The duo's blissed out bass has been a revelation in recent times, not least with their genius rework of Fatboy Slim's late nineties anthem 'Praise You' (above). Their ability to weld a mellower texture to the sonic template of the modern dancefloor, blurring the edges between home listening and clubland, has drawn comparison with the likes of Royksopp and FC Kahuna, and made them perfect torchbearers for a new generation of music fans.
But don't think they can't get busy on the decks. There's more than enough punch in the grooves the twosome pack in their DJ sets, as their promo mix for FABRICLIVE last year showcases (listen below). As a signifier of intent for the Prince Albert, it's indicative that the West Midlands city is about to be gifted an injection of dancefloor excellence.
Maribou State will headline the Arena section of the venue as part of Twisted, with two further spaces in the club utilised. The full throttle hedonism of RocknRolla will command the Bar & Terrace, the charge led by Alex Scmitz, whilst Clique vs Crooked will be in the Club and Library, Liverpool's Allen & Hutch topping the bill. Full line-up and ticket info here, and look out for more articles on Skiddle about the future events planned at the venue.
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