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Kaleidoscope Caravan Club presents Glass Candy + Afterparty


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The Mysterious Five Easy Pieces crew go head to head with Italians Do It Better for a night of stripped down disco and rock. Five Easy Pieces have already surprised us with their varied and brilliant line-ups that have included Nite Jewel, New Look, O. Children, Gold Panda and more. And tonight they've gone and topped that with the excellent Glass Candy, Desire and A Mountain of One all playing LIVE.


Ever evolving, reinventing, ass shaking ushers of early death disco, Glass Candy have travelled from bare bones stripped down honky-tonk disco rock to equal parts digital and analogue, to synthesizer / drum machine heaven with a side of sexy bass and live drums. Always with a giant dose of visual stylized perfection.

Johnny Jewel and Ida No have been quietly helming a disco revolution for the last 10 years. Their sound has been called 'Italo' and 'Smack Disco' and sees the dance floor as a place of majesty and mysterious elegance, not a sweaty graveyard of ‘Agadoo' and 'The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)'. This is due to Glass Candy's classic song writing and the archaic way of recording (Jewell only uses antique kit while No sings into a hand held mic).

Much of B/E/A/T/B/O/X’s sound recalls Giorgio Moroder’s legendary work with Donna Summer and like Moroder, Jewell knows the best dance music has not only rhythm but edge and menace. ‘Digital Versicolor’ mixes ‘I feel Love’ with the theme from John Carpenter’s Halloween while No intones her deadly nursery rhyme-like lyrics over the top.


When Glass Candy was on tour last year, they stumbled into a foggy night club in Montreal and saw a woman singing an entire set of Jean-Pierre Massiera songs. Meet Megan Louis, the crystal clear tenor who sings in French and English over Desire's debut Lp, II.

Completely blown away by her voice, Johnny Jewell decided to lock the doors on his Portland Studio and plant his roots in Montreal. ‘I had been working on music for an abstract project called Desire for over two years and was just waiting for the right singer to come along'.

Last year the two toured the world as the critically acclaimed disco noir outfit Chromatics, also on the Italians Do It better imprint. 'We wanted to do a new project that had elements of what we were doing in Chromatics, but explore the sound and limitations of pop music'.

Desire's music stands right on the line between indie pop and electronic dance music. Without making any promises to either camp, the group deliver the lush melodies and drums to keep everyone hooked.


A Mountain of One have already been compared to Arthur Lee, Santana and Pink Floyd. Their songs, often 10 minutes long, are slow and meanderingly melodic and their ambition is to make the 21st century Dark Side Of The Moon.


Tickets will fly for this so grab yours here now




£10 adv / £12 on the door




At midnight Cargo opens the doors for an afterparty to remember. The much talked about Niyi plays live, followed by a back to back set from Primary 1 and Riton. Pay what you want on the door... BIG!

It is easy to forget the progress Niyi has made in the past six years. Shy and softly spoken, he isn't your typical rapper. After ... (more) dropping out of Central Saint Martin's (twice), he started the seminal club Gauche Chic which The Sunday Times said kick started the "New Rave" dressing up craze. The club was attended by the likes of Björk and Gareth Pugh. In 2005 this was the club to dress up in and be seen at. The word regarding Niyi's genre defying, tempo switching and generally odd style of djing quickly spread. Perfectly beat matching surf rock with hardcore-gabba, Niyi's anything goes approach to djing once even managed to clear the dancefloor at Fabric. However, his live sets, a kind of low-end crunk hip hop, are sure to satisfy the more discerning crowds.


Riton (French slang for Henry) is one very talented man. As a producer, Henry Smithson has released a lot of diverse material, from his well known singles on Get Physical and Souvenir to his new wave remixes of Datarock (Norway), Para One (France) and Simian Mobile Disco (UK). He's even remixed Justin Timberlake. Earlier in the year Riton got together with Primary 1 to concoct the dancefloor bomb Who's There? on Phantasy Records. Now they take their collaboration one step forward from the wheels of steel at the hallowed arches in Cargo.






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*50% of proceedings will go to Amnesty International

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