Saturday 15th February
BLOW UP 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY at The Bussey Building, London SE15 (Map)
BIG BOSS MAN  + BALTIC FLEET + TRANS LIVE
PAUL TUNKIN RESIDENT DJ
THE KARMINSKY EXPERIENCE + IAN WITCHELL GUEST DJs
BLOW UP's 20th ANNIVERSARY PARTY!
Blow Up are back at The Bussey Building in Peckham for the Blow Up 20th Anniversary Party on February 15th 2014 with live guests Big Boss Man + Baltic Fleet + Trans + Blow Up DJs. Just announced: Just announced: The Karminsky Experience, the DJ duo who we've had a long association with dating back to 1994 at the Laurel Tree and Ian Witchell, a DJ currently based in Lisbon and an old friend of the club from the early days.
Expect classic tracks from both Blow Up's past and present: from Brit Pop era favourites (the scene which the club helped kick-start way back in 1993 in Camden Town) to the current new Pop stylists putting the art back into pop . . . Brit Pop, Glam, Mod & New Wave colliding with 60's Soul, Beat, Garage, Funk, Ska, Swinging Soundtracks, Hammond Heavy Jazz, Easy Listening & Ye-Ye!
Tickets on sale now from the links below...
more: Facebook Event
BIG BOSS MAN 
Big Boss Man return to Blow Up following the release of their fourth album The Last Man On Earth this September on Blow Up Records.
A hip hybrid of ’60s and ’70s drenched R&B, Funk, Latin, Jazz, Soul and Psych taking us on new sonic explorations. It's certainly not a straight Soul Jazz album - ‘Shot Down’ experiments with North West Garage/Frat, ‘Project No 6’ has the Sci-Fi squelch of a Radiophonic Workshop piece and hugely cinematic ‘Painted Rainbow’ features a bombastic femme vocals akin to The Rotary Connection.
Lead single ‘Aardvark' a jazz dance floor filler, received strong radio support from BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2, including multiple spins by Craig Charles on his Funk & Soul Show, with additional plays from Gideon Coe, Tom Ravenscroft, Cerys Matthews, Chris Hawkins and Huey Morgan at the stations.
4 STARS Blues & Soul
4 STARS Shindig!
5 STARS Monkey Boxing
SHINDIG! No.8 Best New Album Of The Year 2014
A future classic Cerys Matthews, The Guardian
The whole album's absolutely brilliant. One of my picks of the year Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music
Great Huey Morgan, BBC RADIO 2
I've been a big fan of Big Boss Man for many years. Big Boss Man ‘Aardvark’. Double Groovy!
Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music
Big Boss Man on Facebook
Described as 'psychedelic post-punk krautrock', GIT-Award winner and Liverpool Music Awards Nominee (Best Album 'Towers', 2013) Baltic Fleet is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist and DIY producer Paul Fleming (ex-Bunnymen) who recently returned with his second album 'Towers' which was described as:
Immense. Fleming has upped the ante on an already stellar debut Rough Trade Shops 'Album Of The Week' & 'Albums Of The Month'
Exceptional motorik beats NME
A sublimely cinematic blend of kosmische musik, dream pop 9/10 Subba-Cultcha
Something very special indeed Crack Magazine
One of the finest records from Liverpool in years Liverpool Echo
Fascinating, soulful electronica Mojo
Baltic Fleet Facebook
Bernard Butler and Jackie McKeown’s project TRANS, who will shortly be releasing their second EP on Rough Trade:
Linear jams in a space somewhere between Neu! And Television Uncut
Trans Facebook Page
Blow Up's main DJ and club founder more here: After promoting and DJing at his own club nights as a teenager in Southend, Essex, Paul moved to London in the early 90's, and DJ sets around early shows for Suede, My Life Story, and Blur and at his club night The Periphery (Southend) helped form a musical blueprint before finally launching Blow Up at the Laurel Tree in October 1993.
Whilst remaining a resident DJ at Blow Up throughout its 20 years, other DJ highlights include: 'Parklife' tour DJ for Blur, tour/after-show DJ sets for bands including Charlatans, Pulp; and various International events in US, Japan, Russia and across Europe. He's also known for compiling the ground-breaking 'Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend' music library and 'Blow Up A-Go-Go!' compilations.
THE KARMINSKY EXPERIENCE
The Karminsky Experience, the DJ duo who we've had a long association with dating back to 1994 at the Laurel Tree and The Wag.
An old friend of Blow Up, Ian Witchell started DJing and organizing nights in his native Wales at the age of 17. Was guest dj at many London clubs inc The Wag, Blow-Up, The Scene, Merry England, Sonic Mook, Jarvis Cockers- Desperate sound system. etc. Moved to NYC where he started a Party called Destroy it yourself at the legendary Don Hill's with Barry 7 (Add n to X ) and Ethan Reed (soul Wax). Moved to Lisboa Portugal and started the Wonderland Club which is still going today and travel DJing regular in Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Birmingham and London. Mainly playing a Rock'n'Soul mix of music inc 60s garage, Memphis Soul, Dirty Rock'n'Roll and Sleazy beats.
ADVANCE TICKETS: £8 + b/f from: See Tickets • Resident Advisor • Gigantic • Ticket Web • WeGotTickets • Stargreen
Map • Tfl Journey Planner • Rail: Peckham Rye (Buses from Oval & New Cross) • Buses: 12, 37, 38, 63, 78, 136, 171, 177, 197, 343, 345, 363, 381, 436, P12, P13 • Night Buses: 12, 36, 37, N63, N89, N136, N171, N343, 345, N381
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