KILL ‘EM ALL, EAT YOUR OWN EARS, and ASBO present…
EYOE & KILL EM ALL present…
Four Tet (DJ Set), Joe Goddard [Hot Chip] (DJ Set & LIVE), Jamie XX, SBTRKT, Casper C
EYOE & KILL EM ALL present…
Boy 8 Bit, Egyptian Hip Hop (LIVE), Filthy Dukes, Factory Floor (LIVE), Paul Chambers (LIVE), Stopmakingme
The Glimmers, Riotous Rockers, Alvin C
“Kill Em All has always been about live acts and DJs, we always liked the energy you get from a band that then runs throughout the night and all the DJ sets. It was never really an intentional device to make the night seem alternative, it is just that we were always equally into bands as we were DJs and electronic artists. Sometimes it’s about a sonic experience; it doesn’t always have to be comfortable. It’s good to test your ears but you can pretty much dance to anything with a kick drum and Kill Em All, at the end of the day, is a party.” – Filthy Dukes
Having held down a residency here in Farringdon for a number of years now, Kill Em All have proved themselves to be a frequently daring troop. Consistently striving to bend the lines between conventional club performances and show stealing live acts, they’re returning to us after their summer hiatus and to mark it they’re bringing a bunch of their highly influential friends along for the ride. Inviting one of London’s most influential and alternative promoters, Eat Your Own Ears – whose reputation for the representation of new and interesting textures at some of the most out there gigs in the city precedes them – and Camden club night ASBO, Kill Em All and co. have put together a lineup that fully illustrates their outlook and ethos aligning top draw DJs with new, innovative and daring live acts.
“Eat Your Own Ears have been putting on amazing gigs for ages, they’re completely ahead of the curve and their Field Day festival truly is special. The Riotous Rockers are extremely good mates of ours – we have kind of ‘grown up’ as DJs together. They run a wicked night with our friend Alvin called ASBO and we’re dead chuffed to have them hosting a room. They have incredible taste in music and always surprise us with the records they pull out.” – Filthy Dukes
With a view to creating an experience that presents good club music, regardless of whether it’s being mixed or performed, the combined trio of promoters have assembled a plethora of artists who are defining their own sounds. Acts like Factory Floor, a quintessentially Kill Em All act (for want of a better phrase), who imbibe the spirit of Joy Division as much as they channel krautrock sensibilities and a brazen love of electronics sit boldly next to DJs like Four Tet, Jamie XX, Boy 8 Bit and Joe Goddard.
“We have had some odd combinations in the past, like the Maccabees live followed by Para One. It wasn’t the smoothest transition but it worked: it’s about good music, full of good ideas, not about sticking to a particular genre. I got an email from some people who had been there to see Maccabees as they were in a band themselves, but it was Para One that blew them away – they sold their guitars and bought samplers (almost like the LCD track). A few months later Busy P had one of their records in his chart. This is obviously not to belittle the Maccabees, they were amazing and a lot of dance heads loved them, but it’s about exposing people to something they weren’t expecting.”
“This month’s lineup is pretty eclectic again, but all quite dance based. Egyptian Hip Hop are a fantastic young band and have been working with some interesting producers so we’re very keen to hear them live. Factory Floor I saw at Standon Calling last week and they blew my mind, I thought they were amazing. Really exiting dance music, that sounds really old, like it came out of a German bunker in 1979, yet it’s really vital and new sounding.” – Filthy Dukes
tickets: 08444 77 1000 or www.fabriclondon.com
10pm-6am. £15/10 (Students/fabricfirst Members) before 3am, £6 after.