Yes it’s the birthday bash time again! 14 years of Acidic and Matt Acidic birthday. The end of his 30’s!
One of London’s underground techno pioneers, Julian Liberator helped change the face of the UK dance scene in early 1991, through his involvement in the capitals illegal warehouse party scene he helped create and through founding the Liberator DJ’s and S.U.F Collective over the following years.
Whilst their flagship acid techno labels Stay Up Forever and Cluster brought them international acclaim as both recording artists and DJ’s, Julian’s forward thinking, purist yet eclectic techno imprints, 4X4, ARTEFACT and ULTRA FUNK, have achieved both world wide cult status, and industry respect, through both his own outstanding productions and by providing the first platforms for many an acclaimed international artist, including Renato Cohen, Christian Varela, Leo Laker and Mark Verbos, alongside established world class luminaries like Lenny D. and DJ Rush.
A unique and complete artist in every sense, with both vision and verve, Julian has achieved a rare accomplishment, by creating both genre-defining productions and creating genre itself. With a passion for the avant-garde Julian does not make “easy” music for the mainstream. As a skilled percussionist, his love of rhythmical freestyle and sonic excursions to the left field are adored by those in the know and have been championed for over 20 years by such supreme taste makers as the legendary John Peel, Dave Clark and Kris Needs alike.
After an 8-year production hiatus, December 2015 saw the welcome return of Julian’s unique production talents, under his Booty Slave moniker with Patrick DSP on Emetic 026. This awesome techno bomb is currently hitting dance floors around the globe, with massive support from Slam, Dave Terrida, Perc, Funk D’Void, Mr Jones, Sawf, and Jerome Hill.
With an imminent second Booty Slave release, co written with man of the moment Chicago Loop, and studio sessions over the next month with the legendary Mike Humphries of Master Traxx and a return trip to Patrick DSP’s Berlin bunker, 2016 is shaping up to be a massive year for Julian and proof enough, that whilst form is temporary, class is most definitely permanent.
As a DJ, Julian has always stood apart from the crowd. Year’s ahead of his contemporaries, his innovative, open-minded, free form approach, has always defied the narrow minded, sub-genre obsessed, mainstream. Instead, Julian fuses all styles and rhythms that say Techno to him, hard, deep, minimal, acidic, 4/4, 3/4, broken beat. The defining criteria of interest, energy and funk, are brought together through Julian’s vast and intimate knowledge of electronic music and then skilfully crafted on 4 decks, into a wilful, sometimes challenging, but always exhilarating, journey of discovery.
Wonka & Syn
Wonka & Syn – Wonka-Vision
Big Hitters Wonka & Syn will be smashing out some Bassy Bangers with a specially curated set just for Acidic.
These guys have been running their night for 12 years now starting off in Swansea and moving to Bristol as well as putting their stamp on the festival scene.
Fasten your seat belts as this will be a ride to remember.
Leyla started djing in the early 90s. She had a great love for the squat party and festival seen frequenting and playing on spiral Tribe Vox populi underground sound and other sound systems of that era between 92 and 95 she had a regular weekly set on South London energy FM she also played in turnmills nightclub back then her passion was for Old Skool hardcore then moved onto a bit of Jungle. Leyla moved to Spain in 96 and was off the scene for many years in the last couple of years her passion Returned and is now back playing out regularly, She’s played on e1S, Stinky pink, new era and other London sound systems. She’s played at the elemental parties and played at stay up forever party and after party at brixtons 414 nightclub. She has a regular radio show on Fnoob techno radio and has been a guest on other shows including the gizelle rebel yelle show. Leylas big passion now days is for acid techno, often with an oldskool feel.
Emma Dilemma loves to be down the front and won’t leave the dance floor all night…. So, she knows what sounds are needed to get everyone losing themselves in the music at the party! She played her first set at a house party when she was 21 and everybody loved it and begged for more. In the early 2000’s she would slam out some acid trance, hard energy and techno, and the partiers would totally have it. Dilemma played this type of music at all the major underground clubs in Bristol, festivals and house parties. She also played blinding sets at many outdoor free parties and ware house parties.
Then she moved on to some fat, squelchy bass lines by playing bad ass electro and break beat. DJ dilemma got the venue absolutely rocking and people would ask where she found such wicked tunes. In 2015 she was inspired at Boom Town Fair to buy some dark and dirty drum and bass. She likes it hard, fat and filthy, and can’t wait to play more of it at some up and coming parties in clubs and at Boom Town in 2016. Her new DJ name is now DIRTY Dilemma lol!
DJ Trooper is an electric force to be reckoned with. His broad musical expertise spanning three decades comes alive in his mixes, bringing the party vibes alive. Never failing to smash the techno and old skool, it’s rave time when Trooper’s in the house.
Trooper has contributed to the legacy of the London party circuit, playing at club nights such as Smash Techno, Stay Up Forever 100, Stay Up Forever after parties, Philanthropy, Braingravy and Lucid.
DJ Twisted is a veteran DJ/Promoter/Producer and music lover on the Bristol scene. He has mastered the art of diversity and oozes that infectious party vibe energy that gets you dancing every time. Resident DJ for Absolute Oldskool, Promoter for Funkin House and host of Globaldnb.com weekly Friday rinse out show DJ Twisted has the selection of perfection. Smashing sets all over Bristol for the likes of Fantazia, Tribe of Frog. Ripsnorter and more with special guest appearances at European festival Frequency DJ Twisted knows how to mash it up. Twisted also has several releases on Red Alfa and Blue Beck Records. Hold tight for more musical madness to come from the twisted generation.
Marcus started out DJin Back in 1992 where he was inspired by Rave scene and Dance music culture..
Once hooked behind the Decks and getting recognised bookings were coming in and soon was playing up and down the country in Clubs and even played abroad..
Marcus Allen is a versatile Dj and digs deep so you never know what your gonna get, Playing most Genres From Old skool, House, Techno, Jungle and DnB..
You can usually Catch Marcus Allen @ Most Of Today’s Old skool Events and Festivals with the likes of Fantazia, Dreamscape, Universe, Dance Conspiracy, Strictly Old Skool in Ibiza Plus Many more…
Matt Acidic, first started mixing soon after attending an illegal rave in 1994.
Matt’s career to date has been heavily influenced by the London Techno scene with Acid Techno being his favorite style to DJ, although he’s well know across the dance scene for his mixing skills and some amazing sets consisting of Breaks, Psy Trance, Electro and House music.
Matt’s career took off in the year 2000 when he was given the opportunity to showcase his skills at Lunacy. Following this success Matt quickly gained a residency spot at Oblivious as well as securing regular sets at Acid Test, Homegrown, Species, Cyberdog, Beats Reality, Underground City, Tribe of Frog, Antiworld, Wonka Vision, Excessive and Shroom to name but a few! A massive highlight in Matt’s DJing career to date was performing on the Arcadia stage at the Glade festival
In between mixing and music production DJ Acidic is also the founder and promoter of ACIDIC, Bristol’s leading bi-annual underground techno event which takes place at AREA 81. The ACIDIC nights are legendary and are now running into their 14th year.
As if this doesn’t keep him busy enough, DJ Acidic is also the creative founder of The Rave Yard @ Boomtown Fair. The Rave Yard started as a micro venue with a 5K Sound system hidden in the woods, but due to the popularity of the music and the DJs that he is booking, this is all set to change. 2016 will see Matt working in close collaboration with festival creators with a line up which will be a treat for all underground rave music loving enthusiasts.
When not performing, he spends his spare time in the studio creating his own music… with the launch of Rave Yard Records in mid 2015 which has seen several releases including one 4 track EP on vinyl with others being mastered in the studio getting them ready for digital & vinyl release
So what more is there to say other than watch this space, hope to see you on the dance floor!
For all dj bookings please contact: Matt on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on Acidic please contact: email@example.com
For information on the Rave Yard please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul is originally from London, he fell in love with the sounds of acid going to Squat Parties in the late 90’s He runs ELEMENTAL a club night in Brixton and has played for Stay Up Forever, StinkyPink, Braingravy & E1S, He had his first vinyl/digital release in 2015 called ‘TAX THIS’ on Steve Mill’s Project303 Label he is currently in the studio with Tassid working on a remix, and his solo/collab Acid Techno productions for his brand new record label ‘ROGUE ELEMENT’ coming soon.
Fil Devious is a North Wales Techno & Acid DJ/Producer & also a key member of the Welsh Connektion Party Crew.
He now has a few releases under his belt on labels such as as Ancedote Records, Audio Eargasm,AK Recordings,Chase Yer Tail, Corrosive Digital, Hypnohouse Trax/Hypnotek 909 & Viral Outbreak, Vinyl releases are expected out this year with Interstate One Records & 303 Alliance. Fil also produces under different guises such as Silex with Justin E, Convection Criminals with Gav Feedbak, Renegade Sounds with Gav & T.o.M. & also with the Welsh Connektion Crew.
PETE D AKA THE DARK MATTER
Pete D began spinning vinyl in 93 whilst living in Portland ME USA, his style is heavily influenced by the Acid House, Electro Hip Hop and very early Techno scene’s and the music he was buying and listening to out at raves. Pete began to perfect his DJ skills and turntable techniques at early rave parties in the New England area of the USA such as K C and Sunrise Gang, Pandemonium, Operation Boom, MERGE and Formula 409.
In 1996 Pete secured a weekly residency slot at Zoots nightclub Portland Maine spinning his alternative sets of Jacking house music and Techno. The year 99 saw Pete’s return to his native land in Bristol, UK, armed with his MPC2000 he began performing live Techno sets at events such as Freakency, Species, Lunacy, ACIDIC, Oblivious, and Radio Blue.
To date Pete maintains his prominence in the music scene running and promoting several regular club nights incorporating different genres of music from Old Skool to House to Techno & Drum & Bass. Brothers Grim is a collaborative of a few Bristol DJs who are pushing the boundaries and providing the city with some of the best underground Techno currently being played in the UK.
You can catch Pete (AKA The Dark Matter) regularly performing at events across Bristol including Acidic, Skool Dayz, Chrome with his set on the Rave yard at Boomtown Fair being a highlight of 2016.