There’s always something coming out the speakers in the Ticket Arena office, so we thought we’d share some of the sonic splendours that soundtrack all of our hard work. Now a weekly feature that brings a different artist to the fore each Thursday, the TA Mix Of The Week scours the vaults for some of our favourite sets of old and keeps a beady eye out for the classics of the future, serving up a taste of the artists that make us happy to do what we do.
Once a reputation as a party DJ is built, it can be hard to escape from, so it's rare that you get to hear the likes of Bicep playing music aimed squarely away from the dancefloor. When looking for the out of the ordinary, however, there are much worse starting points than London radio NTS, as the Bicep takeover on Tuesday 8th August shows. Dealing in an hour of soft, gentle ambient with field recorded sounds and orchestral cameos, the Belfast duo demonstrated a string to their bow that rarely gets recognised, with beautiful soundscapes replacing the punchy techno and house that they are usually known for. A perfect accompaniment to a warmly lit room and a comfortable armchair, the mix also went down a treat as in-office listening to earn its place as our latest Mix Of The Week.
Bicep have plenty on over the coming months, with performances in Liverpool, Leeds, Bristol and Manchester on the horizon. First up they’ll be at Merseyside for a live show at Invisible Wind Factory on Friday 22nd September, then landing in Leeds’ Canal Mills at the end of October. Friday 17th November has them at Motion, again live, before Saturday 18th takes them back up North for Feel My Bicep at The Warehouse Project’s home, Store Street. Carl Craig, Moodymann, Avalon Emerson and Jayda G are among the names joining them for that one.
Photo courtesy of Bicep