The glory days of Hacienda might be all but a distant memory, but acid house certainly is alive and well. Setting out to prove that the original acid sounds won’t go quietly, Madchester icon A Guy Called Gerald will take to XOYO in London on Friday 29th December, masterminding a ciddy excursion alongside the phenomenal Acid House Orchestra.
One of the original purveyors of dance music to UK crowds, A Guy Called Gerald was best known for his anthemic track “Voodoo Ray”, as well as a key tastemaker at Manchester’s Hacienda. Taking house music at its infancy and helping transform it into the omnipresent animal that it is today, the 808 State member explored drum n bass and jungle as well as the acid that made him famous in the late 80s, but will return to his main point of call for this special night in Shoreditch. He’ll be joined by The Acid House Orchestra, a 9-piece ensemble that merge live electronics with brass and plenty of natural percussion to recreate the acid revolution from its Chicago birth all the way through to the tracks that UK rave culture took as its foundations. One for the old heads and the new generation alike, nights like this are about as fun as education gets.
Photo courtesy of A Guy Called Gerald
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