Mon. Nov. 29, 2021

808 State – In Yer Face (Bicep Remix)

Tennerz: 808 State – In Yer Face (Bicep Remix) (Feel My Bicep)

Bringing us back, almost 30 years after to the memorable Summer Of Love. In other words, Manchester (where else?!?). The Hacienda, Eastern Bloc and the likes. Not to mention the raves, synonymous with the birth of the Acid House Mouvement. And eventually its banning from airing on radio stations the year after.

Back then, 808 State but also The Beloved among others made themselves a name, blending deep harmonies with electronic vibes. Therefore giving birth to anthems such as ‘Pacific State’ and ‘The Sun Rising’.

25 years after its release on Trevor Horn‘s ZTT label, the aptly titled ‘In Yer Face’ is given a new life by the likes of Belfast-based pair Andrew Ferguson and Matthew McBriar. Together known as Bicep, you can tell how obsessed they are about analog soundabytes. But also how respectful they remained to the original spirit of this jam, most likely enhancing its deepness and energy.
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A DJ and Production duo from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Andrew Ferguson and Matthew McBriar joined forces through a common obsession with all things analog. Their blog, Feel My Bicep, has become the place to go for those searching for cutting-edge and hard-to-find Disco (nu and old) edits. But also Chicago House / Detroit Techno / Italo ones and the likes.

Growing with an amalgamation of Jazz, rock and Funk helped Bicep form an obscure approach and understanding of music. After each picking up a pair of Technics turntables in their early teens, Andy and Matts set about collecting records and experimenting to find their own style. Skip forward several years and countless DJ gigs and they realized they needed to make their own brand, succumbing to “80’s inspired analog House”.

Their first release on Citizen Kane’s Ghost town records sold out within a week gaining worldwide support. Meawnhile their debut on New York’s Throne of Blood records, was among the most downloaded tracks. It also made Tim Sweeney‘s Favorite LP’s and Singles list over at Beats In Space!

In addition to a busy schedule producing original tracks, remixing, and DJing around Europe, Asia, and the US, Bicep find time to update their blog, providing a window into the singular aesthetic that is Bicep.

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