By Andrea Clarke
BRIGHTON band The Go! Team will play an exclusive Tennents Vital aftershow party in Belfastâ€™s Spring & Airbrake next week.
The funky six-piece will be DJing at the gig along with DJ Gorky from Brazilian band Bonde Do Role and Belfastâ€™s own Skibunny DJs Mark and Tanya.
The DJ party takes place on Wednesday August 22 after Day 2 of Tennents Vital in Ormeau Park.
THE GO! TEAM DJs: Skibunny promoted the debut show by Brightonâ€™s The Go! Team back in April 2005. We are delighted to welcome them back to DJ at this aftershow party ahead of the release of their second LP Proof of Youth, the follow-up to 2004’s quarter of a million-selling, Mercury Music Prize-nominated Thunder Lightning Strike. The new LP is more of a band effort with Chi, Ninja and Kaori all contributing vocals to the album, along with the Double Dutch Divas, Marina from Bonde Do Role, Soulex, the Rappers Delight Club and others. The album’s all about maximum excitement at 100% of the time, itâ€™s brighter, harder, faster, more goddam fun that anything else in 2007.
DJ GORKY is one third of Brazilian party band BONDE DO ROLE. After releasing an EP on Diploâ€™s Mad Decent label in 2006, their debut LP â€œWith Lazersâ€ is out now on Domino Records. They make songs about partying, f**king, going to the beach, partying and f**king on the beach, secret agents and queuing at the post office, all wrapped up in an unintelligible but perfectly logical barrage of Portugese gay slang which even most Brazilians donâ€™t understand. DJ Gorky started DJing around Rio in 2002, influenced by 2ManyDJs and Brazilian Rio-based party funk. In 2004 he met Pedro, found Marina and Bonde Do Role was born. Their current single Solta O Frango can be heard all over the TV at the moment as the current soundtrack to a Nokia ad.
SKIBUNNY DJs Mark & Tanya have just returned from what can only be described as an awesome tour of Japan, where they played Osaka, Tokyo and Nagoya alongside hip-hop duo Butternut and Japanese DJs Halfby and Handsomeboy Technique. In a year that has already featured 2 trips to the US, a slot at ROCKNESS 2007â€™s Bestival Bar curated by Radio 1â€™s Rob Da Bank, local supports with EROL ALKAN, DFA DJs, CSS, and The Rapture, plus remixes for OPPENHEIMER (recently used by NIKE Online and AUSTRALIAN FASHION WEEK), FORWARD RUSSIA and FREELANCE HELLRAISER, Skibunny have been spending every spare moment in the studio recording original material and they will release their debut EP in the Autumn.
CDC Leisure & Skibunny present
The Vital 07 Aftershow Party with
The Go! Team DJs
DJ Gorky (Bonde Do Role)
Wednesday August 22
Spring & Airbrake, Belfast
Tickets Â£7 available now from Katy Dalys (028 9032 5942) or on the door.