Following the phenomenal success of the last â€˜Annie Mac Presentsâ€™ at SHINEâ€™S 12th Birthday, Annie Mac returns to Belfast on the 27th September. This time Annie, who needs little introduction, will be performing alongside her colleague and the current rising star of BBC RADIO 1 â€˜KISSY SELL OUT.â€™
Kissy is currently â€˜hot propertyâ€™ having gained notoriety through presenting â€˜In New Music We Trustâ€™ and filling in for Annie on her massive Friday night Mash-Up mix on Radio 1.
Kissy Sell Out emerged from the Myspace generation of cool nerds and sonic visionaries engaged in a feverish revolt, a wholesale shredding of the musical and business rulebook, as they mix their influences into exhilarating results spreading the word online and beyond – a collision of art, ideas and energy unrivalled since the heyday of punk, taking in everything from Klaxons acid indie-disco through Justiceâ€™s ultra-modern electro to the mangled sonic aggro of UK grime and straight ahead rock n roll.
Having just graduated from Central Saint Martins in Graphic Design, Kissy Sell Out is already an underground sensation due to his HER single that was recently put out on Kissyâ€™s own imprint San City High on limited edition vinyl and download. The best specialist record shops around the country picked up on it along with the more discerning producers and DJs alike.
Rough Trade on Talbot Road made HER their Tune of the Week selling out every single copy in less than a week. In their own words â€œIf this doesnâ€™t become one of the club anthems of the year there is no justice.â€
Kissyâ€™s influences range from Sonic Youth, Scritti Politti and Swans to drum n bass artist Aphrodite to dance producers such as DFA, Headman and early Daft Punk. Kissy is also fascinated by the works of painter Howard Hodgkin, and Brett Easton Ellis books. No surprise really as Kissyâ€™s audio and visual work is a mish mash of all of these things albeit carrying a refreshing twist that still maintains an element of familiarity.
KISSY SELLOUT (DJ SET)
& RACHEL BARTON
THE STIFF KITTEN
SATURDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
10PM / Â£12
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM THE STIFF KITTEN BAR, ZAVVI
(FORMERLY VIRGIN) AND ONLINE FROM thestiffkitten.com