Four days off work means big celebrations, and we've arranged the biggest of all. Picnic are proud to present a night at The Abercrombie Hotel with IVAN SMAGGHE AND PACHANGA BOYS. Seriously. Dunno if the Easter Bunny works the same way that Santa does, but you've all been good boys and girls and we think you've earned it.
It may be more time efficient to talk about the things that Ivan Smagghe hasn't done than the things that he has. As Black Strobe he played a crucial role in the rise of (tasteful) electroclash. He has released a whole stack of incredible mix albums, including 2004's seminal Death Disco as well as contributions to the Fabric, Bugged Out! and Live At Robert Johnson series. As head of A&R he led Tigersushi sub-label Kill The DJ to become a hugely respected imprint worldwide. He's one half of It's A Fine Line (with Tim Paris), he produces with German production powerhouse Roman Flugel as RMVN, and he can be found spinning back to back with the legendary Andrew Weatherall on a semi-regular basis ever since the pair ran Wrong Meeting at London's T Bar until 2008.
There's plenty more to add to the resume, but you get the picture. Smagghe's remarkable musical intuition has made him one of the world's most respected and sought after acts, both in the studio and behind the decks. With one of the deepest record bags in the business, his sound is never the same from one moment to the next, yet it's always distinctly Smagghe.
The purveyors of love, joy and the power of Pachanga: when Superpitcher and Rebolledo joined forces back in 2010 the world became a more partyful place for everybody. Their Hippie Dance imprint, a sub of Cologne powerhouse label Kompakt, was born out of the perfect partnership between a German master of shimmering techno and grooving house and a Mexican oddball whose releases on Matias Aguayo's Còmeme celebrate a humorous, fun-loving approach to dance music. Together, the pair have put out three unbelievable 12-inches, including 2011's 15 minute massive euphoric burning odyssey 'Time', and their recent debut LP 'We Are Really Sorry' which was a huge favourite of 2012 for dancers and DJs around the globe. The "Hippie Dance Atelier Super Limited Collectors Edition" of the album included a 36 page psychedelic coloring book with special crayon pack, a postcard to send the one you love and an organic cotton and Alpaca knitted tortilla chip broche - yeah, they're pretty fun dudes. Peace, Love, Power and Pachanga!
It'll be Ivan's first visit in 7 years and the debut of the Pachanga Boys in Aus, so this is a very special occasion!
KALI on warm up.
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