Circus returns with Laurent Garnier, Adam Beyer and Aeroplane

Posted on 7 January 2011
By Norman Parker
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2010 was a triumph for the boys and girls down at Circus, with an 8th birthday under their belts and much more besides.

But 2011 looks to be just as exciting with January’s opening show in The Masque on the horizon and Yousef has put together an awe inspiring lineup.

which welcomes back one of Circus’ most talismanic guests for a long overdue return to Liverpool, along with no less than three debuts to savour too.

Laurent Garnier is back and since his first Circus appearance in Easter 2004, he remains unparalleled in Circus’ rich history.

No guest better encapsulates the vibrancy of electronic music, goosebump-prickling experiences and epic, many-hour sets which have electrified the club for years.

Garnier headlines and will debut with his new live LBS show performing with Benjamin Rippert and Scan X for six hours.

With many legendary sets already behind him in The Theatre and at Nation, Garnier still makes the hairs on the back of everyone’s neck ripple with anticipation; his LBS performance is the next step in a story which unites the club and legend together once more, blending DJing and live action together into a thrilling new direction.

Yousef himself storms into 2011 on the back of a momentous year, climaxing with his show at Latitude in Panama City on NYE. His work ethic remains relentless; his Circus gig is one of only two in Jan as he further focuses on his 2nd studio album.

Jan also sees Yousef’s remix of Kasierdisco – In No One’s Shadow – the title track from their debut album, which Yousef named for them.

Next up is Swedish techno titan Adam Beyer, returning after a long absence since his scintillating set at Nation 3 years ago.

His sound is a mixture of bone-shaking grooves and gilt edged pounding rhythms, his intense interpretation of techno music making his a standout artist and DJ.

Aeroplane are also in attendance who had the huge honour of being the 500th Essential Mix DJ last April at Circus, and now Vito De Luca continues to ply his DJ and remixing trade at the head of deep disco and synth-pop excursions; as Aeroplane, he remains one of the leading lights in fusing everything from French house to Italo in seamless sets.

There are two special debuts left; first up is Belfast’s Space Dimension Controller making his Circus pilgrimage, a hotly-tipped 20-year old producer whose Temporary Thrillz EP has made waves in the house music community; his luscious, entrancing tunes have been compared to Theo Parrish and Moodyman and the youngster is set for a huge year.

Circus’ two key residents Lewis Boardman and Scott Lewis are on hand to support this stupendous Circus session, offering house and techno templates to warm up The Masque. There’s one final debut too – Sean Stephenson, one of the team behind Circus and Chibuku, makes his first appearance behind the decks.

Saturday 29th January
@ The Masque, 90 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH
The Theatre
Laurent Garnier presents: LBS – LIVE with Scan X and Benjamin Rippert (Live and DJ set) all night long.
The Loft
Adam Beyer
Tent aka Sean Stephenson
Space Dimension Controller – live
Lewis Boardman
Scott Lewis
10pm – 4am
Price £13 / £15
Info – 0151 706 8045

Ticketline: 0161 832 1111
3Beat: 0151 353 7027