Chibuku is back for the new season after a summer hiatus. The club works so hard that the summer months are generally used to re-charge the batteries in anticipation of a 9-month run of pure aural eclecticism.
Though these last three months were spent wandering around Parklife, Glastonbury, the amazing Hideout Festival in Croatia, Space in Ibiza, a triumphant Global Gathering in Stratford and a beautifully tranquil Kendal Calling. And with September’s date just dropping, the club remains true to form and is back with three rooms of typical brilliance.
Two pairs of tickets are up for grabs with Purple Revolver by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org – winners will be selected at random from the first 100 entries with the subject Simian Me Disco!
The show is headlined by Chibuku friends Simian Mobile Disco, who drop in for a DJ set in The Theatre. James and James have pretty much taken over electronica, with their recent Delicatessen album further showcasing their verve and prowess. They remain festival headliners and club rockers – and each time they come to Liverpool we can expect some of the finest sounds in house and techno.
There are only a very few DJs truly in Chibuku’s annals; DJ Falcon, Pedro Winter, The Scratch Pervetrs, Tom Middleton, Erol Alkan. And Stuart Price, aka Jacques lu Cont. The Grammy award winning producer has worked with some of the biggest acts in the world during his glittering career, and in August he returned to Liverpool and had the Shipping Forecast rocking. This gig sold out in advance, and was so good Chibuku wanted to get him back asap so more could be wowed by JLC.
So this show is totally unmissable as he makes a long overdue return to The Theatre.
Finally Alex Metric is a bit of a Buku fave; he played the forest summer party a couple of years back and made many friends in the club’s loyal support. His summer album Open Your Eyes garnered plenty of acclaim, marking Alex as one of the new wave of young British talent. Chibuku’s own star James Rand kicks off proceedings.
The Loft will be shuddering to warped bass lines and big beats as part of the Viper Recordings show. DJ Hype headlines; the Fabric resident is widely considered one of the pillars of modern drum and bass, with a pivotal role in expanding the genre across the land, and a consistent fan of the Buku faithful. IC3 goes shoulder to shoulder with Hype and will be laying down an assault of beats along with Brookes Brothers and Insiderinfo in support; Liverpool’s own stalwart and Viper Recordings honcho Futurebound also spins. MC’s Madrush & SAS provide the vocals.
Down in Ink, there’s an all night battle between Revo and the Now Wave DJs. Expect a true genre-crossing party from start to finish.
Chibuku – Re-opening Party
Saturday 17th September
@ The Masque, 90 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH
Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set)
Jacques Lu Cont
VIPER presents: “Summer Slammers 2011 showcase”
MC’s Madrush & SAS
Evol Vs Now Wave
Now Wave Djs
£15 / £13
10pm – 3am
Info – 0151 706 8045
TicketWeb: 08444 771 000
Ticketline: 0161 832 1111