Viscera presents The Cosmodrome
After taking the reigns of the bandstand last year (formerly the Technodrome) and tearing it into little tiny pieces, we thought it only fitting to invite the Plymouth based Viscera back for a stage takeover.
Boasting a line up curated from a mixture of the Southwest’s finest and some amazing international talent, it’s time to let go of the Earth’s gravity and lose yourself in their Intergalactic breed of dance and techno.
Plymouth based head honcho of one of the SW’s best respected record labels Forgotten Corner Phil has been selecting for some time now, and this experience shows in both his skill and eclecticism, playing a selection of all-sorts from downtempo weirdos to acid and back. With his latest release receiving support from monoliths such as Ransom Note & John Talabot.
A modest selector hailing from Newquay with heaps of skill and a record collection to match. His sound is akin to that of the mighty Andrew Weatherall in his taste for danefloor cyberpunk craziness. With past releases for Alfresco Disco, Tici Taci and Sulk Magic, he’s certainly made his mark on the SW dance music scene.
Francis Inferno Orchestra:
Melbourne has emerged over the last half decade as a one of the most exciting destinations for underground music. Francis Inferno Orchestra is among the most esteemed talents to emerge from Australia’s creative capital. His wonky discofied yet off kilter house sound which has one step in the past and one toward the future, has also permeated the Superconscious label he runs alongside Fantastic Man. A label which champions Australian music & beyond and already in it’s youthful lifespan become a ‘one to watch’ in the underground scene.
Ata is the daddy mac of both the club- and label Robert Johnson plus the house kingpin there. Upon returning to Frankfurt from a life-altering club night in Barcelona, he decided that he wanted to be a DJ, and has since come a long way – from his early days at Delirium record store, unforgettable nights at the Omen or his seminal Wild Pitch Club.
Since then Ata has co-founded the (very nearly holy) trinity of the Playhouse, Klang and Ongaku labels and the now legendary Robert Johnson club in Offenbach, a landmark in Europe’s club scene ever since its inception.
Amongst all this it would be easy to forget that he is still a DJ at the prime of his powers if it weren’t for his marathon sets that still have the power to turn lives around.
How exactly this man manages to fascinate when stoically spinning records for hours on end, mixing emotion and intention, guiding the crowd is his secret. We assume its experience.
Urban astronauts exploring the furthest reaches of the cosmic dance floor. This Southwest collective was founded by four friends based upon a love for weird & wonderful records and late night adventures. They have been receiving some attention as of late, following a big summer performing in Bristol & Plymouth, at Love International, and hosting a venue at the hallowed Gottwood festival, all alongside writing some beautiful pieces for the nations most well respected party institutions.