Huntleys & Palmers

Art & Culture
It’s A Fine Line (Ivan Smagghe & Tim Paris)
Friday, 15 July 2011
10.00pm – 3.00am
Plastic People
147-149 Curtain Road, EC2A 3QE
8 / 10

Calling all cars! We return to Plastic People this Friday with the mighty It’s A Fine Line aka Ivan Smagghe & Tim Paris playing all night long…

We’ve set some homework for those of you who may be unfamiliar with their material; kicking off with their super-edit of the track ‘Woman‘ for the excellent History Clock label, before moving on to theirremixes for the likes of The xx, Au Revoir Simone andSuperpitcher. Then onto their original material such as Grease orEins Fine Grind for the likes of Kompakt.

We caught up with them ahead of the party which you can read here.

You should then head over to our Soundcloud and grab their amazing remix of Discodeine featuring Matias Aguayo.

Discodeine Feat. Matias Aguyao – Singular [It’s A Fine Line Remix] by huntleyspalmers

We then suggest you secure an advance ticket from Resident Advisor as such an appearance is as rare as Hens Bells.

You will also be able to purchase a copy of Ivan’s new CD for the Colette store at an exclusive H&P discounted price on the night. Better still, enter the competition here on R$N to win a signed copy here

We’ve been massive fans of Ivan Smagghe harking back to around 2004, roughly the time of his Death Disco and Bugged Out CD’s; an exciting period musically where various scenes mutated into each other and the likes of James Holden, Damian Lazarus, Tiefschwarz, Joakim, Kiki, Superpitcher and Smagghe became prominent figures. The minimal explosion to follow put paid to our interest in some of those DJ’s and producers, but Ivan has always managed to do things independently and keep things interesting. Over the years, via various outlets: Wrong Meeting, varied mix CD’s, etc. he’s chiefly responsible for introducing us to essential music from The Cramps, Scott Walker, Musiccargo, D.A.F., OMD – not to mention a whole bunch of Wierd obscurities and beyond.

Not long after leaving Black Strobe, he hooked up with fellow Parisian in London, Tim Paris whose remix of Jason Edwards – Codeine on Kill The DJ still gets played from H&P to this day. As It’s A Fine Line, their production levels soared with some interesting results. Eins Fine Grind on Kompakt might be the best example of their amalgamation of sounds and possibly the first rockabilly techno track? Watch out for some new material coming soon.

It’s not often that you’ll catch them individually or collectively at Plastic People and as such, we’ve given them the reigns to charter the whole night into territories unknown. Expect the unexpected – krautrock, rockabilly, disco, techno, house, minimal synth and anything in between.

Join us.

Resident Advisor