Fred Perry SubSonic Live With Afrika Bambaataa, Greg Wilson and Dollop DJs

SubSonic land at The Garage this Friday with a host of electronic dance music pioneers.

Fred Perry SubSonic Live in February was road-blocked for Andrew Weatherall and friends. This time it’s the turn of Greg Wilson to take charge of proceedings this Friday at The Garage in Islington. Revered as one of the UK electronic scene’s original and defining DJs, Greg was responsible for bringing electro-funk to the seminal Wigan Pier and Hacienda nightclubs as far back as the early 80s – and needless to say we all know what followed. Greg’s Reels Of Steel set is where he adds incredible visuals to his set and it’s a first for London, having road-tested the concept at Bestival and Glastonbury last year. This will be a set that’s as pioneering visually as it is sonically.

Afrika Bambaataa produced the track ‘Planet Rock’ exactly 30 years ago and it is still widely regarded as one of the 20th century’s defining recordings, setting the tone for the oncoming electronic dance revolution, whilst helping take Hip Hop global in the early 80s. This was a true hybrid, its impact, influence and inspiration an absolute game-changer.

To warm up proceedings for this Friday, top selector Gavin Kendrick has put together the “Love To Bam” Mixtape, check that out below. For further info and tickets click here.

Gavin Kendrick – Love To Bam Mixtape by Southportweekender on Mixcloud