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Monday, August 9, 2010

Plaid (live) Saturday, August 21st, Twisted Pepper, Dublin

This ones one not to miss.I've managed to miss the opportunity to see these guys live 3 times now and im not gonna let it happen again, so see ye there!

Electronic music pioneers, Warp records favourites Plaid make a welcome return to Dublin to perform in the Twisted Pepper on saturday August 21. Plaid's lush melodies and masterly crafted beats have had fans of all kinds of electronic music dancing for almost twenty years.


Ed Handley and Andy Turner have been friends since they met at school in the early ‘80’s. In 1984 they formed a mighty breakdancing crew called the Def Squad but after several years battling in the east of England and with the arrival of acid house and Detroit techno in the UK they decided to hang up their tracksuits and start writing the music they had been dancing to. They produced their first cassette release on the short lived APT Recordings imprint in 1988

An integral part of Warp's proud legacy, Plaid began as a side project to The Black Dog, their previous incarnation with Ken Downey, whose flowing techno masterpieces riddled with mythological references still command reverence today. In 1996 Ed and Andy cut loose from the dog and ventured forth as Plaid. Their now stalwart fan base continues to swell across the globe, drawn to Plaid's impressive output of fragile melody lines juxtaposed with dexterous grooves.

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