Flavours of the month come and go, but when you’ve been in the game for nearly 30 years you know a thing or two about making people dance. David Fouquaert and Mo Becha, aka The Glimmers, graduated from the break dance and graffiti scene before taking a DJ residency in their native Ghent in 1987. Rockers, New Wavers, goths, and new beat club kids would all come and go over the course of the night where just the two of them would hold it down for 12 hours straight, educating themselves in the art of holding a dance floor, going on a journey with a disregard for genre, blending styles and switching tempos.
Influenced by the sounds coming out of the legendary Boccaccio club outside Ghent where club kids from all over Europe would come to hear industrial and EDM tracks at 45rpm played at 33 and pitched to +8 to create a dark metronomic relentlessly grooving soundtrack, The Glimmers became early exponents of the Belgian new neat sound that shared an approach to creative genre splicing practiced by DJs like Danielle Baldelli at the Cosmic club in Italy and Alfredo in Ibiza, but with a darker edge. The duo have gone on to build a career DJing around the world, co-founding and recording for Eskimo Recordings and remixing everyone from Grace Jones to New Order. Few DJs are as versatile, or adventurous, as at home banging out techno in a festival tent as constructing sublime mosaics of disco oddities, psychedelic funk, off-the-wall remixes, trippy pop and Euro sleaze in sweaty basements.
As anyone who has seen them live or heard their seminal Serie Noire mixes can attest, these guys don’t do linear sub-genre sets, nor 'eclectic' dog’s dinners, but carefully crafted testaments to a lifetime digging in crates and moving dance floors the world over. They'll be bringing a touch of their pitched down, groove-laden goodness to Joshua Brooks' Void Sound System.
- Long standing Hairbrain resident, Derry born JP McGonigle was already a DMC DJ champion before graduating from the New York Red Bull Music Academy in 2001. After moving to Edinburgh he became one of the original members of the Lucky Me collective alongside The Blessings, Rustie, and Hudson Mohawke.