Mar 10 2009 by Andrew Welsh, Perthshire Advertiser Tuesday
ALTERNATIVE electro gurus Soulwax will help Perth dance fans celebrate a major milestone in style on Saturday.
The Ice Factory’s Rhumba Club will mark its coming-of-age 18th birthday next month with an appearance from the Belgian disc-spinning brothers, who will be performing under their 2 Many DJs guise.
Regarded as one of the best and most unique mix-master outfits on the planet, Soulwax masterminds David and Stephen Dewaele have released several major albums, including Leave The Story Untold (1996), Much Against Everyone’s Advice (1998), Any Minute Now (2004) and Nite Versions (2005).
The band’s biggest hits include Too Many DJs, Any Minute Now and E Talking.
Earlier this month, Soulwax played an incredible 420 song introductions in just 60 minutes during a guest appearance on BBC Radio 1.
Making the forthcoming Perth show all the more special, the legendary beat mashers are due to embark on a major sell-out UK tour of major venues with their 2 Many DJs side project later this year.
Rhumba spokesman Keith Howison said: “This will be an excellent opportunity to hear these two brilliant djs in a very exclusive and intimate Scottish club show,” he said yesterday.
“No introduction is needed for these guys, their mixes are now legendary and they have headlined every major festival in the world.
“It is fair to say this will be a fittingly enormous night for the Rhumba.”
The Ice Factory’s birthday night will also feature a soundtrack of Rhumba classics, as chosen and delivered by 2 Many JDs, aka Kilkie and Zammo.
Manning the Shore Road venue’s other portals will be “purveyors of musically purity” Bothan Spynet and Neil Smith.
Tickets for the bash, which runs from 9pm until 2.30am, are available by calling 01738 630011, and from www.ticketweb.co.uk