Room 1
Perc (
Margot (live + DJ) 
James Holden 

Room 2: 'The Holkham Drone Zone' 
Improvisations in the key of drone with your host DJ Wesley Matsell
Featuring :
James Holden vs Luke Abbott
An'Unexpectacle Drone Zone (interactive choral concentrational hypnosis)
'Telechromatic Distortion' (live audio-visual performance by Dan Tombs)
Wesley Matsell

£10 advance / MOTD - Advance Tickets:

Border Community cements our relationship with Elephant & Castle's wonderful Corsica Studios club with the 'Border Commune' on Friday 24th September – the latest in an ongoing series of conceptual events hosted in the truly unique, open-minded, bohemian artspace that is Corsica Studios.

As ever, our DJ overlord James Holden will be manning the decks in Room 1: any excuse to play at his favourite London club, where the type of free-wheeling hedonistic pagan moments as heard on his recent addition to the DJ Kicks series are always close at hand. Experience true liberation via the medium of Holden's ever-idiosyncratic selection of music-for-dancing-to, where genre takes a back seat as his eclectic selections tap straight into our most basic urge to dance. Just you try and stop yourself.

Opening up the evening is our special guest and long-time compadre Perc, whose name has surely mainlined its way into your record boxes via releases of suitably gigantic proportions on Kompakt, Ovum, Drumcode and of course his own pet label project Perc Trax. He joins us for a long-overdue Border Community party appearance, where the early doors slot offers a welcome opportunity to expand the borders of his usual Perc club repertoire, with a wide-ranging influence-spanning set of the type heard on his recent guest mix for the scene-defining Allez-Allez blog.

As a tasty filling sandwiched between these two eclectic homegrown staples you will find one of Italy's finest imports, the impossibly-accomplished dancefloor electronica duo Margot, flying in from Rimini for their debut UK appearance. The Margot name has already completed the circuit of their native Italy, as well as several laps in the DJ sets of the likes of James Holden and Ivan Smagghe, via a string of solid releases from their own Margot Records label, but now we are overjoyed to welcome them into the Border Community stable to release the astounding 'France 2 EP' in November. Hear an exclusive sneak preview in their unique live-and-DJ-set fusion, where Pepe's considerable DJ skills are complemented and modified by the addition of Giaga's own smooth live vocals, sound effects and interactive dynamic live versions of their own original material. 

No Border Community / Corsica Studios showdown is complete without a flavour of the unexpected, and this time that flavour will be taking over the whole of Room 2, which will find itself transformed into 'The Holkham Drone Zone': a cosy alternative space wherein one may experience a variety of entertainments revolving around the theme of Drone. When our latest Norfolk wonderling Luke Abbott named his new sublimely wonky album 'Holkham Drones', we simply couldn't pass up the opportunity to programme a whole evening of drone-based music in its honour: what better excuse for an evening of improvisational drone performance peppered between the noisy DJ stylings of your host DJ Wesley Matsell?

And thus you can expect the following improvisations in the key of drone. Border Community's own major players in the modular synth arms race James Holden and Luke Abbott place their cases back-to-back for a balls-out Doepfer drone-off. Resident situationist An'Unexpectacle orchestrates a session of “interactive choral concentrational hypnosis” with the aid of assembled voices, setting off an improvisational journey to wherever the evening's volunteers seek to direct it. Travelling visuals man Dan Tombs moves into the audio dimension with his performance of 'Telechromatic Distortion', his own audio-visual composition fusing sound and image to formidable effect. Perc may even nip over from Room 1 to unleash his demonic side using a few choice items of his own analogue kit. And finally, to bring the evening to a fitting climax, that nice young art school boy Wesley Matsell will wheel out his own monolithic beast of primal diginoise to send you all on your way with noise in your heart.

Border Community presents : Luke Abbott (live) & Walls (live)
@ Ginglik, London, Thursday 26 th August 2010
+ support from Michael Page (live)
+ DJ sets from James Holden & Nathan Fake
Doors: 7pm – 1am
Tickets: £5 / WeGotTickets:
Join us in the pagan underworld of Ginglik beneath Shepherds Bush Green to celebrate the release of
LUKE ABBOTT's debut album 'Holkham Drones' with a live set from the Norfolker himself, where he
promises to wheel out a flavour of the boutique analogue equipment that has become something of an
obsession. The lush organic textures of the ever-so-slightly-wonky 'Holkham Drones' seems to
somehow channel the pagan heritage of the British Isles through this incongruous electronic medium,
just as his Kraut counterparts and forbears Harmonia sought to do in Germany almost forty years
before: come along and see just why Mojo saw fit to name it 'Electronica Album of the Month'.
Extremely venerable support on the evening comes from recent Kompakt wonders (and good friends of
ours) WALLS, whose short-but-sweet eponymous debut album released earlier this year has also been
the recipient of widespread critical acclaim in all of the right places. Sam 'Allez-Allez' Willis and Alessio
'Banjo or Freakout' Natalizia form one of the cutest live electronica pairings around, with a live show of
warm-and-fuzzy shoegazey dream-pop to match.
Luke Abbott video co-conspirator MICHAEL PAGE will also be presenting his own live offering for our
delectation. Observant Border Community devotees may remember Mikey's stylish videos (and papier
mache animal heads) made to go with Luke's previous 'Whitebox Stereo' and 'Melody120' releases, as
well as the pair of quirky Michael Page audio-visual remixes that accompanied them.
Border Community leader JAMES HOLDEN will also be taking advantage of the Kraut-tinged flavour of
the evening to take a detour through the more alternative electronic vagaries of his record collection
between live performances, before our original Norfolk country boy NATHAN FAKE is given a welcome
chance to indulge his own newly developed sideline in DJing to round things off a treat.
Luke Abbott's 'Holkham Drones' is released on 23rd August on Border Community.
Mojo (UK) 'Electronica Album of the Month' 4/5: “a richly rewarding experience”
“Sweet without being saccharine and emotive without being overblown, it's one of the finest leftfield
techno-electronica debuts of the year.” IDJ 9/10
“This is a prime example in how to make machine music sound warm and human. Listening to it is like
entering a lucid dream.” - 4/5!/event.php?ei … amp;ref=ts