Peckham may not seem like the obvious choice for a night of cutting edge electronic music.
But an evening of events next Saturday, August 18, might disabuse you of your scepticism.
The night will kick off early with We Can Elude Control at Bold Tendencies, an arts space in the NCP multi-storey car park in Peckham Rye. Curated by Paul Purgas of Bristolian techno duo Emptyset, the night will feature an array of avant-garde talent including the debut of a new collaborative improvised electronics project from Subtext signees Roly Porter (formerly of Vex’d) and Paul Jebanasam, an exclusive live set from PAN founder Bil Kouligas [pictured], and a performance from Broken20 label head Ruaridh Law aka The Village Orchestra.
After a 7.30 start, proceedings will draw to a close at 10pm – but for those with energy to spare, Kouligas and Purgas will then relocate to the nearby Canavan’s Pool Club for a sweaty all night DJ session, hosted by Peckham stalwarts Rhythm Section. It’s difficult to predict what the pair will play (you can get a feel for the range of Kouligas’ selection in this excellent mix for mnml ssgs), but – with support from a certain Harry Agius and Rhythm Section’s own Bradley Zero, you’d be well advised to dress for dancing.
More details of Bold Tendencies can be found here, and for Rhythm Section head here.