BPREVIEW: House of God @ The Tunnel Club, Fri 16th May – Perc (live), Jerome Hill, Jake Conlon (live) + residents & guests

HOG May 16th poster, lrBirmingham PreviewFriday May 16th sees House of God return to The Tunnel Club (nee Subway City) for another all night bash.

Headlining the main room will be Perc Trax founder Perc, performing a live set, alongside Jerome Hill (Don’t Recordings) and Jake Conlon (Resonance) – the latter also performing live. HOG residents Paul Damage, Sir Real and Harvey Lane complete the main room Techno line uphog- baby head full, sm, lr

Room 2 will be breaks ‘n’ bass from Beta Test’s Automaton, alongside Reaction (Circles), Pace, DJ-X & Jules Henry.

Room 3 rounds off the HOG all-nighter with spit, polish, Wonky Disco and Classic House from DJ Stacked, Nicky B, Deadbeat & Ronco K-Tel.

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Perc is a UK Techno DJ & producer, who founded Perc Trax in 2004 as an imprint to release his own material.

A decade later and Perc Trax has a substantial catalogue of releases from artists including Sawf, Forward Strategy Group, Truss, Derek Plaslaiko & Jeff Derringer.Perc / http://perctrax.bandcamp.com

Then in 2011 Perc release his own debut album, Wicker & Steel, via Perc Trax; a 9 track fusion of genres old & new from here & there, with the occasional gun shot or steam engine.

Widely well received, Wicker & Steel gave a new level of credence to Perc as a producer, with The Guardian referring to it as one of this year’s few essential releases’ and Xpress-2 adding “I don’t like this, it sounds like Gabba”. Well, if you can reach just one person…

To listen to more from Perc and other Perc Trax artists, visit http://perctrax.bandcamp.com

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Jerome Hill / http://www.swervingthecommunity.comAmbassador of vinyl, Jerome Hill has been championing Techno from our nation’s capital since the early 90’s.

Cutting his teeth at the Wag Club on Wardour St, it was through a long term residency with the JIBA sound system that Hill found his musical feet – before a worldwide gig schedule and two record labels (Fat Hop – Hip Hop / Don’t – Techno) would keep him just a touch busy.

Known for his scratching as much as anything else acetate related, Jerome Hill is ‘a self confessed sufferer of multiple music personality disorder’ – being the only DJ booked for both Raindance the rave and Raindance the film festival in the same year (a choice nugget from the man’s biography). Hill also hosts the weekly ‘The Roots of Rave’ show on Origin FM, as well as contributing to BBC Radio London.

For more on Jerome Hill, visit http://www.swervingthecommunity.com

House of God hosts an all night event (10pm – 6am) at The Tunnel Club (Livery St) on May 16th. For more info & links to tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/764601906884812/

For more from The Tunnel Club, visit https://www.facebook.com/SubwayCityBirmingham

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Ed’s note…

Butterfly screen break - lr - smThe fact House of God is still running makes me feel better. Even safer.

It tells me there’s room for more than the mundane, not everyone’s an idiot, and that dance music parties don’t need to be adorned with branded sequins and guarded by snotty door whores. It shows me there’s still some things right with the world.

Having said that I haven’t been to one in ages. Years in fact. But like the bottle of Christmas Brandy, just knowing it’s there is sometimes enough.hog_sm

But you should go, and I should again. So let’s dust down the Cyberdog tee (..?) don some comfortable clogs and fulfill the scarily pertinent prophecy of many a mid 90’s club kid.

“You know how my Gran goes to Tea Dances, when we’re old…”

Oh, and one last thing. With the greatest respect. KNEEL SINNERS.

Ed King is editor of Birmingham Review. Follow him @EdKing2210 

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