Festival of
Contemporary
Music & Arts

Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan, India

28.3036° N, 75.2853° E

Bicep (DJ)

As producers, DJs, label founders and avid record collectors, the London-based, Belfast-born duo Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson aka Bicep have become two of the most trusted curators of electronic music in the past decade.

Bicep’s debut album encapsulated all that the duo have come to pioneer over their ten year career: it is the distillation of myriad influences and inspirations, a richly textured trip that channels the freeform experimentalism of early 90s IDM and renovates the house music blueprint.

As producers, DJs, label founders and avid record collectors, the London-based, Belfast-born duo Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson aka Bicep have become two of the most trusted curators of electronic music in the past decade.

Newly signed to Ninja Tune, 2017 saw them poised to make their most concise, articulate and daring musical statement yet, with the release of their debut self-titled album. Fittingly, the record encapsulates all that the duo have come to pioneer over their ten year career: it is the distillation of myriad influences and inspirations, a richly textured trip that channels the freeform experimentalism of early 90s IDM and renovates the house music blueprint. Furthermore, it succeeds in balancing club music with home listening, just as Matt and Andy have succeeded in breaking into the mainstream whilst remaining true to their underground roots.

Born and raised in Belfast, Matt and Andy were steadfast childhood friends with a decidedly eclectic musical upbringing. Despite their keen musicality, they discovering early on how resistant their city was to the sounds they were falling for: the radically open-minded fusion of style and sound that would later inform their relentless digging, DJ sets and production for years to come. Parting ways after school, they eventually turned to each other to fill the void, shrewdly selecting tracks for DJ sets, refining their art and design skills and sharpening their production chops over time. Initially DJing individually as Feel My Bicep in Europe and Asia, they reunited in London and “have been making music every day since.”

Bicep will play a DJ set to close the festival on Sunday night.

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