DJ Bone

Inner Rhythm at the Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Sat 9 Sep

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Following the up-coming closure of Progression as a regular night, it’s heartening to see that the Liquid Room has found itself another event dedicated to respectable dancefloor action. Following on from their opening night at the more intimate Cabaret Voltaire, the trio behind the club ?" Deetek, Scott Murray and James Clark - have relocated to Victoria Street with a repertoire whose influences lie in the familiar style of Detroit techno.

To celebrate their first night in their new home, they’ve booked one of the city’s leading current exponents of the sound which made his town famous. DJ Bone (real name Eric Dulan) grew up amidst the evolving music scene of late 80s and early 90s Detroit, and started out his own career in DJing with sets at the city’s Love Club. Soon he was getting booked around town and providing mixes for Detroit’s Deep Space Radio show, but it wasn’t until Laurent Garnier heard him play during the mid-90s and invited him to appear at Paris’ Rex Club that Bone started to gain international recognition.

Although he views himself as a DJ first and foremost - a very conscious decision not to be cast alongside superstar producers who get themselves booked as DJs - Bone has also produced his own records to complement his set, and released on his labels Subject Detroit and Encounter. This desire not to be typecast reflects his love for the underground - that theoretical state where you can do or say what you want. Hopefully his presence here will kick off a new chapter of Edinburgh’s underground in style.

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