Silver Columns and Casiokids in Madonna tribute - JD set 2010 (3 stars)

Thu 17 Jun, 02 ABC2, Glasgow

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Silver Columns and Casiokids in Madonna tribute - JD set 2010

What happens when you put a bunch of labelmates together in one room and throw in some whisky for good measure? Madonna covers, apparently. The JD Set 2010 comes to Glasgow this year with a smorgasbord of artistry from the Moshi Moshi label, including Silver Columns and Casiokids, throwing them together to reinterpret Madonna tracks.

The night opens however in more solitary fashion, with beats-meets-folk man James Yuill tackling ‘Frozen’, morphing it into a downtrodden electronic lambast, but it’s with the collective efforts that this whole Jack Daniels sponsored venture begins to gain some credence. The Norwegian electropoppers Casiokids’ take on ‘Holiday’ is sprightly – and the Malcolm Middleton led ‘Stay’ is a delightful dirge – but everything seems to come together for the encore, ‘Into The Groove’. Everyone’s onstage, lending blips and shakes to this bouncing electronic mash-up and it’s one of the few songs we hear tonight powered by the inimitable force of drums. It’s a smiling, bopping end to the night – and isn’t that what ol’ Madge is all about?

Casiokids, James Yuill, Cocknbullkid, Silver Columns and Malcolm Middleton

A diverse bill lines up for the JD Set to play their favourite Madonna songs.

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