Gasoline Dance Machine to celebrate first birthday with Libertine Supersport's Mickey
One year on with the Gasoline Dance Machine story, it’s back to where it all began for the all-encompassing electronic party. After being moved on from Cabaret Voltaire when the venue closed for refurbishment in February and having spent a period up the road at the Third Door alongside Cab’s former manager Sarah David, this first birthday party and the Halloween-themed Gasoline Death Machine party the following week will be like a homecoming for residents Cheap Picasso.
‘It’s really nice to be asked back,’ says Adam Le Chic, one half of CP alongside Tom Stewart. ‘The venue’s completely transformed, it’s a good crowd and a beautiful set-up.’ The plan, he says, is to continue where they left off last time. ‘The aim was always to take an 80s synth and electronica influence and incorporate it with a more modern house style,’ he says. ‘We use really cool props too, big neon signs and LED striplights, to keep it retro but underground, rather than tacky.’
The boys’ pre-Gasoline CV included appearances at such well-known Edinburgh nights as Heavy Gossip, Musika and Karnival, and their previous track record for guests includes names like C90s, Mustang, Erol Alkan and Cosmonauts. Le Chic says the plan is to once more bring national and international guests to the city, although he thinks the monthly night might only be able to manage it once every other month for the moment. They’re starting as they mean to go on though, with a birthday appearance from Mickey, resident at Belgium’s Libertine Supersport.
Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Sat 20 & 27 Oct.