As Golden Teacher bring their distinctive mix of sounds to Liverpool’s Kazimier, Getintothis’ Kate McCann gets excited about one of the best live dance acts around.
The sublime Golden Teacher will be making their Liverpool debut on Thursday 21 May at the Kazimier; a gig you won’t want to miss. The Glaswegian six-piece have taken their funky mix of electro, disco, techno and afrobeat to heady heights and have been dubbed as one of the most exciting live dance acts.
Golden Teacher started out as a studio collaboration between all-house duo Silk Cut and punk trio Ultimate Thrush and were immediately signed to Optimo Music.
Since making their live debut at an Optimo night in Glasgow they’ve never looked back and have stormed the scene including impressive festival sets at Beacons Festival, Nuits Sonores Festival in France, The Last Big Weekend and Sounds From The Other City. They’re undoubtedly one of the most exciting acts over the past 3 years to have emerged from Scotland’s underground, bringing their eclectic blend of hi-energy experimental disco, house and percussion to the stage; a delight for anyone watching their formidable sets.
Golden Teacher will be joined at the Kazimier by Galaxians and Game_Program.
Leeds based dance duo Galaxians played a blinder at last year’s Threshold Festival at the Baltic Triangle and since 2012 have steadily risen to becoming one of those acts who are a joy to watch for anyone, whether you’re into dance, indie or punk. They take their cues from 80s New York/Chicago labels such as Are ‘n’ Bee and TRAX, and merge classic analog drum machines with acoustic drums and analog synthesisers. They’re no stranger to playing at the Kazimier, having played there in June 2013 and August 2014.
Game_Program, or songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Nash, is a solo project, and an awesome electronic soundtracker of 80s imaginary high school coming of age dramas. He draws his influence from Detroit, Chicago and New York house maestros such as Mr Fingers and Ron Hardy. His music is simple yet soulful. He’s also a songwriter and instrumentalist behind Cowtown, Nope and Hookworms.