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<  Echatio  ~  Optimo presents Ivan Smagghe 29 April

Optimo Dept.
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:51 pm Reply with quote
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This Sunday (29th April) we are thrilled to welcome back Glasgow's favourite Parisian - Ivan Smagghe.

Ivan's Glasgow connections are deeply intertwined with our beloved old Sub Club. He first played the Sub Club at Optimo almost ten years ago, and it was here that the Glasgow connections were born. Ivan's Kill The DJ label went on to release our first ever mix CD and this established a long and firm friendship.

He originally started out releasing records on Kitsune with his Volga Select outfit. Ivan met Arnaud Rebotini and went on to form the excellent Black Strobe to much acclaim. After parting ways with Arnaud in 2006 he has since focused on running the Kill The DJ record label and clubnight - in addition to his extensive worldwide DJ touring schedule.

His latest incarnation is the ''It's A Fine Line'' moniker where he has joined forces with Tim Paris - their releases have gathered much praise so far. Ivan explains:

''It's like a breath of fresh air. We sometimes tend to compose music in reaction against things we hear. We wanted to avoid anything "straight". It's very different to confront two visions on a project than expressing a single one. It's a fine line 's music is more radical and it often starts with an idea, a reference, a strong wish to do something like this or that...but definitely showing that we love a lot of things, fashionable or not.''

We love Ivan and we know Glasgow does too. You'd be mad to miss him.

*Bargain basement price of 7 before midnight/ 8 after*
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