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Allergies and Madame Electrifie charting course to Peterborough

Eclectic Ballroom (Jim Norton & Zed Malik) return to Charters with The Allergies and formidable Madame Electrifie - so expect a night of breaks, funk. disco, house and jazz infused grooves throughout the night of February 18.
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It's the follow up event to the hugely successful party with A Skillz in November 2021, and will be supported by local DJs Murray Watson, Tom Barrett and Eclectic Ballroom.

Since  forming  in  2012  The  Allergies  have  made  it  their  mission  to  reshape  funky  vintage  sounds  for  the  modern  dancefloor.

DJ  Moneyshot  &  Rackabeat  first  bonded  over  their  love  of  classic  hip-hop  and  beats,  then  decided  to  pool  their  knowledge  and  skills  into  making their  own  music.

“We  like  breaks,  funky  basslines,  horns,  and  dancefloor  grooves.  We’re  inspired  by  the  golden  eras  of  funk,  soul,  disco  and  hip-hop,  and  we  try  and  cram  that  into  three  and  a  half  minutes”.

Along  the  way  they’ve  racked  up  two  ‘Tune  of  the  Month’  awards  in  Mixmag, topped  download  charts,  and  helped  headline  the  BBC6  Music festival  in  their  native  Bristol  last  year.

The  Allergies’  second  album  Push  On  charged  up  the  UK’s  official  indie  album  charts  on  its  debut  and  became  album  of  the  week  on  Juno.  The  singles  started  racking  up  serious  plays  on  BBC  6  Music  and  BBC  Radio  2  in  the  UK  as  well  as  across  Europe,  with  a  second  6Music  ‘Album  of  The  Day’  and  a  coveted  ‘Album  of  the  Year’  award  to  crown  things  off  in  2017.    

After breaking onto the scene with a Mixmag ‘Tune of the Month’, The Allergies (DJ Moneyshot and Rackabeat) continued in their mission to bring re-fuelled funk and feel good hip-hop to the masses.

The three LPs that followed, on Brighton’s Jalapeno Records, were sonic steps forward for the pair, winning them die-hard fans and BBC 6 Music ‘Album of the Day’ and ‘Album of the Year’ awards along the way.

With each successive release they found strength in numbers, with the duo forming a crack team of vocalists, rappers, and musicians around them, fleshing out their sound. Andy Cooper, of underground LA rap legends Ugly Duckling, became their powerhouse front man. Soul-sensation Marietta Smith, the deadly diva. And Dub FX’s sax star Mr. Woodnote, their master of the badass brass.

Madame Electrifie is the alter ego of breaks/electro/techno DJ Little Jo.

Jo has amassed some 18 years on the decks, playing some of the UK's leading venues across the years. She first cut her teeth at leading UK venues Ministry of Sound, The Cross and Turnmills, and graced many of the leading London warehouse parties in her early career.

Since then she's gone on to support some of the biggest names in electronic music over the years across all spectrums of the dance music world including The Stanton Warriors, Jon Carter, Elite Force, A Skillz, Craig Charles, Annie Nightingale, Rob Da Bank, Krafty Kuts, the Freestylers and a whole host of bands.

A festival favourite thanks to her eclectic taste; summer sees her play sets across all kinds of festival stages at Glastonbury, Bestival, Truefest, Nozstock, Wilderness & Shambala, alongside presenting her own stages at Boomtown and Beatherder. With tours of Australia and Europe also under her belt she's no stranger to rocking a party. 2020 has seen her locked away in the studio with several releases planned for 2021.

Fusing the best vintage beats with the best of the modern age; Madame Electrifie takes classic grooves and threads through everything from hip hop, to house, breaks and bass to create a raucous dance floor focused party, spliced with plenty of funk, fun and a refusal to take life too seriously. She's a resident on Data Transmission and can regularly be found causing shenanigans up and down the country.

She can also be found playing alongside breaks legend Mini Da Minx as Evil Twin. And is producer and backing vocalist in Electronica trio Cassini Circles.

Doors are open from 10pm till 3am

Tickets available on EventBrite only. First wave £10, second wave £15, remaining tickets will be made available on the door, subject to availability.

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For further information contact Zed Malik on 07948391994