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The festival's central live music programme this year boasts its most sensational line-up ever as legendary figures from around the world team up with the best in new talent: Wolfgang Flür (Kraftwerk), French hip-hop sensation TTC, legendary Krautrock pioneers Faust. Italo-Disco phenomenon Black Devil Disco Club, German electronica masters Apparat and Sleeparchive, Warp Records' Clark and the rebirth of '60s London's legendary UFO Club going head to head with TRAMP! - underground Manchester's own and very finest - to create an unmissable 21st Century Freak-Out.

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Read article by John Robb on Futuresonic 2007.

Thursday 10 May 2007

+ DJ Orgasmic
+ Kode 9

One of the most innovative, genre-defying and outrageous
leftfield hip hop acts of the last decade, TTC leave the clichés
about 'cool' independent hip hop lying in the dust. Hell-bent on
injecting the fun back into rap, their raucous live performances
are the stuff of legend. Made up of Para One, Tekilatex, Cuizinier,
Orgasmic and Tacteel; a producer / MC team whose sound is unlike
any other, with production handled by the group's members &
guests such as Modeselektor. Their new release, '3615 TTC' has
been critically acclaimed throughout the press and the group
have been featured as one of The Guardian's 'Tips for 2007'.

Presented by Futuresonic and Fenchurch.
Mint Lounge, Oldham Street, Manchester
9pm-2am, Thursday 10 May
£8 Adv. / £10 on the door
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Thursday 10 May 2007

Futuresonic Lounge

Laid back sounds in the surroundings of the Futuresonic Lounge, with a host of live acts over the festival weekend. Performances from RF Records's Creative Entrepreneurs project and Trafford-based community project Seed Studios, including Abdul Hameed Khan singing Bollywood classics over minimal electro and legendary Manchester busker Ronnie Hoyte. This is followed by the experimental electronic pop of Peterloo Massacre, and a performance from Newcastle's gusty hard-folk protagonists, Cath & Phil Tyler.

Presented in association with Kro.

2pm onwards, Thursday 10 May
Kro Bar, Oxford Road

Friday 11 May 2007

+ The Chap

Inventors of Krautrock, Faust are legends of 20th Century music. In the early 70's, along with Can and Kraftwerk, they changed modern music forever. Faust can claim to have influenced Brian Eno, Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Sonic Youth and countless electronica and techno artists. Effortlessly blending industrial overdrive with beautiful hypnotic grooves, Faust's live performance is a once in a lifetime experience. Rare, raw and unmissable.

Doors 7.30pm - 11pm, Friday 11 May
Academy 2, Oxford Road, Manchester
£14 Adv. / £16 on the door
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Friday 11 May 2007

Apparat (live) + Transforma (visuals)
+ Sleeparchive (live)
+ MADE (live)
+ Naïve Melody DJs plus visuals

A back-to-back night of cutting edge electronic music, headed by Berlin hero Apparat. With a sound that veers between dense, dark and majestic clouds of elegiac pop and driving dancefloor energy, he has marked himself apart from the stale formulaic disciplines of 'IDM'. Mysterious minimal beast Sleeparchive supports; another Berlin based producer currently creating excitement across the scene. Manchester based dark electronic hip-hop purveyor MADE performs live alongside DJ sets from local collective Naïve Melody.

Doors 9pm - 2am, Friday 11 May
Club Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester
£8 Adv. / £9 on the door
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Friday 11 May 2007

Futuresonic Lounge

DJ & live laptop sets ranging from subtle electronica through to cutting edge contemporary music through the afternoon. As the evening draws near, Futuresonic presents a live showcase from London's finest experimental label L.O.A.F, with everything from acoustic electronica through to junk rock n' roll and spine tingling breakcore.
Live: Vincent Oliver and the Cumontitts Orchestra, Andrea's Kit, Batfinks, Felix, Hurra caine Landcrash, Straight (a dull roar)
DJs: The One Man Rave Machine, Dead Babies, Lo & LoAF Dj's, Conor (U-Basstard - ashockinghobby)

Presented in association with Kro.

2pm onwards, Friday 11 May
Kro Bar, Oxford Road

Saturday 12 May 2007

UFO Club vs TRAMP!


Wolfgang Flür (Kraftwerk)
+ Black Devil Disco Club (live)
+ Hoppy & Jack Henry Moore

DJ set from Kraftwerk's beat-master Wolfgang Flür and a live set from the strange,
beautiful, glitter-ball discovery of the century, Black Devil Disco Club, whose seminal,
dark, electronic 1978 disco masterpiece '28 After' sent the rumour mill into overdrive
when re-issued by Aphex Twin on Rephlex.

The UFO Club is brought back to life in a Futuresonic 2007 exclusive; not frozen in
amber, but with the main players from the 1960's collaborating with the bright young
things of today - Manchester's very own TRAMP!

In 1967, London's UFO club wrote itself into the history books when bands such as
Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd pumped out interstellar sounds to a backdrop of swirling
lightshows - the modern club night was born.

In 2007 we bring you a night featuring the original UFO pioneers creating a lightshow
freak-out and psyched-out sounds, featuring music from artists who span the generations.

With original lightshows created by the UFO's very own Jack Henry Moore, and with
input from it's original promoter and counter-culture folk hero Hoppy Hopkins.

Read article by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins, Co-Founder of UFO Club.

Presented by Futuresonic 2007 and TRAMP!
Doors 9pm - 2am, Saturday 12 May
Club Underground, Sackville St (opposite Retro Bar), Manchester
£12 Adv. / £14 on the door
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Saturday 12 May 2007

Carbon - Official festival afterparty


Clark - LIVE (Warp)
+ Alexander Robotnick (Creme)
+ Ceephax Acid Crew (Rephlex)
+ Cylob (Rephlex)
+ Legowelt - LIVE (Bunker)
+ Ultre - LIVE (Overkill)
+ Computer Controlled

Futuresonic and Sequence present the official afterparty of the 2007 festival - featuring
a stunning lineup running till dawn. Warp wonderkid Clark blends decimated MPC loops,
live drums and his trademark melodies, creating a perfect balance of abstraction and focus.
Miss Kittin's favourite, Alexander Robotnick, is also on hand to spin his famous blend of
Italo-Disco and electro whilst the madcap 303 alchemy of Ceephax Acid Crew glitters like
gold on a starry spring night. Support on the night comes from Legowelt and Rephlex
legend, Cylob. We are all carbon.

Doors: 11pm - Dawn, Saturday 12 May
Islington Mill, James St, Salford
NB - ticketed event - not valid for Weekender Wristband holders
Tickets: 0871 282 6000
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Saturday 12 May 2007

Futuresonic Lounge-by-Day

Sultry sounds for a Saturday afternoon. Live electronic sound sculpture from MANTIS (Manchester Theatre In Sound) in the early afternoon, followed by Manchester collective/label/night Mind On Fire presenting a showcase of their favourite burgeoning local talent, with CDs and merch giveaways.
Live: Sirconical, Kane Testrack, Neko Neko, MANTIS
DJs: Woli Wols, Vostok, Loga, Smokes
Visuals: Cycloptic

Presented in association with Kro.

12pm - 6pm, Saturday 12 May
Kro Bar, Oxford Road

Saturday 12 May

Futuresonic Lounge-by-Night

The heavy loungin' moves from Oxford Road to the heart of the Northern Quarter for a major event in Kro Piccadilly. Futuresonic presents the charming acoustic avant-pop of the Matinee Orchestra, and artists associated with groundbreaking Manchester-based online label Hippocamp Hippocamp and DJ / laptop sets from Ghettoblast & Team Skull.
Live: Matinee Orchestra, Domestication of the Dog, Olly Farshi with full live band and Rhythmyk.
DJs: Ghettoblast and Team Skull (EatDisco).

Presented in association with Kro.

5pm onwards, Saturday 12 May
Kro Piccadilly, Piccadilly Gardens

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