George FitzGerald and Maribou State announced to play Dreamland Margate
George FitzGerald and Maribou State are the latest acts announced to play Dreamland Margate’s iconic Hall By The Sea venue.
The co-headlined show will take place on Friday 27th April.
George Fitzgerald is a DJ and producer who resides in Berlin. He will release his album ‘All That Must Be’ in March. Fitzgerald’s second LP features collaborations with Bonobo and Lil Silva.
Maribou State will play a DJ set and have built a glowing international reputation via a string of well-loved EPs and a fistful of remixes (including Kelis, Fatboy Slim and Lana Del Rey) since 2011.
Tickets are £15 (plus booking fee) and are on sale now via bit.ly/GeorgeFitzGeraldMaribouState
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About George FitzGerald
When Englishman-in-Berlin George FitzGerald first signed to Domino sister label Double Six at the start of 2013, he was full of optimism. He is part of a generation of artists and DJs who witnessed at first hand the early and experimental days of a uniquely 21st century sound – dubstep – and then saw it explode into the club mainstream, catapulting them to unimagined successes as it did.
Along with friends and compatriots like Ben UFO, Joy Orbison, James Blake and Pearson Sound, FitzGerald had been schooled in the power of bass vibrations and sonic experimentation at the small, cult-like FWD>> club night in east London in the mid 2000s. This cadre then found themselves able to take these lessons, along with those of the Berlin techno explosion, to the world as the dizzying diversification and renaissance of club music post-dubstep took hold globally, rejuvenating traditional genres as they went.
Albums by Orbital, Leftfield, Underworld and Depeche Mode sprang to George’s mind when he began to think about the records that had shaped his early interest in electronic music.
About Maribou State
Despite growing up in the same picturesque village – Potten End (Herts) – Chris Davids and Liam Ivory aka Maribou State customarily ignored each other at school, but discovered their shared passion for music at university in Leeds and became firm friends.
Plaudits from the electronic press have flowed thick and fast alongside support from radio heavyweights: Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, B. Traits, Pete Tong and Gilles Peterson amongst others.
The past 18 months has been a glorious blur, with weekends dedicated to touring – the duo have zipped around the UK, Europe, the US and Australia – whilst keeping a strict 9-to-5 work ethic in the studio during the week. This has enabled them to record their finest work to date, in their self-built studio the 'Shack In The Back'. It’s hard to pick out highlights, but a road-blocked set at Glastonbury was a particularly special milestone for the duo.
Intrigued by the dynamics of electronic music for the dancefloor as much as with the richness and human quality of live instrumentation and song-craft, they have worked tirelessly to evolve and forge a unique, compelling and deeply soulful marriage of the organic and the synthetic, showcased on their forthcoming debut album Portraits.