Trans Europe Express at Cargo

 Date:21/05/2004 - 22/05/2004
 Type:Culture, Music

Following last year’s two-day festival of European music at the ICA, Trans Europe Express is set to return to London, at premier live music venue Cargo on 21 and 22 May. Featured acts include Xploding Plastix, g-HA and Olanski.

Joining Trans Europe Express 2004 trip will be leading German producer Patrick Pulsinger’s live ensemble Church Of Carbon, Norwegian expera-mentalists Xploding Plastix, Scando-house collective S.U.M.O, Italo-disco don DJ TLR, Finnish electro wonderkid Bangkok Impact and, from the UK, synth-soul outfit BoxSaga and electro-funk pioneers Transparent Sound.

The Trans Europe Festival will see a line-up crossing all musical borders – from nu-jazz and afro house to minimal tech-funk, new beat and Italo-disco.

For the second year running, the event will be supported by our friends at Casio and Jockey Slut as well as The Finnish, Norwegian and Dutch Institutes and London’s esteemed Great Eastern Hotel. The XFM Flo-motion show will be lending a helping hand with the DJ talents of Nick Luscombe.

Visuals and graphics will be provided by Syrup Helsinki from Finland, the team behind the superb art direction for last summer’s Koneisto Festival.

The Trans Europe Express party train is back. All aboard!

Friday May 21

Xploding Plastix (Palm Beats, Norway)
S.U.M.O (Africanism, Sweden)
BoxSaga featuring Edwin Laliq and Lola from Spektrum (Nonstop, UK)

Nick Luscombe (XFM, UK)
G-HA & Olanski (Skansen, Norway)
Zak Frost (Nodisko / Afro Art, UK)

Saturday May 22
Bangkok Impact (Crème Organisation, Finland)
Church Of Carbon (Cheap Records, Austria)
Transparent Sound (Electrix / Orson Records, UK)

DJ TLR (Crème Organisation, Netherlands)
Guglielmo Mascio (Nu Funk Klan, Italy)
Circus Love (Perverted Science, UK)

Cargo, Kingsland Viaduct, 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London E2
Admission: (Friday) £5 before 9pm, £10 after (Saturday) £6 before 10pm, £10 after
Doors: 8pm-3am
Tickets: 08700 600 100

Here’s what’s being said about this weekend’s TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS festival:

  • ‘Many of our fave clubs regularly import international underground talent... but it can come as a rude shock when major DJs, producers and vital bits of vinyl hardly register on our radar when they should be blowing it to smithereens. Shouting loud, Euro and proud are Trans-Europe Express... delivering a conti-mental mix of  Scando-house, Italo-disco, leftfield electro, punk-funk, Afro-Latin house and so much more. Truly a case of one Europe, one love.’ Time Out (event of the week, May 19th)
  • ‘A mammoth two-day affair following on from last year's festival of European music at the ICA. This time around we head off to Cargo which is without doubt one of the capital's best live venues. We Like.’ Lottie, Metro Life (event of the week, May 20th)
  • ‘During the two days there will be showcases from some of the most exciting DJs, producers and live acts from all corners of the EU, delivering a melting-pot of sounds from nu-jazz to Afro-house, tech-funk and new beat to Italo-disco.’ The Ticket, The Mirror (May 21st)
  • ‘Expect all manner of electronic experimentation, and look out for Norwegian expera-mentalists Xploding Plastix, in particular.’ The Fly, May
  • ‘Catch up with the latest in weirdly-named European electronic music at this two-day event.’ Jack, May
  • ‘With live acts and DJs including Sweden’s S.U.M.O., Dutchmen TLR and Bangkok Impact and Church Of Carbon, TEE looks set to do more for European relations than Uncle Tony Blair ever has.’ Blink, May
    ‘An impressive line-up of leftfield from across the continent’ CMU Weekly (April 22nd)


Voted one of the Top Five nights in London in DJ (May 14th)
Event of the week on (May 17th)
Club of the week in London Metro (May 20th)


‘Its great!’ Zak Frost, Trans Europe Express

Join party-starters ZAK FROST, CIRCUS LOVE and host of soon-to-be-massive live acts and DJs from all corners of the E.U., including:

S.U.M.O. (Sweden)
DJ TLR (Netherlands)
CHURCH OF CARBON (Austria/Germany)

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