December 27, 2012

Hogmanay Party - Winter Wonderland Party Spectacular

Snow queens, arctic explorers, jack frosts and ski bunnies: time to unruffle your feathers and fly SOUTHSIDE for winter...

Welcome to the winter munterland....
Narnia gone wrong- very wrong

Drink a schnapps or two in the fully stocked 1980s ski lodge bar

Thaw out in an avalanche of dance moves in the Sweatbox(Rm 1)

Or sample a few tunes served chilled in the Ice Cave(Rm 2)

Crampons...Salopettes....Snowflakes...Icebergs...Curling...............Ice hockey....Massive colonial era moustaches covered in frost.....

*Eddie the Eagle Edwards guest appearance*

Special hand-made tickets £5 only and available from Peppy, Ben G, Ben W, Dom and GK so hit us up.

Full bar provided- please show your support by buying your bevvy here and save the BYOB for the after-after-party

Music supplied by professional disc-jockeys on two industry standard high-fidelity public address systems with bass and lights:
Penelope Tropicana (Thunderbug)
Beng Ibson (Thunderbug)
GK Machine (Kill Yr Idols)
DJ Dandy (Disco X)
Ali Begbie (Bedlam Boudoir)
Spudd (Radarrrrr)

December 17, 2012

New mix for Racket Racket: Psychic Psunshine

Super pleased to announce a mix I did for the wonderful online fanzine Racket Racket is now available for pleasing your ears with. If you don't know the website have a good rummage around there's pretty hot. Get to it: Psychic Psunshine

December 14, 2012

GK Machine's Synthetic Soul Show, Part 2

So, GK went out onto the airwaves for a second trip around vinyl heaven.

You too can follow in his footsteps right HERE on subcity radio.

Beam me down

December 13, 2012

Kill Yr Idols w/ Kris Wasabi, Sat 22 Dec

After a wild start with Slow It Down KYI returns to The Berkeley Suite, this time with Kris Wasabi whose Wasabi Disco nights have recently celebrated 4 years of beating people senseless.

Limited guest list spaces are here, first-come first-served: Kill Yr Idols

December 07, 2012

Subcity Radio: GK Machine's Synthetic Soul Show

My first radio outing went out on the brainwaves earlier today. The recording can be heard in a stream from HERE

November 26, 2012

GK Machine @ The Berkeley Suite, Sat 8 December

GK flies the Berkeley solo for one night only.

Expect the usual unexpected.

GK Machine - We Want Prince

November 23, 2012

November 09, 2012

Kill Yr Idols present Slow It Down DJs, Sat 17 Nov, The Berkeley Suite

The bastard love-child of underground events promoters Gerry Blythe and Gordon Mackinnon (aka GK Machine), brand new monthly night, Kill Yr Idols launches this month at Glasgow's intimate Berkeley Suite (home to regular nights from Andrew Weatherall, Optimo and Timothy J. Fairplay).

Avoiding the clichéd, expensive guest DJ approach the pair will instead tap into the innumerable artists, acts and DJs in Glasgow’s underground music scene that often go unnoticed; those with their own record labels or studios, releases on international labels or who frequently play live shows abroad but rarely perform in their own back yard.

With no set rules or musical policy, the Kill Yr Idols parties aim to be as DIY as possible, with a commitment to playing the rawest, cutting-edge, dirty, genre-bending party music this side of hell. A place where you're as likely to hear Danielle Dax sidle up to Rebolledo, or The Residents rub shoulders with Sexual Harrassment, to create a night-time soundtrack best described as psychedelic voodoo grooves meets souped-up, fuel-injected turbo-tech.

November's debut sees an invite extended to special guests, local production duo Slow It Down (Slow It Down Music, Midnight Riot) who have been kicking up a storm in and around Glasgow and across the UK festival circuit since 2010 with their own brand of 80s-inspired electro-pop, tech-funk and rare disco re-edits.

Slow It Down

October 31, 2012

NEW!! Kill Yr Idols...coming soon

....coming to The Berkeley Suite soon

August 20, 2012

Doune The Rabbit Hole festival, 24-26 August

DJing at DTRH with assistant instruments this Friday night in the Tenement TV stage....10.45-11.45

Check out the festival website here for more

August 17, 2012

DJing, Chinaski's Bar, Sat 18 Aug

Playing records in Chinaski's Bar on Saturday, 8pm-12....see my chart below for some of the latest high hitters

August 15, 2012

DJ Chart, 15 August 2012

Check out my latest chart on Juno for some amazing new sounds from Secret Circuit amongst others plus some great re-issues....right here: 

August 09, 2012

New track: Headspace

New track on soundcloud: Headspace

August 08, 2012

GK Machine @ Berkeley Suite, Sat 11 Aug

GK Machine DJs at the exquisite Berkeley Suite on Saturday 11 August.

Come down for some wild seedy fun

July 12, 2012

New track: Green Eggs & Ham

Green Eggs & Ham on Soundcloud

Made with DSI Mopho, microKorg, Roland R8, Arturia Minimoog V, Ableton Live 8, Novation Launchpad, Akai MPK25, Focusrite Saffire Pro 14, Tascam MM-1, Boss DE-200

June 07, 2012

Luke Abbott (Border Community) (live) + GK Machine, Berkeley Suite, Saturday 9 June

Very happy to be supporting Luke Abbott (Border Community) who's playing a live set from 1am to 2am at the Berkeley Suite this Saturday.

Check out this here interview with Luke on Resident Adviser and have a listen/look at some very lush spaced sounds here

May 08, 2012

The Caves, Edinburgh, Thu 26 May

DJing in Edinburgh at The Caves on Thursday 26 May alongside resident Divine, 11pm-3am

Chinaski's Bar

GK continues to play sweet swirling swansongs, obscure piano pieces, film soundtracks, cosmic synth music, deep dub, ambient tonescapes, neo-folk singalongs and a multitude of other rare and loveable gems from the vinyl vaults every second Sunday afternoon from 3-7pm.

Next up: 20 May

Some of these sets have been recorded. Listen to them right here

May 01, 2012

Williwaw & friends @ Streetland 2012, 5 May 2012

A part of Streetland festival 2012 (4-5 May 2012).

Live accompaniment to several Scottish silent educational films.

The evening features multi-instrumentalist J. Simon van der Walt (minimal vintage synth improv), Williwaw (amplified, loop'd ukelele), Owen Brimijoin (acoustic guitar), GK Machine (Touch OSC to remotely wi-fi control a laptop, live synths), Mags & Kath (flutes, spoken words).

Starts 7.30pm, ends 10.30pm

March 17, 2012

New Life presents Pop Campaign/GK Machine/Fielding Hope, Fri 30 March

Pop Campaign (DJ Set), GK Machine & Fielding Hope (DJ Set)

For more info see Facebook event

February 02, 2012

Umberto + Organs of Love + Aftershow Dance Party

Umberto plays at SWG3 with Organs of Love after which there will be an aftershow dance party featuring Older Lover, Dave Barbarossa, Claudia Nova and my right-hand man Henry Fondler.

Come on down for a night of dark synth sleaze, electronic pulses, organ-grinding, beat-mongering and general hullaballoo

January 25, 2012

Absynthe makes the art go fondler

I am on events sabbatical.

Actually, I'm busy organising my own 40th birthday party/mini-fest on the Cowal peninsula featuring guests from as far afield as New York to Norway. Live set from taperecorder (Je Suis Galactique, USA) and DJ sets from Dave Barbarossa (Wild Combination), A-Man & Gerard (Tangent), Beng Ibson (Thunderbug), Samantha Bagg (B*Licious), DJ Dandy (Disco X) and, of course, yours truly.

And so, instead of promoting events I will be focussing on audio engineering and production work for the first half of the year. However, I can be found DJing in Chinaski's Bar every second Sunday from 3pm until 7pm playing very chilled sounds from the more obscure end of the spectrum.

Also, later in the year expect to hear me at festivals around the UK....details to follow.