After founding the now near-legendary music blog Feel My Bicep in 2008, Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar could only have guessed what a huge, unstoppable and exceptionally muscly machine they were setting in motion. As DJs, producers, record label owners and - above all - music fanatics, the Belfast natives have experienced a meteoric ascent soundtracked by a brand of dance music that is as obtuse and OTT as their iconic triple-bicep logo. The two are a consistently compelling source of Midas-touched tunes; from DJ sets full to bursting with brand new cuts to on-point finds that unite the intermingling recesses of house, techno, disco and italo on the blog. Wherever they are, Bicep bring a ridiculously well-researched appreciation for what makes dancefloors tick to the decks.
Bicep’s own productions harness this revered knowledge of dance music’s past and present – toeing the line between something that’s extremely finely structured with an instinctive feel for what moves people from their gut-upwards, twisting classic tropes with finesse and imagination. In other words: they are stone cold club weapons. Well-received releases on Aus, Throne of Blood, 50 Weapons and their own revered Feel My Bicep label have been accompanied by remix work for some of the biggest in the business and countless instant-classic edits. Booked everywhere from Berghain to Fabric, the Belfast party-starters will be heading to Devon the month after a slot at Coachella. One thing’s for sure – be ready for some fist pumping.