London-based, Belfast-born blogger, production and DJ duo Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson need little by way of introduction. Their ‘Feel My Bicep’ blog is the go-to place for tastemakers world-wide for lost and forgotten disco/Chicago house/Detroit techno/Italo edits and everything in- between. On a production tip, they have released on such labels as Throne of Blood, Traveller Records, Mystery Meat and 2012 saw their critically acclaimed track $tripper get released on Love Fever hitting the top chart spots on Juno and selling out worldwide.
2016 has seen them work on their debut album as well as releasing remixes and more one off tracks. They remixed Isaac Tichauer with a track titled Higher Level as well as further mixes for Ian Pooley and Brassica. FMB006 also came in the form of a Bicep remix, with the duo taking on the classic Blaze track Lovelee Dae, A further Hammer collaboration for AUS Music’s 100th release, titled Aracari, was also put out in Summer 2016.
Another highlight of 2016 were the Bicep Remixes of 808 State’s classic track In Yer Face finally seeing the light of day on their own Feel My Bicep imprint (FMB007) 26 years after the originals release after receiving the 808 States seal of approval. They also went to sign the first artists to the label with ep’s from Sandboards (FMB008) and Brassica (FMB009).
2016 was also the year that saw Bicep develop a live show. This was debuted at Moogfest in the US before touring a handful of consciously picked clubs and festivals – Field Day in London, Ava Festival in Belfast and Sub Club in Glasgow. These early live shows were predominantly seen as a teaser before more live touring in 2017.