London based, Belfast-born blogger-production-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. Their remix track record has also been excellent with them stamping their distinguished sound upon works from Blondes, Toby Tobias, Disclosure, Blood Orange, Cosmic Kids and many more for labels such as Domino, Wolf Music and Tusk. Will Saul then snapped them up for his label Aus, with a collaborative EP including tracks “You” and “Don't” which once again hit number one on Juno and caused the Beatport charts some bother. The Feel My Bicep label launched in September 2012 with the highly sought after“Vision Of Love."It received great press worldwide and once again sold out whilst hitting the top spot at the stores. Room hosts at Fabric, a residency at We Love in Ibiza and bookings at Manchester's Warehouse Project then ensued, with 2012 ending very nicely for the duo who came in at 32 on the Resident Advisor End Of Year DJ Poll. 2013 saw Bicep tour globally with an especially busy summer, packed full of festivals. Between gigs, Bicep were hard at work in the studio and had a string of successful releases. As the year drew to a close they embarked on an Australian tour over new year and rose up 4 places to 28 on the Resident Advisor top 100 DJs poll.
In 2014 Bicep continued where they left off with another three track EP released on Aus in May which leant more towards their techno side. They also contributed to Will Saul’s DJ Kicks compilation with their track Nova. This was then followed up with a remix for London based party and label Tief. During this time the Feel My Bicep events grew stronger throughout the year hosting Todd Terje's London album launch at Oval Space, an FMB event at London’s Corsica Studios and Berlins Panorama Bar; the latter a collaborative event with Frankfurt’s Robert Johnson.
In 2015 the relationship with Aus is further developed with a 4 track Just EP in May which was closely followed by the announcement of Bicep becoming the new residents at London club XOYO, playing every Saturday night across the summer from July to September. They programmed guests such as Derrick May, Andrew Weathearll and 30+ more across the 13 week series. Other Feel My Bicep 2015 parties include the first stateside one in March which took place in LA, and an Off Sonar party in Barcelona with Dj Harvey in conjunction with Frankfurt’s Live At Robert Johnson in June.
Back in the studio, FMB005/6 are scheduled for a 2015 release as well as remixes for Brassica’s new album and one for UK Acid House hero’s to be announced soon.