Optimo are the duo JD Twitch and JG Wilkes. They each have over 25 years DJ-ing experience and in the last decade have become both renowned and highly respected for their memorable and ecstatic deejay sets. Twitch and Wilkes exhibit a unique disregard for genres and musical restrictions in their craft, creating a nightclub experience that strikes out into territories far beyond the accepted boundaries of club music.
JG Wilkes – records and remixes as Naum Gabo with his friend James Savage. Naum Gabo have been composing and remixing for almost ten years. Their varied palette of sounds – noir-ish hybrids of seminal underground house, muscular arpegiated italo, dubby cosmic atmospherics, jagged new-wave discotheque, analogue synthesized funk – has been distinguished by releases on Kompakt, Thisisnotanexit, Dissident, Cross Town Rebels, Eskimo Recordings, Lets Play House and Endless Flight, releases with which the duo have built a reputation as purveyors of high quality electronic music and production.
Naum Gabo’s mixes have seen them re-interpret the works of a wide range of artists: – Hot Chip, Michochan, Psychonauts, Simian Mobile Disco, Snow Patrol, Detachments, Catalepsia, Midnight Mike and Franz Ferdinand, fracturing the original tracks through a prism of futuristic dark disco. Naum have also celebrated their Glasgow home on the “Songs From A Great City” (Optimo Music) with cover versions of tracks by Scottish acts Simple Minds and Fingerprintz.