Glasgow’s pioneering DJ duo drops a selection of twisted disco, no wave and weird rhythms at Boston’s Together Festival.
Jonnie Wilkes and Keith McIvor – alias JG Wilkes and JD Twitch – are Optimo. Founded for a Sunday night in November 1997 at Glasgow’s The Sub Club, these boys have risen to worldwide fame with a music policy and party attitude that crosses borders, religions and philosophies of all kinds. Prior to this, Twitch had been playing at The Sub Club on Sundays for a couple of years at the Aquaplanet night. The night was started by a guy called Mark Ryall who decided to move to Barcelona and so it fell into Twitch’s hands And the rest, as they say, is history. As Optimo, JD Twitch and JG Wilkes went on to first take Glasgow, then the world.