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Bicep are an electronic music duo from Belfast, Northern Ireland, consisting of Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar. Bicep was formed in 2009 as a production and DJing pair in London, UK. The duo, childhood friends, created a blog called "Feel My Bicep" and posted lost and forgotten Disco, Chicago house, Detroit Techno and Italo edits.
They released tracks on labels Throne of Blood, Traveller Records and Mystery Meat before joining Will Saul's Aus Music and setting up their own label Feel My Bicep in September 2012. That year the pair were awarded DJ Mag's 'Best of British Breakthrough DJ' award. Also in 2012, a collaborative EP with Will Saul including tracks "You" and "Don't" hit number one in the Juno Charts.
In 2013, two of Bicep's EP releases, "$tripper", "Vision of Love", as well as the track "Mixxmaster 88" on Wolf Music's self-titled EP, all rose to number one in the Juno Charts.
The FMB004 EP hit number one in the Juno Charts in 2014. That year the pair moved into a new studio in Shoreditch.
In 2015, the duo performed live for the first time at the AVA festival in Belfast, with the added pressure of also being recorded by Boiler Room.
After signing to Ninja Tune in 2017, Bicep released their long-awaited debut album Bicep, which went in at number 20 in the UK Album Charts. and received positive reviews on its release, with support from publications such as Pitchfork, The Guardian, Resident Advisor and Mixmag.
Stand out track, Glue has been a festival staple throughout Europe and has been heralded as one of the greatest tracks of the year.