With the likes of Marcus Intalex, Ramadanman, Claro Interlecto, 2562 and Redshape all playing at Cable’s opening weekend on May 21st-24th, Cable has issued a mission statement to London, calling lovers of late night epiphanies and homemade majesty to the dark recesses of London Bridge.
With its state of the art soundsystem, gritty brick arches and underground programming policy, Cable is set to be the place for enthusiasts of that rebel bass sound, and for Cable’s show on Friday 19th June, we’ve positioned two of our favourite promotions to kick things off. Each renowned for their connections in the bass community, and each with their own unique following, both Medium and Sin City are set to take things to the next level for their debut at Cable.
FRIDAY 19TH JUNE 2009 – MEDIUM & SIN CITY @ CABLE
10PM – 6AM.
Tickets available from www.ticketweb.co.uk.
Cable, 33a Bermondsey Street, LDN, SE1 2EG.
The brainchild of scene leaders Hatcha and N-Type, Sin City has represented the original south London dubplate sound across London, from the West End’s Bar Rumba to Shoreditch’s bass haven, Herbal. Bringing with them a line-up that spans both the first and second waves of the dubstep family, the re-launch sees the man who puts the ‘dub’ into ‘dubstep’, Mala, showcasing his hypnotic dub sound, plus the unforgettable riffs and perfectionist production of partner in crime Coki.
Anti Social Entertainment’s Quest and Silkie can be expected to build a set of deep, techy favourites, whilst The Others, having released on established labels like Tempa, Boka and Dub Police, can be assured to bring a tough stepping party sound.
One of the scene’s first innovators Walsh can be assured to bring that real Croydon sound, whilst topping things off is none other than every dubstep fans favourite DJ Chef. A man who let’s his selection do the talking, Chef has been around since the very inception of the genre, and with his background in house, garage and jungle, his set will undoubtedly touch on all colours of the dubstep spectrum.
Room Two sees the talents of London drum and bass, techno and dubstep promoters Medium program a line-up of producers and DJ’s that simultaneously takes on board the principles of early Detroit techno and classic Metalheadz output, whilst looking forward to the creation of a bright new future for UK bass music.
No U-Turn legend Fierce makes his debut at Medium, showcasing the razor sharp rollers that have made his label Quarantine so respected in the scene. Leeds’s undisputed dubstep champions Pangaea and Ben UFO, representing the Hessle Audio sound to the fullest with their developing 2-step/techno angle creating some of the most exciting music to come out of the scene in recent years.
Instra:Mental stand to lead drum and bass out of the darkness with their D-Town influenced 170 bpm wizardry, combining a keen eye for original samples with spacious production, whilst dubstep originator Jamie Vex’d will showcase the scope of his art with his recent work taking in a brighter, more colourful palette of sound.
Slowing things down a little will be one of Burial’s favourite producers EL-B playing a classic garage set and airing his much lauded woodblock vibrations. Medium resident and Hot Flush signing Sigha will be lending support, along with FD and Tasha, tying the room together with a mixture of the best underground bass from across the board.
A brave new world of possibilities is out there for the bass scene, and the innovators are preparing. Get set set for fireworks at Cable this June.