Your hosts for the evening need little introduction, London’s original bassline wildchild Nicky Blackmarket and London’s smashed up breaks heavyweight Tayo take the BOOM! controls!
Expect a great crowd to be bouncing off the walls, swinging from the rafters and letting the bass well and truly roll!
Nicky Blackmarket is one of the original pioneers of drum and bass and he is still the most faithful soldier for the scene around the world. His early influences came from his mother’s background in the jazz scene, and it is improvisation and variety that characterise his DJ performances throughout his career. At the start of the eighties, Nicky was 14 and playing electro at youth clubs in London. He played with long-time collaborator Clarky and began to mix all forms of dance music, at house parties and on the radio. Friends FM, run by Mad B, gave Nicky a good education and the momentum to start his own shop in London, the legendary Blackmarket Records.
After paying his warm up dues as a drum and bass DJ alongside Fabio, Grooverider, and Peshay, Tayo set up Friction with fellow members of the breakbeat elite, Adam Freeland and Rennie Pilgrem and has watched the club and it’s residents become a focal point for the UK breakbeat sound.
For the last year Tayo has been resident at home, and Fabric. With Friction now at the End he is consistently playing at London’s three biggest and best clubs mixing up breaks, electro, and 4/4 grooves alongside the likes of Carl Cox, Layo & Bushwacka, Hybrid, Lee Burridge and Craig Richards. He has also been made the new Bugged Out! resident at their newest club as well as Big Beat Boutique resident in Dublin, and in their new Brighton home. Tayo also co runs and DJ’s at the ‘Rooty’ monthly parties with Basement Jaxx.