Line-up /Lee Coombs [Lot 49 UK]
Ninelives the Cat [USA]
D*Funk [up:start Breaks UK]
A taste maker, hit maker and true industry icon, over the past two decades, Lee Coombs has steadily built a reputation for himself the world over for his skills in the studio and as a DJ. In support of his new artist album ‘Light & Dark’ out on UK label Lot49, Coombs is headed to Australia for shows across the country during October and November....kicking it all off at Destination!
Having released through heavyweight labels Finger Lickin’ and Perfecto, Lee Coombs has gained support from the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong and a wide selection of top tier international DJs. Lee Coombs’ talent for producing world class records and remixes has seen him rework tracks for Moby, New Order, Lamb, Planet Funk and alike. A pioneer in his own right, Coombs is one of the co-creators of the Tech-Funk genre having coining the term alongside fellow industry vets Elite Force, Meat Katie and Dylan Rhymes way back when.
His latest project ‘Light & Dark’ is a product of more than two years in the studio for Coombs as he takes us through the history of electronic music, whether we were there to see it or not. The album carries the raw essence and edginess of 1991’s burgeoning music scene as Lee manages to warp time by creating a masterpiece of a record that seamlessly blends his musical experience and genius from both the past and the present. Grimy old school analogue sounds are fused with bold tech drum progressions and the BIG techy sounds that Lee is known for. His innovative use of vocal cuts and innate ability to infect all his music with that little touch of dirty sonic mayhem make for an album that is mind blowing and a live show that takes it even further.
Fusing elements from all the genres he favours is a definitive mark of Lee Coombs’ music. By integrating aspects of Techno, Funk, Breaks, House, Electro, Soul and Rock, Coombs has once again broken the boundaries of music and how we perceive it.
“I love electronic music but even more I love to mix it with the more real live sounding styles, keeping it eclectic.”
Early Birds $15(+bf),
1st Release $20 (+bf)
$25 on the door