Photos by Jeff Metal /
Duality photo gallery
Line-up /Guest djs:
Tomoki Tamura (Saw/Four:Twenty)
Snuff The Ablist (Dented Records)
James Smiths (Smash UK)
Lookleft + Bearight (Selective Pressure)
45tops (Selective Pressure)
Japan Night presents... Duality at Cable London
We proudly introduce the guest Djs of the night, Moodymanc, Tomoki, Ittetsu, Snuff The Ablist and James. The music of deep tech house with a taste of jazz in Room1 and groovy Hip Hop & RnB spinning in Room2. Two genres of music come together with harmony on one great night, Duality.
He has been causing quite a stir amongst the house community of late. An incarnation of the highly acclaimed Dubble D a.k.a. Danny Ward, his take on house music is very much forward looking whilst deeply rooted in the tradition, and is born of a life of jazz-drumming, crate diggin', tune spinning and beat making via the night clubs, warehouses and basements of his soul loving, native Moodymanchester.
Danny's sound has been endorsed by some of the biggest hitters on the house and techno scene of late with releases and signings on Third Ear, Dessous,Tsuba and Connaisseur, (amongst others...), alongside the success of his cheeky "Moodymanc" imprint from his logtime 2020vision base. Danny has dj'd in clubs and at festivals worldwide both in his own right and alongside live shows with 2020soundsystem with whom he performs both drumming and production duties and through his sets always strives to bring on the party in the most deep and soulful way!
Tomoki Tamura, http://www.myspace.com/djtomokitamura
Tomoki started Dj-ing in 1999 in his native Japan and his original blend of sweet and aggressive flavours quickly marked him out as on of the most promising Japanese Djs of his generation. In 2004 he moved to London where he has continued to rock the floor in top venues such as Ministry of Sound, Turnmills, The Cross, AKA, 54, The Notting Hill Arts Club, Herbal and Cargo to name but a few. Tomoki’s trademark fusion of simultaneously tough and soulful deep, tech, electro, minimal and soulful influences has won him many admirers and became the first ever Japanese Dj on Ministry of Sound radio.
Japanese talent has always been thin on the ground in the west…but with Tomoki perhaps the UK club scene at last found its very own ambassador both to and from the land of the rising sun.
Hideo Kobayashi&Tomoki Tamura
/ BrickHouse(inc Milton Jackson remix) / APT international on sale now.
Tomoki&nono / Tribute(inc Luke Solomon remix) / SAW out soon.
There are special moments in clubs when the vibe is spot on, you forget the time. Where you even forget who you are and where you come from. Ittetsu is a house music producer and a DJ who concentrates on trying to deliver these special moments by playing great tracks and solid sets. As Ittetsu builds up his organic tech house sounds with Jun Akimoto (Fasten Musique Concrete), he consistently scores signings to labels such as Welt/Resopal/Metroline, etc. His tracks are supported by Nima Gorji, Anthony Collins, Italoboyz and Kevin Griffith etc.
His alternative House-Production project "nono" began in July 2008. His first release was "Voices" EP on Four:twenty recordings under "Tomoki&nono". This track has been played by important DJs such as Luke Solomon, Satoshi Tomiie, Jim Rivers and Ken ishii etc. He's been consistently releasing tracks on labels such as SAW/Nitegrooves/Seta etc and is set to develop his alternative groove alongside his major projects.
First remix for Ali Kuru's Ep is due out early 2010.
Snuff The Ablist, http://www.myspace.com/djsnuffuk http://www.dentedrecords.com
Snuff made his bones in the early 90’s and has consistently smashed shows all across the globe with his unique, adrenalin fuelled genre spanning DJ sets. In late 2000 Snuff won a battle sponsored by MTV Asia and Red Bull and judged by a former member of the Invisible Scratch Pickles. This is when shit got real and Snuff was suddenly playing in Hong Kong, Malaysia, China and Japan to boot and having the time of his life.
Currently Snuff has been playing at numerous nights around London including regular residencies at 2 of londons best Hip Hop nights Hoochinoo and Shake Somethin where he co-hosts with the Foreign Beggars DJ Nonames.
“All My Friends Are Famous” is released in summer 2009 on Dented Records and features the musical talents of MC Mercury, Orifice Vulgatron, Giant Panda, Koaste, Stig of the Dump, Dr Syntax, Dubbledge, Kashmere, Saint Anthony, Graziella, Jehst, DJ Daredevil, DJ Tiger Style, Clev Cleverly.
Music has been put together by Selective Pressure