Line-up /SLITLOOP (Against the Grain)
Steve Thorpe & Resistance
Well after what was such a fantastic launch night, we are very excited about having these two acts playing at Lowdown & Dirty...
They havn't played Manchester since Fuse, 5 years ago!
SPLITLOOP (Against the Grain)
Irish lads Phil and Bren AKA Splitloop, met on the bus to a Prodigy gig back in the day and found they not only shared a love for Liam Howlett’s beats, but a passion for producing banging tunes. The chance meeting sparked an enduring partnership that’s rocketed them high into the breakbeat premier league.
Since the release of their first album “Here on Business” in late 2005, Splitloop have been nominated for Best Album & Best Producers at the international breakbeat awards, been on the cover of IDJ, had feature articles in Knowledge and DJ mag and have been very much in demand with a hectic touring schedule playing to stadium crowds in Russia, Spain, Australia, China, New Zealand and the UK.
On their second long player “Pleasure Machine” Splitloop have dipped their toes into other styles of electronic music giving it a velvety sheen, touching on modern D. Ramirez-type electro-house, juddery Justice riddims, Plumpy breaks and a hell of a lot more. Phil and Bren of Splitloop admit to exploring other genres when writing ‘Pleasure Machine’, the broadening of their horizons has had a profound influence on the Splitloop sound. “You can’t be looking only to one genre to get inspiration for your music,” reckons Bren. “That would just be a ridiculous feedback loop”.
“We’re at a stage where we really just wanted to make music we thought was really good and moving our sound forward, not worrying about what anyone else would think.”
If you have never heard their latest album Pleasure Machine, then go check it out!!
Download recent Splitloop mix here - http://www.breakzlinkz.com/2009/10/splitlo...-promo-mix.html
Misk is one half of a brand new production duo Arveene & Misk, made up of two firmly established DJs/producers dedicated to making credible club music with interesting angles, styles and even songs when applicable, only been together six months but have already amassed an impressive catalogue of tracks.. most recent project, the boy's teamed up with 3 US girl rappers from Miami, the girls record as Yo Majesty and we have 2 words for them, On Fire, the combo of the rappers over razor sharp electro beats will see the light of day very soon, more tracks are in the pipeline with Yo Majesty along with the legendary cut up of “Rage against Arveene”, and some fine original recordings from the boys themselves.