DJ Pinch is without doubt one of the biggest names in Dubstep. One of the true pioneers and innovators of the sound, he is producer, promoter and label boss. His Tectonic label is one of the longest running and most recognisable in the scene, releasing artists such as Loefah, Skream, Benga, Digital Mystikz and Joker to name a few and together with his own productions has helped define the sound we hear today.
There is no question that there is few bigger artists in the scene than Pinch and we are thrilled to have him back at Void after his debut appearance on Australian shores in 2007. His set that night left everyone speechless and in awe of what he had presented as the future of Dubstep, a glimpse of what was to come and what we would be listening to in the coming months and years. On April 10th we again get that rare chance to see what the future holds.
VOID present PINCH ( Tectonic, Planet Mu, Punch Drunk )
DJ PINCH ( Tectonic, Planet Mu, Punch Drunk )
MARK PRITCHARD ( Warp, Deep Medi )
Saturday March 10th , Phoenix Bar, 34 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
10pm ï 5am, $15 presale via residentadvisor.net or qjump.com.au or $20 on door
DJ Pinch Biography
Having brought dubstep music to Bristol in early 2004 with his Context and later Subloaded nights, Rob Ellis, aka Pinch, worked hard to develop the sound in his home town and the city has flourished as a result of his inputs. Five years on and he can lay claim to the title eBristolss Godfather of Dubstepu as he is often dubbed by journalists n his original music productions being highly sought after, even finding their way to the silver screen (rWar Dub featured in Universal Picturese sChildren Of Menï).
Pinch runs the successful Tectonic imprint, alongside Earwax and looks after Kapsize and Caravan on behalf of artists Joker and October.
Starting in 2005 Tectonic quickly grew in reputation to become known as one of the most reliable labels alongside Hyperdub, DMZ and Tempa.
Releasing reputed artists such as Loefah, Skream and bringing new signings such as Cyrus and 2562 to the table, Tectonic is also known as the main home for Pinch s own productions, delivering the widely acclaimed Underwater Dancehall LP in late 2007. The LP received huge support from the world press receiving 9/10 in Vice, 5/5 in Mixmag and album of the month in DJ Mag u to name a few.
Pinch s first solo release came in 2006 with oQawwalia on the highly respected Planet Mu label and received critical acclaim.
Boomkat.com, for instance said,
For us, this is the most flawless excursion from Planet Mu to date - and without doubt one of the deepest, most involving and subtle dubstep twelves released in the last 6 years.w
Pinch went on to release the acclaimed iPunisher later that year, as well as ¿Pepper Spray in 2007 and aAttack Of The Giant Killer Robot Spiders earlier this year. Similarly he released leading tracks on Soul Jazz s Box Of Dub 2 compilation in 2007, with a follow up single in 2008, mChamber Dub . His productions have received radio plays on many stations across the globe, including regular coverage on BBC Radio One shows such as Mary-Anne Hobbs Breezeblock and Rob Da Bank w even providing Radio One with exclusively prepared guest DJ mixes.
ectonic Andy & Ashley Beedle (for Berlin based !K7), the great Qawwali vocal legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (who, it is speculated, has sold as many records as Elvis Presley!) courtesy of San Francisco based Six Degrees and London based electro-pop outfit Simean Mobile Disco for Wichita Records.
His reputation has taken him across the globe over the last few years, having played across most of Europe, as well as Russia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and even China (being the 2nd UK dubstep artist ever to be invited to play in China).
Pinch is regarded by his fans and peers alike as one of the main players in dubstep always pushing boundaries forward both by means of his original productions and in his cutting edge dubplate led DJ sets.