C23Management Presents... 2BitThugs.com Launch Party
2 BIG THUGS
http://www.2bitthugs.com | http://soundcloud.com/2-bit-thugs
After smashing on to the music scene in 2008 with their heavy-weight basslines, hip hop vocals and four deck/2 mixer genre defying DJ sets. They rapidly gained support from a wide spectrum of headline acts like DJ Yoda, Jack Beats, Atomic Hooligan, A.Skillz and Russ Cuban as well receiving radio play from Kissy Sell out and Annie Nightingale, both on Radio 1. Their first festival season saw them play the headline sets at Glade, Aeon and Tignesfest to capacity audiences, and this year the diary is getting busier by the day. 2010 sees the Thugs ‘go it alone’ when they launch their own Blog, Label and Store on the 1st of April (no joke!) over at http://www.2bitthugs.com. The duo will use this platform to release exclusive original material, FREE remix parts, DJ mixes, continuing with their successful ‘Re-Rub’ series and keeping the fan base up to date with gigs, news and general nonsense..
The London launch party sees the 2 Bit Thugs pull in the remix producer line up from their first release ‘Darsh’ as well as a very special guest.
First up, the head honcho of Future Garage Forum and owner of Sub FM and L2S Recordings, Whistla. Whistla’s profile has shot through the roof since Garage made a big comeback on the underground dance since in 2009 under the different guise of Future Garage. Whistla will be educating the Horse and Groom on the sound of Future Garage; expect oldskool garage beats and big future basslines.
Next up, Dubstep production badboy, Mike Lennon. Mike has been hitting the studio hard and has turned in remixes for the like of Si Begg, Move Ya! & Steve Lavers, Kraymon and Vadim Shantor as well as lashings of original material. Mike will be starting the night as we mean to go on; bass heavy!
Next up on DJ duties, a production wizard and one of the Thugs favourite artists, Gella. Andy Gella is going from strength to strength and is receiving huge press, radio and DJ support for of his tracks that gets released. His latest single ‘Twinkle’ featuring MC $pyda on Sub Slayers was ‘Tune of the month’ in both IDJ and DJ Mag and received support from FreQ Nasty and Laurent Garnier.
Last up on the bill is owner of C23Management, Catch23. Adam ‘Catch23’ has been playing, promoting and managing artists in London for the past 5 years and like all the other DJ’s on this forward thinking line up, his sound is all about the bass playing a mixture of low-slung hip hop, garage, dubstep, house, D&B and everything in between.
Meanwhile upstairs samurai.fm celebrate their newly relaunched website. check it out here http://www.samurai.fm
HOW'S MY RAVING? VIP CREW
The How's My Raving? Soundsystem team up with samurai.fm to bring you an hour of non stop party mayhem. These are the guys that have previously held parties featuing Zeb Bias, The Black Out Crew, Egyptian Lover, The Rat Pack and more. Expect anything from Chicago House to Tropical Garage.
Infrasonics label owner Spatial brings his forward thinking style to samurai.fm with an exciting set taking in dubstep infused garage, jacking house and techno. Each Infrasonics release has received well deserved critical acclaim in the underground media has seen big tracks from Hot City, Ike Release and Spatial himself. The forthcoming Infrasonics EP features tracks from XXXY and Ike Release.
South London bass enthusiast and long-time samurai.fm content editor Jak will be bringing the Tropik Thunda to the upstairs room with a hot set of tribal tinged Dubstep, House and Funky.
Kid Fiesta has been immersed in the dance music scene since the early 1990’s, growing up on a staple diet of hip hop and early house in Manchester clubs such as The Hacienda. Some 17 years later he still has the same enthusiasm for the scene as he did back then, only now he’s helping shape it. Just at home spinning deep tech house club music as jump up party style hip hop, disco, funk and soul - his versatility is a rare commodity these days and his skills are becoming more and more in demand.