Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (live), Mumdance, DEKKER, JOHN & ON, O CHILDREN DJs, OFFSET DJs, STEVE BLISS, Marcus Harris, THE FRESH PRINCES, NEIL LION
So we are mega-hyped about the next edition in the Apocalypso saga. Squelchy Bass / Tropical Rhythms / Future Techno / Doom Disco vibes all-round...
The England game will be shown on a big screen downstairs beforehand too!
TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS live
Grecoro Man the ultimate wrestling warrior looks up at an enormous towering Tyrannosaurus Rex. In the last 2 years he has deftly matched David E Sugar’s sonic boom, gracefully danced around the ring with the lady-slaying Grovesnor, triumphantly spun the mighty Buraka Som Sistema above his head… and he has just got the last of Drums of Death’s facepaint off his leotard after one long, sweaty headlock that delighted crowds around the globe for the last 6 months, from Melbourne to Minehead.
But this next guy looks really big...
Quite how they found themselves in this situation is a mystery. Good young lads who spent most of their times in museums were never supposed to end up belting out bass in the wrestling rings of the Gods… or at least that’s what their parents thought. Unfortunately for them they had never anticipated the lure of Jump-up Jungle, and they were blissfully unaware of what went on in the countryside after lights-out. In something resembling a certain episode of Inspector Morse, the boys spent much of their youths escaping into the Oxfordshire fields and praying at the alter of rave. But were back in time for breakfast.
With their heads buried deep into their Natural History books by day but their hands raised high in trigger-fingers by night, concepts collided in their heads, dreams of dinosaurs rampaging the planet roaring pre-historic basslines and thumping out neanderthal beats with their tails. Cavewomen in lycra, men beating drums and everyone dancing naked around fire… the usual. And so Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs retired to the cave, taking on the mammoth task of rewiring the DNA of mid-90s culture to make a record that will leave other DJ fossils to shame, submitting New Kids On The Block to the low frequency seismic tremors of Zinc and rightly booting R Kelly into Remarc’s closet.
It wasn’t long before the Greco-Roman collective of DJs, artists & musicians invited them to play in the amphitheatre of one of their infamous Bachinalian orgies: East London’s Mount Olympus. Left reeling by their sonic onslaught, they asked them to pen their first EP – a 2-step ode to south coast teenage pregnancy “Bournemouth”, the glittering fidgety pop of “Moon Hits The Mirrorball” and “Sickly Child”, a scuzzy electro workout reminiscent of fellow monster Syclops. Recent months have also seen remixes for Lee Mortimer, Sugababes, The Joy Formidable and Micachu.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (T.E.E.D) have raised their beastly heads from the marshlands of Oxford and are on the rampage. Are you going to stand in their way, or are you going to put your hands in the air and start screaming?
Fresh from smashing it at Mad Decent's bank hol warehouse rave, Jack Adams AKA Mumdance is an artist really coming into his stride. His eclectic music taste and original slant on music has fast earnt him a international notoriety. Jack is at the forefront of the emerging “Global” scene. A sound he and a handful of his peers have pioneered over the past year or so breaking many boundaries in the process. The key to this movement is that EVERYTHING is fair game to be sampled and used as an influence. Regional music from around the world is embraced & all music genres, styles sounds & tempos are encompassed.
Barely three months into making music, Jack caught the attention of Diplo by bootlegging his remix of the Black Lips’ “Veni Vidi Vicii” and giving it an unusual baile - grime glaze by adding beats, bleeps and MC Jammer. This unofficial bootleg received national radio play from as well as being a huge hit on the club and blog circuit. Diplo was so impressed, he commissioned Jack to remix major label artist Santogold) and new wave tropical favourite El Guincho
A real “Artist’s Artist” Jack has drawn the attention of the main players in a huge range of musical genres. Diplo, Sinden, Brodinski, Westwood, Radioclit, Annie Mac, Tayo, Rob Da Bank, Logan Sama, Drop The Lime, Drums of Death, Evil Nine, Buraka Som Systema, DJ Zinc, AC Slater, Andy George & Jaymo can all be counted as fans and have shown a great amount of radio and club support.
Eleven remixes down the line, Jack feels he has found his feet production wise & is currently in the studio writing some original material, which has already provoked interest from a number of A&Rs from independent and major labels. Alongside this he is working on a number of collaborations with producers from various genres, most notably French minimalist Brodinski, fellow regional music lovers Radioclit & Horror Dubstep producer High Rankin.
Watch out for new releases on Diplo's Mad Decent over Summer 2010!!
In 2009 Dekker headlined a selection of London’s best underground parties, supported Simian Mobile Disco, 2ManyDJs and others at some of the country’s best clubs, played to crowds of up to 6,000 at festivals including Glastonbury, Leeds and V, and, with production partner Johan, remixed everyone from Little Boots to Skunk Anansie. It was a big year.
2010 is set to be even bigger. Through his various projects, Dekker has become one of London's most exciting DJs and one of the scene's favourite producer/remixers.
Charlie Anderson moved from the west country to London ten years ago and adopted the "Dekker" DJ moniker in homage to his favourite dub-reggae artiste (R.I.P Des). Dekker went on to become a fixture on London's underground club circuit, playing regular sets at Fabric Live and other scene-defining parties, including Bugged Out!, Always Fridays, and his own Apocalypso night.
Having learned his turntablist's craft on a diet of hip hop and bashment, his style has since evolved to combine the quick-cutting ethos of his roots with upfront underground dance music. His sets are made up of all varieties of house & techno, elements of acid, garage, funky and UK bass and a plethora of fresh productions and edits, all mixed with his trademark panache.
Over the last three years Dekker has held major monthly residencies at Sankeys in Manchester and Egg in London, and has played main room sets at The End, Fabric, Stylus and many other clubs across the UK and Europe. These parties have gone to producing the big-room sound of the current Dekker set, which he has taken to festivals including Bestival, Field Day, Glastonbury, 1234, V, Leeds and others over the last two summers.
JOHN & ON
Apocalypso resident and man behind the staple London Club Night Always Fridays, returns with another trademark house-centred bass and jump-up techno set.
Upstairs hosted by ENTITLED TO DANCE...
New-party-on-the-block, Entitled To Dance (home to all things New York / Hip-Hop / Disco) have put together a really fun party line-up to host the upstairs this month, which includes a DJ set from band-of-the-moment, O Children as well as DJs from London festival Taste-maker's Offset (one of our favourite new festivals in recent years- http://offsetfestival.co.uk/). All this plus their residents Marcus Harris (Bite / White Heat), The Fresh Princes and Neil Lion, plus Apocalypso resident Steve Bliss!
Party hard for the Apocalypso is Nigh...