Line-up /El-B (Ghost Records, Groove Chronicles, DPR, Tempa, UK)
Of eminent musical descent, Lewis Beadle rose to fame in UK Garage scene in the 1990’s. He pioneered alongside greats such as MJ Cole, Wookie, Steve Gurley, Zed Bias, Karl Brown, Matt Jam Lamont, Baffled. He is famed for his label “Ghost”, comprising EL-B, J da Flex & Roxy. From early Techno releases at 15 on Leftfield’s label ‘Hard Hands’; through the formation of UKG’s famed ‘Groove Chronicles’ with Noodles, spawning resounding underground hits such as ‘Angel Body’ & ‘Stonecold’; to the release in 2000 of the first Ghost 12” (Red)! EL-B has an impressive catalogue of remixes for majors, and has run several labels including Ghost, El-Breaks and Scorpion. His ‘abridged’ discography is an impressive testament to his commercial acumen. EL-B’s extensive skills & experience in the studio have taken him to every conceivable genre. In terms of London’s own underground response to Hip Hop, he has worked with ghetto heroes such as Skinnyman, Rodney P & Hollowman Giggs. Famed for using full RnB/Reggae vocals over hard beats, EL-B alongside the likes of Zed Bias, coupled this with driving beats and dark BASS into Garage. This was a key element in his second guise as a pioneer- of DUBSTEP. In 2007, following the rapidly expanding commercial success of Dubstep as a genre, further demand arose for its origins(EL-B, Zed Bias, HorsePower, Oris Jay, etc). This led to the recent release of Tempa’s “The Roots of EL-B” album. His current projects include various funky/house tracks, alongside the evolution of his work in Dubstep, including his current album “The Roots of EL-B”, and a Ghost album due for release later on this year.Until then – watch this boy if you like your beats & bass to the point, dark, delightful and downright mean.
Also on the night will be usual suspects, Dj Slow, Kwistax and Kid Strike, bringing you the best in new underground club music.