Once again Monster Cuts heads down Curtain Road to take over the ground floor at Shoreditch’s favourite late night boogie haunt, The Horse & Groom. Sister party to the housier Beats Bubble parties, Monster Cuts is all about the party, bringing the very best in hip hop, soul, funk and disco to the fore – so bring your dancing shoes and be prepared for an evening of grooving.
Barry Ashworth the man behind the Dub Pistols have spent the best part of a decade at the forefront of Beats culture. From their early singles for Concrete Records to their genre defying 'Six Million Ways To Live' long player to the last album Rum & Coke the Dub Pistols have always added a much needed Rock n Roll swagger to the UK's dance scene. If you have been to a festival anywhere in Europe in the last few years you would of seen the Dub Pistols Live. Chewing up hip-hop, dub, techno, ska and punk and spitting them out in a renegade futuristic skank they have consistently defied categorisation and exceeded the highest of expectations.
When not out with the Live band with main man Barry Ashworth on the decks and FX joined by Jay–Tuns on the mic Last year has seen them visit Glastonbury, Bestival, Rockness, Beat Herder, Boomtown, Lounge On The Farm, Blissfields, Dour and Kendal Calling festivals, while also playing live in Dubai, Singapore, Poland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Switzerland, Portugal, Rumania, Ukraine, Germany, Ireland and Austria.
2011 see’s the Dub Pistols are embarking on their latest project ‘Rehashed’ which is aimed squarely at the dance floor. ‘Rehashed’ is an album in which a number of high-profile remixers tackle classic Dub Pistols tracks from their last three albums. Ex-Leftfield man Paul Daley has re-made the second album’s title track, lilting stone cold classic ‘Six Million Ways To Live’, into a new wave electroid roller. The faultless remix album of classic Dub Pistols tracks also features Matt Bushwacka!, 2 Bit Thugs, our very own Ben & Lex, Kouncil House, Dancefloor Outlaws and many more all on remix duties.
The ‘ReHashed’ album will precede the release of the next full Dub Pistols album – their fifth – on Rob Da Bank’s Sunday Best label in May 2011.
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. As well as being an established and versatile DJ in his own right, Fiesta was also instrumental in the formation of Bloom, the multi-faceted clubbing brand which incorporated a 3 day music festival as well as numerous club events which showcase cutting edge music, both live and DJ based. Acts such as Roisin Murphy, Stereo MCs, Roni Size 'Reprazent', Cold Cut, 808 State and Zero7 graced the main stage, whilst DJ sets from the likes of Justin Robertson, Pendulum, Tom Middleton, Kissy Sell Out, Ame, and The Nextmen kept dance tents bouncing into the night.