After several highly successfull 100% Liquid DNB parties in the shire, our new team are bringing you a totally revibed promotion. Same Venue, Same residents, same ethos of pure undiluted high quality drum and bass tuneage, with a new image and more adventurous booking policy!
Our next bi-monthly party is on Saturday 21st May and we are proud to present SOUL:UTION label boss, and liquid originator Marcus Intalex. With his debut artist album dropping in April we could not resist bringing him back to Shrewsbury for only his second appearance in the Shire for his "Soul:r 21 Album Tour".
Saturday 21st May 2011
MARCUS INTALEX - "21 ALBUM TOUR"
(exclusive extended set)
Proper underground music, proper underground crowd, pure undiluted aural fantasy! Were all about music with meaning, only the funkiest and most soulfull bass laden grooves for your pleasure. Totally MC FREE so the music does the talking!!!!
All extended sets on a firin system with bang tidy visual effects!
This night is your only chance to dance to this music in Shropshire and your only drum & bass night at Shrewsburys only underground music venue. Show your support and we will bring the liquid to the masses throughout 2011 with a view to bringing in some guests along the way !
Dress Code Applies
Free Entry before 9.30pm
Multi Screen Visuals
If your a dedicated liquid dj and you wanna play, get in touch!
Both as an artist and a DJ, Marcus Intalex represents the forefront of soulful musical drum & bass. Heading up the legendary Soul:r label along with long-term collaborator ST Files (as MIST), he's worked with artists such as Calibre and Martyn and and always sought to release quality music with lasting appeal. Marcus's DJ sets have earned him a reputation as a tastemaker, not afraid to test crowds with a fresh high quality selection from across the spectrum of drum & bass. A passion for techno runs deeply through his music, demonstrated once again by recent solo tracks such as 'Airbourne,' and his four-to-the-floor selection is second-to-none. He represents Soul:ution with residencies in Manchester and at London's Fabric plus a radio show for Red Bull Music Academy and will be touring to celebrate the release of his debut album in 2011, featuring collaborations with Calibre, S.P.Y, Lynx, Fierce and MC DRS
Marcus’ passion for music was born in his native Manchester, where he experienced first-hand the energy of the nascent dance music scene as a regular on the dancefloor at the legendary Hacienda club. His interest for the music grew as the scene developed and, after landing his first professional DJ gig aged just 17, Marcus went on to work at the infamous Eastern Bloc record store. From here he established himself on the Manchester scene and began producing tracks together with fellow Mancunian Mark XTC as Da Intalex, appearing on Flex Recordings.
A chance meeting in the early 90’s, through Flex boss L Double, led to Marcus pairing up with producer and engineer ST Files and gave rise to the partnership we know today as MIST. In 1999, the pair’s ground-breaking release ‘How You Make Me Feel’ on 31 Records began a new soulful movement in drum & bass at a time when the scene was driven by predominantly dark and aggressive sounds. Following up their success with a series of high-profile remixes for MJ Cole, Un:Cut, 4 Hero and Solid State, MIST duly established themselves as leaders in the field and, together with Calibre as Mist:ical, turned heads with their debut LP ‘The Eleventh Hour’ in 2007.
Since 2001 and the set-up of Soul:r label, they’ve released their own music and that of like-minded artists including Calibre, High Contrast, DJ Marky, dBridge, Alix Perez and Lynx & Kemo. The stable has grown to be amongst the most respected in drum & bass, reflecting Marcus’ own strong personal belief in innovative music with integrity and a life beyond solely the dancefloor. Sister label Revolve:r provides exposure for more experimental sounds, with Dutch dubstep don Martyn back in the frame for the latest release 'After Seven', in collaboration with Marcus on the imprint where his career began.
More recently, the DAT Music project has brought together fresh sounds and inspirational sounds from the likes Instra:mental, S.P.Y and Lomax over 2 CD compilations. In May 2009, the debut album from Lynx & Kemo ‘The Raw Truth’ was released to critical acclaim, achieving a nomination for Best Album at this year's D&BA Awards and helping to further Soul:r’s reputation for pushing boundaries in drum & bass.
The highly successful Soul:ution residency at London superclub Fabric continues to go from strength-to-strength, with Lynx now added to a core that includes Calibre, Marcus and the ever-reliable MC DRS. Marcus’s Fabric Live 35 mix CD highlighted many of the reasons why, proving that music with lasting appeal and a diverse selection are among the key ingredients. The Soul:ution Radio sessions for Red Bull Music Academy give worldwide reach and remain a focal point for the forefront of the drum & bass scene, keeping Marcus Intalex in constant demand as a DJ across the globe.
Regular appearances for the likes of Metalheadz, Ram and Renegade Hardware have helped Marcus to avoid the obvious tags and pigeon-holes like ‘liquid’ and ‘minimal’ and reinforce his versatility as a DJ. Techno sets have also seen him draw from labels such as Kompakt and Wagon Repair and explore his own roots and influences, whilst bringing something different to the dancefloor.
His remix of Douglas Greed’s ‘Frame’ on an EP for Combination Records in 2008 demonstrated he’s a more than capable techno producer too and tracks like ‘Sark’ (alongside ST Files), ‘Debbit’ and ‘4-4-2’ have recently seen him crossing styles again, with support DJ ranging from Appleblim to Goldie. A solo album may be likely as a future project yet will almost certainly take on various genres, delivered true to form on entirely his own terms.
Quoted as being inspired by an influx of quality music at present on a recent tour of New Zealand, Marcus continues to set the pace and champion new artists wherever he travels. In 2010, we can look forward to more from Marcus and Soul:r, including upcoming collaborations with S.P.Y and an artist LP from long-time cohort MC DRS.