Slackk -2 hour set
After the great vibes and resounding success of the City Bass re-launch we're not slowing down and next up we've got Numbers signing and eski house don Slackk for a 2 hour set with support from Rushmore bringin the Rhythm Talk sounds!!
Slackk signed to Jackmaster's Numbers label and the main man behind www.grimetapes.com is best known for pioneering the eski house sound.
As stated in a Numbers press release to go with his recent single - Slackk is single handedly breaking down the walls that seperate Detroit, Chicago and London, then picking up the pieces and moulding them into his own mutant strain of House music - and that strain is eski house!
A hybrid of the raw power of grime and the dancefloor intensity of uk funky it's a combination that never fails to get the floor movin!
In his own words "I think the structure and approach of what I do and what I try to play is strongly influenced by grime - I like harsh sounds and the coldness of grime against heavily percussive house just seems to hang together well, I think."
His first release on Numbers the Theme EP seems to draw influences from all over the place, whether that be the pure dark aggression found in classic Underground Resistance tunes or the jack of early chicago house its really the mans love of grime (check his tribute to Wiley - Fire Flies) that gives his sound that rough, dark, un-comprimising edge.
Other notable tunes are his remix of Cassie - Thirsty a relentless seven minute acid workout, City Bass persy (persy persy persy) and in our opinion the standout track from Local Action's free Skydiver EP and his most recent release on new label Forefront the more afro tinged tribal swagger of Synthetic.
At City Bass we aim to book people primarily off the back of their dj skills rather than their production credentials and we will always try to get dj's to play longer sets to allow them to dig deeper and create a real vibe for the floor. Luckily for us Slackk was well up for this! Anyone who's listened to his recent fact mix will know what to expect - diverse tune selection, fast mixing and a lot of groove.
If you have even a vague interest in grime you should also check his grimetapes site and in particular the Wiley Vol.1 and D Double E Vol.1 mixes, a comprehensive collection of two of the greatest grime MC's best bars taken from live recordings and pirate radio shows.
We also have support from Rhythm Talk's Rushmore plus the City Bass residents on rotation playing our usual mix of beats and bass.
You know the ethos - no egos, all about the vibes, see you on the floor!
+ as per usual we will be installing extra sound especially for the night!