Friday, October 14 Bratsk Krug, the new brotherhood of dubstep Turin, emerges from the slums of the city to give you the first guest of the season. Rob Ellis, alias Pinch, he dedicated himself to the Bristol dudstep scene since 2004 and is today a name recognised on the international scene. In little more than half a decade he has collected vast material of the highest quality on behalf of the largest manufacturers of music ... electronics in the United Kingdom: Planet Mu, Soul Jazz, Tempa, in addition to that he founded and directed Tectonic Records.
The refined and experimental DJ and producer Pinch will join the circle of the Bratsk Krug Turin, flanked by brothers; De Niro, Epitome, and Sick.
PINCH [UK | Tectonic, Planet Mu, Soul Jazz, Tempa]
After he introduced dubstep to Bristol towards the end of 2004, with exciting Bristol dubstep nights thanks to Subloaded and Rob Ellis. Pinch decided to work on developing a local scene that later proved both successful and rewarding for his efforts. Just over six years and with good reason Pinch can claim the title for founding the Bristol dubstep scene, which is often recognized by the press.
Pinch is the head of the authoritative Tectonic label along with more recent sister label Earwax. Since 2005, Tectonic has seen an extraordinary period of growth in terms of production because of its high reputation. It is becoming a first class label along with Hyperdub, Tempa and the DMZ. The label naturally outlets for productions by Pinch, he has produced for top names such as Loefah, Skream, 2562, Jack Sparrow, Photek, Martyn, Peverelist and DJ Distance. The first real success for Pinch coincides with the first single solo, "Qawwali", released for the (bizarre) types of Planet Mu in March 2006 and judged by Boomkat as "one of the most successful ever products of Planet Mu." Since then, tracks like "Punisher", "Pepper Spray" and "Attack of the Giant Killer Robot Spiders" have undoubtedly confirmed a sign that Pinch had raised the bar. At the end of 2007 Pinch self-produced his debut album, "Underwater Dancehall LP" and received unanimous praise from magazines like Vice, Mixmag and DJ Magazine. In 2008, the figure in Box of Dub 2, the sequel to the fine selection of dubstep Soul Jazz Recordings, marked another important step in his career.
Pinches productions run regularly in media circles where the focus is heavily centered on the most relevant contemporary electronics such as Mary-Anne Hobbs Breezeblock on BBC Radio One. The collaborations include remixes of established musicians such as Ashley Beedle and Horace Andy's history! K7 and London electro-pop duo Simian Mobile Disco. His performances abroad have already led him all over the world on more than one occasion, from Europe to Japan, Russia and New Zealand Austrialia, recently coming to perform in China.