Pinch, Gemmy, Kahn, MIK, Kowton, Simbad, Kashmir Kid, 2nd Drop Records, Crypt, Ouzo Beats
Known as the home for artists like Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead and Roni Size, Bristol still plays a pivotal role in the direction of electronic music with recent talent coming in from all angles. Whether it be dubstep, house or techno - Bristolians have a knack for adding their own bespoke touch to whatever genre of music they make.
DIN is proud to be able to host some of the city’s most promising and exciting artists for their first party. Tectonic head-honcho Pinch leads the line-up in the main room off the back of some stellar releases on labels such as Swamp 81, Planet Mu and his own Tectonic Records. A pillar of the electronic music scene in Bristol he fuses deep bass vibrations of dub reggae with modern day dubstep.
Joker’s cohort Gemmy has released on labels like Planet Mu, Punch Drunk and his recently formed W.OW. (World Of Wonders) imprint. With his timeless synth-led productions he has made his mark on the dubstep scene with tracks like ‘Supligen’, ‘Back To The Future’ and ‘Rainbow Road’. Known as part of the ‘purple trinity’ alongside Joker and Guido his playful melodies and stern basslines allow his signature style to flourish.
Kahn is a relative newcomer to the scene, having already released on Punch Drunk he sits on the fence between dubstep and garage both sonically and rhythmically. Kowton (or Narcossist as some may know him) has been in a rich vein of form as of late with tracks like the acid influenced ‘Drunk On A Sunday’ showcasing his ability to make music than leans further towards house but with the rough edges that we’ve become accustomed to hearing from Kowton.
Room Two is hosted by the blog, party and label - Get Some. After writing about and promoting events in around the UK bass music scene for the last 2 years they have now started their label of the same name. They have chosen house and broken beat impresario Simbad to headline Room Two. Known for his diverse selection which ranges from house to UK funky and beyond, look out for his collaboration on Cooly G’s upcoming EP on Hyperdub entitled ‘Landscapes’. Joining Simbad on the night will be Kashmir Kid, Get Some signee Crypt with his vivacious basslines and garage influence, 2nd Drop Records and resident, Ouzo Beats, who will be playing tantalizing mix of garage, house and dubstep.
All proceeds from the night will be going to Mind, England’s leading mental healthy charity. We would also like to take the time to point out our good friends at Pretty Neat who donate 100% of their profit to Mind. http://8hz.co.uk/prettyneat/
In anticipation of the night, are good friend and artist Pierre Thyss put together a sick animation promoting it. Have a watch at the link here: http://vimeo.com/30279844