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Poker Flat London with Steve Bug, Josh Wink, Manik and More photo gallery
On Saturday 25th February 2012 a very special Poker Flat showcase is to happen in London for the very first time. It will feature a carefully curated selection of label associates old and new, and the bespoke venue is to be a secret warehouse space where joining label boss Steve Bug, will be Ovum chief Josh Wink and 2011 star M A N I K, as well as Martin Landsky, Daniel Dexter and Burnski, plus more to be confirmed.
Poker Flat is the deep house and tech label run by DJ, producer and A&R maestro Steve Bug since 1999. Amongst its illustrious back catalogue are genre defining hits like ‘Loverboy’ and '1000 Miles', peerless compilations by the likes of Argy and Märtini Brös, full lengths from the boss himself plus the likes of Trentemoller and Donnacha Costello and as well as the usual string of excellent 12” and EP releases from established names and new young blood alike. The label is a pillar of the modern scene and so a showcase such as this in the English capital is long overdue...
Josh Wink, boss of Ovum Records, tops the bill behind Steve Bug and needs little hype given his countless acid, techno and house hits over the past few decades. One of the stars he’s discovered himself in recent times is M A N I K. This NYC virtuoso has a great musicality running through his sultry house and snaking tech releases on Poker Flat, Hot Creations and of course Ovum (for whom he also released a full length this year) whilst one of Bug’s oldest partners in crime, Martin Landsky – known for his peerless production finesse – also gets in on the action.
Another fast rising talent is Chicago house and Detroit techno derived producer, DJ and label boss Daniel Dexter, whilst Berlin based Brit Burnski has a long association with Poker Flat thanks to his deep and tidy productions for the label in recent years.
This secret warehouse venue is perfectly suited to a proper Poker Flat party of this sort - with dynamite sound, killer production and the extra attention to detail you’d expect of a label with as long and esteemed a history as this.
The show also ties in with release of the label's latest double compilation album 'Poker Flat Volume 9 - Gunslingers and Greenhorns', which is due for release on Monday February 20th. Limited early bird tickets are available now from RA and look out on the night for details of the next upcoming Poker Flat showcases in London and beyond....
Poker Flat HQ x
[Words: Kristan Caryl]
VENUE: Secret Warehouse Location tba
8pm-6am | £10/15/18