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Phil Asher (restless soul)
Paddy Freeform (Universal Vibes)
Wez Saunders (Endemic Digital)
Vibes is a new night at the Horse and Groom brought to you by TACTiLE resident and Universal Vibes head honcho, Paddy Freeform.
After 2 great years TACTiLE ended when co-promoters and fellow residents Tomas and Mirror Mirror flew the nest and left London for greener pastures north of the border, but with a fantastic venue like the Horse and Groom for a home we didn't want to let go, so Paddy has picked up the baton and will continue to bring the Vibes. Featuring the same bass heavy mix of electronic house, deep dubstep, broken beats and all points in between on the big horse and groom sound system with the same atmosphere and vibe TACTiLE became known for.
We kick things off my welcoming a very special guest and veteran of the London house and leftfield music scene, the legendary Phil Asher....
Since his first DJ slot at Delirium in 1991, Phil Asher has slowly built an extensive resume as an international jock, producer, and integral figure in London's dance music community. In the late '90s and early 2000s, Asher was central in the evolution of broken beat, as a founder of West London's Co-Op club, and as a prolific artist with countless remixes and numerous recording projects under his belt.
Asher started his life in music in a rather unique fashion. As a youngster, he'd sneakily filch some of the records his father would bring home from a record store job and sell them to his schoolmates. Later on, he followed in his father's footsteps by working at record shops and developed his taste for several styles of music, encompassing jazz, funk, soul, disco and house. He ventured into DJ'ing in the early '90s, became part of Slip 'n' Slide's extensive Jazz in the House compilation/mix series, and by the late '90s, he was into production work and even began hosting a radio program - R Solution, with Kirk DeGiorgio and 4hero's Dego and Mark Mac - on London's Kiss FM.
The producer's role as a driving force behind broken beat hit full speed in the early 2000s. Not only was he a member of the duo Restless Soul, releasing 12" singles with Luke McCarthy and numerous outside collaborators, but he presented a full-length project called Focus for 2002's Sweet and Sour. Phil has been credited with eighty of his own productions, and has tampered with countless other tracks in a remix guise.
Supprting on the night we have Wez Saunders and Paddy Freeform, Wez runs several labels including Endemic Digital, Sounds of Juan and Unrivaled Music and as a DJ has been cutting a swathe across London's house scene with gigs at Ministry, various boat parties and underground events. He is also picking up serious props by qualifying for the final of the Bedrock and Beatportal DJ Mix competition. While Vibes resident Paddy Freeform is gearing up for a busy 2012 with the launch of the Soulsonics production alias and Universal Vibes label continuing to release the finest in deep electronic music and continuing to push the Vibes across London and beyond....