Moxie (deviation, nts / UK), special guest (US), Beatbully (live) (dødpop / NO), SNASEN live (Sellout! / NO), TORKELSEN live (Sellout! / NO), INKO (dj set) (Steroptico / DR), DJs Uraki Riddim & Andre Jazzmal, visuals by VJ Pop Com (FR)
The Drop is back with an exciting showcase of live Scandinavian beats acts and International DJs to coincide with By:Larm 2012. Live acts will perform early evening, followed by a club night with one of Time Out's 'DJ to watch in 2012' Moxie, and a very special guest. Synthetic funk, analogue beats and global electronic music at arguably the only event comprehensively representing these sounds during By:Larm.
DJ MOXIE (Deviation, NTS, DMZ / UK)
Hot off the back of celebrating four years of success with the Deviation parties, Time Out has nominated Moxie as one of the top DJs to look out for in 2012 alongside the likes of Maya Jane Coles, T. Williams and John Talabot. Having co-produced the Deviation parties with Benji B for the past few years Moxie took up a permanent slot on NTS radio in early 2011 to add to her guest shows on stations such as Kiss and Rinse FM. From being the first female DJ to play at renowned dub spot DMZ, she has established herself as an excellent selector DJ playing a multitude of styles seamlessly without losing sight of the dancefloor. BBC Radio 1 DJ Benji B says ‘Moxie is not just a good technical DJ, but a good selector. She has great taste in music across the board and is open to music styles both old and new. Watch out for her in 2012."
BEATBULLY live (Dødpop / NO)
Skweee producer from Hamar and co-founder of Dødpop. Beatbully was the first artist on the label to release a full LP, Kosmisk Reign, which received great reviews from publications such as XLR8R, LowRiders and Sonic Router."Serious Skweee heat from Beatbully, setting off his debut LP on Dødpop. This is easily one of the heaviest Skweee records we've ever clapped lugs upon, refining the sound to a diamante-sharp refraction of R&B 8-Bit electronics and a killer digidub flavour." Boomkat
SNASEN live (Sellout! / NO)
Snasen is a graphic designer, illustrator, and musician living and working in Oslo, Norway. In this past year alone he has come to the fore playing support for the likes of Actress at Øyafestivalen and latterly Gold Panda at The Drop."Snasen remind us a wee bit of Oorutaichi, and a wee bit of a calmer Chris Clark. They’re choppy and glitchy and sample-y and bass-heavy and generally most enjoyable." JaJaJa music
INKO live (Stereoptico / NO)
An experienced beat maker and up and coming name in the Norwegian beats scene; Inko has developed his sound from an eclectic use of Caribbean drum patterns and samples mixed with modern electronic 'offbeats'. His first two EPs for the RBMA recognised Stereoptico imprint (3 members of the Domenican based collective are past participants) picked up recognition from local and international publications (MTV Iggy , Concepto Radio...) and catapulted him to gigs with Rustie, Mweslee and Offshore amongst others.
TORKELSEN live (Sellout! / NO)
"Torkelsen is both the production moniker and surname of Kristian Torkelsen, a 22-year-old artist and self-proclaimed "crate digger" living in Fredrikstad, Norway. Torkelsen is set to release his first album in the beginning of next year. "Lavkarbovår" is a cut from that forthcoming self-titled LP, and shows off the type of jazzy, smoothly off-kilter beatscapes the producer is so fond of creating." XLR8R
The Drop DJs (Uraki Riddim & Andre Jazzmal)
& Visuals by VJ Pop Com (FR)