DOSE @ South nightclub, Bank holiday Friday 6th April
The first DOSE welcomes the fiery duo NO ARTIFICIAL COLOURS (petFood/Sinq/Nervous Records) & JAMES WHAT (Crosstown Rebels/Poker Flat) to the basement stomping lair that is South; boasting a crisp Funktion One Soundsystem, this party is to be heard and felt...
No Artificial Colours (petFood/Sinq/Nervous Records)
DJ Duo No Artificial Colours are the dominant force in the UK's house music scene; with their music consistently riding high in the Beatport Deep House charts they are receiving love from their peers and the industry alike. Never one to follow the crowd, No Artificial Colours have chosen an interesting mixture of UK and international labels to release their music on, all of which have gained attention from the likes of Jamie Jones, Maya Jane Coles, Lee Foss, Subb-an, Visionquest on the DJ side and from top outlets like Clash magazine, I-D mag, Beatport, Mixmag, the list goes on…No Artificial Colours are Ryan Ellis and Lewis Wright, 2 friends hailing from South East London; the boys met when they kept finding themselves booked at the same gigs, and when they often got asked by promoters if they could play back-to-back, the pairing made perfect sense. Since meeting every day has been about music for them, playing it, searching it out and making it. Their sound is evolving all the time with their sets becoming more about their own music than other peoples and often favouring a deep underlying, hypnotic vibe with various acapellas, loops and tricks to keep things exciting.
Their first EP only dropped in late spring 2011 and since then they have played numerous top clubs in the UK and Europe with some amazing things in the pipeline for 2012 - including A&R'ing for their own label!
James What (Crosstown Rebels/Poker Flat)
Making music that charms a warped early morning dance floor is relatively easy if you know how - doing that whilst retaining musical elegance and expertise however, is something quite different. Producer and Live artist James What appears to have mastered the two, and his Live Shows, projects with Dan Berkson and continuous stream of highly lauded releases play testament.
James What laid routes in London in 1999 to study music and sound engineering, he has since gone on to make and release his solo, moniker and collaborative music on some of the industry's most recognized labels such as Pokerflat, Crosstown Rebels, Murmur and Dessous.
In 2006 James joined forces with fellow producer Dan Berkson; a partnership that has since propelled the two to new musical levels. Debuting at Sonar in 2006 Dan Berkson and James What continue to perform their captivating Live sets around the world; casting light on their solid yet emotive and improvised soundscapes.
Continually progressing and evolving as an artist, James currently divides his time between an international gig schedule, solo and collaborative production and touring with Dan Berkson. James's recent 'About Love' ep on Crosstown Rebels met rave reviews and regularly penetrates the ever beating depths of the scenes night life. His unique sound sits within a mix of raw classic house and the shrewd darkness of gruff minimal and techno; complimenting their counterparts and flitting effortlessly between the three. Based in London and working worldwide, James What is playing the balance game with a winning streak; stripped down, head strong dance music that effortlessly retains sensual warmth and timeless elegance.
Full line up: No Artificial Colours
Doors 11:00 - 05:00
Limited early tickets /// £12
Advanced tickets //////// £15
No I.D, no entry policy applies