Line-up /Nicholas (live) (No More Hits / Needwant)
John Heckle (Mathematics)
Richard Adam (Simmer)
Kenny, Jerome, Chez... we love seeing the classics play at our parties. But what really fondles our earbuds is breaking out the game's freshest talent, and together under one roof will be 2 of the most highly anticipated artists of 2012, Nicholas and John Heckle. Consistently earmarked as the ones to watch, 2011 was a watershed for both. After our own hearts and with an eye on the past, they have thrust new blood into classic sounds with a style and individualism that has made them true players.
NICHOLAS - LIVE
For someone in his mid twenties, Nicholas' knowledge of vintage US house and garage would make Kerri Chandler proud. Diva samples, commanding soul, and warm synthesizers breathe heavily into his productions, greatly influenced by legends of the movement Ron Trent, Romanthony and of course, Chez. Having remixed one of his heroes, Robert Owens, further honour was bestowed on the young Italian when he was asked to reinterpret the celebrated catalogue of New York label Nu Groove... an unenviable task he totally smashed that those legends are now playing HIS re edits. Despite an obvious devotion to the old house sound, manifested in his own prolific vinyl only imprint, No More Hits, you will witness a live house performance full of distinct modern touches combined with an extensive sense of deeper dance music.
The Liverpool artist is fast becoming the new great white hope for those who like their house and techno music heady, psychadelic and slammingly raw. Whilst heavily indebted to classic Chicago and signed to the city's Mathematic's label, Heckle is reaching out his own take so evident in his universally hailed and abrasively eclectic debut album Second Son. A real hardware nut with a frenetic style to yoke all those machines, get set to be taken on a glorious trip through rugged house, peak time disco and full bodied dance floor acid.