Round 3 of 2012 and we are very happy to be taking Roost to the intimate Relay arches!
If you haven't checked the space yet, Relay is the forgotten third arch of Cable which is now operating as its brand new sister venue. The arch has the sort of atmosphere, layout and sound system that quite simply does not disappoint!.
We are very excited to be bringing you this fantastic new space to showcase what is arguably some of the UK's very best in house and Techno. If you know - you know!
Line up information:
We welcome Gerry Read, well.. since we at Roost first picked up on Gerrys' first Ramp Recordings release Legs/Untitled we have been hooked. We are buzzing about having him come to roost and especially play LIVE!. He joins us to play an exclusive live set which he will be performing across Europe in the forthcoming months.
Recent reviews have summarised his style as an ode to the art form of sampling and they are not wrong!. With his signature grainy production, choice selected vocal samples, tight swing patterns and THAT hi hat!!. He just manages to effortlessly work loops perfectly. In his relatively short time he is up there with sample masters such as Soundstream.
More recently he has been picked up by Delsin to release the Yeah Come Dance Ep. The title track is a classy beat down groover and "crookeds" jazz flow is shuffled along with the signature hat.
Other tracks dominating the floors from Mr Read include a recent collaboration with Toronto based Kevin Mcphee "Demolition Man", you know..the one with the big butts sticker! and a solo outing in the form of a very limited release on Ramp "90's Prostitution Racket", which is pure bliss.
Next up is the Mysterious Trevino, well he is becoming less of the mysterious each step of the way actually!.
Trevino is the alias of the Marcus Intalex who needs no introduction. James & Tristan have been huge fans of Marcus throughout his D&B career and have spent many a days peddling his 12s in the record shop.
Marcus, no stranger to house and techno, always producing alongside his D&B productions he has dropped cracking house releases such as "Taking Over Me', which was released on secretsundaze sampler released last summer.
His new project as Trevino is based on an approach to step away from the trend, and quite literally experiment and let the music do the talking. He first dropped a superb 12 "Chip" on 3024 which we would you could simply describe as future music. With the project really in its early days he is already gaining huge respect from artists including Ben UFO, Scuba, Paul Woolford, Boddika to name but a few. Several podcasts have recently been dropped as promo and are packed full of forthcoming material which include "Tweakanomics" which floored Crucifix Lane when dropped by both Paul Woolford & Boddika.
With the imminent release of a 10" Naked Lunch E.P release, featuring "Derelict" which has been causing a huge stir taking us all back to the days at Sterns on the south coast and The Amnesia House!; we welcome Trevino!
James and Tristan:
The pair behind Roost have started as they mean to go on - it's all about the music, atmosphere and venues to suit. It's not just the organising though! - the residents bring the sort of sounds which have been warming the cockles perfectly at the Roost parties all year. Shifting between the deeper side of House, Techno and plenty of other influences to boot, the selections are always sitting on the fence of genres and delving ever deeper into the fresh forward thinking sounds and older House and Techno influences. 2012 has a lot of exciting news and developments from Roost. From now until Christmas you don't want to be missing a thing!
With a recent signing to Man Make Music and a crackin' EP to open his account, it looks like being a year where we all start to hear a whole lot more about the man behind the Fold alias, Rob Glassett, also one half of the London-based deep house duo HomePark.. His appearance at the Roost parties so far this year have had the floor very happy indeed - showcasing a load of his unreleased music, experimenting with both house and garage sounds whilst retaining select elements of deep house.
NTS Radio regular, Lawson, has gained a great following and playing what is always an incredibly fresh selection of house, techno, bass and other forms electronic music. He's a Roost regular and with other recent appearances across some of London's top venues, Lawson is most definitely one to watch!