adv tokens from The Athenaeum - Monday 16th April
Pre party film screening & DJ set
A new generation of producers from Bristol is emerging. When Artifact's "Archaic Line" came out at the beginning of this year Resident Advisor's Andrew Ryce called it "one of those moments where an artist is finally realizing his potential all at once".
Artifact, with releases on Local Action, his own Deadplate imprint and mastering that "twitchy technoid brand of bass music compatible with both modern deep house and the old Chicago stuff", has turned himself into one of the most hotly tipped young musicians down south.
Working in Germany and growing up in Bristol, a city on the map with Julio Bashmore, Eats Everything and Futureboogie flying the nest over the last few years, gives the young Deadplate producer all the right influences.
What to expect? As he puts it best, Artifact brings techno footwork and that bass-heavy garage vibe.
A LA FU //
Since his early schoolings in the arts of DJing, A La Fuâ€™s skillful endeavorâ€™s soon saw him leave his hometown of Aberdeen to showcase his work in numerous places throughout Europe, Australia, the U.S. and the Middle East, settling for a while in London after having performed at Londonâ€™s Fabric where he was asked to join the Big Dada label in the role of tour and resident DJ.
A La Fu then became resident at Big Dadaâ€™s hugely missed GOSH! night at Plastic People as well as touring and performing globally with Roots Manuva, Mike Ladd and almost all the artists on the roster. He has recorded for both Big Dada and Ninja Tune with remix work for Coldcut, Saul Williams and Juice Aleem, recorded the Well Deep series, and also produces the labels official podcast.
Amongst his more prestigious accolades, A La Fu was nominated for, and won, a new music award in 2008 from the BBC, has appeared several times on MTV and other networks, notably alongside DJ Kool Herc illustrating the art of DJâ€™ing, performed for Radio 1â€™s â€˜In New DJâ€™s We Trustâ€™ and more recently on the Mary Anne Hobbsâ€™ Xfm show. After competing against the Scratch Perverts at the first ever DMC Team Finals, A La Fu then performed at Glastonbury at the request of the Perverts and in the last ten years has held various residencies around the world including Glasgowâ€™s world famous Sub Club.
KRAZZY MARTIN //
Leader of the pack, head of Everything Else Sucks, general shit stirrer and all round good guy. This gig was made for him.