Firstly a massive thanks to everyone who made it down to our last party at the Horse & Groom, next up we head to Plan B for our birthday celebrations.
The Revenge (6th Borough Project)
Graeme Clarke began producing in his early teenage years, making a skewed blend of electronic music using a couple of his dadâ€™s old drum machines, a 4 track and a sampler. Influenced by his parents collection of rock, soul and blues as well as eighties daytime radio and the burgeoning rave scene, he began to dissect and re-imagine the music.
Now producing for over 15 years, Graeme continues to put his fingers to work on a variety of projects in the studio as well as touring as a DJ most weekends. Recent work has included music for DFA, Buzzin' Fly, Domino, Pokerflat, MCDE, Dessous and Silver Network as well as forthcoming album productions (May 2011) for Delusions Of Grandeur and Z Records.
Mark E (Spectral, Merc)
The music of Mark E is overwhelmingly deliberate, and in that sense itâ€™s quintessential houseâ€”unswerving, mechanistic, intoxicatingly simple. And life imitates art: the Wolverhampton-reared, Birmingham-based DJ/producer has had a slow, steady ascension to his status as one of the genreâ€™s most natural talents.
Mark Eâ€™s love affair with electronic dance music began began early, as an adolescent, when Manchester was Madchester and the irreverent attitude of rave culture swept through England. His first record? Bizarre Incâ€™s exuberant, piano-loaded â€œPlaying With Knives,â€ a fortuitous introduction to the hypnotizing powers of house. As Mark got older, he dove headfirst into the surprisingly fertile Wolverhampton scene, tasting house at the hands of legends like John Kelly and Frankie Knuckles before a move to Birmingham for University also installed him in a larger club scene.
Wbeeza [Live] (Third Ear, Secretsundaze)
Wbeeza's unique sound takes in the history and lineage of 20 years of house music and techno with a fresh twist which comes from growing up and living in Peckham, South London. His productions have a striking balance of jacking basement vibes with swinging jazz grooves and tough acid tinges. Wbeeza's killer live set is particularly refined, balancing the power of motorized techno with organic rolling polyrhythms, bringing some much-needed freshness to the capital's dance music scene. When playing live, Wbeeza is generally not mixing tracks. Instead he is creating music on the fly from beats and pieces to create a largely improvised performance that is different every night. Crowds at Free Rotation festival, secretsundaze, Tape Club and Watergate in Berlin have already been rocked by his set.
Eric Volta (Lower East, My Favourite Robot, Ellum Audio)
The sound of Eric Volta is a result of one artists journey, growing over the years through many identities with a love for a lot of music across many genres. Drawing inspiration from his multi-cultural roots and an upbringing that crosses many continents, with musical roots in soul, rock, reggae, blues, funk & jazz crossing over into electronic music with a heavy intake of IDM, drum & bass and late 80s- 90s house & techno. The sound of Eric Volta today is one that has brought his past musical experiences and tied it into the East London underground Sunday party scene. His music is a reflection of the many moods that vary from beautiful open summer venues within the industrial areas to the hidden dungeon venues in the heart of London city.
Ericâ€™s journey has culminated in the recent signing with heavyweight Maceo Plexâ€™s Ellum Audio, the label boss expecting 2012 to be a breakthrough year for the Londoner.
Joining us in room two, our friends from the North. In a city as musically spoilt as Leeds, it is easy for aspiring nights to disappear without a trace, swallowed by the big names that dominate our weekends. In the year since its conception, Flux has distinguished itself from the rest with its unique focus on the atmosphere of its parties, as well as the quality of the music. For our Birthday we welcome along residents Aartekt, Jacques Adda and Jasmin.
See you there! x