Harold Heath (Lost My Dog/Evasive)
Rob Pearson (Evasive/Sonar)
Beatsworkin - Jamie Bawn & Chris Eaton (Two Forks/Masterplan/Sonar)
Craig Rogan (Junk/Sonar)
James Harrison (Scientific Funk/Two Forks/Sonar) b2b Laurence Reed (Two Forks/Masterplan/Science)
Duncan Disorderly & The Scally Wags (live) (Small World)
Ian Knight (Two Forks/Masterplan)
Ministere (Beatsworkin Radio/ D D D)
BEATSWORKIN return to H Bar & Club on 9th June for a special Pre Sonar Party before they jet off to Barcelona to play their sold out OFF Sonar Castle Party. This night will also be their brand new TWO FORKS label launch night which they set up with IAN KNIGHT, due to see their first release on this label: 'Zakopane' with remix by the superb SAYTEK due out in the next few weeks.
Some of the djs that are playing for Beatsworkin in Barcelona will be also joining them for this special Pre Sonar bash - namely ROB PEARSON (head man from the superb Evasive Records), who is playing for Beatsworkin for the 4th time after playing for them twice in Brighton and totally smashing it, and in Barcelona for them in 2011, and Craig Rogan (Junk), who has become a bit of a regular dj for the Beatsworkin parties; also, James Harrison who is also releasing new tunes on Two Forks label very soon. Playing back to back with James, will be another regular Beatsworkin dj: Laurence Reed who is also a regular for Portsmouth's 'Science' parties, and has some new tunes in the pipeline for Two Forks label.
Alongside ROB PEARSON, the second headliner for this party is the superb HAROLD HEATH (Lost My Dog). He is one of the finest Deep House producers and djs around, and he will hopefully be making some tunes exclusively for Two Forks label very soon!! This is Harold's debut for Beatsworkin, and everyone is very excited to have him come down and play!
In the bar, Beatsworkin welcome a third Headliner: The Live Brighton Reggae/Funk and Hip Hop band: DUNCAN DISORDERLY & THE SCALLYWAGS. ThIs band have toured Europe and been a favourite at Small World Festival. Their music is magnificent and refreshing and they really should be seen to believed. They will be playing from 9pm so get there early for this. TWO FORKS co owner: IAN KNIGHT will also be playing in the bar alongside a long awaited return from DISCOBOY, who will kick the night off with his blend of Reggae and Hip Hop. Completing the bar line up is Beatsworkin radio and Dance Dance Dance (Plymouth) resident: MINISTERE & a debut set from BRADLEY PEAKE, who is a top up and coming dj that is sure to rock the bar with his cool blends of house music.
Entry is only £4 advance, and tix on sale on RA now
ROB PEARSON BIOG
House Music supremo Rob Pearson was lured into music at an early age, growing up in South London with a staple diet of electro, hip hop, and eighties soul. Inspired by the turntable wizards of the time Rob spent many hours perfecting and earning his art, initially as a scratch DJ, cutting up the early hip hop beats of the time. A passion for collecting records soon developed and he set about mastering his techniques on whatever equipment was available to him.
Robs early mix tapes where made using pause button tape edits of his favourite snippets of music and later on an old music centre and a midi HI- FI system. Moving on to productions his earliest recordings were made using an old Tascam 4 track and a budget drum machine program on the classic Commodore 64 computer, overlaying whatever records Rob could get his hands on to create new unique versions of tracks. Inspired by the early acid house scene Rob started to fuse the sounds coming from Chicago and Detroit with early Breakbeat and Hardcore to create a more London based sound. Venturing into pirate he was soon doing regular slots on Energy 87.9 FM, Don FM and Dream FM - honing his style into Drum & Bass and scoring slots at clubs like Labyrinth and Turnmills and even playing a warm up set for the legendary Happy Mondays at Concorde in Brighton.
His humble home studio was now growing and sporting some serious gear; Akai samplers, various keyboards and drum machines and the classic Atari ST computer. Gaining respect from his piers and getting his material played by LTJ Bukem, Grooverider and Fabio helped him to clinch his first record deal with Basement Records. Working alongside label mates Wax Doctor, Peshay, Roger Johnson, MJ Cole, and Top Buzz and producing under the name of Blinded by Science, he quickly became a player on the nascent Drum & Bass scene, releasing on a plethora of other labels at the time including his own Online Recordings Imprint. By 1995 Rob’s ever growing music equipment collection and the need to create a proper workspace for his projects led on to him starting his own recording studio, Online Studios in Croydon, South London.
As an engineer, producer and remixer he's worked with a diverse range of music artists including Tippa Irie, Cedric Myton & The Congo’s, Marc Almond, So Solid, UKApache, Sway and in 1999 co-wrote and produced a top 40 number 1 single that sold over quarter of a million records. This was also the year that Rob launched his Evasive Records imprint to release the underground house and Tech House tracks that he was writing, finding that this style of music gave him the most creative freedom to express himself by being able to draw on his many other musical influences.
Releases and remixes followed for some of House music’s most prestigious labels including Swag, Defender, Wrong, Dorigen and Uhuru Beats, whilst at the same time producing over 20 releases for his label Evasive. Rob has also been a regular guest on London’s biggest dance radio station, Kiss 100 and continues to do slots on various internet stations. At the end of 2004 he launched a sister label to Evasive, Drugsex Recordings, which has been showcasing new artists and a deeper dirtier style of house music. Now with the labels and Online Studios established Rob is continuing to produce new material and is spinning alongside many of the the scenes leading players (Colin Dale, Nathan Coles, Asad Rizvi, Inland Knights) and playing well respected events like Kerfuffle, Abstrakt Dance and Reverberations. He's also been travelling to Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Germany and Miami whilst still managing to find time to spin at some of the UK’s best parties. In 2007 Robs tracks have been remixed by top artists The Timewriter and Demarkus Lewis. Rob has also collaborated with legendary vocalists including Afrika Bambaataa, a single with Robert Owens and 2 projects with Rose Windross (Soul II Soul) and plans to work further with other vocalists and musicians for upcoming tracks. After a decade of studio production work Rob is now working on his debut album project whilst pushing his unique sound forward with DJ gigs worldwide. Watch him fly.