So next in the series of Lowbrow events we wanted to expose to you some of the artists who we feel are making a big impact on our very own scene in the UK, so we are very excited to bring to you two of the biggest up and coming musical talents around from Numbers mainstay DEADBOY and Losing Suki's rising star LAST MAGPIE.
Lowbrow finished its first half of the year with bang with the all day Hypercolour showcase and were set to continue that roll into the second. So far we have blessed yours and our ears with some mind blowing sets from the likes of Steffi, Kris Wadsworth, Shenoda, Axel Boman, Alex Jones, Tom Demac, T Williams, Youandewan and more. if this event turns out to be anything like the last event expect this to be another roadblock so get your tickets early...
You could describe Deadboy’s music as heartache for the dancefloor. Tapping into London’s rich musical heritage from Scott Walker to early 90’s Hardcore all the way through to UK Garage and House, Deadboy’s tracks somehow still share the same sense of futuristic melancholia as the first wave of Detroit Techno by the likes of Derrick May and Juan Atkins.
His debut EP ‘U Cheated’ came out on Well Rounded records at the end of 2009 and recieved a great response after being played by DJs such as Jackmaster, Oneman, Bok Bok, Joy Orbison, and many others, with Boomkat placing it at #26 in their end of year singles chart. A one sided 12" of ‘If U Want Me’ is about to be released on Numbers, that has been regularly played by the above DJs and others such as Kode9, Ikonika, Modeselektor, Geeneus, Zinc, Martyn, and many more.
In a short amount of time Deadboy has racked up DJ sets at venues such as Fabric and Plastic People, mixes for FACT magazine and Radio 1, and has forthcoming shows in Europe booked, playing a mix of new and old garage, UK funky, house, bassline, dancehall, and anything else.
Leeds-based producer Last Magpie is an exciting example of the sound of Losing Suki, -the 'little sister' of Hypercolour. It goes without saying that Maya has set the standard for their signature deep, crisp sound. Losing Suki is a promising continuation of Hypercolour's high quality productions, with releases from Huxley as well as Jack Dixon.
Those of you new to Last Magpies sound which wont be for long he also produces as one half the duo Mak & Pasteman. The duo have garnered serious respect throughout clubland. Releasing across labels including Shifting Peaks, Senseless Records & Sounds of Sumo they’ve laid down the foundations for a future sound. Returning classic bass traits to the mix with the grit and pace of 2012, tracks like Playboy & Mode play-out deep and hard as they choose a bass-led blend of garage-steps and soul-scoring house vox over just one single genre-path.
Alongside their Juno chart-topping EP Do The Same, it’s their deft edits and reworks of artists including Larry Heard (released alongside remixes by Julio Bashmore and Wolf & Lamb) and Tyga (no doubt check the Rack City edit) that sets their reputations apart.