Line-up /Konrad Black, Secret International, Timmus, Jamie Lloyd, Glitch Dj's, Jay Smalls, Peret Mako, Trinity, Raffi Lovechild, Chris Honnery, TnA, Nick Belshaw, Jordan Deck, MSG, Marcotix, Franchi Brothers
You come to, and youâ€™re on a moving carriage. Looking around, you see people, all kinds of people â€“ your people. Then you hear the bass. Feint at first, but growing louder. You turn and sheâ€™s leaning towards you, anticipating your question.
â€œWhere are we?â€
She smiles, before shaking her head slightly.
â€œWrong question. You should ask meâ€¦ where we get off.â€ You can only just make out her words above the rising bass, as more and more people begin to surge towards the front of the carriage.
â€œAnd where might that be?â€
Again, she crouches down until her face is adjacent to yours. â€œThe end of the line,â€ she whispers. Then the bass drops, and all goes black â€“ Konrad Black.
Canadian producer/DJ/lothario Konrad Black will headline Subsonicâ€™s regular long weekend finale bash, End of the Line, with a live set at The Abercrombie on Monday October 1. From his beginnings in hip hop and DnB, Konrad Black has carved out a niche in the underground dance scene with a sound that is based around huge hooks, acid-tinged grooves and throbbing basslines to create what Black himself describes as â€œbassline banshees drowning in a moat of synthsâ€. Renowned for original productions like â€˜Medusa Smileâ€™ and â€˜Draconiaâ€™ as well as a host of remixes, namely his reworkings of Snaxâ€™s â€˜Honeymoonâ€™s Overâ€™ and Audionâ€™s â€˜Mouth To Mouthâ€™, Black is also a co-founder of the seminal Wagon Repair label, and mixed the third instalment of the Watergate compilation series, which featured his collaboration with Loco Dice production hand Martin Buttrich, â€˜Siamese Connectionâ€™.
While Black has been relatively quiet on the production front over the past few years, he has recently released an EP with Art Department, â€˜Graveyard Tanâ€™, and dropped a fresh cut, â€˜Devastatorâ€™, on Lee Burridge and Matthew Dekayâ€™s Get Weird label. â€˜Devastatorâ€™ was worth the wait, being hailed as an â€œinky black chug-monkeyâ€ that will take out the trash wherever itâ€™s played â€“ and itâ€™s been getting played in clubs all over the shop, with support from the likes of Francois K, Damian Lazarus and Ivan Smagghe.
Blackâ€™s return down under will be the centrepiece of a twelve-hour event that will also feature a host of renowned locals over two rooms, inside and outside of the Abercrombie, including Peret Mako, Glitch, Marcotix, Jamie Lloyd and an additional surprise guest. The long weekend ends with a blackout.
Konrad Black - http://soundcloud.com/konrad_black
Timmus - http://soundcloud.com/timmus1
Jamie Lloyd - http://jameejams.wordpress.com/
Franchi Brothers - http://www.facebook.com/franchi.brothers
Jay Smalls - http://www.mixcloud.com/jaysmalls/
Peret Mako - http://soundcloud.com/peretmako
Trinity - http://soundcloud.com/trinityandbeyond
Chris Honnery - http://soundcloud.com/chris-honnery
Jordan Deck - http://soundcloud.com/jordandeck
MSG - http://soundcloud.com/subsonicmusic
Marcotix - http://soundcloud.com/marcotix
+ a super special secret guest!
$20 First Release
$25 2nd Release
Tix available from http://www.residentadvisor.net/