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Sessions is honoured to bring you Tectonic's legendary bossman Rob Ellis, better known as Pinch, in an exclusive Thursday session this October. - time to pay homage to the Roots of Dubstep.
◊ PINCH (TECTONIC/UK)
"Pinch was born in Scotland and lived there until he was six years old when his family moved to Newport in South Wales. At 18 he relocated to Bristol and has been there ever since, enjoying the relaxed and bass heavy vibe of the city. After getting recognized around town for mashing minimal, garage, and grime into his DJ sets, Pinch started to incorporate some dubstep plates. However, it was the experience of seeing Kode9 at the monthly night FWD>> in London that really turned his head, and from then on it was pure dubstep. In 2005 he founded Tectonic Records with the motto, ’If your chest ain’t rattlin, it ain’t happnin!’ "It is a label that has gone from strength to strength, created its own sound and has received a lot of respect from the dubstep fraternity across the globe." - RBMA [Red Bull Music Academy]
Bristol's leading man in dubstep is noted for his fusion of styles such as Reggae, World Music, and Dancehall with dubstep. He released his first album, Underwater Dancehall in 2007, on Tectonic records - which he founded. One of Pinch's most well-known tracks is "Qawwali", which references the devotional singing of the same name and features samples of harmonium and singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, which was released on Planet Mu records.
Other notable compilation collaboration works include "Box of Dub: Dubstep and Future Dub 2 (Soul Jazz Records), "Science Faction: Dubstep" (Breakbeat Science Recordings), "10 Tons Heavy" (Planet Mu) and "200" (Planet Mu).
Tectonic is a British electronic music label, founded and run by Rob Ellis, which focuses primarily on Dubstep and its related genres. As one of the key founding dubstep labels, alongside Tempa, DMZ, Hyperdub, and Hotflush, Tectonic became a focal point for the Bristol scene, as well as introducing artists and releases that were among the first to bridge a gap between dubstep and techno.
Seminal releases include work from artists such as Skream, Benga, Digital Mystikz & Joker. Tectonic has also been responsible for some of the scenes most highly acclaimed albums - particularly, 2562's Unbalance and Pinch's Underwater Dancehall.
DNB. Dub. Dubstep. UK Bass. Future Beats. Hiphop. Funk & Soul.
Afro-Beat. Roots Reggae. Jungle. Juke. Trap. Electronica