Goth-Trad (Deep Medi/Back To Chill/Japan), Joe Nice (Dubwar/Gourmet Beats/USA), New York Transit Authority (Lobster Boy/ United Kingdom), Ghost Mutt (Donkey Pitch/ United Kingdom), DeVille (Senseless Records/ United Kingdom), Local support TBA
THE INNA CIRCLE
The first in a new series of parties from DeadWeight! aimed at showcasing the best sounds from across the whole spectrum of what is now loosely called “Bass Music” on the best soundsystem in Perth and played by some of the international scenes finest producers, performers and selectors.
The music will do all the talking.
Man dem Inna Circle.
(Deep Medi/Back To Chill/Japan)
A unique producer with a unique style, Goth-Trad has emerged from the Japanese electronic scene in the last decade as one of the most arresting artists from his generation. ‘The Sound Originator,’ Goth-Trad creates remarkable dance music with an abstract approach. Goth-Trad’s music career started in 1998. He soon formed Rebel Familia in 2001 with Takeshi ‘Heavy’ Akimoto (ex-member of Dry & Heavy) while continuing to work on his own. From abstract electronica to noise, from dub and reggae to jungle and rave music, grime to dubstep, Goth-Trad has always experimented and in the process developed his own unique style: blending influences and delivering music that is constantly evolving.
Between 2001 and 2004 Goth-Trad grew his notoriety on the Tokyo underground and went on his first European tour. He also released his first album, Goth-Trad I, and opened for The Mars Volta during their 2004 Japanese tour. His second album was released in January 2005, titled The Inverted Perspective it focused on the improvisational live style he had been developing in previous years and which he would continue to refine to this day. In March he played in Korea and in the summer established a new style called Mad Rave. ‘Mad Rave’ is Goth-Trad’s own take on dance music, refined and musically distilled through years of work.
It was with this third album that Goth-Trad would finally break into the international market during 2006 thanks primarily to one track - BackTo Chill - which would soon become synonymous with the Japanese dubstep scene. Inspired by the grime sounds he’d heard in London in previous years, Back To Chill also became the name of Goth-Trad’s monthly dubstep night in Tokyo - set up in 2006 - and saw a release on the UK label Skud Beats, his first official single on a non-Japanese label. At the same time Goth-Trad embarked on his fourth European tour, where he met with dubstep pioneer Mala from Digital Mystikz, at the seminal dubstep night FWD>>. This meeting led to Goth-Trad being signed to Mala’s Deep Medi Musik label and become a fixture of the international dubstep scene, which from 2006 onwards grew at an exponential rate and Goth-Trad soon became one of the genre’s most recognised and loved international artists.
New Epoch was released on Deep Medi in early 2012 and marked Goth-Trad as one of the most important voices in dubstep. The album received praise from around the world with the UK’s FACT Magazine heralding it as one of the best dubstep albums of the year. With New Epoch marking yet another milestone in Goth-Trad’s career, the Japanese one-man army - as Kode 9 once referred to him - is set to continue on his unique path. Always charting new territories while staying true to what motivates him: making good and honest music that reflects the world around him.
Representing Baltimore, MD, USA, JoeNice is universally recognized as the ambassador of the dubstep sound in North America and has been instrumental in the global growth and success of dubstep for over a decade. He is North America's first and most respected dubstep DJ.
Joe started playing dubstep in June 2001 with a collective of Baltimore dj's, the 2 Charming Crew. Nice earned a residency at Sonar Baltimore and was headlining local, regional and national shows shortly thereafter. In September 2003, JoeNice co-created a monthly internet radio show on GourmetBeats.com. His show was the first to feature dubstep in North America. In June 2005, while gigging and doing internet radio,
Nice co-founded and was a resident DJ at the first dubstep night in North America, DubwarNYC.
JoeNice is the first American-based DJ to play on the London pirate radio station, Rinse FM. He was also the first American-based DJ to play the legendary DMZ bi-monthly bash and Forward. In 2007, he was proudly selected as one of URB magazine's NEXT 100. In July 2011, Nice co-founded and was named a resident DJ at a new dubstep night in New York City, Reconstrvct. In May 2012, Joe transitioned his monthly radio show
from Gourmetbeats.com to the award-winning SubFM, where his GourmetBeats radio show can be heard on the second Tuesday of each month, 7pm - 9pm EST.
Since 2001, JoeNice has performed extensively across the globe and his worldwide fan base continues to grow with his enthusiastic live performance and stage presence, upfront selection and skillful mixing. His bag of 10" dubplates is a who's who of dubstep. If you've never heard it before, chances are you'll hear it from JoeNice.
New York Transit Authority
(Lobster Boy/ United Kingdom)
Fresh from his performances at Origin NYE “The alias of Bristol dubstepper Mensah, NYTA has still only released one record, the fantastic ‘Off the Traxx’, but he’s already built up a notable hype around what the project holds. His release on Redlights “Lobster Boy”, a slinky, 808 house number entitled Off The Traxx, was caned by DJs like Loefah and Pearson Sound, and deservedly found its way into FACT’s 50 best tracks of 2012. LOB005 is another Vinyl release with featuring two V.I.P mixes of of Off The Traxx and Conqueror VIP. Recommended”
(Donkey Pitch/ United Kingdom)
In 2008, after years of making half-finished tracks and flunking music college, in between working in shoe shops, Matt Mcloughlin started producing under the Ghost Mutt moniker. Holed away in his flat with nothing more than a laptop, a copy of logic and a endless supply of tobacco he set to work on fusing his love for 90’s RnB with the mutant strains of instrumental hip hop and dubstep that were synonymous with the time.
His early productions caught the ears of local Brighton collective Donky Pitch where he became, and remains, a resident at their parties. In late 2010 his first release, the 'Sasquatch EP', dropped on Lowriders Recordings, and was quickly followed by the inaugural Donky Pitch release, a split 12'' with Slugabed. Since then Matt has continued to develop his sound, played shows across the UK and Europe, dropped a couple of remixes and featured on the seminal Nihon Kizuna compilation.
Kicking off with the Sweat Mode EP, again on the Donky Pitch label, and a remix for Jon Phonics 2012 saw Ghost Mutt gain BBC Radio 1 play from Skream & Benga and B Traits. 2013 begins with a mini-tour of Australia!
(Senseless Records/ United Kingdom)
Mixing the spirit of rave with tropical heat DeVille is well known for seeking out the best international bass music for his sets cutting together grime, bassline and garage from the UK with sounds from round the world that have the same energy and intensity. He has showcased his sound across the UK, EU, USA and beyond. As a producer he mixes up the heavy bass and raw percussive energy of his DJ sets into dancefloor bombs that have found their way into the boxes of DJs across the spectrum from Mary Ann Hobbes to Starkey, DZ to King Cannibal, Rob Smith, Warlock Basement
He runs Senseless Records which celebrates its fifth birthday this year. In that time the label has searched the UK and far beyond for international heat reaching out from Warsaw to Caracas. Releasing almost twenty EPs and two albums of technicolour bass music from an extended family of artists including vocalists like Max Romeo, Warrior Queen, Badness, Foreign Beggars and YT and producers like Jack Sparrow, Starkey, Sarantis, Ghosttown, Phantom, Kanji Kinetic, Brackles, MRK1, Pocz & Pacheko and many more!
Local support TBA
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