Todd Edwards will descend on English shores for two headlining shows over the course of this weekend.
Affectionately known by his fans as "Todd The God", Edwards has managed to carve out his own distinct sound over the course of the past two decades, marrying heavily swung house percussion with intricate micro-sampling techniques. This loose and rhythmic style has meant that he is much loved and credited as an inspiration by the UK's speed garage movement, but the complex cut-up nature of his records could arguably have been an influence on micro-house pioneers such as Akufen.
Friday night sees his take the top spot in fabric's main room for the Numbers label showcase, which sees the Glaswegian imprint invite friends and cohorts Hudson Mohawke and Rustie along for the ride, with both artists set to play live. Numbers co-owners Jackmaster, Goodhand and Spencer round off the uptempo bass music styles in room one, while room two offers a slightly deeper take on dubstep and drum'n'bass, with 2562, Joy Orbison, Instra:mental, D-Bridge, Headhunter, Jack Sparrow and Sigha all taking to the decks. Over in room three, Fabric's in house label will be celebrating the release of their Elevator Music compilation, with Hemlock boss Untold topping a bill that promises to showcase the fusion of house and more sub-heavy styles that is currently exciting the underground bass music scene. Elevator Music acts Shortstuff, Hot City, xxxy, Vista and Mosca complete the bill.
Those wanting to catch Todd Edwards in more intimate surroundings can always head west to Bristol on the Saturday night, where he'll be headlining the freshly founded Lovebug night at Basement 45. With a main room capacity of approximately 200, it's a rare chance to catch Edwards in an up close and personal setting without having to venture across the Atlantic. Soulful house stalwarts Deli G and Ben Daley will offer support, with additional sets of funky, UK garage and other bass music styles coming from Atki2, EFA, Vivo and Shandy.