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After Fervor's 1st birthday party at The Key in May we've been asked back for July. Another little tweak of the lineup and we have something special. King Roc....Cass & Mangan...Ninja Cowboys...Grimey. Yes.
Our 2 headline acts both have tracks on the latest Mixmag cover mount CD...
8th July @ The Key
£12 on door. £10 guestlist on firstname.lastname@example.org
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King Roc (a.k.a Martin Dawson) exploded onto the electro house scene in 2002, and has since built an impressive accolade of high profile remixes and solo productions, continually delivering to leading labels such as Kingsize, Azuli, Bugged Out and London Records.
In the past twelve months alone, highlights have included collaborations with Marc Almond (Soft Cell), a remix of New Order's legendary 'True Faith', as well as embarking on a series of worldwide King Roc DJ tours.
Martin's musical roots have been firmly established over the past ten years since his introduction to underground electronic music by friends Nick Fryer (aka Nick Sentience) and Tom Neville. Martin and Tom joined Nick to form dance act 'Sentience'. Signed by Media UK Records all three moved to London where they toured the infamous underground warehouse party circuit and made several festival appearances across the South of England.
Following the Sentience split, Martin produced his first solo electro production, signed under the name 'Tomahawk'. His new found studio time spawned the pseudonym King Roc and the first King Roc track 'Feed on Me' was signed by Backyard Recordings, going on to garner plaudits and Radio 1 airplay.
Since then, King Roc has focused heavily on writing new and original material plus remixing selected tracks.
Original productions such as 'Pressure/How Big Is It' and remixes such as Dylan Rhymes' 'Salty' received critical acclaim from leading DJs and dance music publications alike whilst the King Roc remixes of Atlantis's 'Atlantis', Holderman's 'Left/Right/Switch' and his unofficial remix of 'S Express' have gone on to become underground electro classics.
Cass & Mangan
After making an initial splash with their much feted remix of JL Henney – Me & My Moog (FINE) in Spring 2005, Cass & Mangan got to work. Their unique take on electronic music has resulted in their remixes and original productions worming their way into the boxes & charts of DJ’s including… Laurent Garnier, Erol Alkan, Sasha, Kiki, Mike Monday, Jo Jo de Freq, Paul Woolford, Tiefschwarz, Rob Da Bank, Annie Mac (Radio 1), Fergie (Radio 1), Lee Burridge, John Digweed, Tim Sheridan, Geddes and simply too many others to mention…
Cass & Mangan are Cass Cutbush and Tom Mangan. The pair met through the grapevine in 2003 and started cobbling together electronic inventions to play around and about. IKnowUKnow (WALL OF SOUND) was their first release in 2004 – a glorious piece of early morning vocal wizardry described as ‘…beautiful…’ by Ali Tiefschwarz.
The sound that escapes from this pair is a fusing of two minds; a grungy fizzing mixture of old and new technologies, embracing as much the analogue sounds of yesteryear as the current flavour for digital distortion.
Since their explosive start, the duo have gone from strength to strength, remixing Tiefschwarz (FINE), Daisy Daisy (SUNDAY BEST) & Royksopp (WALL OF SOUND). With the excellent Caper on PLAYTIME and their well lubricated version of I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On for SAW in the US, they’ve rapidly built a reputation as producers of the highest quality. All this and they have still found time to DJ all over the world.
They have already taken their tweaked production sound out to various places of good standing, including: Issst @ The Key, NastyDirtySexMusic @ Ministry of Sound, Fabric, Turnmills, Herbal, Product @ Stealth, NightFlight @ On The Rocks, Club Klatka (Warsaw), Sound Bar (Chicago), Yatzi (Oslo) and Weekend (Berlin). It’s busy times ahead for the dynamic dysfunctional duo as they take up their residencies at Tim Sheridan’s weekly VeryVeryVeryWrongIndeed after-party at Turnmills, and bi-monthly at Product at Stealth (Nottingham) as well as touring to support their production releases.
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