Matt Tolfrey, Geddes, Chemical Play, DeadEcho, Marlon Mahroyan
For our 3rd instalment of parties at Al Duomo, we bring you a bank holiday weekend special featuring two of the biggest names in the underground scene and our biggest line up to date:
MATT TOLFREY (Leftroom / Rekids / Cocoon)
GEDDES (Mulletover / Murmur / Air London)
Supporting these two in the basement will be our much loved residents:
CHEMICAL PLAY (DEATh BY dISCO)
DEADECHO (Save You Records / DIP London)
MARLON MAHROYAN (Moody Disco)
Fitted with a bespoke 15k Turbosound PA in the basement, this venue has been showered with praise by clubbers, DJs and fellow promoters alike as one of - if not THE best - parties currently in town, due to the warm unique setting, atmosphere, sound and of course THE MUSIC ;) This night will be one to remember, get your early birds now and guarantee your place in the sweet spot!
There are limited number of early bird tickets being sold at £5. We strongly advise purchasing these, as tickets will then go up to £7 once all these are gone, with a higher fee on the door.
Matt Tolfrey is one of those individuals that you won’t forget. An energetic DJ, talented producer and manager of the UK’s biggest break-through record label, Leftroom, he’s not afraid to put his soul into his goals and his enthusiasm shines through.
Growing up in the Middle East it wasn’t until he returned home that his career started in Nottingham with residencies at the historic club the Bomb and more recently at Stealth. Here in the heart of the city’s club culture is where he continues to hold a residency. This quickly led to regular slots at Fabric and further afield in the USA and Germany.
Always keen to experiment with new ideas and take risks he started the Leftroom label in 2005 with his own productions beginning to see releases on reputable labels such as Crosstown Rebels and Skint. Tolfrey sought after an avenue to release his peer’s music and open up opportunities for friends that he believed in.
The first release was entitled ‘The Extended Family EP’ encapsulating the spirit of Leftroom, a place where a core set of artists could grow and experiment with their sound. The Leftroom family now consists of a few key artists now including MarcAshken, Inxec, Eric Johnston and Glimpse.
After remarkable success with the first few releases and securing a homegrown and exceptional roster Tolfrey was asked to commence a label night at T Bar, London’s hub of creativity in the house and techno scene. Hosting nights alongside those of Andrew Weatherall, Ivan Smagghe and Craig Richards allowed Tolfrey to invite and play with friends and muses while sharing memorable dancefloor moments.
As his plan to achieve global domination took firm root, two more sub-labels were born into the family. Leftroom Limited has the purpose of releasing peak-time records while Leftout is a home for lesser-known artists who deserve some attention. He also runs Is This label and has proved his A&R capabilities are pin-point securing one of 2007’s biggest tracks, Ito & Star’s ‘Suduko Kid’ and one of 2008’s biggest crossover tracks, Rocha and Lewinger’s ‘Down Seq’.
Alongside propelling three labels Tolfrey also DJs globally with notable gigs for Sunday School for Degenerates in Miami, regular dates at Fabric, Mulletover in Ibiza and Panorama Bar and Watergate in Berlin amongst many. His productions and remixes have been released on Cocoon Recordings, Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical and Saved and he has collaborated with MarcAshken, Inxec, Glimpse, Eric Johnston and Delete.
So how did he come so far so quickly? The answer is simple. Matt is a workaholic with a seemingly tireless dedication to forging his own unique style and bringing life to the scene around him. Drawing on everything from deep house and techno, through to stripped down beats, he's spawned his own hybrid strain of electronic funk. Anyone lucky enough to have already witnessed Matt in action will know that his particular brand of wobbly house and techno has the power to win hearts and destroy minds on the dance floor.
Stuart Geddes is the man behind Mulletover, the secret warehouse parties held in London which have brought the underground back to the capital. He also owns murmur records and hosts the semi-regular, more intimate 'nofitstate' parties
Geddes is one of the true pioneers of the London house scene. Among those ahead of the game when it came to the fragmentation of the super club and the dawn of a new warehouse era, Geddes and his mulletover party crew were integral in the rise of the underground and have helped shape the heart of its landscape and sound in the capital and beyond. When he started the now prolific mulletover events back in 2004, it was through grit and determination and an enduring love for exploring and championing the freshest talent and securing original spaces that Geddes became a figurehead in the evolution of a thriving house and techno scene.
Since then, Geddes has turned his attention to a number of creative projects including the launch of his own label, murmur and offshoot party venture nofitstate. In the three years since murmur was born, the imprint has become synonymous with the kind of homegrown talent that embodies the underground events Geddes curates. With a back catalogue of authentic deep house from a family of quality artists, it has a real community feel at its centre and continues to join the dots from innovative production to live experience.
The amalgamation of murmur and nofitstate recently came to fruition with a first compilation CD that showcases a collection of current and future productions, handpicked and mixed by Geddes along with a bonus live disc from murmur mainstay Tom Demac. Inspired to do the mix by the disposable trend in modern dance music, Geddes set out to highlight and support music that isn’t all new but undoubtedly timeless, and the conception garnered the label numerous accolades in the press during it’s release earlier this year.
Geddes embarked on his journey into production under the Rekleiner guise alongside Anthony Middleton and Luca Saporito in 2006 and has subsequently been responsible for a string of remixes and solo work as well as collaborations with producers Mic Newman and Alex Jones. In the pipeline are a couple of fresh remix projects for Kolour Recordings and Leftroom, plus a new meeting of minds with Matt Tolfrey for an EP on air london. The future will also see nofitstate joining forces with another well-loved underground institution electric minds in Electric State. After the winning combination took effect in an NYE & NYD 2011 marathon, a joint party was the natural progression.
Born and raised in London, Stuart Geddes cultivated a belief and desire to inject freshness into his surroundings and succeed he did. Now having celebrated mulletover’s 7th birthday, the party has gained unrivalled success and remains at the heart of the London scene. Attracting over 2000 people to their monthly staged events in rotating secret locations and hosting their own stages at festivals such as Lovebox, Glade, Garden Festival in Croatia, transporting revellers to boats, forests, beaches, lighthouses and warehouses across the world.
With an ever-evolving creativity and ability to move with the times, not to mention the support and love from a tight community of music fans and artists alike, the omnipresence of Geddes and his contribution to underground London may endure for many years to come.
We are sure that this is going to be one of the biggest nights that Brighton has seen in 2011 and we know that with these two on hand that it will not disappoint!!!!!!
See you on the 26th
DEATh BY dISCO