East End Dubs
Untitled is back!
After a while off from any untitled solo ventures we are back at our old haunt of The Club! We are jumping straight back into things with our next guest, East End Dubs! This Londoner has been on our radar for a while with his minimal dub heavy bass-line sound.
East End Dubs is imbued with the same urban grit, late night menace
and subtle sense of mischief as the East London streets from which he
takes his name. It has been that way since 2012 when he first broke
through with a dark and infectious tech sound that has been jacking up
dance floors all over the world. His own productions are slick, texturally
rich affairs that are perfectly sculpted to be a perfect mix of function and
form: metallic and mechanical yet scuffed up with a real sense of soul,
they diamond cut tools designed for maximum impact with minimal
East End Dubs very much considers himself a DJ first, producer
second, and has done since he first started spinning 15 years ago.
Since then he has spent untold hours lost in record bins, on Discogs, in
stores around the world hunting for those most timeless records. It's an
addiction as much as a hobby and a passion, and means that this
cultured selector keeps ‘floors locked into his stripped back but
characterful grooves from dubbed out regions of the house, garage and
tech worlds. Always underpinned by a close connection to London, he
often plays extended sets featuring plenty of his own trademark
analogue grooves, but also likes to link with DJs like Priku for back-toback
sets that show off his versatility and ability to work a range of clubs
As a producer, he makes tracks for special moments in the night that
help elevate any set above the norm. He views each new release as an
attempt to inject his own free spirit into various different grooves and
has done so on labels like Dogmatik and Metroline as well as, mostly,
his own East End Dubs Vinyl. Putting out limited edition slabs of multicoloured
vinyl, the hotter than hot label has become a much talked
about outlet that has found its way into the bags of serious selectors like
Raresh and Riccardo Villalobos. What’s more, East End Dubs is also
the man behind Eastenderz, which puts out his own work as well as
A&Ring exciting new talents like Lizz next to established favourites like
Doubtingthomas and Priku.
The vitality of his DJ sets, draw of his productions and reputation of his
labels have taken him to sets across Europe, America and Australia
week in, week out. From Eastenderz Showcases in Berlin, New York,
Ibiza and Zurich to fabric, KaterBlau and Sankeys Ibiza, he plays high
profile gigs and international festivals, and always leaves his mark.
East End Dubs, then, is very much setting his own agenda and those in
the know cannot get enough.