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Menagerie x Twitch Presents: Tasker
A previous host and programmer at Boiler Room alongside close friends Bradley Zero and Charles Drakeford, as well as being a close affiliate to Young Turks, Nic Tasker has carved himself a reputation as one of London’s most hardworking and in-demand selectors. Moving on from Boiler Room around four years ago, Tasker’s main attention since 2014 has been his label Whites.
What started with the intention of providing a platform for off-kilter techno has, in its four years, morphed into something looser and more eclectic while remaining committed to dance music.
The label has been lucky enough to find a space deviating between the compelling, floor-friendly offerings of Avalon Emerson, Lanark Artefax, Minor Science, Giant Swan, Tessela, Kowton, Terron, Koehler and SMX, and distinctive sounds of Jules Venturini, Quirke, Reckonwrong, and Coby Sey. Connecting all of them is a sense of musicality and peculiarity, and a commitment to emotion and rhythm. Whities has formed lasting relationships with many of the artists, working together on events and projects in art, film and fashion. Designer Alex McCullough, the man behind most of Whities artwork and beyond, has been equally as intrinsic to the label’s identity.
Records aside, Whities has been known to throw a good party. Establishing a solid grounding at The Yard in Hackney Wick, the parties have since gone worldwide, with DJs including Vladimir Ivkovic, Call Super, Bambounou, Courtesy, Skee Mask, Rroxymore, Galcher Lustwerk, John Talabot, Beatrice Dillon and Willow joining the regular label artists.
Big label - Excellent sounds - and first rate selector - you're looking at another banger of a party.