Airhead, Lapalux, Drop/Dead, Bare Girls, Fat Controller
Although we've been pushing (and will continue to push) quite a few of the new post-Dilla/instrumental hip-hop artists since our landing at the Old Blue, we've been wanting to set aside a special night to exhibit some of the more unique and experimental artists that reside in the dubstep and future bass scenes. November will be that night...
Our headline slot will be filled by the elusive genius AIRHEAD, a young Londoner whose incredible output has been released via the ever-inventive Brainmath label. The 'Pembroke/Lock In The Lion' EP (featuring James Blake) was a breakthrough in experimental bass; with ghostly vocals, wild saw-waves and complex drum patterns all showcased to devastating effect. Future releases 'Paper Street' and 'Broadhaven' are born from a sparser approach, with every organic touch soaked in emotive reverb. This will be a rare chance to catch the young producer flexing his DJ muscle so miss this at your own risk.
We retain our live credentials with an appearance from the talented Lapalux. His stunning output, which ranges from the chop and screwed 'Cousin If' to the floating aura of 'There Are Monsters In This Bed', melds hip-hop, electronica and hazy noise into a hazy East-coast dream-sequence quite unlike anything that has been heard since the heydays of Four Tet et al.
Sometimes it takes just one link to uncover a mine of bass treasures, and XLR8R's praise of Drop/Dead revealed a somewhat low-key producer whose lush, garage-tinged works would fit happily alongside the outputs of Hotflush, Hemlock and Hessle Audio. With the tempo dropped slightly there's a more house-orientated feel to his sound, giving some of the 5am crew a chance to drop some bass-heavy pieces too.
The SOB-founder and resident cat-burglar returns to the live circuit once again. Since his initial jaunts there's been untold mayhem, peaking with an unfortunate footwork accident leading to broken bones and endless shoulder pain. If only partly recovered, there'll be no detracting from the bass and bump of his laptop-heavy live set, containing a trove of unreleased tracks and loops.
He may have only just started churning out mixes (via the fresh-faced Mixcloud site) but Fat Controller seemed to fit the Beige mould to a T, and as such has been invited to to tear into the minds of SOB-goers with a bass-heavy shovel. Expect any number of ditties from Dilla, Mount Kimbie, Young Montana, Ramadanman, Toro Y Moi, Teebs, Flying Lotus, A Tribe Called Quest, Moody Mann, Onra, XXXy, James Blake, Mike Slott, Four Tet, Shlohmo, Devonwho and many more…
And remember it's all still very much free!
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