Saturday 12th October 2013 see's Part-A return to Kent's number 1 underground dance music venue, The Source Bar in Maidstone. Once again we present an artist currently at the cutting edge of house music and riding high after a number of successfully releases - CITIZEN.
'A New Jack Swing project that got progressively housier', Citizen is the alias of Midlands- born producer
Laurence Baker. The name is simply inspired by a label seen on the bike driven by anime character, Akira, as inocuous as it may sound though, Citizen is anything but run-of-the-mill.
As one of the house scene's new prodigy's Citizen has made quite a name for himself in a short space of time, but far from succumbing to his own hype, he's maintaining a cool head and steely gaze on the future. The
dreadlocked wonder exploded onto the music scene with a slew of releases via Kerri Chandler's Madtech label, Waze & Odyssey's Street Tracks and London-based party people Love Fever Records. Support for his music has come from far and wide, with Radio 1's Pete Tong throwing his weight behind him as well as many of his peers and, of course, the godfather Mr. Chandler.
Though he started out as a drummer, he quickly progressed into more computer-based composing as the self-confessed control freak shunned playing in bands to begin taking charge of his own musical endeavours. “I wanted to be in full control of the music I was making, rather than being the rhythm behind it,” he says. Working alone allowed him to fully unleash his creativity. “If I'm not being creative, I feel lost,” he admits. In fact, that innate urge has led to some impressive achievements with his side projects, as well as his musical endeavours.
Citizen will without be setting The Source alight with his individual blend house and garage.
In the main room always Lee Brinx with be in support fresh back from recent gigs in the likes of Russia and Ibiza, and as always we expect him to deliver the goods. Completing that line up will be local rising stars Scott Rozario and Tom Jobson.
In the courtyard fresh back from another season in Ibiza we have Harry Luderman and Tommy Lamb with their first gigs since their return - it'll be exciting to see what gems they have managed to add the their record collections this summer. Finally completing the courtyard line up is Colchester boys Charlie Brennan and Rashid Khan, and if what we've heard about their recent back to back at Lightbox is anything to go by we should be in for a real treat!