Beats n Mustard
Sampled are extremely pleased to finally announce their first event and what a headline act to mark their debut - Inland Knights
Hailing from Nottingham, Andy Riley and Laurence Ritchie formed Inland Knights while taking part in the now infamous Smokescreen Soundsystem parties back in the early 90's - going on to become one of the most respected production outfits in the house world, mesmerising audiences with their deep, trippy, dubby beats releasing on iconic labels such as 20:20 vision, Amenti Music and their very own Drop Music. Outside of the studio Inland Knights are well established within the house community playing at festivals and events all over such as Glastonbury, Egg London, Distrikt Leeds, Civic Underground Sydney to name a few!
The Sampled team have regularly travelled the length and breadth of the UK following these two around and it's an absolute privilege to have them make the trip up to Liverpool to play at our very first event!
Born & bred in beautiful Stoke-on-Trent, Darren Payton formed Groove Federation back in 2006 churning out the finest in deep, jackin house tracks and remixes, boasting a HUGE back catalogue of over 100 tunes - with releases on some of the most exclusive house labels such as Greenhouse, Flatpack Traxx, Chunky Traxx, Shrewd Music & Ficus Tree. With regular DJ slots for the Second City events in the Midlands, Darren forged his way onto the underground scene and became one of the most sought after names in the UK. He also takes time out of his busy schedule to write sample packs for Loopmasters and designs presets for synths and VST plugins.
Jons passion for house music is a powerful one that only results in serious dancefloor action! From start to finish he controls crowds and takes them on a journey with his jacked up fusion of funky, chicago style beats. Jon is currently active in the house scene with his online radio shows on Sugar Shack Recordings twice weekly, his weekly podcast series & his own record label Reason 2 Funk has seen releases from some of Houses biggest players in G. Roy, Corduroy Mavericks and Ed the Spread.
BEATS N MUSTARD
With a combined 32 years experience spinning records, Michael Wright & Ben Coady finally decided to merge and form a DJ partnership in 2016 and are Sampled's very own resident DJ's. Having first met at a house party back in 2003 they instantly clicked with their mutual love of house music. This has developed over the years along with their ability to please a crowd with their passionate and energetic back to back DJ sets focused on the gritty Chicago jackin house sound, drawing inspiration from the likes of Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, Mark Farina, Inland Knights & Lawnchair Generals to name a few!
Those who know, know!!