2013 has been another amazing year for the Bass Kitchen crew. We’ve had some truly amazing DJs down to grace the decks at Timbuk2.
But we’re not quite done yet.
On Friday December 6th we have none other than the man like A.Skillz in attendance. There’s not really much to say about how awesome this is going to be, if you know about A.Skillz then we’re going to be going over old ground. But for those of you who need a refresher, here we go:
“He has worked across the UK at FabricLive, Spectrum, Chew The Fat, Supercharged, The Boutique and Sugarbeat as well as gigs around the world at major events, festivals and music industry parties such as The Hit Factory (New York), WMC (Miami) and Field Day (Sydney).
In 2003, A.Skillz released his debut album TrickaTechnology alongside Finger Lickin’s Krafty Kuts. The album was a nod towards musical influences like De La Soul, James Brown and Jurassic 5, enlisting artists including Kurtis Blow, Real Elements and Ashley Slater.
February 2004 saw A.Skillz and Krafty Kuts team up on the TrickaTechnology Tour with live MCs from the album playing shows all over the UK. The duo then played at Glastonbury Festival, Pacha (Ibiza) and a live session for Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 1.
In October 2004, A.Skillz then embarked on his first solo tour of Australia which saw him play to sell out crowds in all major capital cities, gaining new fans and respect from fellow DJs along the way. He followed this by extensive gigs in the UK and a busy studio schedule producing music for Channel 4 (Talk Back), Renault (TV advert) and Sony PlayStation (Gran Turismo 4).
A.Skillz kicked off 2005 in January with a mini-mix for Annie Mac that was later voted best mini-mix of the year by Radio 1 listeners, beating industry heavyweights such as Basement Jaxx, Mylo and Scratch Perverts. He followed this with a series of remixes including The Fort Knox Five and a re-rub of his own track “Simple Things”. Highlight gigs last year included 10:15 (San Francisco), Snow Bombing (Austria), Mystery Lands Festival (Amsterdam), Homelands (UK), and Live 8 After Show Party (London).
A.Skillz was awarded with the title ‘Best DJ’ in February 2012 at the Breakspoll International Breakbeat Awards. The awards were hosted at Cable in London. A.Skillz also picked up the award for ‘Best Free Track’.”
We’ve also got some of Bristol’s finest back for more BK duty in Room 2 mixing it up with the BK residents: Dr Fly, Mishima, Guy the Rev, Hi-Hat, Wobbling Wookie, Boundski, Cynapse, Nebzta and Mista Hinglish.
As usual the shenanigans commence at 11PM sharp. This will be a sell out night so you are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to purchase your tickets in advance from Bristol Ticket Shop:
Scores on the doors are £7 in advance or More on the door.
See you down the front!
E-Tickets available here: http://goo.gl/PU8ze
Bristol Ticket Shop: http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/eventdetails.aspx?e=2992
Far Too Loud, a.k.a. Oli Cash, has gained a reputation for hi-tech, dancefloor-destroying music that makes people throw their hands in the air and go crazy. Think high-energy, aggressive funk, big basslines, crazy edits, intricate production and you’ll know the sound.
Since his first release, back in 2005, things have gone ever upward. Winning “Best Single” at the Breakspoll Awards in 2007 was a huge boost early on and later that year the huge FTL anthem “Play It Loud”, which saw a move from breakbeat into big, dirty electro-house grooves, received a massive response and remains a firm crowd-pleaser to this day. Subsequent chart-smashers including “Bring Back Boogie” and “Megaloud”, and remixes for the likes of Lily Allen and The Crystal Method confirmed Far Too Loud’s place among the big guns of electro-house.
2012 saw Far Too Loud grow even more, with numerous Beatport top ten chart positions, remixes for artists such as Excision and Cyberpunkers and the release of his multi-genre Firestorm EP, which shook up the whole bass music scene. 2013 looks to be even bigger, as the “Faster Than Light” EP drops on June 3rd, featuring four brand new tracks bursting with his explosive trademark production and energy.
Having toured the world over, Oli is well experienced in delivering unique sets packed with high energy, whether it’s 200 people in a sweaty underground club or 20,000 at an outdoor festival, you can be sure it’s going to go off!
Not only that but we have a special guest in none other than DJ Theo Chamber Cox – one of the original Bass Kitchen Crew and our man in Thailand!
Chamber has already played across the globe alongside many of the electronic music scenes biggest artists, such as Beardyman, Orbital, Benga, Dilated Peoples, Plump DJs, DJ Vadim, Ed Solo, Adam F, Donaeo, Stanton Warriors, Atomic Hooligan, The Freestylers, Benny Page, Lee Coombs, DJ Yoda, A Skillz, Freq Nasty, J Majik, Baobinga, Rennie Pilgrem, Jon Carter, General Midi, The Breakfastaz, Dub Pistols, Fabio & Grooverider and many more. His club-night, Bass Kitchen, is also spreading globally, having recently launched further international branches across Canada, Taiwan, China and around Europe, which will be booking some of the biggest DJs across the electronic music spectrum.
But wait, there’s more! In The Cage we have a fine selection of DJs from one of the Internet’s best underground dance radio station: Brap.FM
I think I might need a sit down.
So join us on Friday 5th of July for promises to be a night of absolute awesomeness!
FRIDAY 5TH JULY
IN THE TUNNEL:
FAR TOO LOUD
SPECIAL GUEST DJ CHAMBER
HI HAT LIVE, WOBBLING WOOKIE AND POOK
IN THE CAGE:
EMMA JAYNE, GUY THE REV, MOIF, 1UP, GUPPY SLIM AND MISHIMA
DOORS OPEN AT 11PM
£5 ADV, MORE ON THE DOOR
PYRAMID are West London production duo and DJ/MC combo outfit Nicky D’Silva and Scott Maclean currently signed with the award-winning Funkatech Records.
Long acquainted studio partners and good mates the pair are seasoned live performers, regularly tearing up parties all over the globe from Glastonbury to Galway, known for their trademark electric sets and limitless energy on stage.
Originally rooted in breakbeat, their sound has evolved into a melting pot of beats and basslines set at around 140bpm. Be it breaks, dubstep or anything in between, PYRAMID are certified hot property having had production work commissioned for Polydor signing Roxxxan, Mercury’s Dot Rotten alongside TMS, Sony’s latest sensation Jagga, Tiesto’s Black Hole imprint and dubstep giants Dub Police.
And with 2012 bringing with it official remix duties for Carl Cox & Dot Rotten; regular plays on 1xtra; an Australia tour for a second year in a row plus their smash single ‘Lost In You ft. Lena Cullen’ the rise of PYRAMID continues into 2013. Watch out!
Bass Kitchen are mad stoked to bring the Pyramid boys to Bristol and alongside them will be the Bass Kitchen UK residents.
++ In the Tunnel ++
Dr Fly, JDO, P.O.D.G.E, Moif, Wobbling Wookie and Hi Hat Live.
++ In the cage we have a fine selection of beat maestros who will be providing a top quality selection of beats for your dancing pleasure ++
Guy the Rev
Get yourself warmed up with this free 140 bpm download mixed up by Pyramid! https://soundcloud.com/
It’s going to be a belter of a night. Doors open at 11 and online e-tickets are available here. £6 + BF upfront, more on the door!
Arc – an outdoor electronic music and digital art festival in the heart of Bristol.
Already a hot spot for experimental electronic music and digital art, Bristol will play host to a brand new one-day festival combining both this April.
Set across two blackout marquees and three geodesic domes in a suburban park, Arc Festival will feature some of the world’s leading audiovisual luminaries alongside a solid mix of Bass, House and Techno artists. Pitched as a “fully immersive experience”, the event is a unique collaboration between the RFID production team, award-winning digital experience agency Luma and the Hypercolour and Applepips record labels.
Arc aims to create a visual playground in Bristol’s Eastville Park, enlisting the support of some of the biggest names in digital art and projection mapping including audiovisual composer Tarrik Barri who collaborates with Atoms for Peace – the experimental supergroup formed in 2009 by Thom York and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Integrating sound and visuals is what Arc is all about with bespoke shows being created for all of the headliners including Clark, Skudge, Martyn, Roman Flugel, The Black Dog, James Holden, Livity Sound, Pinch and Will Saul.
With a lineup curated by Hypercolour’s Jamie Russell, the futuristic artwork on display will be carefully paired with the next wave of young and experienced experimental electronic musicians, playing AV sets, live and original material wherever possible.
“Arc is about bringing on board the amazing digital artists we always aspired to work with, and continuing to do something totally unique visually, alongside the very finest music the experimental electronic music scene has to offer,” said Ben Thomson, RFID director.
“We’ve been touring UK events with the RFID project since 2008 and the queues outside the dome are always insane. We love sharing the joy of total immersion in a 3D environment with festival goers and we wanted to take that to another level in a much bigger space.”
The RFID, or Recursive Function Immersive Dome, is an innovative audio/visual entertainment environment featuring 360º dome projection and surround sound. Already well established on the festival circuit, the team behind the RFID are expert in integrating sound with 3D environments and with Arc, they’re aiming to take the art form to a new level.
The sight of three geodesic domes and two blackout marquees huddled together in Bristol’s Eastville Park is sure to attract plenty of attention in April but the futuristic layout also offers one important practical benefit – weather proofing the festival! With the entire Arc programme taking place undercover festival goers won’t need to worry about April showers.
“Arc will be a great addition to the one day festival scene in Bristol,” said Ben Thomson. “What we’ve put together is totally unique and at the cutting edge of audio/visual integration. We’ve been really influenced by the one day festivals we’ve visited around Europe, where thousands of people come out to rave during the day! We think Bristol is the perfect home for an event like Arc.”
Tickets for Arc Festival are £30-£35 and are on sale from Resident Advisor, Crack Magazine, Idle Hands and The Bristol Ticket Shop. Arc Festival takes place on Saturday, April 27 in Eastville Park, Bristol. The event runs from 11am to 11pm. Over 18s only.
For more info visit http://www.arcfestival.co.uk
CLARK (LIVE AV) / THE BLACK DOG (LIVE) / JAMES HOLDEN
MARTYN / SKUDGE (LIVE) / LIVITY SOUND (LIVE)
WILL SAUL PRESENTS CLOSE (LIVE) / ROMAN FLUGEL
NATHAN FAKE / PINCH / DJ DIE / TARIK BARRI (LIVE AV)
ALSO [APPLEBLIM & AL TOURETTES] / MARCO BERNARDI (LIVE)
TOM DEMAC (LIVE) / DISCREET UNIT / BASS CLEF (LIVE)
ARKIST & KOMON / CHEEBA (LIVE AV) / YOUANDEWAN
BEHLING & SIMPSON / INDIGO / ELIPHINO / CHRIS FARRELL
TYPESUN / OCTOBER / JOE FARR (LIVE) / LRUSSE & BLEECKER
CHRISTOPHE / BARESKIN / WIRE PEOPLE (LIVE) / FACE + HEEL
DUKE SLAMMER (LIVE) / BEBOP & ROCKSTEADY (LIVE)
CEDRIC MAISON / JAKE WILLIAMS & NICK ROBERTS (LIVE AV)
LUMEN (LIVE AV) / FLIES + FLIES (LIVE) / BOBAFATT
APOLOGUE SHOWCASE / UBERDOG / DIRTY THOUGHTS
Featuring immersive environments, projection mapped surroundings, visuals and digital art by…
PAUL PRUDENCE / DESAXIS MUNDI / BOUKI / VILHELM / KYMA / SUPERCHUNK / LIMBIC CINEMA
VJ CURATION BY: LUMA / SKULPT