Vecta and Fresh mode have joined together to bring you with crisp professional sound on a sweaty, blacked out dance floor. Bringing you some of the biggest headliners from the UK underground bass scene.
Coki – The quiet man who makes a big noise, or “creatively one of the sickest producers of all time” as his production and DJ partner Mala puts it – has one of the most unusual career trajectories of any producer in electronic music. Although he is without question among the most influential musicians of the 21st century, although he has a good decade of classic tunes and thoroughly demolished raves behind him both solo and as half of Digital Mystikz, and although his fans include some of the biggest and highest-earning names in dance, from Skrillex to Skream, he remains two steps removed from the hustle and hype of the industry.
From the very beginning, his tracks stood out, sending audiences wild at dubstep’s foundational club, FWD>>. Fellow dubstep legend and founder of the Bristol scene, Pinch, remembers: “I remember those early raves when you’d hear a new Coki track and just go ‘what the fuuuuuck, he’s done it again, I’ve got my head in my hands, I don’t even…. … WHEEL IT UP!’” And that ability to completely gobsmack people with a new bass drop has never left him. Other sharp ears were listening too: the late John Peel was a fan, and in 2004 Digital Mystikz featured at number 29 in his annual Festive 50.
Plastician -- Plastician is a name synonymous with groundbreaking and forward thinking electronic music. In his early years he was most noted for his involvement at the forefront of establishing both London’s Grime scene, and the Dubstep scene. He is unique in the sense that he is the only artist who is recognised as a true pioneer of both sounds from their humble beginnings. In more recent times, he has been globally recognised for his efforts to unearthing new and exciting music without boundaries, showcasing it in his sets and through releases on his record label, Terrorhythm Recordings, which is responsible recently for introducing the world to acts such as AWE, GANZ and Louis Futon among others. Never one to be put in a box, Plastician specializes in finding music that joins the dots between all that is exciting in bass music across the board. He plays a prime time weekly radio show on Rinse FM, having been on the station for 11 years he is the longest standing DJ on the station, representing them from their humble roots as a London pirate station, and helping them on their way to legal status. In 2006 he spent 18 months as part of BBC Radio 1’s “The Residency”, which then became “In New DJ’s We Trust”, continuing his Rinse FM show under an alias “Blue Stripe” during that period. He is noted for being the first DJ to play tracks by Emalkay, Joker, Om Unit, AWE and Rustie among countless others, and adds more to that list every week. Besides his work as a DJ he is a respected producer, having worked with countless record labels through his career, and working with the likes of Wiley, Snoop Dogg, M.I.A., JME, Skepta and others through his productions.
Pinch — Known as the Godfather of the Bristol dubstep scene, Pinch has been involved with hosting events (Subloaded/Dubloaded), establishing the seminal Tectonic imprint and producing and remixing tracks for labels such as Planet Mu, Swamp 81, Deep Medi, Punch Drunk, Soul Jazz and many more. His 2007 LP ‘Underwater Dancehall’ was acclaimed as a key early dubstep album and has since followed up with collaborative LPs with Shackleton (Honest Jons, 2011) and alongside Adrian Sherwood (‘Late Night Endless’, 2015). Having hosted regular Tectonic events and DJ sets at Fabric, Pinch also released a mix via the legendary Fabriclive series (2012) as well as teaming up Mumdance for a variety of productions and a mix simply titled ‘Pinch B2B Mumdance’ (Tectonic, 2014). The sound of Pinch in 2016 is a heady mix of deep, dark broken-beat-techno rhythms, seismic UK-dubstep, grime, dancehall, and future-dub: deep bashment vibes! 100% acetate and vinyl DJ sets that always bubble to boiling point.
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