MUD : Fanu , Fracture , DJ Trax & Executive Steve. Fri.Nov.13th.

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This friday is gonna be major heaviness down the twisted pepper, Executive steve puts it a lot better than i ever could :

Howya people, just a quick announcement from REACH to let yis all know we’re back again and representing our core business of providing you, the people of Dublin city, with quality beats, basslines, samples and strings, all wrapped up in a cosy dose of true-school back to the 90’s urban futurism. This month we take a bit of a break from the Dubstep we’ve been pushing for the past few months and bring you what is quite possibly the most insanely big-name heavy lineup we’ve ever been fortunate enough to put together. This was originally going to be our lineup for the last (and late, lamented, etc) DEAF and we really pulled out all the stops to make it happen, but the Gods were against us and so we’re bringing you this a mere few weeks late. Consider it an unofficial adjunct to the action-packed-but-generally-DnB-free week of festive heaven that the DEAF crew gave us once again this year. Here’s the lineup anyway:

Fanu (Lightless, Darkestral, Subtitles, FINLAND) Fanu is Finland’s undisputed master of choppy and atmospheric but floor-friendly new school Jungle; ever since his first release on Bassbin’s sister label Breakin’ he has been turning heads both within the ranks of the Drum and Bass community and beyond, leading to critically acclaimed collaborative ventures with the likes of Bill Laswell and a host of releases on some of the most respected labels in Drum and Bass. Darkestral liked his Photek tribute “Ninja Chicks” so much they pretty much set up a sub label just to release it, and “Siren Song” was the first ever Subtitles release for which the demand was so great that Teebee caved and green-lighted a repress. The man is as skilled behind the decks as he is in the studio, and will be bringing an absolutely firing selection of choppy rudeboy rhythms. This is his first visit to Ireland.

Fracture (Astrophonica, Medschool, Droppin Science, UK). Fracture is on a roll at the moment, as a part of acclaimed studio partnership Fracture & Neptune he has released music on some of the finest labels in the business, including Bassbin, Hospital, Outsider, and most significantly for him, one feels, he had the bitter-sweet honour of releasing the very last 12” on Danny Breaks’ seminal Droppin Science imprint. Originally known for their playful sampleadelic approach to Drum and Bass music (“Ventura” on Hospital’s Med School sublabel in particular sounded like Pink Floyd being forcefed yokes by Dannny Breaks), recent productions since 2007 have been on a more gruesomely funky tip. The last time Fracture played Dublin was in 2004 – he brought the house down then, this time promises to be even better.

DJ Trax (Moving Shadow, Audio Buffet, UK) Trax is a certified bona-fide old school legend, a cult hero in the world of DnB, and one of the hardest working men in dance music, having releases three albums in the space of the last 12 months. Originally making his mark back in the late 80’s as a DJ, he went on to get his first release alongside Paradox on the legendary Moving Shadow label in 1990, after deciding that he liked their logo more than any of the other labels who wanted to sign them. DJ Trax is a phenomenal craftsman behind the decks, a true technician, and one of the greatest unsung legends still working in this music today. Get down early and catch him, you’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t.

Executive Steve (REACH, Radio Na Life, IRL) Executive Steve is writing this about himself, so you shouldn’t really trust any of it, in all fairness. For the record, anyway, Executive Steve has the voice of an angel, the snake-hipped charm of a ballroom dancer, the soft and uncalloused hands of a kept man and the cold hard stare of a contract killer. Known to take the occasional sip of sherry, he enjoys long walks by the beach, quiet nights in, and all of the finer things in life. He is wanted by police in more countries than he can name, has a weakness for the company of women and young boys, is a fearless ace pilot, a revolutionary, a noted wit, raconteur and citizen of the world. Women want him, men want to BE him.

Big night for the reach crew, and a big night for dublins’ bass addicts ! GET IN !

Advance tix available now for only 5 yo-yo’s from the bodytonic ticket store : http://bodytonicmusic.ticketsolve.com/

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~ by cathalorourke on November 9, 2009.

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