dea Lesson No.1: OUTERZONE

Monday, April 18


Lesson Number One/Forecast/Plan B present:

OUTERZONE: A night of grime/dubstep spawned beyond the M25

While traditionally "a London thing", the tendrils of the mutant UK garage strain popularly known as grime have snaked out into the provinces, spreading spores in every malnourished sink-estate left to fester in isolation. Manchester's Virus Syndicate are one of the premier symptoms of this fresh batch: a three-MC crew powered by the infectious dub rumble of Mark One, they built their reputation with sets on premier pirate Rinse FM, and their debut album, 'The Work-Related Virus', is out on Planet Mu in June. Listen to samples of the whole album here

Renowned producer in his own right, Sheffield-born Mark Foster began his career as a drum'n'bass DJ before the spacious, minimal sound of dubstep lured him to the dark side. Label boss of Contagious Records, he's already won a nomination for Best Grime Producer at the 2003 Sidewinder Awards, released a solo album for Planet Mu, and contributed four tracks to Rephlex's pioneering 'Grime' compilation. Listen to samples of the whole album here

Pinch and Blazey are the two premier faces breaking dark UKG in the West Country: the former, dubstep doyen and head of Subtext Records; the latter, acclaimed Sidewinder resident and Bristol representative of Jon E Cash's celebrated Black Ops cartel. Hear a Pinch and Blazey mix, courtesy of the blogosphere legend that is Gutterbreakz

ALL HAPPENING AT: The Toucan Club, St Mary Street, Cardiff
Thursday 5 May 7.30-11pm, £5


Post a Comment

<< Home