Monday, October 8, 2012
'TELLURIC ACTIVITY' London, UK Special Edition: October 26, 2012
OCTOBER 26, 2012
RHYTHM FACTORY, LONDON
(Showcase of the Finest Drum+Bass)
TELLURIC RECORDINGS along with RHYTHM FACTORY London is proud to announce the inaugural special UK edition of the New York City-based 'TELLURIC ACTIVITY' series: a label showcase presenting ground-breaking national and international talent........
Featured Line-Up for the evening:
FABIO (Creative Source)
The godfather of Liquid Funk!!!!
Having been around for over 2 decades, FABIO has acquired legendary status for good reason. Starting his career as a pirate radio DJ in the mid 80's, his style evolved with the various musical genres of Dub, Rare Groove, Hip Hop, Disco to early House, Jungle and Drum and Bass. It’s a credit to him that after all these years he remains at the top of his game.
FURNEY (TELLURIC RECORDINGS, CIA, GOOD LOOKING)
FURNEY is James Fearnside, aged 30, based in Aylesbury but born in Bradford, UK. He first got into dance music by listening to mixtapes from the early acid and hardcore DJs kindly supplied by his older sister. As these DJs moved into Drum+Bass, James followed them and his sister has clearly been a big influence.
"I started DJing because she used to make me spend money on all these records, I didn't have a clue what I was buying but she used to point all the tunes out to me. I was always fascinated by home-produced music, too and an Atari and an Akai were the next things to get if you already had Technics and wanted to be taken seriously."
Describe the 'FURNEY Sound,' not so much in terms of genre but the kind of moods and feelings you're trying to create: "I like the mystical, dreamy vibe, music that makes you think about things or feel a certain way, or puts you in a different place, rather than something that's easy to dance to on drugs. Music with a bit of stickability."
James' early releases came out on labels like BIG BUD's SoundTrax and Super8sound imprints as well as Advanced Recordings and Deep Kut run by TOTAL SCIENCE. "I think a lot of the labels heard my name through LTJ BUKEM. He was the first person I would send my tracks to and in turn he would share them with other DJs he thought might like them."
When a talented young producer who's already cut his teeth with some well-received releases joins forces with one of the iconic labels in Drum+Bass, you know there's going to be sparks. That's exactly what's happened when FURNEY and GOOD LOOKING RECORDS got together and this looks set to run and run.
FURNEY's debut release for a revitalized GOOD LOOKING was 'DRUM TOOLS.' A collaboration with MC CONRAD, the track appeared on the flipside of LTJ BUKEM's first track in three years, 'SWITCH'. Next up was 'PIPEZ,' coupled with 'LEAP OF FAITH' by UTAH JAZZ. Both tracks will feature on the 'BUKEM IN SESSION ' DVD recorded live at Exit festival in Serbia.
"'PIPEZ' is a re-rub of an old Jack Smooth track from 1994. I loved the elements so much I decided to re-work them to today's tempo for a bit of fun. BUKEM loved it so much he played it in every set for a year and then got the backing from Jack Smooth to put it out."
Then followed 'DISTANCE', coupled with SOULMATIC's 'SELF BELIEF'. With its crisp production and driving bassline, 'DISTANCE' is a perfect example of why FURNEY's productions have become such a big hit on the dancefloor. It's small wonder, therefore, that BUKEM got him involved with the GOOD LOOKING family.
"'DISTANCE' is a little number I knocked up with fellow producer HERRICK. It has a Rhodes piano groove with chipmunk House vocals - it's nothing new sounding but it moves the dancefloor."
Finally, what do you hope you will be doing in five years time? "I hope to have left my office job and be doing something musical with my day-to-day life rather than squeezing it around a nine-to-five."
MR. JOSEPH (TELLURIC RECORDINGS, FIZZY BEATS, LIQUID V)
Fresh off of the heels of his debut L.P. "WHAT A LOVELY TIME IT WAS" [Telluric], Trevor Joseph aka MR. JOSEPH. Following a string of quality releases on V Recordings, Liquid V and Telluric Recordings, MR. JOSEPH has been on the tip of the tongue of the international production scene bringing forth some of the most sought-after liquid in Drum+Bass music with his signature soulful style. Look for major releases from him in the coming months including releases on his own Fizzy Beats imprint as well as on V Recordings and the follow-up E.P. project for Telluric Recordings entitled "UNTOUCHABLE FUNK."
MR. JOSEPH has seen support from the biggest players in the game including LTJ BUKEM, FABIO, BAILEY, GOLDIE and many more. Don't miss this truly gifted artist as he graces the decks.
BLADE (TELLURIC RECORDINGS, 176, GOOD LOOKING, BASSDRIVE TUNES)
Supporting his stellar debut album for TELLURIC titled 'MOMENTS THAT CHANGE US' (internationally distrubuted on CD coupled with a vinyl 12" sampler featuring the exclusive track "MASSACHUSETTS"), BLADE's signature, rolling Amen sound as well as his fine-tuned brassy cuts have made his productions a favorite of none other than the legendary LTJ BUKEM. With tracks signed to GOOD LOOKING, BLACK REFLECTIONS, FOKUZ, and BASSDRIVE TUNES, as well as his follow-up LP forthcoming on TELLURIC, BLADE is one of the true next generation of Drum+Bass superstars. Join us for what will be another epic and memorable night of TELLURIC music.
PLACE 42 (TELLURIC RECORDINGS)
Native son of the NEW YORK CITY underground electronic music scene since the early 1990’s, PLACE 42 (aka JOHN CLEMENTE) has been making a positive impact on the global Drum+Bass scene for many years. Founder of the revered TELLURIC RECORDINGS label, a tireless promoter of countless successful events, and a gifted DJ supporting exclusive music from his label’s roster, this multi-faceted artist’s signature deep and rolling sound has continuously been turning heads and moving feet on dance floors worldwide. With international support of the TELLURIC imprint by the likes of LTJ BUKEM, FABIO, and BAILEY, DJ PLACE 42 continues to stay loyal to his signature, well-curated sound while moving forward within the ever-evolving world of Drum+Bass. Having been working with TELLURIC aritst STUNNA on production with the coveted 'RUN' [Telluric 011], look forward to a full-length album project from the duo on TELLURIC in the near future.
PHAT PLAYAZ & JRUMHAND (TELLURIC RECORDINGS, FOKUZ, GOOD LOOKING)
PHAT PLAYAZ (aka GRAHAM BARBER) has been doing music for some years now and with being into the Drum and Bass music scene since day one has gained a lot of knowledge on music. PHAT PLAYAZ starting releasing on well-known labels such as GOOD LOOKING, FOKUZ and TELLURIC to come up with the sound he is about today.
To date, PHAT PLAYAZ has released two LP's. 'HATE TO LOVE YOU,' an album showcasing his own sound, was released to critical acclaim on TELLURIC RECORDINGS. 'THE COLABS' project, released on FOKUZ, features PHAT PLAYAZ joining forces with other like-minded producers. PHAT PLAYAZ's deep, rolling style has proved to be a mainstay in many high-profile DJ's crates around the globe.
Hailing from North London, and now residing in Kent, JRUMHAND has been contributing his productions to the Drum and Bass genre since 2007.
Taking piano lessons at the tender age of six, he has always been passionate about playing music. A love of hip hop naturally led onto buying hardcore and jungle records in the early 90’s and attending seminal clubs such as SPEED and METALHEADZ as often as he could.
Now he is getting DJ support from the very people who influenced him: veterans such as NOOKIE, LTJ BUKEM and PFM.
Starting out on BINARY SOUL RECORDS, JRUMHAND has had releases on many labels in the last few years, most recently with NOOKIE’s PHUZION DIGITAL imprint, TEXTURES MUSIC GROUP,LIQUID DROPS, and SOUL DEEP RECORDINGS.
Alongside fellow producer PHAT PLAYAZ, JRUMHAND has gone back to his first love of DJing, with more events planned in the near future.
With forthcoming releases already signed to Good Looking and Phuzion Records, Jrumhand is looking forward to the future.
Hosted & Support by:
JETT (TELLURIC RECORDINGS)
JETT has been trailblazing both the studio and dance floors with her signature vocals. One of the most sought-after voices in the scene (as witnessed on her countless collaborations and label signings), her live performances have left crowds screaming for more. Her presence is sure to be a perfect balance to this evening….. If you don't know her it's time you met her.
16-18 WHITECHAPEL RD
LONDON, E1 1EW
10PM - 6AM
10 Pounds @ Door