If the latest BBC weather reports are to be believed, the month ahead is set to be one of the coldest on record. Sharp, stabbing winds, and yet more snow creates an altogether daunting prospect for all of us, particularly those situated within cities (according to explanations from GCSE Geography that has something to do with the motion of the sea). Therefore in February, more so than any other month this year, it is imperative that we search and attend as many events as physically possible, not only to catch a glimpse of our favourite artists and the hottest new talent, but also to avoid the bitter winter weather, keeping warm with some obligatory skankin, next to the roaring bass.
Stop. Drop. Roll. (with Ms Dynamite, Mosca & Jam City) – The Nest, London: Friday 4th February
February 4th sees the launch of a bass heavy affair in North London’s district of Dalston, boasting an impressive and eclectic line-up with club-scene veteran Ms Dynamite headlining a bill that also includes the genre-defying Mosca and his affiliate from Night Slugs, Jam City. Unbound from any genre specificity, this launch stands out as one of the most varied of the month, catering for most bass-affiliated tastes and a promising sign for future nights as the event develops. Visit The Nest's website for more details.
Dubscover & Techscover – Rhythm Factory, London: Friday 4th February
Dubscover are back with another instalment at Rhythm Factory. You should know what these boys are about by now - if you don't check the previous posts here. As usual they've got the podcast recorded and available to download...
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Simple (with T.E.E.D.) – The Bullingdon, Oxford: Saturday 5th February
For several years now Simple Productions has been at the forefront of House, Electro, Techno and Breaks events in one the UK’s most traditional cities, Oxford. Through the simplicity of their events and the organisers’ ability to attract some of the biggest names in Dance music, Simple has consistently and successfully delivered groundbreaking, fresh beats to a city that is often wrongly underrated for its music scene. In the past year the club night has brought Annie Mac, Boy 8-Bit and Erol Alkan to entertain the masses and the calibre of headline acts remains high as Simple kick off 2011 with the homecoming of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs this Saturday.
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Basslaced (with Shy FX, 16 Bit & Redlight) – Cable, London: 11th February
Branching out from their headquarters in Nottingham, the promoters at Basslaced are venturing to the capital for their debut event at Cable and seemingly pulling out all the stops. The incredible line-up includes D&B royalty Shy FX as well as lengthy list of Bass-ridden support from 16 Bit, Redlight and Silkie. DJ and producer Girl Unit will also be present to provide some slender House vibes and our very own Hush House DJs will be joined by Get Low Cartel for a collaborative few hours in room 2.
Hush Up (with Shortstuff & Dark Sky) – Jam, Brighton: 19th February
And so it begins… The launch of this month's 'Hush Up Brighton' signifies not only the inaugural event of our forthcoming regular nights along the shores of East Sussex but the beginning of many nights up and down the country (and in Spain) where the blog is personified into an evening's exploration of the depths of electronic music. Hush House favourites, Dark Sky (aka Boogaloo Crew but now with an added member) will be serving up their own grimey mix of Garage, Dubstep and Funky. With a recent release on Ninja Tune and two previous EPs with Black Acre and Pictures plus a forthcoming on Blunted Robots, they're sure to satisfy your bass music cravings.
Also on the bill, Shortstuff. This man should need no introduction for those of you immersed in the current underground bass music scene. The man behind the Blunted Robots label and master of the weirder side of the UK Funky and 2Step scene.
And finally, as well as our very own representatives from the blog we also have Tom @ Ramp Recordings. Named by those who know him as "the UK's most abrasive walking talking record label," Thomas Kerridge is the man behind RAMP Recordings, PTN and BRAiNMATH. He has released music by the likes of ZOMBY, FALTY DL, HACKMAN and HYPNO, as well as the man above, we can guarantee a solid set mixing a warped selection of Funky, Housey and Techno influenced beats.
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