Tuesday, 20 October 2009

We Wah Ten @ Scala

It's nearly here! Wah Wah's Tenth Birthday!

So, with a stupidly sick main room and the awesome One taste in room three, I am going to be rather selfish and big up the dubstep room (2), and boy what a line up! Loefah, Ramadanman and LD all bringing their unique take on where bass music is right now.

Loefah is one third of the legendary label and club night, DMZ, along with Mala and Coki. These three men have been instrumental in defining the early dubstep sound, and continue to break boundaries with their musical output. Loefah now concentrates much of his time on his own Swamp 81 imprint, and released the debut album by Krytpic Minds in October.

2nd Drop was lucky enough to work with Ramadanman on one of his first dubstep projects, releasing a rather naughty bootleg of Nina Simone's Feeling Good in 2007. Now, his music has been championed by key tastemakers Ricardo Villalobos, Rob Da Bank and Modeselektor among others. He has recently mixed the latest Dubstep Allstars 7 with Chef. He is one of the most exciting and forward thinking of producers and DJs in underground music, so expect dubstep, funky, electronica, techno and everything else in between.

Apart from holding one of the most important roles in dubstep - cutting dubplates for the scene's key DJ's and producers - LD is also a wicked producer with a distinctive and vibrant style. With releases on Hyperdub, Ringo and 2nd Drop, LD offers a heavily percussive sound that is both unique and brilliantly effective.

Also joining the fray is Reeps One who is currently the 2009 UK Beatbox champion. Saw this guy at one of our Big Dirty nights in Birmingham, he tore the place up.



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