Mosca (Night Slugs/Numbers) at St Vs R!

MOSCA (Night Slugs/Numbers)

On Saturday 26th November we are pleased to welcome back Mosca, to headline our weekly Stealth Vs Rescued event.

As a producer and Dj Mosca has been working tirelessly since making his Nottingham debut for us at Girls Go Free back in April 2010. His debut 'Square One EP' kick-starting the Night Slugs label, from which his track 'Nike' was voted XLR8R's 'favourite tracks of 2010'. His remix of 'Heartbeat' took the world of UK funky by storm, while hiphop tempo 'Tilt Shift' united ravers from grime youngers to soulful house heads.

Mosca's tracks are primarily built to power dance floors, but they are also deceptively sophisticated. The London-based artist draws influences from dancehall, grime, bassline, UK garage, funky, hiphop and all types of underground deep, soulful and techy house, as well as dabbling in techno, world beats and RnB. But having played straight sets of house, bashment or grime, Mosca is no stranger to perfecting a certain sound.

Mosca's biggest release to date is the double a-side 'Done No Wrong'/'Bax', which dropped toward the end of the summer on Jackmaster's Numbers label.


Done Me Wrong by DeejayMosca


Championed by Gilles Peterson, DJ Q, Mary Anne Hobbs and Benji B as well as having regular airplay on Rinse FM, Deja Vu FM and other pirates, Mosca's appeal is broad and stretches far beyond the UK.

Mosca - BR #35 from BOILER ROOM on Vimeo.

As a recent thank you to his fans Mosca gave out a free EP, entitled '5,000 Followers', which is available for download via the Night Slugs site. His most recent release came in the form of his 'Wavey EP', released on Martyn's 3024 label.

3024-016 Mosca - The Wavey EP by 3024world

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Saturday 26th November, 2011

MOSCA (Night Slugs/Numbers)
AYAH MARAR (live)
RESCUED DJs
VINYL COUNTDOWN
& lots more tbc

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3. Arrive before 11pm.

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The third act confirmed for Countdown 2011 is...

dbridge

DBridge is a veteran producer and one of the most respected artists in drum & bass; an artist whose multiple transformations and evolutions glide through a staggering list of achievements. Over the course of a long and distinguished career, he has been at the heart of some the most exciting collaborative partnerships drum & bass has ever seen from Future Forces to Bad Company and mostly recently Club Autonomic.

Forging a strong bond with Instra:mental, they showcased their Autonomic sound with an award-winning Fabriclive mix CD, worldwide tour and residencies for Fabric and Rinse FM. In 2011, dBridge returns the focus to his label Exit Records with the Mosaic Vol. 1 compilation and more artist LPs as he continues to be a mentor to the new breed of producers inspired by his career.

Originally producing alongside his brother 'Steve Spacek' (now of Africa Hitec), Darren soon found himself working with UK hardcore group Armshouse Crew, the production posse responsible for Lennie De Ice’s proto-jungle anthem ‘We are IE’.

His debut (as DBridge) came out on Trouble On Vinyl, and soon after he met fellow producer Jason Maldini and the pair went on to form Future Forces. Their early productions stood apart from rest and so a new imprint, Renegade Hardware, was established to cater for the tougher, grittier sounds they were creating. Combining forces with two equally divisive producers, Fresh and Vegas, the scene-defining Bad Company solidified dBridge’s next chapter. Creating a myriad of anthems that to this day will be heard played (and rewound) any number of times at any D&B night, in any city around the globe (‘Planet Dust’, ‘Hornet’, ‘The Nine’), in BC’s 5+ years of working together, they redefined dance -floor Drum and Bass.

In 2003, dBridge opened a new chapter with the first release on his own label Exit Records, which was followed by releases for the likes of Soul:r, Creative Source, Liquid V, Metalheadz, Reinforced, Hotflush, 3024 and more.

 More than just a platform for his own music, Exit Records is the fruition of a lifetime goal for Darren and has developed to encompass styles beyond strictly drum & bass, enabling him to work alongside the likes of Skream, Commix, Concord Dawn, A.I, Fierce, Calibre, Rufige Kru and Instra:mental. A vocal appearance on Martyn’s ‘These Words’ and further solo singles like 'Wonder Where' and 'Inner Disbelief' have gone on to cement the dBridge vocal as a distinctive, unique instrument.

dBridge crossed paths with two equally open-minded kindred spirits, Instra:mental (aka Boddika & Jon Convex), and eventually formed a creative alliance as Autonomic. which spawned a club night, a podcast, an umbrella for their labels, and, most crucially, a sound. Effortlessly blurring lines, the Autonomic sound was showcased on their award-winning ‘FABRICLIVE 50’ mix CD, a radio show on Rinse FM, a globe-spanning tour, as well as an Autonomic club residency at Fabric.

BR #62 dBridge from BOILER ROOM on Vimeo.

 As for DJing, dBridge is now cemented as one of the most important, and innovative DJ's on not just the Drum and Bass scene, but the electronic music circuit, holding a residency at Fabric as part (of the Club Autonomic residency), playing at Outlook Festival and the Boiler Room U-Stream show as well as breaking new ground by playing at Berlin’s home for techno, the legendary Berghain club.

Autonomic (Consequence Vs dBridge) Outlook Festival Mix by outlookfestival

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DBridge joins Hudson Mohawke & Ms Dynamite on the Countdown 2011 lineup - but that is just the start of it!

We will be announcing the next confirmed artist when the Countdown NYE 2011 Facebook Page hits 1000 'likes' - and it's a big one so get sharing!

Tickets for Countdown are available from Alt-Tickets.

Annie Mac Presents... 2011 CD mix out now!

We are looking forward to welcoming the one and only, Miss Annie Mac to Stealth on Friday 18th November. Annie has just released her 2011 'Annie Mac Presents' mix CD - and it certainly is a belter!

The CD is available to buy NOW via i-Tunes or on a physical CD from play.com.

At Stealth Annie will be joined by Erol Alkan, Ray Foxx & Disclosure (live).

For more info/tickets check out the Annie Mac Presents facebook event.

Exclusive mix from Youandewan

This Friday, the Rescue Rooms sees the long awaited return of the underground house & techno night Zleep, featuring Maya Jane Coles, Kassem Mosse & Youandewan. taking place in The Rescue Rooms. To get you in the mood we have an exclusive mix from Leeds-based beatsmith Youandewan, whose been turning our heads a lot of late not least with his remix of a track on Maya Jane Cole's new EP on Hypercolour.

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Zleep 010 - Youandewan by zleepnottingham

For more information check out the zleep event listing and the zleep Facebook event.

Get to know... EATS EVERYTHING (dirtybird)

Few producers of recent years have exploded onto the underground house scene like Bristolian Eats Everything (aka Daniel Pearce).



While some producers spend years finding their feet, Dan made a clear statement of intent with ‘Entrance Song’ his debut release on Catz N Dogz ‘Pets Recordings’ label that peaked at number 15 in Beatport’s all-genre house chart.

Part of a new wave of talented producers coming out of the West Country’s Bass Central, that includes Julio Bashmore and Waifs & Strays, he delivers exquisitely crafted sample heavy tracks paying homage to everything from Randy Crawford to Ray Charles. The have already been picked up by DJs as varied as Josh Wink, Jamie Jones and Maya Jane Coles, who included Entrance Song in her recent ‘Essential Mix’ for BBC Radio 1.

In addition to this his ‘Coat Of Arms’ side project with Chris James has already gained widespread praise with ‘Is This Something’ signed to Jamie Jones’ new fabric mix compilation from Bristol’s fledgling Futureboogie label.

Coat Of Arms - Is This Something (Futureboogie Recordings) by Coat Of Arms Music

His two most recent bass-laden dance bombs were picked up Claude VonStroke for his flagship Dirtybird label. First up was Tric Tac, a co-production between Eats Everything and Worthy, which was followed soon after by ‘The Size’ which dropped last week and is currently storming up the Beatport charts.

Eats Everything & Worthy - Tric Trac OUT TODAY Weds 14th Sept by EatsEverything

Eat Everything - The Size DB059 by EatsEverything

Eats Everything plays at Stealth Vs Rescued on Saturday 12th November. For more information and guestlist check out the Stealth Vs Rescued Facebook Event.

Last release of Jaguar Skills tickets

This Friday we are looking forward to welcome back Radio 1's King of the Mashup - JAGUAR SKILLS... HoooOOO!

Advance tickets have flown out, and we have just released the final batch of tickets on the Stealth e-ticket site. There are only 25 tickets remaining so be quick or miss out!

Jaguar Skills plays at The Rescue Rooms on Friday 4th November.

In the meantime check out his awesome 'History of Drum & Bass' mix:

BOK BOK (Night Slugs) at Stealth Vs Rescued

On Saturday 22nd October we are pleased to welcome back the co-founder of Night Slugs - BOK BOK.

For an idea of what to expect check out his XLR8R mix - which was selected by the online music & culture magazine as their favourite mix of the year:

XLR8R podcast #165 by Bok Bok on Mixcloud

 

For more information and for guestlist info check out the Stealth Vs Rescued Facebook Event.

Q&A with Wigflex resident/promoter Spamchop

In advance of the massive Wigflex 5th Birthday event at Stealth this Friday, we managed to grab a few minutes with Wigflex head-honcho Spamchop (aka. Lukas Cole / Babba Roos).

This is how it went down...

 



HOW LONG AGO DID YOU START DJING?

About 12/13 years ago

WHAT WAS THE FIRST RECORD YOU EVER BOUGHT?

I bought Double 99 "Rip Groove" and Energy 52 "Cafe Del Mar" at the same time in some record shop in Dover as I was visiting my Grandad.

AND WHAT WAS THE LAST RECORD (OR TRACK) YOU BOUGHT?

The new LP by Pattern, its got a weird name so I cant remember what its called but the labels No Pain In Pop and its dutts.

WHO INSPIRED YOU TO LEARN TO DJ/PRODUCE?

Alex Ferguson, Mf Doom, Slimzee and James Holden.

lukas ferg

HOW MANY RECORDS ARE IN YOUR COLLECTION?

Loads.

WHAT ARE YOUR 3 MOST PLAYED TRACKS AT THE MOMENT?

Hizatron - "Untitled Rotten Techno Wanger" and two by myself "Cuckup" & "Blergz"

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT DJING / PRODUCING / PROMOTING?

Scranning, drawing and watching Man Utd.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?

Deep, dark, cold water.

WIGFLEX IS 5 YEARS OLD THIS FRIDAY. WHAT DID YOU DO ON YOUR 5TH BIRTHDAY?

Not sure, I do remember getting a Flash Gordon card off someone though as I still have the badge....

IF YOU COULD PICK 3 DJS (PAST OR PRESENT) TO PLAY AT YOUR PARTY WHO WOULD YOU PICK?

Columbian Frank, James Holden, Thomalla.


WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEMORY OF STEALTH?

When Firefly used to host the downstairs room.

WHAT 5 TRACKS STAND OUT AS FAVOURITES FROM YOUR WIGFLEX SETS AT STEALTH?

Ricky Licks - Smasher Dan, Hizatron - Schlupinski, Daphni - Ye YeAlias - Blaps, Hazard - Killahertz

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE WIGFLEX NIGHT SO FAR?

Probably the one on the 4th of June 2010 with, Joy Orbison, Shackleton, Floating Points, Mount Kimbie, James Blake, Lone, Deadboy, Alexander Nut, Martin Kemp and the Wigflex all stars all on the same bill. Nottingham hadn't seen anything like that before...

 

Thanks for the questions and thanks for your help over the years Stealth, it is greatly appreciated :) x

 


 

So there you have it. What a lovely chap.

In case you need a reminder, the Wigflex 5th Birthday takes place at Stealth on Friday 21st October 2011 - with a lineup that includes Rustie (Warp), Roman Flügel (Alter Ego/Cocoon), Blawan (R&S Records/Hessle Audio), Fantastic Mr Fox (Hemlock/Black Acre) along with sets from Spamchop, Metaphi & all of the other Wigflex crew.

Advance tickets available here.

For more information check out the Facebook event.

Lee Foss (Hot Natured/Wolf+Lamb) - 27.10.11

Finally making his long overdue debut in Nottingham, we welcome Lee Foss to Stealth. A real heavyweight on the circuit at the moment, this is a great chance to catch him at the top of his game.

Lee Foss b&w

Foss, alongside fellow Hot Creations head-honcho and Hot Natured production partner Jamie Jones, has soundtracked the last couple of years dancefloors, with the pairs dark and sleazy take on house music taking over sound systems around the globe.

Described by DJ Mag as “one of the most talented new forces in modern dance music today” and by fellow future house innovators Art Department as their favourite producer, Lee has quickly catapulted himself into dance music’s collective consciousness. Lee and his Hot Natured partner Jamie Jones currently spearhead a whole family of like-minded producers that includes Robert James, Russ Yallop, Richy Ahmed and most recently Danny Daze who are currently re-writing the rulebook of how to make evocative and emotive house music.

Advance tickets are on sale now from Alt-Tickets & Fatsoma.

For more information visit the Facebook Event.

Jon Rust & Reecha (Standard Place) at Stealth Vs Rescued

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This Saturday at Stealth Vs Rescued we are pleased to welcome back a couple of DJs who used to hold midweek residencies at Stealth a few years back - Jon Rust & Reecha (who will be warming up for DJ Magazine's 'Best Breakthrough DJ' - Jackmaster)

The duo both studied in Nottingham, and upon graduating headed to the bright lights of London to find fame and fortune. Jon began working at the capital's premier dance emporium Phonica Records, whilst Robin (aka Reecha) started the clubnight Dirty Canvas (with DJ Magic), which was the only regular event showcasing the grime sound. In addition to this Robin set up the offshoot record label No Hats No Hoods, which has become the UK's leading grime label via releases from P Money, Wiley, JME, Plastician and arguably the biggest grime track of all time - Tempa T’s ‘Next Hype’.

In 2010 Jon & Reecha joined forces with Oneman, Barclay James & MC ASBO to start a new night - Standard Place. Along with their monthly parties at The Alibi in Dalston they also began hosting events on the U-Stream show The Boiler Room.

On into 2011 and Standard Place has become a regular feature of the Boiler Room; Jon has a weekly show on the independent online radio project NTS; and Jon & Robin have set up another record label and clubnight Lighworks, dropping Ossie's anthemic 'floor killer 'Tarantula' as their first release.

For an idea of what to expect from their B2B set at Stealth Vs Rescued on Saturday 15th October you should check out this video and soundcloud link from two of their previous Boiler Room appearances.

BR #55 Jon Rust & Reecha from BOILER ROOM on Vimeo.

BR #45 Jon Rust & Reecha by BOILER ROOM

For more information on the event check out the Stealth Vs Rescued event page, and/or get your names on the guestlist.