28-Jun-12, 04:25pm #1
Chinese Laundry ft BROOKES BROTHERS (UK),UTAH JAZZ (UK) & ENEI (RUS) - Sat July 14th
Saturday July 14 Chinese laundry are hosting 3 amazing DnB artists on one hell of a line up in the one room, in what is sure to be one of the craziest cave nights this year
Brookes Brothers (UK) , Utah Jazz (UK) & Enei (Russia) will all be playing the cave – this is going to be Bass heaven!
Line ups this huge do not come along to often in a club setting, so make sure you get amongst this one
We also have a huge local line up across the 3 rooms, including LA based fRew who will be returning to Australia for a quick little tour, and our muched loved former Resident Jeff Drake (The Only) is also back - so be prepared to rock out !
Full Line up
Doors Open at 9pm
Drink Specials between 9pm & 11pm
$5 Vodka & mixer
$5 Dirty laundry shots
More Info on all the headliners
Since their first forays into drum & bass production back in 2002 The Brookes Brothers have come a very long way, establishing themselves as one of the A-list production power-houses in the scene today. Signed exclusively by Breakbeat Kaos in 2007, the duo have gone on to chart-topping success and garnered recognition that most can only dream of within only a few years.
Their debut single on BBK ‘Hard Knocks’ b/w ‘Mistakes’ saw them off with a bang, picking up huge support from not only the likes of Andy C and Grooverider but also Zane Lowe and Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. Collaborations followed in 2008 with Ram’s Culture Shock and also with Hospital’s Danny Byrd whose joint effort ‘Goldrush’ received massive plaudits from critics everywhere. It was their remix of J Majik & Wickaman’s ‘Crazy World’ though the same year that did what not many other D&B producers have ever managed to do and make it onto national daytime radio playlists. Now rapidly becoming a household name the remix requests began to pour in and their glorious re-work of ‘Star Guitar’ was one of the many outstanding results.
Proving they were no flash in the pan the brothers then came up with their biggest release to date, the awe-inspiring, Radio 1 play-listed, ‘Tear You Down’. Spending 2 weeks at no.1 in the UK dance chart and a further 15 weeks in the top 20, even being made ‘Record Of the Week’ by Radio 1’s Sara Cox gave them yet another injection of worldwide critical acclaim that others will find hard to beat. Since then remix work for the likes of Norman Cook and Chase & Status has kept their name in lights along with a hectic global DJing schedule.
Now as the imminent release of their eagerly awaited debut album approaches in June 2011, The Brookes Brothers look set to reach the upper echelons of dance music and take the world by storm with their unique brand of soulful, future-thinking, dance floor drum & bass.
UTAH JAZZ (Hospital, Good Looking, V Recordings, Liquid V, Vintage – UK)
“Its seems this bloke has worked out how to produce no bullshit dancefloor tear-em-ups..” (Mixmag)
Luke Wilson is the London based DJ / Producer extraordinaire known as Utah Jazz and is one of the original liquid funksters. His career started in the mid 90’s when he started mixing Drum & Bass whilst still at school, with his brothers introducing him to the music on London pirate stations, Kool FM, Weekend Rush and Green Apple in 1993 then teaching him the basics of mixing and even escorting him to his early DJ gigs when he was too young to travel alone. Inspired by LTJ Bukem & Alex Reece his DJ career soon blossomed – randomly adopting the name ‘Utah Jazz’ from the US Basketball team to showcase his preference for the mid 90s ‘Jazz-Jungle’ sound.
Wilson's sound is liquid jungle, the sound first defined by DJ Fabio - one of Wilson's staunch supporters. A chance meeting with his then drum and bass hero - Alex Reece, led to studio sessions together with Wilson supporting Reece on his many tour gigs both in the UK and Europe from the age of 18. In 1999, aged 19, Wilson joined Reece for a monthly residency at London superclub Fabric, which had recently opened. Wilson remains a regular fixture at the club and can be found DJing for 'Fabric Live' or as part of LTJ Bukem's residency at the club called Progression Sessions.
He is known for his use of samples, with Wilson adopting the Hip Hop mentality of crate digging, delving into the past to find obscure sounds and old recordings to re-create and produce his tracks. Several years later, the trademark, solo Utah Jazz sound was born leading to a release for Hospital Records and a large number of tracks on Liquid V. Also in 1999, after Reece parted company with Island Records, they formed the record label 'Fallen Angels 21st Century Music' or 'Fallen Angles 21' releasing works such as 'All Night Long', 'Retrospect' and 'Exposed' featuring Wax Doctor.
In 2004 he wrote 'Jumpstart' which was released on Hospital Records. This cemented Wilson's early connection with the label through his brother Oscar who co-wrote the first Hospital release 'Harp Of Gold' with close friends, Hospital label owners, Tony Colman and Chris Goss. The three together were known as the 'Peter Nice Trio'; Chris and Tony went on to global success as London Elektricity. Also, released in 2004 were the tracks 'Harlem', 'Done & Dusted' and 'The Deep End' - all through Bryan G's imprint Liquid V, sister label of V Recordings. This led to a close working relationship between Wilson and V Recordings owner Bryan G and culminated in the release of Wilson's debut album on the label some years later.
In 2005, Wilson wrote 'Runaway', one of his most popular tracks to date and now considered to be an all time classic of the liquid funk spectrum. Again, released on Liquid V, the track was quoted as BBC DJ Fabio's 'tune of the year'. It fused 70s funk and soul riffs into drum and bass format alongside a male vocal.
In 2006, Wilson produced V Recordings' biggest selling single of the year when he remixed Roni Size & DJ Die's jungle classic 'It's A Jazz Thing'. Wilson produced two versions of the remix - one using the original 'It's A Jazz Thing' samples and the other side using samples from both 'It's A Jazz Thing' and its original B side 'All Crews Must Big Up' together. Rreceiving widespread international acclaim Wilson's remix went on to reach number 14 in the UK dance singles chart and number 1 in the BBC Radio 1 drum & bass chart. It became an overnight success within the wider spectrum of drum & bass outside of Wilson's usual 'liquid funk' tag and received support from Andy C, Pendulum and later in 2007 from Annie Mac on her BBC Radio 1 show. It was also added to the BBC 1Xtra playlist.
In 2008, his debut album ‘It’s A Jazz Thing’ was released worldwide to both commercial and critical acclaim - cementing Utah Jazz’s position as one of the major cross-over D&B artists this side of the millennium. The buzz of anticipation which surrounded the release of Jazz's debut album in the summer of 2008 was entirely justified, yet no one could have foreseen the level of acclaim that awaited. The album was ranked 2nd in Mixmag's top 50 drumnbass albums of the year, behind Ram Records giants Chase & status 'More Than A lot’, with rock gods Pendulum ‘In Silico’ ranked 3rd. The crossover soul-drenched gem delighted both DJs, fans and music lovers across the globe. Major remixes for Wiley (Atlantic Records / Warner), Tricky (Domino Records), Lethal Bizzle (Search & Destroy / V2), Serani (Island Records / Universal) & Yo Majesty followed soon after the album’s release, ensuring Utah Jazz joined the likes of High Contrast & Danny Byrd as one of drumnbass’s leading remixers, along with a host of exotic tour dates which saw Jazz capture legions of admirers from Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Prague, Milan, New York and Athens to Australia & New Zealand – and everywhere in between.
Released through Bryan G’s seminal V Recordings camp (the first home of Roni Size & DJ Marky) with radio and club support from the likes of Trevor Nelson, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, LTJ Bukem, Fabio, Andy C, Goldie and Gilles Peterson – the global impact of ‘It’s A Jazz Thing’ has also now made Utah Jazz one of the most in demand selectors on the international drumnbass circuit.
In early 2009, Wilson was nominated for 'best DJ' and 'best album' at the UK drum and bass awards. Also in 2009, Wilson was commissioned to co-write the music for the TV series Gumball 3000, an adaptation of the famous Gumball Rally car race. The music and series has since been licensed to 13 countries worldwide.
2010 saw the release of Utah Jazz’s highly anticipated 2nd studio LP entitled ‘Vintage’ once again to commercial and critical acclaim with worldwide success in music charts. Album collaborations include Jungle drumnbass legend, Jonny L (XL Recordings), multi-million selling vocalist, Chelonis R Jones (from Royksopp) plus MCs Conrad & DRS with ground breaking new territory captured once again by this prolific drumnbass DJ, Producer & Remixer.
Production aside, check this man out on the decks and you’ll begin to realise why The electric versatility of his soulful dance-floor style has made Utah Jazz one of the most sought-after DJs on the international stage. Mixing anything from 1993 LTJ Bukem classics to the latest Sub Focus banger, Utah Jazz is a party-bringer like no other. Switching between one-off dubplates, three-deck mixes and old-skool razzle-dazzle, his bag of tricks gets a serious work out every time he steps up to the plate. With relentless touring around the globe, including headline gigs and festivals for the likes of Vestax in Poland, Smirnoff in Prague and Red Bull in the Siberian mountains. Closer to home, Utah’s high energy, funk-fuelled performances have made him a firm favourite at London clubs Fabric Live, Movement, The End and Ministry of Sound playing alongside the biggest names in the game including Fabio, Grooverider, London Electricity, Roni Size, High Contrast, Marky, Klute Bailey, Hype, Zinc, Dillinja and many more.
Time flies when you’re a pioneering artist making vintage dance music for a global army of appreciators and now Utah Jazz returns to Australia this winter to show us all once again the truth about Liquid drumnbass and unleash his third album ‘GROOVE THERAPY’. This matchless funk alchemist is set to break new ground once again – and give dancefloors worldwide yet another premium injection of future-funking soul.
Hailing from St. Petersburg in Russia it was way back in 2003 that a young Alexey Egorchenkov first got the taste for the musical drug Drum & Bass. Like many others before him he became hooked, dabbling with his own production and DJing soon after. Taking the artist name Enei his career began to blossom giving him star status in his beloved Russia and far but it wasn’t until 2007 that things really began to escalate.
During this year Enei earned his first official release on the Dutch label Fokuz but it was the first of many as others began to drop on other imprints such as Blu Saphir, Cyanide and Citrus throughout 2008 and 2009. Whilst his productions and profile began to take shape a certain eagle-eyed label boss, renowned for his supreme A&R’ing, was keeping close tabs on him; it wasn’t long before the phone call was made and Kasra secured the first Enei release for Critical Music at the end of 2010. The rest as they say, is history.
Releasing the Andy C favourite ‘Cracker’, ‘One Chance’ and the much lauded ‘Stone Head EP’, Enei’s Critical discography is relatively short but seeing the sheer talent within Kasra signed him exclusively for the label in 2011. It was Enei’s biggest year and to top it off he came away the ‘Best Newcomer Producer’ accolade at the end of year Drum & Bass Arena Awards.
As we enter 2012 things are only getting better for Russia’s number 1 producer/DJ; his debut album is complete and scheduled for early summer whilst a slew of remix work continues to pour in. With his music supported by Goldie, London Elektricity, Bailey, DJ Hype, Andy C, Kasra and many more, and an ever increasing DJ’ing schedule, you can guarantee this is merely the start of it as one of the most exciting of the new producers generation in electronic music today continues to make his way.
June 6th - Danny Byrd (UK) + Hamilton (UK) @ Oxford Art Factory
June 7th - Defected in The House @ Pacha ft Kenny Dope (USA) + Sam Divine (UK) - Ivy