(Fools Gold / Night Slugs / Acéphale, NYC)
Kingdom returns for his second appearance in Montreal, after his intimate debut in December 2009. Kingdom is a Brooklyn-based producer and DJ whose signature sets and productions have been gathering a rabid following since he released his first mixtape in 2006. Since then, DJs from Diplo to BBC’s Annie Mac have given his tracks spins, and with his recent signing to Fools Gold Records and the video for his debut single “Mind Reader” airing on MTV2, there’s no doubt that Kingdom is the young American producer to watch. Kingdom may play everything from kuduro to juke, but R&B is his first love, and it shows in his bass-heavy remixes and original tracks, often featuring R&B vocal samples on top of his trademark production style—what some have called “a Brooklyn take on the UK garage sound.” This vanguard of tropical blends, Latin stylings and bass-heavy, dance-savvy sounds from around the world is catching the ear of more than a few tastemakers.
On the “That Mystic” EP, Kingdom delivers five tracks that reference many of the aforementioned genres, but also posses a completely individual, other-worldly gleam. It’s the sound of digital chimes, operating system environments, skipping CDs, midi ringtones – the tracks are haunted by the digital realm. The EP moves from the Bubblin’/Club of the title track, to the percussive, broken “Bust Broke”, through to the medieval halfstepper “Fogs”, the all-out grimey “Pang” and is closed by the sublime refracted R&B of “Seven Chirp”. The tracks are as abstract and challenging as they are honed and club-ready.
Kingdom has received positive press and praise from magazines such as The Fader and XLR8R, to trendsetting sites such as Pitchfork and Discobelle, but his eclectic, forward-thinking style blows right past the buzz. Bok Bok of the London-based, widely acclaimed Night Slugs collective attested: “The genres Kingdom dips into range across the board, but his mixes create within themselves a new logic, a gutter house aesthetic that just makes sense.”
DJ BUS (ESL Crew)
+ special guests
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Clark St., E.S.L., Lawless, and MusicIsMySanctuary.com bring you…
2011’s first and most wikidest rave…
ALTERED NATIVES – (London UK, EYE4EYE, 3024)
North American debut!
Starting over 10 years ago in North London, constructing foundation garage and 2-step beats, Danny “Native” has been grinding ever since, showing up with hits across the sub-genres as they change. With huge release's on landmark labels Hyperdub and 3024, pioneering his own label EYE4EYE, and producing 2 albums in the past year (with another still to come!) A.N. is more than over-due.
Altered Natives is a landmark UK producer. His sound embodies the essence of what we now generalize as “UK”. Whether the beat is Broken, Funky, Garage or 2-Step, Danny’s productions consistently extend beyond their UK classifications, identifying with Techno, Tribal, Progressive and Funky House music.
Oh yeah, he’s also a rude-boy DJ!
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CHECK MIX – All Tracks Produced By Altered Natives!!
BUS – (Mtl, E.S.L.)
Montreal resident, and E.S.L. bad boy, DJ BUS has been crushing UK sound for the past 10 years. Sharing bills with Roska, Mary Anne Hobbs, MAK 10, Shackelton, and Gothtrad have made Bus the go to dj for almost every poppin’ party. He never fails to get every single body moving. Rugs Get Cut'
LEXIS – (Mtl, Musicismysanctuary.com)
A local legend who needs no introductions, DJ LEXIS has been on top of the Montreal music game for the past 10 years, but more so now then ever, organizing BIG shows: with partner R. Guilty and is also the founder of www.Musicismysanctuary.com. This website is one of the most reliable sources on-line for downloading new music and getting that shit, you NEED!
RILLY GUILTY - (Mtl, Clark St., LOOKOUT)
In Montreal, Guilty is regarded as a taste-maker, helping everyone find their groove whether behind the decks or on the floor. He’s a fantastic hip hop and house DJ, rocking Montreal’s afterhours scene. Dedicated to the masses and to exposing underground music, Guilty held down an incredibly successful Saturday night weekly at Blue Dog for two years. This man comes more than equipped to mash up the dance floor.
Kris Guilty and DJ Lexis have done more in 2010 than most promoters can do in their entire career.
SHARIVARI – (Mtl, E.S.L.)
Montreal’s own ghetto supastah, Sharivari a.k.a. Bowly has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue in 2010. Being charted by massif artist ModeSelektor, interviewed with Vice Magazine UK, rated by FACT Magazine as one the top three performances at this year’s Mutek Festival, and releasing his first 12 inch on Berkane Sol, make Sharivari the definition of up and coming.
SKINNY BONES – (Mtl, E.S.L.)
A founding member of E.S.L., and wax connaisseur, this long-time underground arts community player has represented the truest forms of music culture in Montreal for over fifteen years. Forward thinking to the max, incredible selector, Skinny Bones is a backbone of the next bass music sound... Clearly from the future.
Visuals by: SIMPLYCOMPLICATED
DOORS AT 12:15 AM
$20 pre-sale tickets, limited quantity, NOW AVAILABLE! at Atom Heart ( 364 Sherbrook East) and Moog Audio ( 3828 St. Laurent )
$30 AT THE DOOR