Friday 13 May 2011
Doors open 10pm
Imagine a boy from West Virginia rummaging through his Dad’s music collection and laying down some sweet mixtapes on TDK D-c60s. Now fast-forward a decade and introduce technology and the internet.
When we give you AC Slater, you won’t be Saved by the Bell, you’ll be saved by the DJ.
Hightailing out of the innocence of rural America, Aaron Clevenger (AC Slater) did what all clever kids do and settled in New York (Brooklyn). He now commands the party crowds in underground dens in NYC (and Ambar in Perth), grimy warehouse raves of east London and club and festival circuits throughout the world. He lists the Parklife tour of 2010 as one of the favourite gigs in his career – there’s no doubt he keeps reloading to fire back at his ever-increasing audience.
AC Slater is a next-generation DJ. His popularity exploded on MySpace (when it was still worth its salt) and in the blogosphere in 2008. Tracks like ‘Jack Got Jacked’ harnessed the sound and we, in turn, harnessed him. Behind every great AC there’s a crew, and in Slater’s case its Brooklyn’s Trouble and Bass party starters; who encouraged him to turn-it-up-to-11 on his writing, producing and performing skills.
He sure took it up a notch on his remixes - with a back catalogue reading like a How To Dance manual. Boys Noize (Yeah), Crookers (Cooler Couleur), Moby (Turn The Music Up) and Steve Angello and Laidback Luke (Show Me Love).
With more than just a nod to hip hop and rap, an AC Slater set will sheen you up with driving dance-floor beats and an ability to fuse the underground with the overground.
Bringing with him riotous Brighton rhythms is Mumdance (aka Jack Adams). He draws on musical influences which read like a multicultural festival: grime, UK funk, Brazilian baile funk, Caribbean calypso, American Baltimore and Latin ghetto.
Taken under Diplo’s wing in 2008 after remixing Black Lips, he is now signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent label and firing off original productions aplenty. His ‘Different Circles’ mixtape is, simply, Mumdance’s mission statement, showcasing his studio prowess with 17 original productions. He keep things moving – whether it be collaborations with other artists in scenes he does not normally operate within or actually within tracks, which often feature numerous progressions and tempo changes. All of this is indicative to his commitment to ‘bring different sounds and cultures together’ an ethos which runs at the very core of everything he turns his hand to. You literally never know what you are going to hear next.
Supported by: Jus Haus?, Micah, JS
1000 - 1100 Jus Haus?
1100 - 1200 Micah
1200 - 0100 Mumdance
0100 - 0300 AC Slater
0300 - CL JS
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Available from: Planet Video, Mills, 78 Records and Moshtix Outlets (1300 GET TIX) and online from Moshtix.